378 Tasting Notes
With all the high ratings I had high hope but I’m honestly not that impressed. Perhaps it’s because my sample doesn’t contain enough tamarind. Regardless I’m getting mainly earthy / woodsy undertones calmed by a smooth caramel / vanilla flavor.
Trying this one again for a second time as I am sitting here doing my taxes. I feel that the earthy tones are coming out even more when it’s warm. I think it’s better around 2 mins of steep time. Both times I’ve gone past that I feel that the tea has too much of a twiggy …woodsy flavor. Which I don’t really like.
This is much better then I thought it was going to be. It’s a name and flavor that really match each other. I feel quite at ease while drinking this. The longer it steeps the sweeter it gets, which I don’t really think makes it any better. It seems to be best around the 5 min mark.
What a great aroma! It’s so tangy! The flavor is also tangy but it required at least 10 minuets of steep time to get to this. At 5 mins it was way too light. The color was a light red. But now after 10 mins it’s much better. The color is a deep, rich red and the flavor is much better.
Spicy smell, spicy taste. Kinda looks spicy too. Actually when I saw that there was oolong in it I got excited because Verdant has good oolong. The flavor is very much like the scent. Though I’m not really sure of the use of Tulsi. It’s like hibiscus, its overpowering. The smoothness and flavor of the oolong are pretty much none existent.
Sugar is the first ingredient so technically it should be a sugary flavor I get first but I don’t; it’s salty. I prepared it as it’s listed on the package. 8oz of almond milk and 2 tsp of matcha. I’m not tasting the cherry. Maybe it’s because of the almond milk.
Update: I made it again but this time with 4oz almond milk and 1tsp matcha. Much better but still no cherry anything. It’s fine as a plain matcha just don’t call it sakura for it’s cherry flavor.