424 Tasting Notes
Today’s blog post on www.tealover.net – my review of the Global Tea Hut subscription, and especially the September 2015 publication. I try my hand at Tang Dynasty brewing.
Midori Spring Matcha is organic and the package shows a USDA Organic logo, so that can only be good, right? The matcha arrived in a 30g tin that even identifies the Japanese region where the matcha came from. I like little extra details like that. The tin itself is thick and not flimsy and the label directs the consumer to the company website for recipes and a full brewing guide. Under the screw-off lid, the tin is sealed with a pull up top like Snack Pack from when I was a kid and kids were allowed to lick pudding off of sharp metal.
Full review and photos: https://tealover.net/2015/09/midori-spring-organic-ceremonial-grade-matcha/
Today’s review: the Flying Tea Gourd! With a name like that, you have to check it out.
Today on the blog – continuing my journey through subscription boxes, with a look at Amoda Tea, featuring Petali Teas’ Vintage Violet.
I can’t believe I have gone so many days in between reviews. I know none of you were probably noticing, but my internal clock was really anxious to get back to writing. Today I have for you a review of the Tomotcha monthly subscription, and their gyokuro, which was the month’s tea that I received.
Awesome dragon teaware and full review at:
There were no brewing instructions on the package or on the website, so I went with what I usually do for oolongs – around 185F and gong fu style. I had a very long (not bad, just long) day at work and thought that this tea would be just the ticket. I put about 1t of leaves in my easy gaiwan (don’t judge – remember it was a long day) and started steeping. I was too wiped out to time the steeps so I just brewed by instinct, as I suspect many people do. Luckily the tea was very forgiving.
Pics and the rest: https://tealover.net/2015/08/grand-tea-organic-gaba-oolong/
Guess what. Another subscription box review! This one is about Just Add Honey, which is a tea and honey box.
I’m starting to feel like the queen of Random Steepings, but I don’t know where else to put all of these subscription box reviews.
Today’s post is about London Tea Club. https://tealover.net/2015/08/london-tea-club-subscription-box/
Today I reviewed the Sei Sei glass travel infuser!
I am a daily travel tumbler user, so I was really excited to have a chance to review the just-released Sei Sei Portable Tea Infuser Bottle. Believe me, I shopped around for a long time before I settled on the tumbler that I use now, and I wish this one had been available back then.
In the past I always made matcha lattes in my blender, so I was really excited to have a chance to try out some more traditional implements. MatchaDNA provided me with a free bamboo whisk and spoon for this review. They are also giving a 25% off coupon code for Tealover readers! That code is: Y98VQ47Z and it is valid for the next three months.
Full review and pretty pictures at https://tealover.net/2015/08/product-review-matchadna-bamboo-chasen-whisk-with-spoon/