Iced Tea Sipdown (533)!
So, I made this one iced in a tea press to finish it off – but I find it a little boring/generic Earl Grey tasting so I wanted to do something to kind of switch things up. What I ended up doing was adding in a matcha shot. I’ll be totally honest that I wasn’t thinking of flavour when I did it. What I really wanted was the caffeine boost, and a pretty green matcha gradient so I could take a cute instagram photo. I got one of the two; the caffeine. Visually, it looked like swamp water. Definitely not photo worthy.
The taste was kind of bleh; STRONG bergamot notes that made this feel like a really full bodied, intense Earl Grey but then also a thickness in mouthfeel and grassyness to the taste and just didn’t quite mesh together. I ended up adding milk to see if it would smooth anything over, but it didn’t really change the taste at all and just made the mouthfeel even thicker/richer.
It was kind of a failed experiment, and I didn’t really like it. Honestly just drinking this like a straight Earl Grey would have been much better for me…