1616 Tasting Notes
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. ;)
Yesterday I went to Victoria to visit with Bear With Me and get some teas for myself and some friends. It was so much fun, even though I missed my ferry home and had to wait almost 2 hours for the next one. :) I managed to get the only plug in the waiting area, and sat there and read and facebooked and it was actually great. And then a friend came and picked me up from the ferry and took me home. Yay!
Anyways, my spoils:
Mountain Rain: Silk Road (OMG.)
Museum Tea: Silk Road
Berry Victoria: Silk Road
Tulsi Apple and Pear: Georgie’s
Orange Grove Vanilla: Georgie’s
Matcha with Yuzu: Azuma Cha-en
Apple Custard: DavidsTea
Pumpkin Pie Organic Rooibos: Janet’s Special Teas
Cardamom Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Vanilla Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Japanese Lime Organic Green: Janet’s Special Teas
Sidney Sunrise Organic Rooibos: Janet’s Special Teas
Bukhial Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Gingia Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
Black Currant Organic Black: Janet’s Special Teas
…and a tea pot.
Yeah. I, uhh… in my defence, a couple of them I got to share. So I’ll be taking my bit and sending the rest off.
Anyways, Apple Custard. I made a big mug of this last night when I got home, and sipped on it some. It was really quite tasty. Creamy apple with a lot of other supporting flavours. This morning I drank more of it cold, and it was also good. Quite a lot of vanilla, apple, raisins…
I think I really like this one. It’s another herbal with no hibiscus which is always nice. Not sure I’ll get a lot more, but I will get a bit more to drink a few more times over the winter.