2494 Tasting Notes
I have both vanilla and coconut almond milk and though I love this in vanilla almond milk, I felt it might be good in coconut as well. Since I couldn’t decide to experiment with the little I had left or stick to what I know I like, I went by the expiration dates. Coconut expires one day earlier so experimenting won out. The result? A matcha that is not as tasty as vanilla in vanilla almond milk but still a pleasant and creamy cup. A little vanilla, a little coconut, and just a bit of almond. Weirdly, despite coconut tending to be creamier, the vanilla almond milk just feels like a thicker drink while this seems watered down in comparison. I am glad I tried it this way because otherwise I would wonder but the vanilla almond milk would have made for a better last impression as this is goodbye. Oh well, c’est la vie.
I made this as a smoothie because the last one was SO amazing but I ended up using too many ice cubes and so it is watered down. Despite that slight hiccup, it is still delicious – like a fresh vanilla bean ice cream. It will be missed and maybe one day I will order it again but for now, I am comfortable saying goodbye. Though, that doesn’t mean I would turn away more if offered :P.
Hello Steepster! How I have missed you and tea this past week. I had friends visiting from out of town and that left very little time to enjoy tea, with the exception of some matcha quickly whipped up in milk to share with my friend and some Corn tea when we went for sushi. Now my friends have parted which is sad but it means I can get back to enjoying some tasty, tasty cuppas, starting with this one, courtesy of Sil (thank you!!).
This package of tea is actually meant to go to Roswell Strange but I figured neither would mind if I stole a little bit for myself. So, now, as I eat breakfast and watch training videos for my new job (Yay for getting hired! Boo for having to go back to retail work, but yay for having an income again!). The last cup I tried of this was surprisingly delicious with amazing notes of vanilla and a hint of delicious lavender that was all tied together with a little minty bow. Today, though it is still enjoyable, I am not loving this one as much. The vanilla is there but not as much as I would like it to be while the mint and guayasa are really fighting to be the main attraction. Lavender appears as a little bit of spice as opposed to being more floral like the last cup. Good, but not something I need to stock. I am glad I got to try it once again though.
Thank you Sil for sharing this with me. I have friends visiting for a week from New York and so this morning when a friend asked for plain tea, I have her a choice of a number of straight blacks. This is the one she settled on and tbh this cup is much better than the last which means it is a great way to say goodbye. There is a hint of dryness but once I get past that there is rich caramel and notes of earthy sweet potato. A very nice cuppa to start the morning.