250 Tasting Notes
The initial smell is that of oranges, not getting a lot of caramel. So, how will it taste?
I tried to like this tea. I really did, but it just didn’t jive with my taste buds: too much orange, no hint of the caramel in the name, and an odd taste which I assume comes from the mulberries. Nope, could not like it. This tea and I are destined for separate lives, which is fine by me.
Today, boys & girls, we will be making a Pumpkin Chai Latte. You will need:
Hot, frothed milk. Check.
Light brown sugar. Check.
A touch of boiling water*. Uh-huh.
BIG, big mug. Checkedy check.
Ample amounts of Pumpkin Chai. Check, check, check.
Steep loose tea in 1/4 cup boiled water in the bottom of a glass measuring cup for, oh, 1-2 minutes. While waiting prepare your hot, frothy milk using whichever method you see fit (I used the microwave since I have no patience, but the stove works, and if you have a milk steamer then even better!) and stir in desired amount of brown sugar. Pour milk into steeping tea and wait… I waited about 5 minutes… then strain into mug, top with sprinkle of brown sugar, and ENJOY!
Note: I know, I know, one could just skip the whole water bit and steep the tea right into the hot milk, BUT I guarantee that by slightly steeping it beforehand you get so much more pumpkiny goodness. And one can never have enough of that!
Ah, Strawberry White, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Okay, so I know that people either love or hate this tea, and I gotta tell ya I’m in the love side. This was the first flavoured white tea that I tried and ever since, it has been the tea I measure all others against. It’s the tea I serve people when they come over to visit and I always get two steeps out of the leaves, which give you a little more bang for your buck. It’s light, crisp, with hints of the strawberry, never heavy or thick, and good hot or cold.