2811 Tasting Notes
I had no idea what I was in for when I tried this but what I got was essentially caramel syrup with splenda’s aftertaste. Blech! This was cloying and over-the-top and the pitcher got dumped. I am sure watering it down might have helped tone down the sweetness but alas the Splenda would remain and the aftertaste is not something I can easily get past.
So I tried to think what would go well with frozen berries in a smoothie and lemon came to mind so I grabbed this tea. However, I was thinking adding my usual pudding might be a bit much so I attempted to play with the recipe and sub yogurt for pudding which meant I needed to replace the milk (or use both my milk servings at once, which I don’t like doing). So I decided I would use more tea to get the liquids and absentmindedly used like 10 tsps of tea and 8 oz water. Then realized it would be too hot so I stuck some water in the blender and waited for the tea to brew and poured about 1/2-2/3s of what I made into the blender.
Well, needless to say, this was a disaster. The lemon picked up the tartness of everything so for what is usually a sweet tea, this is a very tart smoothie. The consistency is all off as well. At times I get lemon while other times I get strawberries that aren’t quite ripe yet. Add to that the coating feeling I am getting from the Greek yogurt and you got a disaster in a cup. Add to that the chiffon element popping up at times, which is just so out of place and you really got a shitty smoothie.
This is a very subtle cold brew yet flavorful at the same time. It actually captures dragonfruit, which is a subtle flavor to being with which explains the lightness of this tea and yet there is a richness here that is keeping things interesting. Sweet and delicious and true to the fruit. With that said, I am enjoying this but I could see people wanting more!
I made this because studying was terrible and I just wanted something I know I love. This definitely fit the bill and despite its age (Oct 2014), it did not disappoint. Now, despite having 5 exams to study for this week and the pouring rain outside, I think I will go pokehunting because I need something else to push me through the slog that is cramming for exams about laws (not law school exams though cuz I am not that fancy…yet :P)