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DIY Advent Calendar – Day 6

Latte Sipdown (240)

I used the randomizer on my excel spreadsheet to select the teas for my DIY advent and it seemed to pick a lot of the Dollar Tea Club teas. Not complaining but it was weird. However, it is helping me get through a lot of them.

This particular tea I thought about making a latte a lot but there was always a different tea that was older so it should be finished first or I didn’t feel like chamomile or some reason to look at it, consider it, and move on. That’s why when I pulled it out today, it seemed to only make sense to have this as a latte.

It’s an interesting latte. It’s definitely honey. Obviously honey. No mistaking that. But its not like honey from a bottle. It’s a very distinct and very familiar honey flavoring that is almost sickly sweet but not quite. I wish I could place it because it is so familiar and there is something very specific that it reminds me of and I just can’t say what. When I get past that, you get some honey from the rooibos as well and a touch of fruitiness.

It was a good latte but not one I think I need again. If this tea showed up again, that’s how I would go about drinking it but I am also alright with the idea of it not showing up again. Also, I think this would not have been good plain, which makes me less inclined to view it as a good tea. I think the rooibos and chamomile would come through more strongly and without the creaminess of the milk, the honey could come off sweeter and thus cloying.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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