1024 Tasting Notes
I’m used to steeping my green teas around 80°C, so when T2 called for the Strawberry Bliss Chai (with a green base) to be steeped at 100°, I scratched my head a bit but I believed them. It worked out fine. Don’t steep for too long or it gets too bitey (damn cardamom) but after a short stint of steeping it’s a chilli sweet dream.
OH YEAH, this is what I want a hearty tea to taste like! MMMMM. YUM. The dry scent is lovely, with the fruity sweetness of the lemon and blueberries, but then the pu’erh comes running through like a steamtrain. The wet scent is a bit off-putting, kind of almost like mud. VERY, VERY EARTHY. I was a bit scared off once I’d poured it, but thank gosh I went for it anyway. This is my kind of kick-in-the-guts tea.
Oh, for any mint fans this tea is a winner! Such a beautiful minty scent; this red tea is just fabulous. Steep for ages and it just gets better. So far I’ve tried it plain and with a dash of milk, but I’m also looking forward to seeing what a drop of maple syrup will do…
Use only 1/4 teaspoon per cup for this bad boy. Took me back to the green tea ceremony we went to in primary school at first. I’ve tried both frothed (using the whisk) and stirred (the powder means you only need to dissolve it) but I think perhaps my favourite of all is a matcha milkshake – one part stirred matcha, one part almond milk, and a small drop of honey to sweeten. Ridiculously good.