80 Tasting Notes
Ok, first things first. I really like when persian kings and tea come together (remember my excitement over ‘Iskandar’ by Mariage Frères?) so this one made me smile. But wait, there’s no peach in it? Nope, no peach. They’re referring to apples infused in rose water this time. Just as Alexander requested. Once again, I smile.
One sip, and my eyes glisten. I automatically fall in love.
Just like biting into a ripe red delicious laced with rose water.
Add the creaminess of pistachios and a beautiful green tea base.
I am blown away! I could drink this forever!
While this smells delightful, it’s a bit on the heavy side, thus really pricy.
It does taste like banana nut bread*, but I suggest steeping it for atleast twice the amount of time suggested. Also, sweeteners make this undrinkable.
Color: Dark red
Nose: Earth(spicy and sweet) and leather
I had yet to try a Liu Bao. Both the (huge) leaves and the liquor are red. Despite the fact I steeped it for 6 minutes, I can really still smell the sweetness, which in turn translates into the taste.
What differenciates this one from other puerhs I’ve tried is its only slightly earthy, with lightly sweet feel in mouth which is tied together by spices (could it be leather?). It also has a nutty taste I identify as fresh hazelnuts. Being this light, it’s more refreshing than filling.
I tried Uji before I could stick it in the fridge, couldn’t help myself. Also, Camellia Sinensis offered me a generous 40g sample of their Sencha Haruno and I don’t think I can wait to review those shiny emerald leaves.
This matcha has such a vibrant, dark green color. It also has a thick cream, both characteristic of fairly good quality. This is one I’m gonna still put in my smoothies, and feel ridiculous each time.
On to the flavor, this is a matcha that is 50% sweet, 50% bitter. A nice balance and a remarquable sweet pea aroma and smell. If find it is extremely tasty, so you wouldn’t need to use a huge amount of product, either. It’s potent stuff.
I was a huge white Darjeeling fan already, but from time to time I get black Darjeeling samples and enjoy them just the same. There’s something about that woodsy warmth, that sweet aftertaste, that I enjoy so much and that makes Darjeelings great ’’celebration’’ teas.
This one is no exception. It is gorgeous, David. Nice muscat flavor developping. I might stock.
I’ve been enjoying this matcha for a while, prior to reviewing — in smoothies, iced matcha drinks, matcha lattés… Nothing revolutionary here!
Verdict? It’s quite buttery for a matcha, and quietly bitter.
Also, I found lightly sweetened matcha drinks to be awesome before running. All those electrolytes and carbs? In check ✓. Now just do it.
(Meanwhile in Northern Québec I’m still trying to get the art of whisking down.)
Had this iced at the store today and it was delicious! I like this one more than Tropicalia. I should of bought a 50g but I went with Creme Caramel Rooibos (which they gave free samples of) instead. I really like the overall bamboo + pineapple combo, it was perfect on a hot day. I’d like DavidsTea to make more bamboo-based tisanes.