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3 Tasting Notes

96

Seems a bit odd to make a tasting note for this as if it’s a normal tea, since I always put it through a moka pot and then use it as a base for lattes.

My favoured drink at the moment is one shot of red espresso and two tablespoons Monin Maple Spice syrup, in hot, frothy milk, with a sprinkle of maple sugar to finish. Perfection.

Also made a good iced tea in the summer: just added to water and ice, then tossed in some peach syrup to taste.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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Trust me to like a tea that’s specially blended by a nibbles company to go out with their cakes. I normally don’t like the lighter teas so I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it’s really nice. Light enough to be refreshing but with enough Assam to give it some oomph, and finally a nice, clean finish.

Banana bread was pretty good too.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I’m not sure what the base tea is, but it has a very bitter edge which removes any enjoyment I might get out of this cuppa. Adding two sugars and a splash of milk improved things to a point, but now there’s kind of an oily, fake-flavouring mouthfeel that the milk seems to have made more pronounced.

All in all: Pleh. Glad I only got the seasonal sample box.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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