1613 Tasting Notes
I’m sick, I can’t really taste today, and I am having this as a latte. The flavouring of this tea is good, but the base is TERRIBLE. And so is their customer service. So I guess it’s a good thing I don’t want more of this tea… (On the other hand, I love some of the herbal teas they have, which sucks.)
(Total drink size about 10 oz. With almond milk.)
Oh man. I made up a huge mug of this with hot almond milk and a little sugar. It tastes amazing, and smells amazing, but I can’t drink it. :( I’m finding the only thing I can tolerate right now is my water and lime.
That really hurt to pour this down the drain.
I definitely recommend trying these cacao"teas" as lattes, or even steeping them in milk on the stove. So good.
(20 minute steep…)
(Whoops! I almost missed it! Note 1551. :) )
Yep, it’s tea. Not my favourite, but I figure that since my tasting isn’t so great right now I’ll drink up some of the stuff I don’t love so much. :)
(I gave my BFF the rest of the Forever Nuts, WOO! And because all I have is DayQuil, she’s going to get me something so I can sleep tonight.)
This tea is… interesting. I steeped it really strong, and added 1/4 mug of almond milk. It’s almost smoky or leathery, it’s weird. And sharp. The sharp brightness is what I don’t care for in a lot of Ceylons.
But it is tea.
Whoops. I have a curdled almond milk and Forever Nuts Latte.
It’s still alright. At least it’s not chunky the way that milk curdles. It tastes like nuts and apple and cinnamon, the way I would expect.
Still not my most favourite tea, but I got sucked into buying it on mega sale last year and, well, totally forgot that it’s not my favourite.
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.