108 Tasting Notes
I had a cup of this today with an almond-caramel shortbread and it was a wonderful pairing. I’m not a huge fan of darker oolongs, but they went so well together that I quite enjoyed it. It’s got that strong finish that dark oolongs seem to have, but it was offset well by the dessert.
Much fruitier than my usual, but I’m trying to expand my tea cupboard since I can’t drink black tea any more. I enjoyed it. Quite sweet and fruity, but not very tea-like. I think sharing a cup with my daughter while we went shopping together will mean this tea will always remind me of a lovely afternoon. :)
Mmm, what a lovely Chinese green. I love that I can distinguish between greens. Now if only I had the vocabulary to describe what I’m tasting … hmm. It’s warm and round. Powerful in a quiet, understated way. It’s not grassy or bright the way a Japanese green can be. Fairly close to an oolong, I think.
It’s getting colder and colder, so I got this this morning to warm up. Unsweetened, of course! It’s yummy, though I know it’s a horrific abomination to matcha purists. Still, I like the subtle sweetness. I find matcha creamy on its own anyway, so this just goes together nicely. And it’s pretty hilarious seeing the looks on peoples’ faces as they wonder what on earth I have in my “coffee” cup.
I wasn’t going to get this, but then my mother picked it up and loved it. I wasn’t sure about picking up a pre-packaged white tea, especially from a grocery store. Aren’t white teas supposed to be far too delicate for the grocery store treatment? Well, colour me surprised once again by this company! This tea tastes a whole heck of a lot like the white needle tea I bought a few years ago from one of the fancy tea shops downtown, and many (many!) of the leaves have the white needle appearance, delicate fuzzy covering and all. Deeeelicious.