Friday, May 15, 2015

Matcha Sampling Results!

   Some of you probably already knew that I was sampling a variety of Matcha for a blind taste test study being done by Red Leaf Tea. Well that finished awhile ago but I'm finally getting around to posting my results on this blog, yay!       Sometimes work just kicks your butt enough that it delays life in general, unfortunately.

   This is going to be a two part post. For the first part I will add a general summary of my results and for the second post [coming soon] you'll see some individual comments on each one and what each sample actually is in name and price. Thanks for reading!

The powder in each sample:

Price Comparison:

Individual Matcha Ratings:

Averaged Matcha Ratings:

Rating Versus Price:

   Some very nice people created these charts for me so I really can't take credit, but aren't they awesome!?!?! The best part is seeing that price doesn't always equal taste. In some cases we see the rating is actually higher than others while the price is lower. I know this first post was chart heavy but I promise to delve more into the nitty gritty details of each sample in the next couple of days!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Teasenz: Honeysuckle

I received a very full box of tea samples from Teasenz in the mail yesterday and I've never had Honeysuckle tea before so figured I'd try it first. First, I loved the look of the "leaves", they looked so clean and pretty! They smelled like what I'd imagine combining butter and honey would. I was surprised that when I drained it into my cup it actually had a green hue to it.
I'm not sure I would pay tons of money for this one simply because there are so many others type of tisane and tea out there that I'd buy first but this was definitely a pleasant experience. The flavor note I come back to time and again is "buttery". I think this would be a great before bed tea with a little honey added to balance the butteryness.

Main Flavors: Buttery, Slight Honey Notes