1387 Tasting Notes
I’ve been reading through the Tea Hiatus thread and while I don’t feel the need to go on a complete hiatus, I do feel the need to drink down a lot of the samples we have. So while craving a chai this morning, I reached for this tea instead of one of my tried-and-true favorites. I mixed it with some vanilla almond milk for a latte, because that’s the best way to have chai, for me at least.
I am…unimpressed. Everything is undercut by the ginger and the fennel. It’s a decent enough cuppa, but I’m glad I don’t have much of this. But I like my chais strong on the cinnamon, so this likely wasn’t the blend for me to begin with. I found it very weak.
After a wonderful evening with my in-laws (including a round of Cards Against Humanity I will never forget), I just wanted a nice, caffeine-free cuppa. This hit the spot beautifully. Creamy and minty, it put me in just the right mood for dreamland. I’m so glad I have a tin of this.
Blarg. Spent last night in the company of someone I don’t particularly care for, and ended up drinking far more liquor than intended in an effort to make them easier to deal with. It didn’t work. Luckily I had the foresight to drink water before bed, but I still woke up this morning with a deep desire for cold pizza and Detox tea. This is one of my favorites, but I always forget about it until I’ve got a hangover HA! Hell, I was drunk when we bought this tea on Saint Patrick’s Day a year or two ago. But it does the trick and makes me feel better.
So I’ve never actually had a cup of this, but I go through a 100g every other month or so, because I cook with it constantly. Tonight it was the star of a bacon and brussels sprout risotto…well as much as anything can be a star when sharing the stage with bacon ;) But oh my goodness it was delish and add so much more flavor than the 4 cups of water the recipe called for!
Well, slap my ass and call me Sally, I was not expecting that. I don’t like cherry as a rule, but I tried some of this anyway, if only to finish up some of the cold brew I made for my wife. A touch of agave and….yum? Wait, really? Yum? I started sipping on it as I was working over a hot stove to make risotto and let me tell you, it hit the spot perfectly. Sweet and cold and fruity and not at all floral.
So, I like a cherry tea. Huh.
Finishing up my pitcher of this with a sniffle. I make my cold-brewed tea unsweetened, because my wife doesn’t take sugar in her tea and I tend to also keep it on hand for guests, many of whom don’t take sugar. So I added agave and had the epiphany to use my hand-held milk frother to mix them together so it doesn’t all settle at the bottom. It worked like a dream! It tastes like liquid candy in a very, very good way,