2050 Tasting Notes
This reminds me of the sweet and cinnamony milk that’s left over after a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (especially when I make it as an iced latte using unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk). More vanilla and sugar than tea and spices, for sure, but a fun guilty pleasure. Slurp! MMMmmmm :-p
This was my first visit to a new local coffeehouse & cinema that is geared towards “geeks.” I was glad to see they had decent tea. I was prepared for anything from Bigelow teabags bags to locally blended loose leaf, so 12 flavors of Numi was not altogether a disappointment. They also serve chai lattes, but I’m not sure if they are from a powdered mix, liquid concentrate, etc. I’ll probably try one next time though.
This is nice. Neither darjeeling tea nor “berry” flavor are my favorites, but I mainly chose it because it was a Numi tea I knew I hadn’t tried before. With a packet of honey added, it was nicely sweet and flavorful (I’d say raspberry with a hint of strawberry.) I’m sure it would be great iced, and in fact the rest of my cup will probably end up in the fridge. The one thing I hate about coffeeshops is the drinks are always scalding hot for half the time you are there…
Dry, this blend smells very strongly of cinnamon, but once brewed it mellows out a bit. Definitely reminiscent of the pumpkin pie I baked last night! I added 1/2 packet sugar in the raw, and 2 tsp milk, which further melded the flavors into something like pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. Mmm. Maybe I will try it again tonight with some actual pie!
Happy Thanksgiving, Steepsters!