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From Martin, thank you!
I haven’t gotten much of a lemon note from this despite containing lemon peel, more a tone of it, and it’s mixed with a savory-tending-alkaline Chinese? sencha base that’s also toasty in flavor. It does swallow juicy which is satisfying. The ginger presents after the swallow and is very mild.
Because the base is so savory, it almost reminds me of a vegetable broth spiked with lemon juice. Something reminds me of mayonnaise?? Mixed with an almost sweet, toasty flavor and a juicy swallow, I’m left confused. I’ve had it while eating grapefruit both times to amplify the citrus. It’s an overall average green-herbal blend, for me at least. Martin seems to really enjoy it :)
The theme of this tea is ‘Almost.’
Flavors: Dry Grass, Ginger, Lemon, Smooth, Sweet, Toasty, Vegetable Broth
Martin Advent Day 11
It’s been a busy few days, but I’ve been drinking my teas (well 1/4 of my advents at least…)! I must have brewed this improperly because it came out pretty bitter, but I covered that with some milk and sugar, and it was fine! Quite floral, but in a good way. The black tea is quite strong too and has a nice malty quality. It’s a pretty balanced tea. I like floral lattes!
Kind of sad sipdown. I took some and sent to California; and I had only one or two teaspoons left. So I took them today and brewed them. It was an interesting experience trying another tea company; while I think this is in matter of size similar to CuppaGeek. They are available on Etsy.
The result was good; a nice grassy green tea base, very smooth and enjoyable, followed with spicy hints from ginger, but not fiery at all! And all together well rounded with an nice, lemony feel as the citrus note. A well made, though for some maybe too simple and not that great. But I have liked it!
Flavors: Dry Grass, Ginger, Lemon
Again I get cup of warm, yet dry grass note, juicy, but not sour lemon taste and warming ginger which was again appreciated.
Smooth taste, everything so right and correct. I enjoyed today cup of this tea.
Flavors: Dry Grass, Ginger, Lemon Zest
I prepared it as usual, two teaspoons for my 300 ml cup. As it is green tea, I have used bit colder water, tried close to 80°C, but haven’t measured as usual. Lazy me.
Although based on sight it isn’t the most precious sencha, it is a good base. Very smooth, noticeable in taste as a grassy flavour. I don’t think that freshly cut grass flavour would be necessary, this was maybe better. Ginger and lemon peel combination was great. Ginger wasn’t overpowering the taste for sure, but was noticeable, and lemon was like combined with honey. It was a bit on the sweet side, but not too sweet. It reminded me Halls Relief cough drops (ehm, sounds bad, but it wasn’t). I don’t really know if they are the same in the US, but I hope they are. We have different packages though. And we don’t use them against coughs.
The lemon was somehow juicy, but not sour at all, and as iced tea, it would be another delicious blend. But the weather says no, we had temperature drop to 15-18°C in the mornings, so no more iced/cold brews are needed.
Flavors: Dry Grass, Ginger, Lemon Zest
A gift from the company and well, I think I would order it. It’s pretty nice tea for drinking now and then. As it was bottom of the pouch, it was bit dusty. So it was stronger than usual, just a little rose and rather lavender forward.
As there wasn’t much of rose, it was maybe bit better for me. I liked the lavender, but it wasn’t too strong in floral at all. It was like a black Assam with hints of the lavender-rose note. Those hints were just on spot. Liked it more than whole pouch, but it wasn’t intended that way, right?
While I wasn’t very impressed last time I had this tea about situation over here; it is not getting better — it is actually very, very bad recently.
And the tea…? I am way more satisfied with it. Yep, it isn’t top-notch tea; but I liked it for being that nice. It had quite nice body from Assam base, and today it was more into lavender than rose. But the rose was noticeable as well, mostly for the aroma which of course was bit soapy, but not in bad way! It was maybe too floral for some, including me, but I think I will drink it now or then, when I will have mood for something different than malty, strong blacks; I may offer it to family members, friends…
I am thinking about placing another order, this time to choose some, bit more autumn-winter flavours.
Flavors: Floral, Lavender, Rose
Well, this is tea I haven’t ordered, but they added it to shipment as thank you for an order, so I am saying THANK YOU Casablanca Tea Company!
