627 Tasting Notes
I enjoyed two steepings of this with my first attempt at pumpkin scones. They turned out a little odd…kinda wet inside even though the knife came out clean (must of picked the wrong spots) and I baked them for as long as other scones. I think the pumpkin made the dough wetter. I didn’t even use as much buttermilk this time. Despite this, they were YUMMY! Just not the same consistency as usual. Wetter, like pumpkin pie. I’m not gonna complain though! This deliciously vanilla tea went extremely well with them.
So, it’s been a little crazy around here lately, so I haven’t been on steepster much. I’m one of the unfortunate government workers who’s been furloughed until Congress figures things out. It’s a really weird place to be. Anyway, I’m trying to keep busy so I don’t think about it too much. Fortunately, my husband doesn’t work for the government.
I had 3 steepings of this tea today. Just didn’t feel like having a variety, or taking the effort to make different teas, so I just resteeped. Although the third steeping was pretty weak, with brown sugar and soy milk, it was still delicious. This one has totally grown on me. Btw, I was making chocolate chip cookies, and stole a chip or two from the batter, and this tea is especially delicious if you take a sip after chewing a semi-sweet chocolate chip. ;)
Too bad I can’t pick up more of this until I can go back to work (the store is near my office and I have a large commute), but I guess that’s a good thing, since I probably shouldn’t spend too much money right now.
This has been a challenging day. All I want to do is go back to bed, but I have to work. At least there’s tea!
I haven’t had this one in a long while, so decided to give it another shot instead of the DavidsTea pumpkin chai that I was going to have. I added brown sugar this time, and it was so much more custard-like. Very smooth and creamy. I remember complaining before that there was more cinnamon than pumpkin, but compared to DavidsTea’s pumpkin chai, it’s not overpowering. A nice smooth start to the day, although I probably needed more of a kick in the butt!
Drinking this again because it feels like Fall and I needed a warmer-upper after a run. This time I steeped it 5 minutes and added some brown sugar and some soy milk. Still tastes like too much cinnamon, but I’m enjoying it nonetheless. Anyone else notice that when DavidsTea says chai, it usually means heavy on the cinnamon?
It boggles my mind how different this tastes at home versus at work. The microwave at work, combined with some half & half, makes this taste like delicious toffee tea, while the variable temperature kettle at home, with some soy milk, makes this a lame black and white tea mixture. Too many variables, I guess. Is it the water? The choice of milk? The way the water is heated? The steep time? (I confess I steep this longer at work…too much distraction!) I don’t know!