48 Tasting Notes
When I first tried this matcha a year ago I wasn’t that impressed. In my opinion I did not want to try this matcha as a latte because of the butterfly pea flowers and ginger flavor. I tried it first with water. This time I made it iced mixed with lemonade. Wow it is so much better this way. It intensifies the flavor. The lemon turns the drink purple too. Unfortunately it is not available right now but I hope it comes back in the future.
Flavors: Floral, Ginger
I had a sample of this tea from the advent calendar. I was kind of nervous to try this tea because of the combination of ingredients. I usually do not like rose in teas but I love the rose teas from Vahdam. The rose is not strong at all. It goes really well with the hibiscus and chai spices.
Flavors: Cardamom, Hibiscus, Rose
Ashmanra sip down- the end of American Chocolate a week- drink a chocolate tea. I bought this tea over six months ago and forgot to try it. I really like this chocolate tea. It has a rich dark chocolate flavor. It is not sweet so I added stevia. Delicious as a latte with almond milk and topped with chocolate whipped cream. One of my favorite chocolate teas. Tastes like a dark chocolate cookie. Does not taste artificial at all.
Flavors: Cookie, Dark Chocolate
I stopped by a local tea shop and picked up this tea. So glad I did it is delicious! It is Irish Breakfast Tea, White Chocolate Chips and Irish Cream and Brandy flavoring. The white chocolate makes it creamy. I love the Irish Cream and brandy flavor. I love it with stevia and creamer. I will have to try it iced too. Perfect for St Patrick’s Day or any day!
Flavors: Brandy, Irish Cream, White Chocolate
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March 2023- Pi Day
I enjoyed three pie flavored teas today. Fruit Pie Chai is my favorite. I prefer this tea cold brewed rather than hot. It is fruity and creamy. It does have a pie flavor. The combination of spices is not too strong it gives it a pastry flavor. I had this tea for a couple of years but forgot about it. I forgot how delicious it was. I also enjoyed Spiced Pumpkin Pie from Bird and Blend and Sweet Potato Pie from David’s Tea. I enjoyed National Pie Day.
Flavors: Fruity, Pastries, Spices
I love this matcha. I got it in my Sipsby box. I love the rich dark chocolate flavor. First time had it as an iced matcha latte with a little sweetener. This time I had it as a hot latte with oat milk and mixed it with peppermint honey and topped with peppermint sprinkles. It is delicious this way too. I will definitely buy a bag of this matcha it is one of my favorites.
3 Leaf has my favorite flavored matcha’s.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Peppermint
I haven’t tried this one! I had the raspberry one today. I do like the chocolate hojicha they sell, so I will probably be ordering more from them when my present stash gets low.
Finally trying Banana Matcha from the Matcha Advent Calendar. I tried it first as an iced latte with oat milk. It had a faint banana flavor. I like it better as a smoothie with a banana and strawberries. I like the Banana Matcha better from 3 Leaf it has a more intense and natural banana flavor. I still like the flavored matcha’s from David’s Tea but I like the matcha’s better from 3 Leaf. I like that there is no sugar and it’s more natural flavor. I have only tried three flavors but I will eventually buy more once I sip down more matcha’s I have.
I was at World Market today and I had to buy this tea because of the cute tin! I have tried the Earl Grey tea bags from Ahmad and really liked it. First time I have bought loose leaf tea from them. I am enjoying it as a latte with vanilla honey and it’s really good. My favorite Earl Grey teas are still from Stash and Harney and Sons but this one is really good. Has a light floral flavor which is interesting because it has no flowers in it. I would buy this tea again. They have three other loose leaf teas I want to try too.
Flavors: Bergamot, Floral
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March 2023- International Irish Whiskey Day
Not whiskey but bourbon. Not my favorite bourbon tea but not bad. I do not like it straight black. It tastes so much better with black walnut bourbon sugar and creamer. The flavor is strong so the creamer makes it better. I don’t like this tea as well hot. It tastes better cooled off. My favorite bourbon teas are Low Country from August Uncommon and Father’s Day from Harney and Sons. I have had two sample bags of this tea over two years though so I need to sip it down.
Flavors: Bourbon, Smoked