18 Tasting Notes
Last weekend, I was in an SCA event. And if you saw my picture on Instagram, I drink tea! For those who are curious, it was “Symphonie du Bonheur” from Lupicia France, a sample that my French friend was sent to me a few weeks ago.
So what about this tea? It’s really good, but the taste of vanilla was very delicate, if I compare to the roses. I also tasted something very sweet (maybe strawberries)but I’m not sure.
It was a real pleasure to drink but I would like to try it again because my cup was very big! ;)
Today, I decided to drink again an Alishan (wulong from Taiwan) to complete my notes for the blog. It’s really an excellent tea but a little bit complex to describe: it’s floral (lilac? Jasmine?) and a little bit sweet (coconut, corn). I was very concentrating on the coconut because it’s not a dominate taste: it’s the aftertaste and it’s very delicate. This is what I like with oolong in general! ;) And I used Gongfu Cha technique to drink this tea!
It’s smell really good inside the bag but It’s a real deception when I taste it. The black tea is strong, maybe too strong. The bitterness hide the others ingredients (almond, vanilla and chrysanthemum). I tried another infusion and if the bitterness was here, it taste water…
It’s been a long time since I had drunk a Japanese green tea. And today, I decided to drink a Kamairicha from Cha Do Raku (a tea room from Montreal). I used senchado technique for this tea tasting.
So what about this tea? It’s delicious: it smells sweet and floral and the taste is like corn and jasmine. The tea is very equilibrated, and the texture is creamy in my mouth. A very good tea!
Here another tea review that I will publish on my blog next week.
The aroma is very delicate, florale and sweet inside my teapot. I like it. Then I decided to taste it and if it’s delicate, the aftertaste is acid. Normally, I don’t tolerate hisbiscus but this one is correct and I just try to forget it and continue my tea tasting.
So, it’s a good tea for the delicate and sweet aspect. A good tea for a quiet afternoon…
Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Sweet
Today, I decided to drink a chaï. It will be at my French blog Thursday but here a little review:
I used my little glass teapot with a water at 95 Celsius degrees and 1 tsp. I infuse for the first time 3 minutes but after I tasted it, I decided to add for 2 more minutes.
I’m a little bit surprised: in the teapot, I smell cacao and orange. But when I tasted it, the orange dominate with a little taste of cacao and cinnamon. Why? I love cinnamon! Also, the black tea (and it’s a strong black tea) is not really here in the beginning but I taste it after few sips.
Anyway, it’s a good chai but it’s not the best.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Cocoa, Orange
When I received this tea from my French friend, my boyfriend decided to try it…. and he loved it! He piqued my curiosity and I decided to try it weeks later for my french blog. And I liked! If you love cacao, vanilla and caramel, it’s really a good combination. But, but I found that there was a lot of bitterness.