1569 Tasting Notes
52Teas Gingerbread Smoke + Tea Desire Caramel Puerh.
Made as a latte. Yes, the crazy DavidsTea style. 3 tsp each tea.
I used unsweetened almond milk today because 1) I am sick and 2) there was no unsweetened soy milk on sale, and even though I don’t really love soy it generally tastes a bit better for “milk” heavy applications. (And also it sets Jello puddings, but almond milk doesn’t…)
It’s not bad. I’m glad the Gingerbread Smoke is gone. It’s actually lost a LOT of flavour, even though it’s been in a tin. I was expecting the smoke to dominate this blend, but it really isn’t. I’m getting mostly caramel and ginger. (I did end up adding extra ginger to the sample I kept…) And it’s pretty good!
I like this method for using up teas, but it still feels really wasteful. I might do another steeping of this blend tonight, just so I can get as much as possible out of the huge amount of leaves.
This is definitely a comfort tea, to steep all day and drink when I’m out hiking or when I’m not feeling well.
Sadly, today I’m not out hiking. Instead, I have cold #2 for the month.
It’s been steeping about 8 hours, and I love it. Super sweet, cinnamon, a bit of mint, a tiny hint of other spices. Yum.
(1 tea bag for 12 oz)
IDK if this is the same as the Hattialli Golden Paw Assam that’s currently on their website and I have in my cupboard…
So… I like it. A lot. I’d like it more if I wasn’t sick. It’s very similar (might even be the same!) to the tippy Hattialli I steal from my mom when I visit.
Yum yum yum. Malty, etc, good with additives, good without.
So DavidsTea posted a recipe for their tea lattes.
10 tsp tea. (I KNOW RIGHT?!)
hot water to the top of the logo in their steeper (6 or 7 oz I think)
Take 8 oz milk, shake it up real well in a microwave safe container, take the lid off and microwave for 45 seconds. Your milk should be warm, if not, shake some more and microwave it a bit more.
Put tea in mug, add milk (holding back the foam) and top with foam. Drink.
I added 1/3 tsp sugar to the milk before I shook it up.
It’s… really good. Super milky, which I guess I should expect seeing as it’s a latte, but lots of flavour. I only had 6 tsp of this tea left, so that’s what I used.
If you have a tea that goes well with milk, I’d recommend trying this. Maybe just double the amount of tea you’d usually use for 16 oz, instead of using 10 tsp though. Unless you’re REALLY trying to use something up. :)
Ooh, I’m going to have to make a tea latte with O’Connor’s Cream and some whisky. Hmm…
It’s not that I don’t like it, but I just don’t drink it. I’ve managed to give most of it away as samples. It smells like an herb store. One that operates out from the roots of a tree. All earthy and spicy and weird. Not something I crave often, if ever. Interesting, and drinkable, but not something I look for, flavour-wise.
I got this at Georgie’s Tea Emporium in Victoria.
It’s really nice. Yes, it’s the basic hibiscus-and-rosehip fruit tea base, but something about the orange and vanilla means it’s not too sour for me. It’s sweet and creamy, and reminds me of an Orange Julius.
This would be really good cold brewed, as well.
This tea doesn’t pack quite the punch of the Cardamom tea by Alokozay. The cardamom flavour is really mild and is almost clovey. And the tea itself isn’t anywhere near as strong and thick and rich.
So while I can appreciate this, I prefer the other companies version.
A sample from MissB! Thank you. :)
This is really really good. It’s exactly what it says it is – a cardamom black tea. Nice and strong, very spicy, amazing with a splash of milk.
I really like it, and if I was in the market for a cardamom tea I’d totally hunt this down and buy some. As it is, I have Too Many Teas. ;)