553 Tasting Notes
I wanted a new box of tea and my boyfriend wanted me to have a box of mint tea for school, so I got a box of mint tea. I’m not sure if I steeped it long enough or not. It tasted a little weak and not minty enough for my liking. I’m going to try it again later and see if I can get it stronger.
I drank half of the cup and then forgot about it while I was eating. When I came back I dumped a good amount of honey in it. That tasted fantastic! I might have to try cold brewing a bottle overnight and then dump some honey in it for some iced tea tomorrow.
Backlogging from Friday Aug 12
16 oz, soy, and whipped cream
I have been wanting to try this, so I dragged my boyfriend with me to get one. At first, I thought that the green tea was really bitter. As I kept drinking it, the better the taste got and the more I liked it. It is really nice to have on a warm day and it was my very first taste of matcha. I wanted to try it in something before I decided to get a tin for myself. I am glad to say that it did not put me off of matcha and it makes me want to try it for myself even more now.
Even though I don’t really care for coffee, I would go to Starbucks again to get this. It was really tasty.
Dad keeps this tea in the house, so I decided to try it. I heated the water up in a smaller tea cup, so I think I got the water too hot. I also decided to add honey to it. Five drops of liquified honey.
This doesn’t really have a taste to it. It is really smooth though. Not what I was hoping for in this cup.
After reading some reviews of different chocolate teas, I decided that I would really like a cup of chocolate tea. There was only one problem: I didn’t have any chocolate tea. After some thinking, I came up with a compromise. Make a cup of this and add some chocolate milk to it.
It isn’t that bad either. I could have brewed the tea a little stronger for more of a tea taste, but the black tea is there. It lingers at the back of your throat at the last minute. The milk mellowed the tea out a lot. More so than plain milk. I’m not sure why.
If I was going to do this again, I think I would pick a stronger tea to do it with. Probably something like Irish Breakfast so the tea would stand out more. Or break down and get some chocolate tea and try it. This will do fine in a pinch though.
The last bag from the Charleston Tea Plantation. This is such a nice cup of tea. It tastes clean and fresh. It is a very plain tea, so I bet it would be good in almost any tea preparation. I would totally get some of this tea as a safe tea to carry around in areas where you can’t control the water temperature very well. Like a college where you have to pick between a communal tea kettle or the boiled water that is in the cafeteria.