1696 Tasting Notes
As an eggnog latte.
O. M. G.
Almost makes up for some of the seriously shitty news that’s coming across on my facebook feed. (Oil > First Nations and environment in BC, Ferguson, kkk, Cosby, etc.)
The chocolate-cream-whisky flavour of the tea goes REALLY well with the eggnog. And the tea itself is strong enough that I can taste there’s tea under there.
Eggnog-tea-lattes. Try them. You’ll be hooked. ;)
Kittenna suggested 82C, 2 minutes. Sooooo… I’m trying this at 80C (the closest temp my kettle will do!).
It smells creamier, but it is still quite a savoury green tea. At this steep temp/time, the balance is a lot tastier for me. More nutty cream, a little less like I’m chewing on spinach. :)
And that’s the last of it. I’m really glad I got to try this one, but it’s not for me and so I won’t miss it.
This is still good, but I can tell I should probably sip it down. The coconut is OK for now, but since this is an older tea I don’t think it’ll last a whole lot longer.
Thankfully it is tasty, so it’s no hardship to drink this tea! I should probably bring it down in my cupboard so I see it and thus drink it more often.
Thanks so much, Bear With Me, for sharing this with me.
I do really like this one. Definitely nicer than the other berry puerh I have. Perhaps because it has the nut and comes off as more bread-like, but still nicer.
With a touch of milk tonight. Yes, real milk to go with my real eggnog. I’m still stuffed up, but I do prefer cow’s milk to the almond milk I’ve been drinking all week. (Yay for increasing my lactose tolerance!)
The dry leaves smell amazing, and there are bits of vanilla pod chopped up and strewn about in the bag.
Sadly once it steeps, I can’t really tell there’s vanilla. This might be because of the cold I’m still recovering from, but IDK. I made it into an eggnog latte, and it’s really good this way. :) Ahh, yes. Now I can tell there’s more vanilla than just in the eggnog!
(8oz tea, 4oz eggnog)
Now that I am recovering from teh sick, and am not going to contaminate anything with bad germs, I’m busy making up a huge list of samples I’ve promised people. Sil, your box is going to need a bigger box! IDK how I’m going to send all this stuff! Maybe some creative packing…
Tonight this tea is turning out to be too green for me. It’s really spinachy and savoury, which isn’t really what I wanted. I think I’m going to add a bit of sugar and some eggnog to reduce the greenness and bring it back to sweet dessert tea. :)