3229 Tasting Notes
Trying to use up some old matcha, and discovered something one should never do – mix flavoured, sweetened matcha with sweet protein powder. Holy overly sweetened-ness! I mixed a bunch of this in skim milk with some soft-serve vanilla Promasil… yikes. I still drank it, but it was too much. I think plain matcha would have been a better idea. It also doesn’t help that I am not overly fond of this particular matcha, especially because it’s sweetened.
Again, a sipdown. And again… meh. I really don’t need flavoured matcha, honestly. Just plain stuff is perfectly fine for me, then mixed with “regular” (aka a bit sweet) almond milk. I did mix this stuff with unsweetened almond-coconut milk, and it had the perfect amount of sweetness, but it’s silly to pay high tea prices for sweetener. Anyhow, it wasn’t overly vanilla-y, but was good. I believe I prefer Red Leaf’s matches, however, especially with their ability (if it is still around) to select your matcha grade and flavour intensity, so you could really amp up on vanilla flavouring if desired.
Another tea that, although good, I’ve been drinking too much of. Despite my large hoard of tea, I’m really getting bored with what I’ve been drinking lately, because my travel-mug-compatible teas are actually rather limited. I need to go through my cupboards to find more teas-in-large-quantities-that-work-in-travel-mugs. Haha.
I think I’m almost done this tea now. It’s tasty but I prefer cream versions. I believe this is supposed to have yogurt drops or something in it, but it really isn’t overly obvious, it just tastes like a light lemon/bergamot tea. Which is enjoyable and refreshing (particularly compared to black earls), but I want cream!
Went a bit crazy and bought 250g of this off the website… hopefully I keep liking it that long! At least it comes in 5 sealed pouches so it should be fresh for a while yet.
Anyhow, drank some the other day, and enjoyed it as per usual. Still wish it wasn’t quite so chamomile-y, but the mango is spot-on here. I wish that there was a mango oolong with this flavour.
So I’m still ridiculously behind on tasting notes, with partial notes written on some teas, and a really bad incomplete list of what I’ve actually drank recently. Thankfully, the job situation will be improving come May 1st, with a transition to actual part-time hours at one job. In the meantime, the 15-hour days continue, as does the lack of presence pretty much everywhere.
Anyhow, I’ve grown to like this tea, though I probably don’t need it in the quantities I ended up purchasing (I don’t even know how much I have, because it’s spread out over the entire house, pretty much). Distinct Butiki pumpkin flavour, plus creaminess (which really only is noticeable if the tea is not rinsed prior), and pu’erh. Would prefer this on a black base, but the reduced harshness of the pu’erh is welcomed. One day maybe I’ll compare it to the other two/three Butiki pumpkin teas that I have, but that will be a long time off in the future.
Sipdown! Didn’t really taste like mocha to me, but I did enjoy it mixed with an almond/coconut milk combination. And there was just enough sweetness that I didn’t need to add anything additional to it (but I wouldn’t call it overly sweet). I might pick up more of the matches at some point for smoothies, but I have to finish off the Red Leaf ones I still have first. Also, I’ll see how the vanilla is – in terms of flavouring, this one was pretty underwhelming.