5665 Tasting Notes
This was a sample in the order that arrived today. I was happy to see it since it is one of her newer teas she mentioned that intrigued me. I made it as a latte and then sent some samples to Sil and Roswell Strange. This looked awesome and super chocolate-y but flavorwise, it was mostly roasted hojicha. The last few sips had chocolate and cream though, which was nice. This was my favorite of the 3 teas I tried from the most recent order so far but this is also not one I need more of. Also, I paired it with the caramel filled stroopwafel-like cookie that Deb sent in the sub box. It was delicious and a fun pairing to the latte.
Another sample snagged from Sil. Thank you!
Salted caramel is always appealing to me but I’m so off pancake teas that I decided to skip this one. Also I knew Sil was getting it and she’d let me try it.
The dry leaf smelled deliciously caramel. Drinking it though, it leans more strongly into the pancakes side of things than caramel. For me, that’s a plus because it means I don’t need to place an immediate order for more of this.
My Dessert by Deb ordered arrived today and it was so exciting because it was my order and my sub box and wrapped with so much love. Part of it was literally gift wrapped and it just makes for such an amazing experience! I planned on taking pics but I was so excited I ripped through everything before I did. Oops
Part of the order were teas for Sil and teas for Roswell Strange. They both grabbed this tea and while I was curious, I didn’t want more than a sample. I snagged a cup from Sil to try so thank you, Sil!!
It’s a nice tea. I don’t know if it screams pear so much as just a generic and soft orchard fruit note. It also has turmeric but it’s subtle and alright. Overall, it’s fine but it’s not for me.
Stovetop Latte Sipdown (296)
For the first time I made one of these Vahdam chais on the stovetop. It’s a lot better. So creamy and combines well with the spices. It’s smooth and flavourful and just a nice mix of spices. My usual latte prep method waters these chais down and doesn’t bring out the flavors well so I guess going forward these will be strictly stovetop.
Roswell Strange was so nice to send me more of this delicious tea. I have been loving the Salted Caramel Oolong from DAVIDsTEA as a latte ad so I wondered how this would compare. However, this is a French take on that flavor and thus is more of a gentle flavor than the more in-your-face version made by DAVIDs. That means as a latte, this one is almost a touch bland. It’s like a buttery milk oolong with whisps of caramel. Though its a softer caramel. So as a latte, the DAVIDsTEA version is much better. Should be interesting to try the two side by side plain and thanks to Roswell Strange I have one more serving of this available for that. Thanks Roswell Strange!