10598 Tasting Notes
So I’ve been trying to get to at least 2-3 samples a day whenever possible. This was another from Azzrian which smells divine! On the downside though, I’m not sure how many of you out there were ever given triaminic as a kid, but they had an orange flavoured one that was my FAVOURITE! I’d sneak tastes here and there whenever i wasn’t sick because i liked the flavour so much.
Where was i going with that? Well this tea? It tastes exactly like that lol. Now of course, i’m older and much wiser, so the taste doesn’t appeal to me quite so much. This would be an excellent summer tea imo though. :)
This tea smells like a plum…one of those plums that you know is just going to burst when you bite into it and leak juice all over your face. I just wish it tasted as delicious. Azzrian sent me this sample for which I am totally grateful :) I’m thinking maybe I brewed it a little hot so I’d like to give it a try changing the brewing parameters before I rate it – maybe even do a cold brew.
All that being said, it’s not a bad tasting tea…the scent just doesn’t jive with the taste :)
So I have zero clue of how to do this well but here goes nothing. Im trying this in small steeps but totally just winging the temperature and amount of tea haha. Mostly I figured this is a decent way to keep me drinking tonight for a bit.
First steep I’m not even sure how to describe the smell coming off this tea. Hell I’m not even sure how to describe the tea. It’s not the green that I’m used to but it’s a really refreshing tea.
Second steep: did I mention the beautiful color of this tea? It’s a great yellow…one I’d almost think about painting my bathroom. The other half didn’t like this steep. This one is less vegetal to me…like there are other things hiding there that haven’t come out yet….
Third steep: this one is my favourite…not sure what the earlier taste is but that’s now gone and I’m left with a really fresh subtle green.
So I can totally understand why people love this tea. that being said, it’s not my favorite I mostly wanted to try this before I end up ordering the s’mores tea from Della Terra for comparisons sake evenif I can’t ever get this tea again haha. It’s not a bad tea..it’s just a bit weird for my taste. It might have sometig to do with the fact that I ate all of the mini marshmallows out of my sample before I brewed the tea grin anyway there’s chocolate in here, and hints of the sticky marshmallowy goo but I’m not quite getting the graham cracker taste. Any interesting tea to say the least :)
Had just enough left for another cup of this so I tossed this in to do a short cold brew for an after workout drink. I’m really living being able to come home from the gym and have a glass of col brewed tea. I don’t need any more than the one cup but it’s a nice way to have a bit of flavour without having to drink juice or anything.
So admittedly I have had zero tea today until now. That’s largely due to the fact that for whatever reason, I managed to get seriously drunk last night, like I haven’t since 1997. Haha I really don’t drink a lot, maybe a glass of wine or a cocktail once every 3 weeks. But what I really wanted today? Was a matcha smoothie. So needless to say, my first drink of the day besides lots and lots of water was a matcha smoothie. I have zero clue what I’m doing but I tossed in a frozen banana, some frozen peaches, milk some ice and a tsp of caramel matcha dn blended! Lt me tell you, besides the weird greens color that’s a little disturbing to drink it is delicious!!! Caramel, peach smoothie. Mmmmm really looking forward to playing with more matcha :)
This is a really nice fruity tea for this afternoon. Another sample from Indigobloom – i’m trying to use the long weekend to get through another slew of my samples but that’s hard to do with the new tea that came in on friday! Anyway this is a really delightful berry tea. I prepared this hot, but i could totally see doing this as a cold brew tea, adding some lemonade and having it rock!