382 Tasting Notes
Well that was the LAST bit of this stuff that I will ever have! That is so sad, because it really is super good although (and this will probably sounds blasphemous) after having the malted chocomate which has roastiness going on it was kind of…without character…I think I like quite a few of my current teas more than I liked this particular cup.
So as my trip to Japan approaches I start to feel more and more stressed. Still have a bunch of stuff to do beforehand, not to mention there’s the whole “imminent long trip to Japan” aspect to be worried about. I get really freaked out about traveling, making my plane and that sort of thing – and the fact that I’m leaving from hell LAX isn’t really helping. (hate that airport) Thank god it’s a nonstop flight though.
Anyway, so I REALLY need to de-stress, good thing I have stress relief tea! Unfortunately it has gone too far and made me sleepy again. Find a middle ground stress relief tea! Also, I forgot about it for too long again and didn’t get that nice light lemony taste…I am gonna ding it a few points for being finicky :P
So here’s a thought. Should I take tea with me to Japan? (for comfort mostly) Just some blacks and rooiboses since those aren’t that easy to find in Japan – at least not the nifty flavored ones I like :D. I’ll be living in a “weekly mansion” which is basically a long stay hotel. It’ll have a microwave, hotplate and fridge, and I could take my little clampy tea ball thing…I’ll DEFINITELY need something for mornings. (ugh mornings)
Tried this again with the water at a much lower temperature. The result, predictably, was less bitter in terms of base tea-ness, but the flavorings still seem unable to decide if they want to be fruity or floral. I think I’m definitely getting more green tea out of it this time around which, so far is making for a much “smoother” tea, but the combination isn’t really wowing me, to be honest.
I will admit that might just be because Rabs’ note on Almond Biscotti has made me want to drink some, myself :P
Needed something refreshing this afternoon so I made myself a Jade Lemonade except instead of using lemonade I used Pomegranate Limeade from Trader Joe’s (and soda water, of course). As usual, the result was extremely tasty, with the matcha providing a creamy note of contrast to the tang of the limeade.