2388 Tasting Notes
Used up the last of my leaf for the eggnog latte. This leaf is old but not quite as old as the other leaf I have been using and I definitely had 8 oz of tea for a 24 oz but but it is still too eggnoggy. So I guess my 1:1:1 ratio is not my sweet spot. There is a nice hint of vanilla mint in the mug but alas it is being slightly drowned out by the other flavors in the cup.
Today I went with a 1:1:1 ratio of eggnog:milk:tea. It is definitely a better combination than the last cup though I still want the tea flavor to be a bit stronger. However, I don’t know if it’s because this is old leaf (perhaps it’s lost some flavor) or if it’s because I didn’t quite have a full 8 oz of tea or simply because I haven’t found the right ratio yet. At least I am on the right track and I’ll be sure to try this again but fix the issues I had with my tea.
With that said, this is still an amazing cup of tea. The root beer is sweet and has a creaminess that blends perfectly with the eggnog and milk.
My morning eggnog latte using leaf I have had since December 2013. I am definitely getting the cinnamony cocoa so luckily the flavor hasn’t deteriorated overtime. However, eggnog is still the prominent flavor so I don’t think I quite nailed my proportions yet. Or I have and I just liked having more eggnog flavor last year. Oh well. That just means I’ll have to spend more time playing around with my lattes.