Latte Sipdown (707)!
Welp – I was under 700 teas but then I got two tea packages yesterday so now I’m over again. So, time to get some sipdowns in! Starting with this one, which I got in that sample haul from AQ2T when they announced their hiatus – it’s a heavier blend because of the popped rice and nut pieces in it, so I had just enough leaf to make it into a latte and polish it off. Going all in, y’know?
It was pretty damn nice – not the most robust and flavourful tea ever but lots of subtle notes that came through in the taste to create something a little more nuanced and sophisticated feeling (but still delicious)! The soft roasted note of the popped rice was the most noticeable taste, and then hints of cashew/nuttiness and oats – with just a hint of salinity in the finish. So, all the major titular flavour notes were there to convey the overall concept of the tea – just in a mild way.
Still loved this though – and don’t regret using all the leaf in one latte!