270 Tasting Notes
Holidays TTB: Took the kettle off before it whistled for this. I can’t wait until my Tea Maker comes in later this week so I know that I’m using correct temperatures. I ended up adding some sweetener to this and it brought out an almost juicy flavor and texture. There is a bit of a grassy flavor and something else. My guess would be some sort of citrus or melon flavor?
Holidays TTB: I’ve been itching to get some more matcha and this TTB gives me the opportunity to try some from Red Leaf Teas! The box smelled of this when I first opened it as the bag had opened a bit. No worries, I will wipe everything down before re-packaging.
I was really excited to try this as Red Leaf is consistently rated high on this site. Sadly, I think there was some sort of user error this time around. It feels like the powder isn’t mixed in at all and it’s getting caught in my throat. It was made as a latte, anyone have suggestions?
Holidays TTB: First few sips of this are on the boring side. I feel like I’m searching for the flavor. Then a user error (too much sweetener because my dog knocked me) made this taste way to sweet. I am going to leave this one aside and circle back with more leaf.
This is one of the teas that has been hanging out in my “Sip me down!” bucket. I only really like it as a latte and don’t care to wake up early enough before work most days to make one. So, I get this one on the weekends, which is fine, especially since the weather here is pretty gloomy.
This certainly smells like black tea, but there is a cake-y element that is also vying for your attention. This tastes like I need sprinkles! No sweetener needed. What’s up with me today enjoying black tea even with no sweetener?! I could see this being a part of a future order.
I am naming today Sample Sunday for myself. Even though I have a new Liquid Proust order I want to dig into, I feel the need to clear out some of the samples and small amounts of tea that I’ve accumulated either through purchases from fellow Steepsterites or with past orders as they are getting older and cluttering my tea space.
First up Whispering Pines that I believe TeaNTeas was kind enough to give me a taste of when she told some of her stash.
The leaf of this smells wonderful. It’s kind of sweet and hinting at cocoa possibly. The leaf itself is long and kind of curly. The first few sips leave me feeling a smooth feels in my mouth. This is not what I expected based on the name, I could add sweetener to see if I can find the flavor. However, it is quite pleasant with no additions. It is very comforting. I can’t really place any flavor other than smooth black tea. I feel lucky to have tried this.
Finished this one off today as a latte. Had the local girlfriends over to watch Grimm and somehow we all ended up with a tea latte, don’t know how that happened ;)