743 Tasting Notes
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!
I can’t believe I’m the first to review this Harvest Tea by Della Terra. No takers? I have to admit, at first, I wasn’t blown away by this one. I had a second cup this morning, and although I still wasn’t blown away, it’s kinda growing on me. It’s not one of those in your face flavored teas. It’s much more subtle. I don’t get a ton of apple, but there’s a little there. The molasses comes through as sort of a well-rounded sweetness…like a hug of sweetness, not a punch. It definitely tastes of Fall, and it’s very cozy. Simple, but nice.
First cup of the morning, and this is the second time I’ve tried this one. Wanted to give it a fair chance to impress me. Unfortunately, there’s not really a salted taste to it, and I don’t get enough caramel or toffee flavor. It’s kind of a blah mixture of chocolate and caramel. Oh well, the rest of this sample might need to find a new home.