10789 Tasting Notes

78
drank Organic Assam by Butiki Teas
10789 tasting notes

mmmmm morning tea. This goes especially well with pumpkin spice ghiradelli chocolate. I’m sooo happy it’s friday! I get the weekend to sleep in and readjust to being back.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
10789 tasting notes

Mmmmmm this blend is really good. I’d purchase this again in a heartbeat! Th smell is heavenly! And the taste really is a nice spice, caramel, cheesecakey taste. Less cheesecake than I’d like but the spice and deliciousness makes up for that :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78
drank Mocha Matcha by Matcha Outlet
10789 tasting notes

I really hope that my matcha experiments tonight don’t keep me up all night, though if they do then I suppose i’ll just need more in the morning to keep me going tomorrow lol

My matcha order was the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Robust

So! I’m trying this matcha out right after the coffee matcha just to see how the two compare. I have to be honest, I think I prefer the mocha one. Not because of the chocolatey factor but because it taste more like coffee than the coffee matcha did. I made this as a hot latte so that it was similar to what i did with the coffee matcha. The smell is pleasant and it’s a really smooth beverage. I think though that I’d really like to try this cold because it’s how I prefer to drink my coffee/mocha type beverages. I did expect that the flavour would be stronger given that I nearly always go with the robust flavouring. I think with this one you could go even stronger as long as you’re okay with not tasting matcha, which i totally am. I had a thought as well to try mixing the chocolate and the espresso matcha together to see how it compares to this one so that might be something to do whenever i get around to purchasing more matcha. At the end of the day, this is a nice matcha – still not as wonderful as caramel and cheesecake but they’re my ones to beat!

Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/mocha-matcha.html

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Coffee Matcha by Matcha Outlet
10789 tasting notes

So apparently this is my lucky week! My other matcha order arrived this afternoon so I have 5 new matchas to review woohoo! I promised Rachel that the Coffee Matcha would be the first that I review when they arrived, so when I got home, I settled down to enjoy at least the coffee matcha tonight :)

My matcha order was the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Robust

When I first opened the packaging, a weird smell emerged from the gold foil. It first smelled a bit like coffee then like something burnt and then my other half commented that it smelled like those wafer cookies with the fake icing in them that you can get in brown, white and pink. He made sure i didn’t think he meant the pink ones lol
It’s cold and raining out today so I opted for a warm matcha coffee latte! This is a strange matcha. It’s “almost” coffee but then there’s this “other” taste that I can’t quite place. Of course now all I can think of are those wafer cookies. I think though, it’s somewhere between those white wafers without the tang from the icing and a hazelnut coffee.

It’s not a bad matcha….but it’s not what i expected. I think in my head I was looking for a coffee matcha that tastes like coffee smells when it’s freshly ground and brewed in your house. This is not that type of matcha. I’m thinking that maybe I’ll get closer to that by trying the Espresso matcha and then adding a bit of caramel or cheesecake to it. Heh I’ve also got the mocha matcha at home here to try as well, so I may try that one right after this for comparison’s sake.

All in all, I’m still glad that I tried this but I may need to try one off the other coffee flavours from RedLeaf to see if I can find one that’s closer to the idea in my head.
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/coffee-matcha.html

Babble

Aww, bummer that you didn’t like it as much as you were hoping. I ended up getting the Kona matchaa a couple days ago, so we’ll have to swap notes.

Sil

Oh nice…looking forward to your review heh

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

66
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
10789 tasting notes

So while i have to admit it IS colder here…it is NOT gloves, hat and scarf weather people! Sheesh. It is a bit of a colder, cloudier day today so I’m opting for a bit of chocolately mint for my lunch tea. Hoping it will chase away a bit of the thursday blahs

Helena

It was -3 over here this morning definitely time for gloves :D

Sil

yeaaaaaahhh…but you’re in winterpeg aren’t you? do you ever get summer? grin

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Black Cherry Matcha by Matcha Outlet
10789 tasting notes

Go go Black Cherry! I have to say right off the bat that this might be my favourite fruit flavoured matcha so far. Given the intensity of the Pear matcha, I was a little worried about the strength of this matcha when I received it.

My matcha order was the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Robust

I shouldn’t have been worried! While in the Pear, the intensity was too much – in the black cherry it’s perfect! When I first opened the package it smelled like cherry…the kind of cherry that is in those red suckers you get as a child from the doctor for a good visit :) First up for THIS matcha was a morning smoothie! I tossed in a frozen banana, some milk and ice and blended it up! I was a bit concerned that the banana might alter the taste too much but this matcha was strong enough!

After blending the cherry becomes rich and less like those child’s suckers and more like actual cherries. It’s funny because I know a bunch of people sweeten their match but it’s never occurred to me to do that. I’m glad though because so far none of the matchas I’ve tried from Red Leaf have needed any sweetening. I REALLY like this matcha. I’m a little curious as to how this would blend with the Cola matcha – I may be adventurous enough to try that some time. I’m also a little happy because while I enjoyed the pear – it was a bit artificial and strong for me and the berry was a melange of flavours. This matcha is straight up, one intense flavour POW! Without being TOOOOO strong :)

Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/black-cherry-matcha.html

Donna A

After your description, I’m definitely getting this next. Yesterday it was down to black cherry or macadamia nut, and I got the latter, which I’m sure I’ll love.

Sil

Im a fan of this one. I’m curious as to how it compares to the other 2? cherry blends they have so I many order one of the others as well :)

Helena

It’s not on Amazon.com yet just so you guys know :D

Sil

Helena – Yeah neither is the cookies and cream :P RedLeaf hasn’t yet told me how they want me to handle that so I’ll keep checking back from time to time so that I can do that for them at some point

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78
drank Organic Assam by Butiki Teas
10789 tasting notes

Mmmmm! I purchased this tea when it was on sale, wanting to be able to compare Stacy’s Assam with another Assam that I have. Im not sure why I hadn’t opened it until today but I’m certainly glad that I did. I think I actually may prefer this one to the other black tea from Butiki that I’ve tried. This tea is bold while also being smooth and satisfying. There are malty tones in this tea, but not as strong as say, loashan black from verdant. This tea is a nice easy wake up in the morning. I love my black teas and this is no exception. While not a knock your socks off HELLO OMG WAKE UP TEA! It is a smooth, black tea with no atringency. Nice work stacy!

Butiki Teas

A little FYI, this Assam is going to cheaper until its sold out since we just got in 2 new Assam teas that are a bit bolder.

Sil

Temptress! Lol

Helena

No, you want wake up tea you get some Good Morning Sunshine!! although Assam is okay I suppose :D

Butiki Teas

Sil-I know, I’m terrible. :)
Helena-Hahaha, you’re the best! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
drank Cantaloupe and Cream by Butiki Teas
10789 tasting notes

Mmmmm a wonderful end to an evening. nothing like finishing up the day with a great cup of tea

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

74
drank Masala Chai by Bridgehead
10789 tasting notes

mmmm sipdown! One of these days I’ll get my stash down to a more manageable size lol. While this was one of my first chais and I loved it, it has since been replaced with others that are much more delicious.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78
drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
10789 tasting notes

Mmmmmm this is a really nice tea. I don’t recall why I decided to purchase this tea. I don’t often enjoy white teas. I’m glad that I picked it up though. This had a really nice taste. The black currant in the tea is sweet without being overly so. I added a bit of rock sugar to the tea which really brought out the black currant taste even more so.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling as well!

Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

Location

Toronto, ON

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer