This is what I’d been waiting for all day! The last of my new teas from the Black Friday sale arrived, along with some glitter and gold tea tins to store everything in!
I have had some really awful luck with rooibos blends in the past, but I just had to try this. If you read my first tasting note about Honey Drop from DavidsTEA you’ll know how much I love and miss my grandmother, who died a few years ago but was a GIGANTIC part of my life. Well this tea is linked to another powerful memory for me. Whenever I did exceptionally well in school or she wanted to give me a truly special reward, she would buy me the biggest blueberry muffins I had ever seen, from a local bakery near her house. Thus, blueberry muffins are linked to some of my most special childhood memories.
The second I opened this tea (I bought 4 oz), the smell transported me back to those fresh baked muffins. I was concerned that the white chocolate might be too artificial against the rooibos base, as the blueberries were already extremely sweet, but I needn’t have worried.
Given the description of the blend on the DavidsTEA website, I felt this tea was just begging to be made as an iced latte. So I prepared the tea according to package directions (8 oz per a single Perfect Spoon), a little bit stronger than I typically brew tea. The resulting tea smelled heavenly, warm and sweet without any artificialness to the scent. I decanted the tea into a cold metal bottle I had waiting, added 4 oz of cold skim milk, and stirred gently.
OH MY GOODNESS… this latte is like heaven. The sugary fresh baked blueberry muffin taste is spot on, the skim milk accenting the vanilla and cream notes and adding a silky light mouthfeel that’s refreshingly cool. Will be trying the tea straight tonight, as a before bed cup, and will add another tasting note tomorrow.
A wonderful tea, well balanced and delicious. What wonderful memories it brings back as well!
Flavors: Blueberry, Cake, Cream, Creamy, Honey, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla, White Chocolate