569 Tasting Notes
I drank this all day at work today. It’s just perfect. I left it to steep for too long (got distracted and forgot about it). It still tasted excellent. Added a bit of honey, also excellent. This tea is just so good. I’ve never gravitated back toward a singular tea so frequently, but I have to control myself, as the price does not allow for daily drinking.
I’ve been looking for flavored/unsweetened matchas to try, and just ordered quite a few from The Whistling Kettle. I made this one this morning and was very disappointed. The directions call for 16oz of water for each single serve packet of matcha. I used about 12oz of water/oat milk. It turned a light brown color, which was a bad sign. I could taste no strawberry, and no matcha. It just tasted like oat milk. I have quite a few others to try, so I’m hoping for better results.
I received this in a recent Verdant order, but it looks like it is now sold out. Charcoal and roasted notes open up into raisin and deep fruitiness. There’s a strong minerality/rock flavor that contrasts with the raisin notes nicely. Subsequent steeps reveal an intense fruitiness. A bit of lychee and mango.
Flavors: Fruity, Lychee, Mango, Mineral
I thought I had reviewed this already, but it looks like not. I just finished up my 15g packet, and I will certainly miss this one. Such an awesome balance of banana, bread notes, and maple. Most recently, I made a latte with it and it was a dessert in a mug.
Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Maple Syrup
I just finished off my sample size and purchased another bag. The cocoa and anise is so well-balanced, and such an interesting combination, I’ve found myself craving the flavor combo recently. August Uncommon posted a recipe for an affogatto using this tea, and I’m very interested in trying it. I’ll have to grab some vanilla ice cream next time I’m at the store.