Fair warning, the first half of this note is a bit of an angry rant so feel free to skip to the part about the tea.
Today has just been an off day for me. I woke up, knit an entire blanket, and then when I showed my family, they all had something negative to say about it. That just put me in a bad mood because seriously, who are they to have anything bad to say when none of them could even knit a line, let alone an entire blanket in 4 hours. So in order to avoid them, I napped under my newly knit blanket. Then I got woken by my sister who wanted to ask me if she should wake my mother because our kitchen sink was leaking. Seriously?! Why would you wake me up for that?!? Then, I went downstairs to make my eggnog latte and the regular eggnog was all frozen so I had to use Almond Nog. And to top things off, my mother’s annoying friend is over and since my mother was too f-ing busy playing video games to come downstairs and entertain her, she sat in the kitchen with me while I prepped my tea, asking all sorts of obnoxious questions and bitching about how the kitchen “looks like a hurricane hit it”. I was in the middle of making my latte so I was doing a couple things at once! My mother does the same thing. Like are you really complaining there is a mess while I am doing something with the things making the “mess”? As soon as I was done everything got cleaned up but it was certainly not necessary for me to have to listen to the bitching.
Anyway, on to the tea. First thing I noticed about almond nog in comparison to regular eggnog is that it does not foam up quite the same. So as latte, this is rather flat today. However, the almond is contributing a strong taste that is blending with the coconut and other flavors in the tea to come off as an almost almond shortbread cookie type taste. It’s not necessarily bad, but it is covering up a lot of the subtleties of this tea so I am a bit sad about that. Still, no sense being upset because at least I produced a drinkable cup, even if it wasn’t the drink I was expecting.