My notes from the first time I had this:
This tea is definitely a special treat. It smells amazing – exactly like pistachio ice cream, all roasted pistachio with a hint of sweetness. The flavor is equal parts cream and pistachio goodness. It survives a second steep nicely. Just steep it for a good long while and the nuttiness really comes out. Yummy!
Notes from the second time:
I must have used a different proportion of leaves to nuts, because the green tea flavor was much more prominent this time, with a grassy note and very faint pistachio flavor. The creaminess only came out on the end of the sip.
I decided to add vanilla agave to see if that would help. The agave brings out the creaminess beautifully. The nutiness comes out more too, though still not as prominent as it was last time. Ah, but the second steep brings that flavor out in scores. Amazing. Now it just tastes like drinking a roasted pistachio. No creaminess, but let’s see what the vanilla agave does to a nuttier steeping. Ok, it no longer tastes even remotely like ice cream but my goodness is this delicious! the vanilla and pistachio complement each other so extremely well… happy Kaylee!
Note: Don’t drink this cold. Just don’t.