69 Tasting Notes
I had a bad morning—nothing was going my way, and it’s raining like crazy again. Student activities sponsored a tea bar (free travel mug!) in the student center today, which really made my day. At the suggestion of a friend, I chose this one, and it helped me relax. The rose and spearmint complement the chamomile nicely—I usually don’t care for the herb by itself, unless I am really in the mood for it.
At arranging, I realized I’d made yet another mistake on the assignment I’d just turned in, but I’ve done well in the class otherwise. The chamomile said to shrug it off.
Microwaved 2.5 minutes, steeped a couple minutes (don’t remember…) Smelled like a caramel latter while steeping. I can taste the caramel and vanilla pretty equally, and they’re pretty strong compared to the tea itself (I steep everything briefly, because I like milder tea). Out of curiosity, I added a little Coffee-Mate (hey, I don’t always have milk in the fridge), which made it slightly creamier. It mellowed out as I drank it.
Microwaved on high 2.5 minutes. Steeped for about 4 minutes. Tasted a little bitter, and kind of earthy. Added a hint of sugar, which I couldn’t taste, so I added a bit more. Then I added some milk, enough to turn it cloudy. Added one last bi of sugar, and I think it’s a decent flavor. With the added milk, it’s a pretty mild chai, but I like milder teas. Nice when I just need something warm and soothing to drink.