Cuppa Geek Advent Day 3
I made my husband smell the packet for this one and it wasn’t cruel like last time when I had already drunk all the delicious tea. This time we were sharing. He said it smelled like candy, and then he said maybe it was maple syrup or maple candy. I think it was the caramel that made him think of maple syrup because once that suggestion was put in my head, I smelled it, too.
My packet said to make it at 185F so I did, but now I see that the website says 212F, which makes more sense for black tea but I can tell you that 185F worked cuz it was DA BOMB. The tiny marshmallows melted away in the steeping basket and I combined the steeps for the sake of strength, although we both had a small amount of unadulterated first steep.
My husband doesn’t like to describe tea because he says he isn’t good at it, so he usually makes jokes like, “it is hot and has tea-like qualities.” With this one, he kept saying, “It’s soooo smooth. It goes down so easily.”
What surprised me is that he usually hates chocolate in tea because he says chocolate flavoring smells like mildew to him and is a scent that really lingers. He really hates the smell of Harney’s Florence and Chocolate Mint. But the chocolate in this did not bother him at all.
This is one I would deffo re-order and I would LOVE to try it as a latte as well. It isn’t on the site right now, but maybe soon…