This one surprised me this morning. I’ve been drinking a lot of green tea over the last couple of days, attempting to sip down a couple of smaller amounts I’ve got left at work before I go on leave (only for a week, but I’ll take what I can get). I reached for this one because I wanted a change, but I remembered my last cup at home, and how I couldn’t really taste anything but rooibos anymore. I was pretty convinced it had faded in its poor paper packaging.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I took a sip of my freshly brewed cup and found it actually tasted like carrot cake again! I use a smaller cup at work, and I did forget about it for a good few minutes while the left was still in, so maybe both those factors have something to do with this improved cup. It smells like carrot cake, delicately spiced and slightly creamy, and it tastes like it too. The spicing comes out first, cinnamon, maybe nutmeg, then a slight frutiness that reminds me of raisins. The spongey, vanilliary, cream cheesyness comes out last, and is very fleeting, but it’s there! It’s there! The whole thing is subtle and delicate, and I’m sure this was stronger when I first tried it, but I’m really pleased to have coaxed any flavour from it at all. I’d pretty much written this one off!