Another new Dessert by Deb!
I enjoyed this one – really nice lychee scent in the bag, and tasty when brewed up as well. I can’t remember specifics anymore but I think it’s one of my faves from the Japanese & Asian Patisserie collection.
“Another new Dessert by Deb! I enjoyed this one – really nice lychee scent in the bag, and tasty when brewed up as well. I can’t remember specifics anymore but I think it’s one of my faves from the...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown! (8 | 376) Cold brewed, as always! I also tried this one hot, but didn’t write a note for it. I was really excited for this tea, as I love lychee and jasmine and mango things, and I also...” Read full tasting note
“Sipped on this one Friday evening while working on outlines for season two of Geek Steep! We started recording today for S2, and I’m just so excited to be getting back into it! I was also excited...” Read full tasting note
One of the most delightful things about the world of Asian sweets is the vast array of mouthwatering and delicious fruits to enjoy! Tropical fruits are aplenty in pastries, cakes, confections, and in this case, sweet mochi! This green tea blend boasts big lychee flavour with fresh mango and coconut. Take a bite of this sweet treat bursting with fruity goodness.
Ingredients: Chun Mee Green Tea, Jasmine Blossoms, Natural Lychee Flavour, Dried Mango*, Coconut*, Sencha Green Tea* (* = certified organic)
Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.
Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 200F for 3-4 mins
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Cold brewed, as always! I also tried this one hot, but didn’t write a note for it.
I was really excited for this tea, as I love lychee and jasmine and mango things, and I also love mochi. But I’m finding it just okay, unfortunately. The lychee is the strongest flavor for me and it reminds me of lychee gummies, which I love. But the jasmine is a bit perfumey, and I feel like the combination with the lychee (which is also somewhat floral) is just too much for me. I adore jasmine, even strong jasmine, but this tastes more like perfume than actual fresh jasmine. I get some mango as well I think, though it somewhat blends into the lychee.
Anyway, I’m very glad to have tried it and it’s not bad or anything, just a bit underwhelming for me. I seem to have that reaction to a lot of Deb’s teas, and yet I still feel compelled to try all the things! ;)
Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Candy, Floral, Jasmine, Lychee, Mango, Perfume
Sipped on this one Friday evening while working on outlines for season two of Geek Steep! We started recording today for S2, and I’m just so excited to be getting back into it! I was also excited to try this tea – I’m trying to think about if I’ve seen another mochi inspired tea blend before and I don’t think so!? Mochi is one of those things that I really want to like because they always have such fun and innovative flavours and they usually look quite cute – but fuck me do I struggle with the texture. I saw somewhere that someone described the sensation of biting mochi as reminding them of the feeling of biting a nut sack, and I have literally never been able to disassociate from that comparison…
Thankfully mochi inspired tea seems much more up my alley – this is really nice! I’ve been very impressed with Deb’s newest collection so far. It feels like she just had a lot of fun with these profiles, and it translates into the cup! This is a good medley of lychee, with its juicy floral notes, and more of a candy or “Japanese” style mango. Pretty low acidity/tang and more focused on the sweetness of ripe mangoes. Despite both fruit notes being pretty juicy, it’s not an overly rich or cloying blend – and the sweetness is balanced out by both some creamy coconut rasps as well as the more vegetal and grassy notes of the green tea. I actually found that, with this blend, I didn’t mind being able to taste the green tea at all – it was pretty complimentary to everything else going on.