Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, May 22nd: National Vanilla Pudding Day Tea #1
Thanks very much, AJRimmer! As soon as I saw the Vanilla challenge I knew I would have this one. It’s not quite half black tea mixed with rooibos and so many of those little toffee cubes! I’m so surprised the cup wasn’t sweeter than it is. It really should be… so many sugar cubes. The main flavor is rooibos. Maybe at the top of the mug was the most vanilla flavored, but it was hardly flavored at all. Maybe that is why the rooibos was used, in the hopes of taming the depth of the black tea to have more of the vanilla peak out? Hardly a SUNDAE tea! A sundae certainly needs more than plain vanilla ice cream… Hardly even a plain vanilla ice cream tea here! On the second steep, those sugar cubes HAD to have disintegrated into the mug, so I’m not sure what was going on… tasted like a cup of plain rooibos. It wasn’t bad though.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 21 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep