89 Tasting Notes
I really like matcha and I really like rooibos. Plus, I’m tickled pink to receive a tin of this from an angel named Charlotte I would never have been able to try this otherwise. Come to think of it, there are a ton of teas I would never have been able to try if not for my dear Steepster family! So thank you to Charlotte and everyone in Steepster. You make the tea experience so much more than I thought it could be :)
Now, on to the Red Matcha! Being a newbie, I clumsily opened the tin and dropped a bit more powder than I had planned into my (brother’s) shake bottle. Made a mental note of the need for a spoon. Next, I put it under the water dispenser and tiny clouds of powder flew. This helped me inhale the aroma, lol. Upon hindsight, I note: it is better to put in water first..or pour water oh so gently. Ah, matcha truly is an art requiring much grace!
So I shake it, and sip it, and oh, the water’s gone down…add some more water to make up for too much powder from earlier…and sip down some more, imagining the possibilities of mixing this with other things. I did like the teabag rooibos w/cinnamon and vanilla so I think I will try that for a start :)
After tasting a lot of teas today (17), with only a few that were good, I kinda needed a tea to make me sigh in happiness.
So I reached for this sample from Dustin :)
I have never had this before but thought a Rishi EG can’t be bad.
It is a reserved EG. But that is fine with me. Flavor was a bit muted but it seemed dignified that way :)
ok, im a little surprised by the current ratings but maybe the other (10+) teas i tried with this with werent all that good that is why this one stood out (with a couple others)
it is sweet and tasted fine enough while warm. it didnt get to the cool stage because i brewed only small samples haha
but this is good. thanks Kasumi for this sample! wanting to try other plum oolongs :)