984 Tasting Notes
I was hesitant to pick this up because of Rose being one of the ingredients. I thought I would try it anyway. This is pretty decent, kind of a lot of different flavours going on though. In some weird way, the flavours kinda work, almost like a hot floral fruit punch. It sounds weird though doesn’t it!!
No idea where the name comes from though…the brew isn’t pink—-the roses maybe? IDK.
I have been drinking this one the last couple of weeks with just a piece or two of brown crystal sugar. Does anyone know where else to get the brown crystal sugar that Butiki used to sell? It is so convenient to use.
Anyway, I actually enjoyed this tea more as it aged because it seemed that the mocha notes slipped into the background, making way for the butterscotch and hazelnut to come to the forefront. The White Rhino base was delicious of course. I miss that tea too.
Mmm so glad to have this one back in my cupboard. I actually re-stocked my tin of this in November but for some reason, I am only getting around to drinking it now. I guess I forgot about it :(. It is sweet (but not too sweet) and creamy. It is a darker chocolate, which I really enjoy.
Matcha hey…green tea and I aren’t that great of friends, but I figured that I would try it out again. I had tried a few of Red Leaf matchas years ago and enjoyed them, but I mainly just drank those in smoothies or as lattes. I suspect that this is how I will drink this tea as well.
It is a darker green than I was expecting. It was forever ago, but I remember matcha being a brighter green. But I don’t really know much about it so I could be mistaken. It smells ok, like green tea, vanilla, and coconut (not surprising—-those are the ingredients!).
Following the instructions on the bag, but I did not whisk it, I used my magic bullet. I didn’t mind it. It was fairly sweet and I did get hints of vanilla and coconut. Probably not something that I would drink on its on own. So, I turned it into a smoothie. It was a good smoothie, and it was energizing. I might get more for smoothie making but I still have to develop a love for green tea to drink this straight.
I would order more Red Leaf matcha but the Canadian dollar is…..a quarter…haha :(
Non tea review related:
I went to my local store over the weekend and asked for sample sizes (12g or so) of 4 teas (including this one) because I’m not sure that I would really like them. I paid for all my teas and found out today that I had between 24-30g of each tea rather than the 12g I asked for. This is the 3rd time this has happened to me, so I contacted them on Facebook. It’s not that big of a deal but it happened with 12 different teas adding up to around 130g of tea that I might not like. Seriously, listen to your customers! They replied promptly with an apology and an offer for a free cuppa. Now, that’s some good customer service. But if this happens again I will not be happy.
Sorry, rant over!
Sipdown. I have really been enjoying this in my Bodum press cup steeped for 8 minutes and a little milk. Then I just press the plunger and it’s good to go. Yummy.
Next time I’m at the mall, I might get a tin and redeem my points (with Gold Rush I think).
There aren’t many herbal options without hibiscus or mint, so this has really become my go-to.
Until we meet again mulberry magic…
I’m not sure if age affects astringency or not, but holy pucker, this was bitter. So I played around with the parameters a bit but I finally got it right. I don’t remember this tea being bitter (but that was forever ago)!
3/4tsp makes a difference instead of a full tsp.
Now, this Assam is smooth, with notes of stone fruit, citrus, and chocolate. Yum