297 Tasting Notes
I like this one better than the Trilogy one. The blueberry sweetens out the sharpness of the ginger and the kombucha’s vinegar-esque taste. Much more mild and rounded-out in flavor.
I think I’m fascinated with kombucha because it’s such a weird food. And it relaxes the hell out of me, like a beer would, except that it’s much more interesting and healthy than a beer. Plus, I don’t end up paying “sin taxes” on kombucha, like I would with an alcoholic beverage.
I should probably just start my own SCOBY operation, because buying the bottled stuff from the store is threatening to break the bank.
Green tea also helps with hunger. According to the canister, this one is a Slenderizer, which means that it suppresses appetite and boosts metabolism. Perfect!
Also, now that I’ve scooped the top layer of leaves out and used them before, I now am getting more and more of the fruity part of it. It tastes sweet and tropical during the first steep, and then during the second steep it tastes just like strong green tea.
Yum yum. Excellent dieting tea!
Ash Wednesday equals fast day for teaqueen. My friend who spent some time in South America once told me that maté helps with hunger, so naturally I reached for this this morning.
Nice and smoky and slightly vegetal. Woke me up and distracted me from thinking about food.
Yerba Maté for the win!
When I first tried this tea, I had quite liked it. However, I’m trying it a second time, and it’s really not doing it for me. All I can taste is a fake lemony flavoring that reminds me of chemicals, followed by a faint sweetness that is barely reminiscent of honey.
I didn’t prepare it any differently this time. Maybe my tea tastes change with my mood.
In any event, I’ll give this a third chance at another time before I lower my rating on it. For tonight, it’s a miss for me, unfortunately.
Steeping this differently. Ooooo, I smell raisins and burnt chocolate! This is a whole new experience!
Mmmm now it’s transitioning into its usual springtime-y bready umami fullness.
Wow. What a difference your steeping method can make!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Green Beans, Metallic, Raisins
I’m disappointed that Matthew McConaughey beat out my film-star boyfriend Leo DiCaprio for Best Actor last night. Leo DESERVES an Oscar, man! Oh well.
I’m equally disappointed with this chai. It’s basically weak black tea with a hint of cinnamon. I’ve only ever had chai from either a teabag or a carton of concentrate, so I’m not exactly spoiled in this department, either. I actually have much better bagged chais sitting upstairs in my giant tea collection.
Well, they can’t all be winners, right?
Happy Monday, Steepster!
Mmmm oh man, if you steep green tea just right, it’s like drinking warm melted butter.
My first tasting notes on this tea weren’t that flattering, because I didn’t know how to steep green tea properly then. I’ve come such a long way! Yayyy!
I like this blend a lot better at 175 degrees F.
I’m also seriously craving green tea today for some reason. This is my fourth helping.
Smooth, lemony, earthy. Just what I want in a nice cup of bedtime green tea.
I liked this kombucha much better than the other one I tried! This one is made from green tea and has lemon in it, so it’s much lighter and sweeter. It tastes like bottled iced tea with a hint of fizz, and the vinegar-y kombucha taste only surfaces in the aftertaste.
Good for a treat, but oh man, it was bloody expensive.
Definitely good for relaxing… I feel very calm now.
Glad I didn’t give up on you, kombucha!