3 Tasting Notes
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.
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.
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.