As if I don’t have enough advent calendars, I decided to pick up DT’s herbal advent when they had it heavily discounted recently. So I’m adding it to the rotation! The butterscotch chai is Day 1.
I had this both straight and as a latte. While I enjoyed it both ways, I think this is a particularly indulgent blend made all the more so in latte form. There’s a lot of sugar in the blend, but it’s hard to complain when it’s so effective. I wouldn’t have picked this up on my own because of the stevia in the ingredients, but I thankfully don’t really notice it in the brew. What I do taste is butterscotch. Very butterscotch, not very chai, but the butterscotch is so good that I don’t really feel like I’m missing the spices. Making it a latte helps here, because then it leans more towards being almost like a very subtly spiced butterscotch gingerbread cookie.
I took a peek at some of the other tasting notes before posting this, and it might be helpful to flag that I was really careful every time to get a little bit of everything into the steeper (there’s big bits and little bits in the blend, and they naturally tend to separate). I also erred on the side of longer-than-recommended steeps. So it might be less enjoyable with shorter steeps or if it’s not a perfectly balanced scoop.