2868 Tasting Notes
So my mother went grocery shopping yesterday and surprised me with a container of eggnog. You know what that means?!? I can make ALL the eggnog lattes!! My first instinct was to run and grab a Butiki tea like Nutmeg Cream or perhaps my beloved Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies but since I had an early morning today and I got home late from work, I decided to stick to caffeine free teas and this was the one staring me in the face. So I brewed up a cup and it was DELICIOUS! Sweet cotton candy goodness paired with creamy eggnog deliciousness that really brought out the toffee brittle in the tea. MmmmMmmm!
Got this and pumpkin cheesecake as my eggnog lattes from DAVIDs yesterday. This was good but I found the taste didn’t really differ much from a regular latte and thus it’s not worth splurging on the eggnog. In fact, I found the little spice kick that I enjoyed in the plain latte was missing in this cup. Oh well, it was still a pleasant hot chocolatey treat.
Made this as a latte and it definitely has potential though I think I should have tried this plain instead. The milk is drowning out the flavors leaving behind a fair amount of black base. However, at the start of the sip, there is definitely a fresh baked cookie taste. Vanilla and almond are also present but due to the base, that cookie quickly takes on a burnt quality that is not for me. I can see this being great but prepped the way I made it, this suffers. Still, thank you Inkling for the share! 178.
When I first discovered tea, I took a trip to Teavana and stocked up on a whole bunch of tea. This is one I was particularly excited about because the dry leaf smells almost identical to fuzzy peaches. However, none of that translated into the taste when I tried it both hot and iced. I passed the rest of my stash along to a friend and thought I was done with this. Then I discovered cold brewing. I was always amazed at how different a cold brew could taste from an iced tea despite both being cold so as I continued to try new teas prepped with that particular method, I started to think about this tea and determined I wanted to try this to see if I could finally pull out the fuzzy peach goodness that the smell promises. Luckily, Inkling was kind enough to pass along a sample so I did not have to commit to a whole
overpriced 50g worth from the store.
As I sip on the cold brew, I must say that it actually it much closer to fuzzy peaches than I have found with any other method. Unfortunately, without the little sour kick that the candy has, I am finding this tea to come off rather flat. Imagine a fuzzy peach but someone already licked off the sugar crystal layer on top…something is just missing. Also, I am getting more apple than peach and there is zero pineapple to be found. Well, at least now I know for sure this isn’t for me and I won’t remain wondering so thank you Inkling for helping me figure that out. Plus, since the cold brew was at least drinkable, I am upping my rating of 30. 179.
I am not a lover of mate but this one is pretty good. There is a little bit of the earthiness that mate tends to have but in this cup it is highlighting the toffee elements of this tea. It is sweet and reminds me a bit of skor bars. Its not something I need to keep around but its not something I would turn away either. And with my last couple of tsps, I think I will be trying this as a latte. Thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way. I can see why you are such a fan.