2087 Tasting Notes
Made this as an eggnog latte with a shot of Criollo’s Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt liqueur. Both additions are strong sweet flavors that easily overtake the subtle strawberry of this tea. Still, as the sip ends, a candy strawberry sweetness takes over leaving behind a tasty strawberry taste in your mouth.
Banana? Check. Smoke? Check. Maple? Not so much but the other two flavors make such a nice combination that I don’t mind too much. Plus, I am sure any maple notes would be highlighted if I drop in a small splash of the real stuff but last time I tried adding maple syrup to tea I went a bit crazy and it ruined the cup.
Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy Holidays to all :)
When they say Ginger Cream, they really mean it. The dry leaf even smells creamy. It’s amazing! And as this morning’s eggnog latte, it’s like gingerbread in a cup, except super creamy gingerbread. Seriously, this one is good! A great way to start the day.
This tea starts off tasting mostly like plain black tea. A nice malty black tea, but still, just the tea. However, just as you think you are going to be disappointed, the flavor of fresh vanilla bean takes over leaving you with a sweet and creamy aftertaste that you can only get from true vanilla flavoring. Yum!
My mother’s morning pick from the book and the tea I sipped on while finally packing up some tea to send out to people. This time of year has really gotten the best of me and it seems I am behind on so many things so it feels good to finally take care of the swaps that people are waiting for. I really do apologize and hope the tea finds its way to you all quickly!
As for the tea, once again I am getting grass and hay. Lupicia claims it should taste like sweet potatoes and if I concentrate hard enough I suppose I can see that but honestly I think that is just power of suggestion as opposed to a true reflection on the tea.