Recent Tasting Notes
Just got home after a few days away and I needed comfort big time, and something fast as well. This tea fit the bill perfectly. Nice and thick and sweet and flavourful, it is the tea version of hot chocolate and exactly the cup I needed to settle back into my life. Now to figure out how my cat-sitter managed to get litter in EVERY place in the house, even the keyboard . . .
Oh yum. This is a staple in my collection but one that I often overlook because I keep it in a seperate area to the bulk of my collection. When I do grab it though, especially on mornings where I need a kick, it is like a bear hug from a good friend who I’ve known forever. Comforting and uplifting and just delicious.
After all the controversy and wank yesterday over this one, it sent me back to my cupboard to have a nice big glass of it myself. This is definitely a comfort tea for me, and one I adore. The tea flavour is strong but not overpowering, and there’s enough sugar in here to bring a dead horse back to life. The milk gives it a bit of froth and creaminess, and it honestly is still my favourite wakeup cup in the morning, over a year (and many many teas) later. I just can’t drink this one at night because the combination of the caffeine and the sugar leave me pretty wired for an hour or two.
I… don’t know what to think… It’s good, I think? I mean, I enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t call this a “tea” necessarily. It’s powderized, so in my head it just doesn’t match up with what I know as Camellia Sinensis.
Anyhow, I did enjoy my cup. This is just like milky bubbletea! only a bit more burnt tasting. Is it possible to burn powder? I guess I can burn the sugar.
The creamy and malty part was really nice, but there was a touch too much sweetness for my liking.
Overall, I’d say it was pretty good. In fact, I’d keep it in my cupboard if it didn’t give me tummy issues afterwards! which is why I am lowering the rating some. Never again. Yikes.
My tea cupboard is empty if I don’t have some of these packages in it! Nobody can convince me that instant automatically means horrid after drinking this.
I first tried it when I was visiting a friend in DC. Everyone else was drinking coffee, so she asked if I’d like to try this instead since I’m a tea girl. My first sip I felt like it was a really strong tea, but out of politeness, I kept sipping. Within minutes I was glad I did, and that day when we went to the Asian market I bought my own bag of it. Yes, it is simply little packages of sugar and powdered tea, but it seriously makes a delicious cup. I make all tea drinkers try it, now, and nobody has yet disliked it!