99 Tasting Notes
Logging this from Monday, ’cuz I was laaaaaazy.
Tried this iced at work again. Steeped two huge scoops in 16 oz of water for about 15 mins. (I wanted it to get stronger than last time, but I left the lid off to cool, so I added a few mins onto the time to account for the water not being so hot the whole time.) I let it cool a bit more, and then I poured it over ice (in a 24 oz cup), mixed it a bit so it was cold, added about 5 pumps of vanilla syrup, and then about an inch of soy milk on top. (Yeah, an inch really isn’t a proper measurement, haha, but that’s how much room I left for it in the cup.)
It got perfect! :D I will definitely be making it that way every Monday when I work in the cafe. :P
And I’m upping my rating, because I really do like this tea quite a bit! :)
I love almond-flavored things and I love oolong, so this was definitely a tea I wanted to try!
The leaves smell sweet, slightly almondy, but just kind of sweet in general.
Brewed, I smell that same sweet, slightly almond scent. But it’s not what I would consider almond to smell like. I’m probably thinking of almond extract, and this isn’t quite that.
The taste? Unfortunately, I can’t seem to taste anything over the apple I had a bit ago, so I will have to try this again some other time. :sigh:
Another tea I’ve been neglecting! Mmmm the malty goodness! I love this tea!
The last couple of times I brewed it, I did it with tea filters, but I brewed it in my steeper mug today, and I got to see how the leaves turned from the dry, teeny tiny knots into HUGE leaves! It’s quite awesome to see the change.
For some reason, this is reminding me of Thomas Sampson today. No complaints about that. :P I think I did brew it a little bit stronger today, though. Perhaps that’s why! Or maybe my tastebuds just don’t work as well this early in the morning. :P Normally, I get a rich, malty taste with chocolatey notes, but today it tastes like Thomas Sampson. :shrug:
OM NOM NOM. This is what I think every time I open this tea up and smell it. It smells soooo good. If it were nom-able, I would totally just nom it.
I think they should make Tencha-Kuki Houjicha potato chips. They probably do make snacks that taste like this in Japan. Maybe that’s why I want to nom it so bad, lol.
I’m sooo hungry, and to prevent myself from going down to the vending machine and getting junk food, I decided to have some of this. It was a very tasty decision.
I did end up making this a bit stronger than I had it the last time, but that’s not a bad thing. And it hasn’t made it any better. It’s just as awesome as before. :)
And now I’m thinking I shoulda had this with the sushi I ate for lunch yesterday! It would have gone awesomely together. Oh well. Next time!! :)