My last sample from Malt Tea! Of course I’m going to be placing an order there very soon (how did I miss seeing the chocolate one the first time?!), but I wanted to make my way through the samples before picking what I was going to order.
This smells pretty much identical to the Crystal Malt 60—sweet, honey-like, with a hint of malty goodness. The taste, though, is surprisingly different! It’s still got that honey sweetness and a soft richness, but it’s much… thicker. Not in consistency, but in flavor, it just feels fuller and bolder. There’s a really interesting creamy aspect, both in taste and texture, and also a bit of a tang. In fact, it brings to mind buttermilk! This is definitely a savory tea, even with the maltiness bringing to mind candy. It’s way more complex than the 60 Malt and I LOVE it (though not as much as the 120). Definitely picking up some of this!