40 Tasting Notes
I know that there’s endless Tea blogs out there that wax poetically about the taste of different Pu-erh teas.
To me they all taste the same.
Wood, Earth and Coco.
My wife says it smells like wet dog, but then again all she drinks is Earl Grey.
I really wish I could say I like Pu-erh but its a big Meh in my palette.
Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is a traditional Jinja Shinto Shrine located near Seattle, WA. Not only do they have there own kickass Sake but this high quality Sencha. A friend of mine brought up a bag of this from his stay at the shrine. This has a beautiful sweet aftertaste and really bright Umami. Whatever that means. ;)
This is solid classic Oolong. Just drank the last of my batch. Name is very fitting for the 2 feet of snow we got today.
Song(Rolling in the Deep) Which could be how this Oolong is made.
The first thing that popped on the cbc radio2 while drinking this.
Ah Christmas. A time of gifts from strangers that mean well but really know nothing about tea.
Now while this Green tea, and I use that word loosely, does not taste horrible its not something I would drink twice. It reminds me of drinking Cream Soda slurpees from 7/11. Which I do enjoy, but the addition of decaf green tea really adds nothing. Overall its a mild and not overpowering drink. A little like Detroit, it has its highlights but I would’nt want to live there.
I had low expectations going in on this tasting and I wasn’t disappointed.
If your looking to taste what a Matcha should not be then this is where you start. Far from being green it brews up a gross brown hue and it tastes as bitter as it looks. Kenya is not known for its green teas and this is just another sad grab at the Matcha Craze that’s out there. Few teas leave me nauseous but this one takes my cake.