90 Tasting Notes
I’ve been in a bit of a tea rut the past few days. Nothing in my cupboard looks good so I just drink water or juice. At work, it’s pumpkin chai, chai guarana, honeybee cocoa matcha everyday.
But I needed a cup of tea tonight and as I am woefully behind on my Advent Calender (which is fine, truth be told, I really decided to buy it because I wanted the tiny adorable tins for care packages) I decided to make a pot of this.
Amazing. It’s a beautiful golden colour and I tasted burnt sugar and creamy custard and delicious rooibos. I have been drinking it from bubble cups (i think they’re 6oz?) and I sweetend one, then drank one without, then sweetened a third a bit too heavily. But all three have been delicious. This would be amazing as a latte!
oh chocolate chili chai. Just when I’m about to give up on you forever you go and treat me so good. Brewed a pot of this (2 heaping “perfect spoonfuls” so 5tsps) in 24 oz of boiling water for five minutes. sweetened it liberally with honey. ooo baby. Gonna be wide awake all night with heartburn and not gonna regret it
sore throat miracle cure. i love this tea so hard, it’s literally a miracle cure for my throat. i basically talk all day everyday and often start to get very very croaky. if i make one of these when i leave work and sip it while waiting for/on the bus, my throat feels fine by the time I get home. seriously wonderful.
final tea of the evening if a 24 oz pot of this. i’ve been adding a scant tsp of white sugar to each 6oz cup and it’s just… 15 calorie perfection. i have an intense love of apple cider and this satisfies this craving perfectly. i’m generally not a huge fan of hibiscus and i really am aching for a tea like this without the tartness, but i understand my sweet tooth is more pronounced than most peoples.
also, the toasted rice gives this a fullness. it’s like genmaicha but fun fruity and caffeine free!!!!
way to ruin your tea allyson… so i got distracted and oversteeped this. but even though it’s awfully bitter it’s STILL not a terrible cup of tea. i am always pleased when i realize i’ve oversteeped a chinese instead of a japanese green. bitter i can take but i hate the fishiness of oversteeped japanese sencha.