421 Tasting Notes
Tea of the moment at work. I do like this one. It makes for a nice light cup of tea in the morning with just enough of a kick to get me through to lunch! I also like that the Bergamot isn’t the scene stealer here…sure it is there, but not in your face. Bring it morning! :)
Made another smoothie this morning, this time added in some agave and WOW did it make all the flavors pop! I’m really enjoying this matcha. It is very smooth and to me not super veggie tasting. I could really get in the habbit of drinking one of these every morning.
Afternoon tea at work. I love that this is a “forgiving” green tea…meaning it responds well to folks who leave it steeping too long (like I just did). It doesn’t get bitter it just seems to come out perfect no matter how I prep it! Toasty comes to mind with this one and I love it…yes I love a green tea…let Steeperites rejoice. ;)
Tea from this morning. This one is pretty bold (I picked it up at The Whistling Kettle – who I know gets there tea from MTC)! Very smokey and all around oaky flavor to it, really nice. I really like it as one of my morning kickstarters once I get to work. Thankfully I learned my lesson that one cup is enough…when I had it at WK yesterday I had a small stump pot which was WAY too much! I’m going to try it in the potato soup recipe I’m making tonight…I got the recipe from the lovely Bigelow (aisling of tea) any Lapsang adds a nice smoke/bacon flavor so we’ll see what this one brings.
Mixed this into an Acai/Cran Kefir smoothie this morning and wow! I got a hint of the veggieness of the matacha, but it was a perfect blend to the acai/cran Kefir. It was so good that I polished it off before I even made it halfway to work…yeah I think I found my morning “go to” starter. :)
Thanks to Fong Mong for this sample. The dry leaf reminds me of a milk oolong…in fact everything about this tea reminds me of that…almost. It is very light and buttery with the something else and I think that would be the sweet (mentioned in the tea description) aftertaste I get on the finish. I really like it! This might be one to add to the mix once I cut down my rather large tea stash!
Backlog from yesterday…I happened to see these in the store here in NC (I love Harris Teeter!) so I thought I’d pick up a bottle. I think it’s fantastic! The perfect lunch/afternoon iced tea on a hot Summer day. I found it to be cool, crisp, and only have a slight veggie flavor to it. I’ll be picking up more of this when we head home!
I am feeling the same way! I usually grab a ginger ale. But I think we’ll be getting a case of this instead very soon!
I’ve had some of Ito En’s other bottled teas and they do a pretty good job! I love that they have a nice range of straight unsweetened teas.
I quit drinking soda almost 4 years ago…….and guess what?? I don’t miss it at all! I have to try bottled green tea. Ito Em\n’s Sencha shots look and sound delicious.
Right so I thought I used up all of this way back when. BUT imagine my surprise and delight when I found the sample pouch when I was packing teas for vacation. I have to tell you the carmel flavor of this tea is amazing. There is also a slight hint of honey on the finish too. I am really enjoying it. This is a nice morning cup of tea to start off day 3 of vacation.