78 Tasting Notes
so, two of these lil’ packets came with my Snakku subscription (slightly off topic: I tried this subscription randomly and have really enjoyed it, it has beautiful presentation, and I’m usually more excited for this box to come in than the yarn subscription I’m doing, and that is a huge deal. I love snacks?) and the first packet was iced and it was okay, I think that I may have overdone it with the water. the resulting matcha was pretty weak. a couple of days ago I made the last packet hot and it was so good! maybe a bit sweet for my taste, but still very enjoyable.
on Tuesday this past week, I had to go to a ‘required’ training that had nothing to do with the work that I do, but was given food! breakfast! a kind of coffee cake and some fruit (I took my water bottle bc there was only coffee) and LUNCH!! sandwiches! and wraps!! they also had sweet tea, which I got thinking ‘it can’t be that sweet’ and also thinking it would wake me up, I forgot that I am literally in TX and there was so much sugar that I wanted to die. comparatively, to that sweet tea, the matcha latte was pretty tame.
found this tin and thought it would be a good substitute for my regular ‘I-have-to-go-to-work-and-need-matcha’ morning. though, technically, this does have matcha in it as well. I love this tea and will have to savor what little I have left until the winter.
(drinking this iced, because everything needs ice in the summer)
a few of these were included in my latest sipsby box and because I’m obsessed with iced matcha for breakfast, I decided to try one out this morning and it’s okay. I’ve been spoiled with the various offerings from Material Matcha Uji and ehhh. I do like the packet though, I’m pretty dead in the morning and just dumping the contents into my travel mug was nice.
I backed these teas via Kickstarter last year, and received MMU01 and MMU03 from the original campaign. and recently (somehow? in a strange kinda fugue?) acquired MMU02, which I haven’t tried yet. MMU01 is definitely ‘sharp’, if you are into more sweet matchas, I would probably skip this and get MMU03 (or maybe even MMU02? I can’t say yet!), but I really like the sharp-kinda bitter grassiness of this one. just give me some grass water, probably? currently, I’m drinking this iced because it is the most terrible time of the year and I need ice in everything. even my cat gets ice in his water most mornings (but he is also very very spoiled). anyway, this ice kinda helps cut the intensity of this tea, which is fine.
of course I had to get another Prince tribute tea! last year? the year before? The When Doves Cry tea was absolutely the most amazing thing. I cold-brewed this and mainly taste the lemon and mint, not really getting the peach. I’m going to make this hot and then maybe put some ice in it to see if that helps.
Flavors: Lemon, Spearmint
Today I told myself that I really need to drink the tea that I already own, instead of buying more? it’s because it’s hot and terrible and I just stay in the house reading about cat food and somehow end up buying tea? ugh. it needs to stop.
Spirit Tea currently has a Ruby 18 on their site that is just called Ruby 18, I made the Earthchild Eighteen page because as a person who catalogues books at a library, the name difference bothered me enough to make sure that there were different pages for the different names. the box this tea came in also lacks the cool region/producer/harvest info that is on the website (well, it does have the harvest date).
anyway, I love this Ruby 18, even though it’s just been hanging out for the past year…forgotten.
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Flavors: Floral, Toasty