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drank Matcha Blueberry by tipson
3144 tasting notes

From the last teabox! One of those fun teabox finds — I’d never heard of this. I thought this was blueberry flavored matcha in a teabag but it is mostly small bits of green tea in the teabag. I’d say it surprisingly tasted like matcha anyway, with enough wisping around in the mug. It ALSO tasted of blueberry, so that’s nice. Sometimes it’s important just to note that a tea is actually tasting like it’s supposed to. I liked it!

Martin Bednář

Was your tea bag fresher? Or what was wrong with my cuppa? I am glad anyway that you liked it :)

tea-sipper

Yeah, I saw your note, Martin! I have no idea how fresh this was, as it was from a travelling teabox. I noticed you steeped yours for 3 1/2 minutes, and I like to steep much shorter on the greens. So that probably can make the difference. :D

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This was pleasant surprise.

I took this tea bag with same thoughts about last ones. It won’t be tasty, it will be maybe very spicy, it will be hardly any good tea base.
NONE OF ABOVE
I used even warmer water than they recommend. On the bag is 100°C, I used 90°C, they have on website 75-80°C.

Hardly any matcha? Well, it is in paper bag and some green tea dust is actually going off the bag. So, some matcha is apparently in. It was very spice present too, when dry.

I put the bag in the cup, let it in for minute and half (yes, that short — mostly because of higher temperature and I did not wanted too strong, buttery cuppa)

It was mostly cloves I noticed, but as well ginger and bit of cinnamon. The base was present too! Especially it was quite grassy and not buttery at all. There was little dust of matcha on the bottom, so I was whisking the cup with a teaspoon.

I won’t classify it as a matcha actually. But as green tea with chai? Pleasant surprise!

On the other news:
My granma is going home today afternoon. Actually in the time I am writing this line, she will be in our car and my brother drives home!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Grass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
ashmanra

Great news! I was thinking about your grandma yesterday and wondered how she was doing. Glad she is going home!

Eelong

That’s wonderful to hear, Martin!

gmathis

Celebrating with you! Grandmas need to be cherished as much as possible.

Martin Bednář

Thank you everyone! She says that her sight is bit worse (while reading), and still sometimes she forgot a word (like losing a word in sentence in foreign language) and it seems that it was caused by heart arrhythmia. But as I said, it’s still great, especially when she is 79 years old!

tea-sipper

Good to hear your grandma is doing well! A bunch of us tea-people were thinking of her. :D

mrmopar

Good to hear she is coming home.

derk

Hurray!

Martin Bednář

Thank you tea-sipper, mrmopar and derk! She is doing well, yesterday she had few medical check-ups, she get some over-counter medicine including some injections. Her GP was surprised that she had it. Well, we were surprised as well.

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I took this tea, as it is green and hopefully refreshing. Turns out quite buttery, not much grassy, green tea with little blueberry flavour. Blueberry is rather in aroma than in taste, taste is not winning too – it is just common, green tea with little blueberries. But when dry, it was really strong of blueberries. Sad story.

I am rather disappointed by this matcha-series, teas are okay only. The fruit notes are like “let’s call it fruity, but do not add any fruits in”

Flavors: Blueberry, Green, Tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Matcha Mint by tipson
779 tasting notes

Cloudy, bit too yellow colour.
Aroma strongly peppermint, not a single note of green tea.

In taste it is common green tea, but with dominant peppermint notes. Quite plain. Not fan of it much.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 180 ML

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55
drank Sleep Well by tipson
779 tasting notes

“All the natural ingredients have been carefully blended to help you relax, unwind and enjoy a godd night’s sleep”

I hope it will work that way. I don´t know how long the steep was. Maybe 4 minutes? It is 10 pm, it is late :D and it is my first tea today.

Today I do not think that camomile is overpowering all the taste. I notice lemon grass and nutmeg (the spicy note).
But it is so hot today, tea is not really cooling down. But I want to drink it before sleeping.

By the way, I passed another exam today and tomorrow another goes. I am getting bit crazy to be honest. I have no time for preparation, I don’ t even want to study for it.

Sad, so sad.

Yep, chamomile is not so strong today. I notice chamomile base but ginseng and nutmeg making it nice. I mean, it tastes like someting but just a a camomile. Good sign! Still too hot to sip.

Okay, now it is good temperature now. It is like a camomile with little spicy aftertaste. The spicy part is not very noticable though, but it is not so plain. Upping a rating a pinch.

Preparation
Boiling 10 OZ / 300 ML

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55
drank Sleep Well by tipson
779 tasting notes

Not yay, not nay. Average.

Chamomile is ovewhelming all others. Little notes of lemongrass and nutmeg. Good to relax, but chamomile taste was too strong.

Flavors: Herbs

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I bought this months ago because it was cheap and I liked the tin. I haven’t yet been able to brew it, as I can’t get past the artificial smell. It’s supposed to be a blend of rose + cantaloupe, and you can definitely smell them. But it’s so overpoweringly artificial… it gives me a headache. I have TONS of it! EEK!!

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