290 Tasting Notes
First sip: sweet, stonefruits, grassy green tea. Fantastic! The fruit flavor is really well done!
Next sips: Hmm… this is cloyingly sweet and bitter at the same time.
Half the mug later: Yuck! I feel sick. I’m not sure I can actually finish this. Maybe my friend that wants to try matcha would have better luck?
After the addition of sweet creamer: Yay! Bitterness gone … though I lost a LOT of fruit flavor.
On the bright side, I know how I’ll finish this off. I’m annoyed that something that already contains sugar needs more to cut the bitterness for me. And I used cool water on this, too!
My friend wanted a sample of this when she found it in my cupboard, and it smelled so good I had to try some. In the timolino with some sweet creamer this morning. The dry leaf smells like apple crisp and the taste matches the scent of the dry leaf. Streusel and warm pastries. I can’t taste the apple, but that’s okay. I really wish I’d tried this sioner!
When I’ve had ginger peach teas in the past, I wasn’t favorably impressed. This one, however, is a keeper. With sugar, the peach is more at the forefront, smooth and sweet with the ginger adding a little heat. Without sugar, the ginger heat dominates with the peach taking the edge off of it. I may have to get more of this one for work…
Had this one this morning at work. I’ve been waking up too late to make any loose leaf, so tea bags have been a saving grace this week and last. I remember not liking this one much when I first had it about a year ago (eek!), but today it really hit the spot. The taste is predominately crisp vegetables with the pomegranate contributing extra sharpness. Not bad!
This is a compilation of the different cups I’ve had of this. Because I got the bagged variety, this was an easy tea to take with me to work while I was staying with my in-laws. When I’ve made it with boiling water, it’s too bitter for my tastes and I don’t get a lot of mint or chocolate. On its own, in cooler water, I get minty black tea. But the best is when it’s made with cooler water and a touch of sweet creamer. Liquid. Andes. Mints.
I’m tempted to get more of this as its replacement (Adagio’s Grasshopper) doesn’t have as strong of a chocolate/mint taste to it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint
There’s been a lot of painting this weekend. Between me, my husband, and my friend and her boyfriend, the dining area, entry, and office of our new place have been painted. Just two rooms (one with scary high ceilings) to go! The old paint colors were very dark and had a ton of stains, so it’s nice to see bright, clean colors on the walls. I think the condo is happy, too, but it hasn’t totally decided how it feels about hubby and I yet. Cautiously optimistic, perhaps? (Yeah, I’m a weird person that anthropomorphizes everything.)
It’s been a hot few days and I’m seriously dehydrated so what could be better than iced tea? I brewed this double strong and poured it over ice for a quick cup of cold tea. SO GOOD. I’m not normally an iced tea person at all – I love my hot tea way too much for that – but this really hit the spot. I’m on glass number 3 and contemplating a fourth – gotta resteep, right?