Has it really been two months since I last drank this one?? Maybe I’m just confused because I’ve sent it off in a bunch of swaps :P
It’s oddly cloudy today. Tastes alright, but not sure what’s going on. Strange. Perhaps should blame workplace water.
Been a while since I’ve had this one! Sweet, nutty, coconutty, delicious. Perfectly steeped today too! Go me! Nice reward for a successful committee meeting :D
Definitely need to swap out some finicky work teas (like this one) for some more reliable black blends. This one isn’t bad today, but is so much better with more attention paid to steeping time and temperature. Have missed it though!!
Nom nom nom. Fiiiiinaallly bought some more of this and am so stoked. Of course, today is NOT a day for hot tea, so I’m drinking this at room temperature. Which is currently 28 degrees.
The dry tea smells green and leafy, with lots of nutty, caramelly sweetness. Somewhat overpowering, but highly seductive :D
Steeped, it smells a little vegetal and like toasty nutty sweetness. MMMMMMMM.
Yum yum yum. Tastes just like I remember. Some astringency from the sencha base, mixed with sweet nutty goodness. I may have oversteeped it a tad – forgot to time it, and from my previous experiences, this is a tea that oversteeping renders quite astringent and unpleasant. IIRC, three minutes was good, but like I said, not sure how long I steeped it today (although it wasn’t more than maybe five minutes, if that).
I do really think it’s quite similar to Mulberry Magic, plus some astringency, sweetness/caramelliness (yeah it’s a word…
.), and caffeine. But I like both enough to have them on hand simultaneously :D