1311 Tasting Notes
I’ve always preferred the Bird & Blend sticky chai over this one…but I’m out of the B&B version, and I need to work on sipping through this. Made on the stove with 50% cashew milk/50% water. Brought the milky water mixture to boiling, added a ton of the tea (did not measure) immediately turned off the stove and left the mixture to sit for about a minute. I also added extra honey, because I remember the mixture being not quite sweet enough previously.
This was actually way better than past attempts! Actually…it’s incredibly tasty. The cinnamon and ginger are nicely balanced, and the black base wasn’t bitter at all. The cashew milk and extra honey were excellent additions.
Of the Bird & Blend pumpkin blends, I’ve always preferred Baby Spice over this. It just never turned out the way I hoped. But, I decided to open a sealed 20g packet from last year’s subscription to try it again. Glad I did! I added a bit of buckwheat honey, and it’s absolutely delicious. It tastes like actually pumpkin (rather than most pumpkin teas, which always have such an odd flavoring- usually either weirdly fruity or like fizzy cola). The clove and ginger are really nicely balanced with the squashy tasting pumpkin. Not sure what was happening the other times I tried it( which was multiple because I so desperately wanted to like it).
It also smells like a baked pumpkin covered in ginger. Yum!
Flavors: Clove, Ginger, Pumpkin, Squash
The name and image on the tin still make me laugh. Sadly I don’t think these little Adagio tins maintain flavor very well, because most of the Halloween teas I bought from Adagio last year are really starting to lose their flavor (way more than any other tea I have, and I have some that are significantly older than a year). Kind of a muted/nondescript cinnamon flavor. Like someone swirled a cinnamon broom around in water.