5944 Tasting Notes
I started bar prep yesterday and I am not good at studying so this is all new to me. I have no clue what I’m doing so it’s taken over my life. Yesterday I had teas sitting next to me all day but I just was so caught up I didn’t even drink them. So basically in addition to bar prep, I’m trying to figure out life and how to have a study/life balance. Slowly but surely I’ll get there…I hope.
Today that meant drinking my tea. This tea. A Star Wars inspired blend for May 4th. I enjoy this one. It’s got a lot of tropical fruity notes that are a nice contrast to the sort of gloomy day outside. Like a ray of sun in an otherwise blah time.
Cold Brew Sipdown (201)
I counted this with my April Sipdowns because I prepared it like 2 days ago and should have drank it already but got distracted by life. With this included, I had 84 empties so thank you Mastress Alita for the inspiration! Check out the pics of the empties here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COWAO8nAxnO/?igshid=ac2tdvfs7ds4
A friend sent me donuts to celebrate being done school. One of the donuts was a blood orange hibiscus donut and it seemed the perfect choice to pair with this tea. I enjoyed this as a cold brew the few times I’ve had it now. It’s all creamsicle up front with some hibiscus tang in the tail end of the sip. Sometimes the flavors together can come off chalky and like EmergenC but mostly it’s nice.
Latte Sipdown (202)
It’s raining and I wanted chai. I was being lazy though and didn’t want to do stove top chai so I picked the flavor I would be least sad about if it didn’t come out well. Then my frother decided to warm but not froth my milk. So I didn’t have high hopes for this one.
Drinking it, it’s not strongly flavoured. That has been the case with all these Vahdam chais – when made like a usual latte, they aren’t very flavourful and they do much better with a stove top prep. That said, the flavor I do get is nice. Mostly cardamom, which I’m okay with.