2068 Tasting Notes
Sorry Roswell Strange but I did not get to Camellia Sinensis today as I ended up going to the hospital instead to wait with my friend for test results :(. All is well though and my friend and I will be going some point soon enough.
As a thank you for coming to the hospital and supplying her with food she shared some tea from this really cute “tea book” (which basically looks like a tiny, elaborately decorated novel but is instead a small tea tin). I didn’t know what to expect since it had jasmine petals and cornflower and all sorts of random goodies but in the end, it almost tastes like Lupicia’s Sweet Potato Pie tea. I kid you not, and I have no clue why it would but that is what I am getting from this cup and I am loving it.
Thank you NayLynn for sending me soo much of this tea! The more I drink it, the more it grows on me. The banana flavor is prominent and delicious. While there is a faint caramel sweetness and a hint of the black base that peeks through and contributes to the rum component. A very, very tasty cuppa :)
Had this as part of a jasmine green tea side-by-side comparison found here: http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/236019.
Of the three, this was most subtle on flavor but has a delicious buttery smooth base. Yum!
I have a few tsps left in my sample that I am happy to share with anyone who is interested in jasmine teas and wants to give it a try :)
Thank you MissB for sending some of this my way. It was fun to compare this to two other jasmine teas (http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/236019). This one in particular was very floral with a smooth base. Though ultimately, floral teas aren’t my thing and so this won’t be something I stock up on. However, I can certainly appreciate any tea named for the wonderful Castiel.
I was about to brew up a cup of Angel of Decadence sent to me by the wonderful MissB, when I realized that I am now currently in possession of three jasmine green teas: Beastly Beverage’s Angel of Decadence, Nina’s Jasmin, and this tea sent to me by my awesome swap partner, Roswell Strange. So what did I decide to do with this knowledge? I decided to do a side-by-side-by-side comparison in order to determine which is the best out of the three.
This one, though nice, is most “green” of the three. It definitely has a strong floral scent and flavor but of the three, it is the one that leans most towards a leafy/vegetal taste.
Angel of Decadence is the smoothest and most floral of the three. It has a touch of a buttery green base but the most prominent element by far is the flowers.
Lastly, Nina’s. in true French tea fashion, has the most subtle flavor. The Jasmine comes through in smell more than taste. Weirdly enough, this is not as thin as the other two teas and has a far more buttery base.
All are good in their own right and have their different appeals. However, at the end of the day, I am not a lover of floral teas nor green teas so I probably won’t be stocking up on any of the teas. Nevertheless, thank you MissB and Roswell Strange for sharing your teas with me and giving me the opportunity to try something new!
Flavors: Flowers, Grass
Thank you Cavocorax for the opportunity to try this matcha. It grew on me with each cup as I was able to better detect the delicious peanut butter flavor. However, with the arrival of Peanut Butter Pie matcha, I feel comfortable saying good bye to this for now. Perhaps we will meet again in the future…