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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

52Teas Loose Leaf Green Tea 'cranberry matcha'

Tea Information:
Tea: cranberry matcha
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Here’s our premium matcha blended with real dried cranberry juice and natural flavors. YUM.
Ingredients: Premium matcha blended with dried cranberry juice and natural flavors.

Steep Information 1:
Amount: 1/4 tsp
Water: 8 ounces filtered 180°F
Tool: Aerolatte
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes 1:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, fruity, tart
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, chalky, maybe a hint of fruit?
Body: Full
Aftertaste: chalky
Liquor: dark opaque olive green

Added another 8 ounces of water and blended, weaker, barely any flavor.

Steep Information 1:
Amount: 1 tsp
Water: 8 ounces filtered 180°F
Tool: Aerolatte
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes 2:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, fruity, tart
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, grassy
Body: Full
Aftertaste: a little fruity
Liquor: dark opaque olive green

I added white sugar, a lot and it became a weird sweetened grassy fruity drink/

I have come to the conclusion I don't like grassy green teas, and most green teas taste grassy to me.

I tried an assortment of amounts from 1/8 tsp - 1tbl in varying amounts of water and juices.

This was smooth, not bitter, hints of cranberry that I wish were stronger.

Rating: 2/4 leaves


Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing






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