2068 Tasting Notes
Thank you Satsuma for sending me some more of this tasty tea! I haven’t quite committed to purchasing this tea (mostly because I think I prefer the idea of it to the actual taste) but I do enjoy getting it in swaps every now and then. Today’s cup is more creamy and eggy, with a slight vegetal base (though not unpleasant, just present) as opposed to the vanilla bean ice cream I make this out to be in my mind. Still good though :)
Though I am enjoying the green base quite a bit – smooth and buttery – I am finding he cherry flavor lacking in this cup. Perhaps that is a result of underleafing? All in all, it is pleasant enough but there are so many other teas from Nina’s that I prefer that I don’t think this will be a restock.
Thank you MissB for sharing this with me. Tbh, I was preparing for pu’erh overload and even had more water ready in case I had to dump the cup. Luckily, that was not the case. The spices completely obscure any pu’erh flavor, leaving room for the savory flavors to really shine. Though I don’t think this is something I would have again, it was fun to try something new.
This is yet another tea shared by the wonderfully generous TraceyC. I have had a couple Della Terra blueberry teas before and enjoyed all of them so I was intrigued by their caffeine free version. Tasting it now, the rooibos mutes the blueberry flavor just a bit but it still remains sweet and present. Personally I think Blueberry Creme is my favorite Della Terra blueberry teas but this is a nice alternative and one I am glad to have more of in my cupboard. Thank you TraceyC!
Thank you TraceyC for sending this my way. This is one of the HI teas I have wanted to try for a while now so I am grateful for the opportunity. This is not bad, though a tad thin. It smells awesome, just like a graham cracker, and tastes very similar, I just wish the flavor was stronger.
In other, but related news, I came across this interesting tidbit on wikipedia about the history of the graham cracker: "Reverend Graham would often lecture on “self-abuse” as masturbation was commonly called at the time. Graham would often say how these experiences were inspired by children eating crackers. One of his many theories was that one could curb one’s sexual appetite by eating bland foods. Another man who held this belief was John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of the corn flakes cereal." The more you know :)
Courtney and I recently decided to take advantage of Red Leaf Tea’s sale on Bananas & Cream Matcha and Strawberries & Cream matcha. However, once we were ordering, I could not resist getting more of this amazing matcha, even at fill price. For this tasty treat, I went with the following options:
Size: Large (60g)
Matcha Quality: Classic (Basic Grade)
Matcha Type: Regular
Flavor Level: Delicate
When I received this yesterday afternoon, I wanted so badly to have a cup but I had already had my dairy servings for the day. I have other samples of matcha that I really should drink first but I could not resist. So, today when I got home from classes, I mixed up ½ tsp of this matcha with 8 oz of milk and happily sipped away at it while cooking some healthy “creamed” spinach. It made for a very delicious cooking snack as this matcha captures perfectly the flavor of caramel popcorn. It is incredibly buttery, has a delectable caramel sweetness, and replicates the flavor of popcorn beautifully.
Honestly, when I first saw this matcha, I was not interested at all. I am not a huge lover of caramel popcorn in general and I didn’t really think it was a flavor that would lend itself well to being combined with milk (my usual prep method). Consequently, I am sooo grateful to Cavocorax for introducing me to this amazingly unique tasting experience that I want to have again and again. If you would like to experience it too, check it out at: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-popcorn-matcha.html.
Flavors: Butter, Caramel
I am heading over to Camellia Sinensis on Friday to get some of this and Ombrelle de Papier for Roswell Strange (if anyone else would like me to pick up anything for them while I am there, feel free to let me know before then). Since I am running low on this, I decided to have a cup to see if I still really love it so I could decide if I wanted 25g, 50g, or 100g. Sipping on it now, I am thinking 100g all the way, especially because I will be moving away from the store soon :(. It tastes exactly like what the name suggests, candy and roses, and it is delicious.