5966 Tasting Notes
Iced Latte Sipdown (198)
I haven’t been drinking much tea but a couple nights back I got inspired to attempt to make vanilla sweet cream (which can be used to make cold foam). I ordered French Vanilla syrup and it arrived this weekend so I made some up.
I made the first latte yesterday using Hummingbird by AQ2T. Funnily enough I asked Roswell Strange what I should do with my concoction before making the latte and her suggestions were an Earl Grey or Bananas. Without actually seeing this, I made it with a banana tea yesterday. I debated an Earl Grey but wasn’t interested in that flavour profile. I laughed when I realized we had the same idea though.
Anyways, today I thought the Earl Grey would be fun and as one of my oldest teas, I thought it would be a good call to finish this off. Plus I tend to enjoy this as an iced latte anyways and thought the French vanilla in the cold foam would compliment the rose in this tea nicely. I was right since drinking this was delightful. It was like an affogato almost since the cold foam has a thicker/creamy consistency with a classic vanilla custard/ice cream profile thanks to the French vanilla flavouring. That combined with the soft notes of bergamot and rose made for such a lovely drink. A wonderful way to see this off.
I think I will get other flavoured syrups for further experimentation. So many options…
Thank you for sharing this one with me, Sil!
Also hi steepster! I miss you a lot. My exam is next Friday and then I have July off before starting work in August. I have fun plans like reading my many new books, learning an instrument and a language, but tea will be a lot more apart of my life again so I’ll be back here too!
Today I literally made tea for the caffeine. I’m at the tax law part of my material and in addition to it basically being a different language despite looking like English, it made me super sleepy yesterday. So I am procrastinating getting back into it today and also arming myself with tea.
I picked this one because I wanted a strawberry black tea to go with my strawberry (/raspberry) tart breakfast bowl. The bowl was delicious. This tea isn’t bad. However, unlike the Tea Girl’s vanilla flavor – which is super strong and lovely – this tea is rather bland. Mostly just a fruit black tea. Not bad but nothing special either. Still fun to try though!
My first bar exam is on Tuesday and I don’t think I had any tea this week. I barely even had the amount of water I should each day. I’ve just been busy with studying. Also I found myself on Booktok and got back into reading and ordered almost 35 books…and a book cart, and book marks, and a batarang page holder. Also a ukulele to learn post bar exams. That said, the month is nearing an end and I noticed I had 11 sipdowns and that drove me a bit nuts so I snuck in this Sipdown.
I was expecting Forever Nuts and while it’s similar, I like this better. It’s more honey and less nutty in flavour, which is my preference. It also is giving me Rose vibes as well. Don’t know why but it’s like a honey and Rose water version of Forever Nuts. Nice but not something I need more of.