275 Tasting Notes
/george takei voice: Oh my!
I have been trying goat milk in my tea this week, and haven’t really found it as good as my old stand-by, half & half. Until now. Usually, there’s this tart aftertaste that says “I’m goat milk!” that wasn’t playing well with my teas to me.
Decided I wanted chai this morning. Set up my little white teapot and started working (today’s my work-from-home day) and then started working and forgot about it for a bit. Once I remembered, I ran downstairs and frothed up a little splenda and the goat milk, poured the tea in and WOW! That’s nice. The chai slaps the goat around a little, and it blends all in with the spices and everyone sings a happy little tune.
So the goat milk seems to just need something a little more intense to stand up to it. Good to know! I don’t know that I’ll make goat milk a regular part of my tea routine, but it’s fun to try things out.
Well, after quite some time and a lot of use, I threw this cup away yesterday.
The plastic absorbed the jasmine scent, and started releasing a plastic scent, so everything in the cup smelled and tasted like plastic jasmine.
I’ll miss it, it was about the perfect size and shape and form, but I am leery of heating plastic these days anyway. I brought my glass double-wall bottle from Adagio (the activiTEA) to work to replace it, we will see how we get along. It’s almost too skinny – I don’t like it when I can’t really comfortably get my hand in a glass to clean it thoroughly.
My last cup of this tea. The tin is empty. Guess I will have to let it air out and then reuse it for something else :)
I am drinking my tea with Goat’s milk this week, and I wanted to try it out and try some salted tea this weekend. I might have to do that tonight, which means a run to the store for supplies to make flatbread to go with it.
I am not much of a fan of the goat milk in sweetened tea. Too much of a tang. Makes for wonderful yogurt, not so much for milky tea :)
Good morning Steepsterites.
This morning’s morning tea is A&D’s Double Knit Blend. I realized my previous entries on this were positively Neandertalian in detail, so here’s a little more than the previous grunting.
I used Almond-Coconut milk in it, as we are out of half & half. I think I am getting used to the taste in tea though, I actually quite like it with this and with A&D’s Assam.
I think I agree with the other reviewers on this who feel it’s got Assam in the blend, that seems reasonable, as they sell an Assam. I should really do a side by side tasting and see how they differ. That might be fun.
I think this has a mild hint of malty spiciness that isn’t present in the Assam, though I don’t think it’s actual spices, just a quality of whatever other tea is in there. Maybe Keemun.
It’s a nice all-around, all-purpose tea.
My tin of this is getting low. I think once my Buy Nothing Summer is over, I will be down enough on this and the Assam to warrant an order. If they still have the three pack, I’ll try it with the Russian Caravan tea this time. I haven’t been going through Mt Gray like I have been through the Assam and this one.
Last night, the hubs and I went out for curry at a Thai restaurant we frequent. I had some of my veggie Massaman curry left over, so I brought it home and am having it for lunch today, along with this tea.
I had thought about chai with my curry, but decided I needed a plain tea that wouldn’t compete with the spices in the curry. Frothed some splenda and almond-coconut milk while the Assam brewed, and then combined for a nice malty latte. Perfect with my lunch.