304 Tasting Notes
This is a catch-all note for Stash’s green tea and some Lipton green tea I had on hand. I woke up with a sore throat and feeling generally crappy so I’ve been using green tea + lemon + honey to get me through the day. I have to say, it’s doing a great job. The green tea cuts the sharpness of the lemon and the whole cup feels cozy. Plus, the five cups I’ve had thus far are keeping me alert enough to work.
Still can’t wait to go home and sleep though. Uck.
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…