2388 Tasting Notes
Cavocorax and I decided to split 50 g of this tea and as I divided it up, I found myself very excited to get to try the strawberry milkshake goodness promised in the smell. Sipping on it now, I am enjoying the cup, though I still find the base incredibly dense (seriously, this tea is thick and black!) so it is not something I could drink all the time. However, that doesn’t mean that it is bad as when I am in the mood for something a bit heavier this could certainly hit the spot. It is like coffee and a strawberry milkshake had a caffeine-free baby and this is it. I realize that sounds weird but it works.
Thank you Sil for the opportunity to try this tea. It is one I was really interested in after Jin Pin inspired me to explore Yezi’s site and try new blacks. Compared to Jin Pin, this is a much more smooth and mild tea. There is only a hint of malt but there is a fair bit of nice bready notes and honey. The sip ends with a touch of astringency but not enough to detract from the drinking experience. I am liking it a lot and I am happy I have more but in the future, I think I would prefer to order more of Jin Pin than get smaller amounts of both.
I ran out of frozen fruit for my smoothies so today I used ice. That meant for a thinner drink but also less flavors to compete with the matcha. So, today I am happily sipping on a french vanilla and pear smoothie and though the flavor is subtle, it is definitely there and true-to-the-fruit and adding a little something extra to the drink. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!!
I thought I wanted something light this morning but or some reason, this tea was also calling to me. Consequently, I brewed two cups and as I smelled the amazing cinnamon-vanilla scent, my mouth began to water. Sipping on it now, it is like an iced cinnamon roll and it is very, very good, albeit a bit watery. Thank you MissB for sending me some more of this tea to enjoy :)
So long peach tea. I am not loving you as much as I loved the last cup and I realized after I brewed this, I should have tried cold brewing, however, you are still light and peachy which is what I wanted when I set out to make this morning’s cup. So, good job Momoko, good job. And thank you Dustin for sharing this with me :)
The blerg and lavender are strong in this one. Oh how I wish I could love this tea as much as I love Hoban. Alas, it is just not for me. Though, I have washed out the tin and will put it to good use, housing a tea worthy of the wonderful Wash himself. Hopefully those I sent this to have better luck :)
I really do enjoy this one far more than I ever anticipated I would. If given the choice, I probably would not have gotten this for myself so I really appreciate jump62359 sending some my way and forcing me to try it out. This is creamy and smooth and minty. It seriously is like a decadent white hot chocolate with just the slightest bit of peppermint to make it fresh and exciting. Yum! Thank you jump!!