Effective from 1st of September, face masks in public will be mandatory again in my country. Schools have to be prepared for distance learning. But nobody cares about those students who may not have some kind of computer or they have, but don’t have internet connection. It is really small percentage of pupils (mostly), but they exist. Usually some low-income families. Nobody cares.
Tea review down here:
My typical set-up for Casablanca teas, so two teaspoons for 3 and half minute in my 300 ml glass cup.
Although when dry lavender took most present position, when brewed it is mostly the base with rose. Smooth and nice, floral tea. The base which is same for all three blacks I have (I assume) is again quite malty and strong, but roses and lavender are adding the floral notes as expected. Overall it is bit more on sweet side, nothing extra complex, but those teas are simple flavoured and definitely great for summers when you don’t want anything to care about.
Flavors: Floral, Malt
I guess I will need another pouch of this tea. I think that says enough about this tea.
I took two teaspoons; and brewed quite light. It could be two, three minutes maximum.
It was so nicely smooth, no maltiness today. It was in taste quite floral — lavender; but as well some cooling effect, I don’t know what was the cause; and as well bit rough from the verbena. It was bit lemony as well.
As I said, great morning tea! :)
I had this tea two days ago actually, but Steepster wasn’t working for me back then and I was without internet connection during the weekend (wasn’t working and wasn’t at home too :) )
So, actually it won’t be that perfect tasting note as usual, but here is it:
It was better than Paris Afternoon, it was certainly less sweet. I wrote a review on their Etsy profile:
Great morning tea! The base is strong, but herbals are strong as well! Verbena adds nice earthy flavours, while lavender adds the floral notes. Overall it is smooth nad very nice cup of tea!
Well, I think I will kept it like that here as well and I will do another tasting note while drinking it again.
Flavors: Earth, Floral, Lavender, Malt
Although I am not that impressed as I have hoped about this tea, it’s sad sipdown as it was actually pretty tasty today.
The leaf was quite broken as it was just some dust on bottom of pouch, but it made this tea more brisk and bold and it was actually better in opposite of elderflowers and elderberries which are in this blend as well.
Today, it wasn’t cloying sweet as previous brews, and I liked it more. Maybe the previous teaspoons were too heavy on flower side. I don’t know, but I will rate it bit higher than 78 as it had before this tasting note.
I should try more from them, but I guess it will happen after holidays, as I am bit short on money (and Cuppageek order ate again something from my thin account).
Canadian friends, I would be very happy to see some orders from you to this company. I want to see if I am obsessed with small businesses and unintentionally being biased. Haha.
Flavors: Bread, Flowers
I have tried it again today, though it is “afternoon” tea, I had it in the morning.
I shaked a bit with the pouch, took three teaspoons and steeped bit longer, I think it could be around 5 minutes.
It was more tea-prominent, even bit bitter. But it was how I was expecting it :) Bold tea with baked bread notes, as I said, maybe bit bitter due to long steeping time. But elderflowers were nice and making it bit more sweet and floral, I noticed hints of lemon as well. It was much better than last time. 63 → 78 at least for now.
By the way, I copied reviews posted here to their Etsy profile and “wrote reviews” there as well. This is the answer I got:
I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such thoughtful reviews- I really appreciate it.
If you want to order any of our other teas I will send you one as a gift for any one you order- just send me a note as to what you would like to try
So, if I understand that right, if I place another order, I will get free tea?
Flavors: Bread, Floral, Lemon Zest, Malt
A new company from Canada (bought on Etsy, they had free shipping offer for some teas), so I took three 20 grams samples. Got one tea as thank you. I know it’s not great time to adding new teas as database is quite slow nowdays, but I couldn’t help myself :). This tea was actually what I was searching for and why I placed the order.
I have used two teaspoons for my 300 ml cup, steeped for around 3-4 minutes.
I was like hit with the sweetness of the tea, both aroma and taste. It was really on the sweet note, the base tea was very nice and bready, bit malty as well. I have hoped that lemon peel will make it bit on lighter side and more refreshing, but probably too little of it in this cup.
Wasn’t that bad, just too sweet for me (but I am tired and maybe my taste buds are bit out right now :D )
I slept three hours, maybe bit more, had long night shift and then was hot morning so I couldn’t sleep at all. But now, it is after thunderstorms and weather is nice.
But Steepster is so slow! And I hit like on many tasting notes, but it seems it haven’t saved. Anyone can post it to discussion?
Flavors: Bread, Floral, Honey, Malt, Sweet