1471 Tasting Notes
Morning cuppa and it’s just alright. I had this iced a few days ago and it didn’t taste good, but I thought it was just because my iced tea mugs needed a good clean. However, now that I’ve had it hot, the issue is with the tea, sadly. It’s just eh. Only a little bit of this left and I’ll be glad to see it go.
Yesterday my wife and I made butter using Tea Monkey’s Vanilla Chai cold brewed in whipping cream. I was making a tomato soup that called for cream, so we made butter to use up some of the extra cream. The butter is delicious and surprisingly strong in the chai flavor area! But the process of making butter also creates buttermilk and I saved it to splash into this to amp up the chai flavor and it is delicious. Not gonna change the rating because I don’t know how much is the milk and how much is the tea.
I had half a sample package of this and half a sample package of TeaVivre’s Strawberry oolong, so I mixed them together again for a yummy strawberry oolong. It smells and tastes very vegetal, as I was watching it steep (I love watching these teas unfurl), it made me crave sushi hardcore. So yummy and sweet and creamy. Perfect.
Oh man, this is the perfect tea for my morning. I got about three hours of sleep last night, but this tea is waking me up and making me happy and getting me ready for my day. Which is good, because I have a lot to do. But this is a wonderfully cinnamony, shimmery cup of joy. Definitely better hot than iced.