2808 Tasting Notes
Today I tried something new with this tea. I brewed it similar to how I would make iced tea (i.e. double the leaf and half the water) but instead of pouring it over ice, I added it to cold milk. I thought about warming the milk but got lazy and figured this could still be tasty. The result is actually not bad. The honeybush base, though still present, has been toned down. The milk flavor is strong given it composed half the mix but it is helping to pull out the icing notes that are often fleeting. Of course the cinnamon is still a strong element in the cup as well making for a well-rounded drink. Well, now I know a way to go about using up the rest of the leaf so yay!
Sipped on a hot cup of this tea while watching How to Get Away with Murder. The show is great, the tea not so much. I find my love of this comes and goes and tonight it just wasn’t there. I found the base overpowering and the almond to be too strongly reminiscent of a drying nut skin as opposed to the flavorful inside of the treat.
The closer I get to the bottom of the bag, the more I am coming to terms with never being able to replenish my stock. Don’t get me wrong, I am SO happy that I have a fair bit left but with each cup, I am convincing myself that it is not as special as what I make it out to be in my mind. Yes it is creamy and has the perfect amount of nutmeg to make it an awesome choice to warm you up in the cold weather but I am getting better at accepting my time with this tea is limited.
I don’t like this. I don’t understand how company’s can make such drastically different versions of the same tea but they can and this is not one of the better ones. I am finding it very bland. Even the base doesn’t have much going on. However, at the end of the sip, a punch of fake cherry flavor pops up (I am guessing that’s supposed to be the grenadine) but it is like a fleeting touch of cough syrup that coats your tongue and stays behind. I should mention this could have been brewed improperly as I set a timer and never pressed start so I am unsure of how long it steeped for but as it is, I am not looking forward to having this again.
Sipping on this tasty brew from my carry mug while at work and it’s delicious, as always. I am always hesitant when I take this out of the package because the base smells so strong and it makes me fear it will take over but it never does. Banana and coconut swirl together beautifully to make a yummy cup of tea each time.
I made this more than 12 hours ago in my carry mug and just remembered about it now. It is still warm so yay for efficient thermoses! I am especially happy because this is the last I have of this blend and it would have been really hard to not get to enjoy it. As it is now, I am savoring every last sip of the sweet but toasty deliciousness. I will definitely see this again because it is awesome and I will definitely miss it now that its gone. Thank you Cavocorax for sharing!! 168.
Oh no! I never tried this as a latte. Well, I guess I have to get more of it now :P
I first had this when it was initially released in stores a couple months back but unfortunately I was sick at the time so I never really tasted it. I did, however, pick up a small sample which I finally got to try this evening. I dumped the whole thing into my gravity steeper so I could ice it. The result is a very sweet, fruity tea. I could see how pomegranate plays a role in this but mostly I am picking out apple and blackberry leaves. I am not really getting the tartness that others have spoke of too much though the sweetness does mellow at the end of the sip. It’s not a bad tea but it isn’t one I really need to have around either so this is the end for me and this tea. 169.
I wanted to try experimenting with this instead of having it my usual way – hot and plain. I opted for an easy option of adding a touch of milk to the hot brew. I thought it would add a nice creaminess to the dessert flavors of the cup. However, when I opened the fridge, I realized we only had vanilla almond milk since we have not replaced the milk we lost when our fridge gave up on life last week. Oh, and I did not get around to drinking this until it completely cooled since I forgot about it while I cleaned my room. So now I am sipping on a cold cup of Kaylee sweetened with vanilla almond milk and I just don’t think I am a fan.
The almond flavor is too strong and it is competing with every other element in the mug. Unfortunately, the only thing that is strong enough to stand out is rose. Consequently it is a weird combination of strong rose and sweet nut. I like this tea but I don’t like it prepped like this and now I know. 170.