6098 Tasting Notes
Iced Latte Sipdown (203)
The burnout is so real. I really needed to do work this weekend and I just didn’t have it in me to do it. Then I woke up this morning panicked about work. At some point I wanted something happy and a giant iced latte sounded amazing. Except, I didn’t know what tea to use. I then spent forever deciding and when I finally narrowed it down to this blend, I realized I only had enough for a 12 oz latte (as opposed to the 24 oz one I planned). At least its a sipdown so I can feel like I accomplished something today.
This was an okay latte. More brownie than caramel. And not a particularly sweet brownie at that. Definitely fudgey though. A bit thin, which felt odd when paired with the fudgey flavour. Oh well.
Iced Latte Sipdown (207)
When I went downstairs today, I really wanted to order Starbucks for my iced chai latte with cold foam. Then I remembered I decided to do another battle in my mini tournament and started posting about it. Also, I could make an iced latte and save the money. So I made the tournament teas. Then I got distracted by life. It was 10 something by the time I decided to make the latte. Then I got distracted again and am only drinking it now.
I grabbed this tea because when I opened the drawer, it was the one in a ziploc bag (the seal broke) and that caught my eye. I figured it would work as an iced latte but remember this always being a bit thin flavourwise so I decided to give it a boost with a touch of brown sugar cinnamon syrup. It definitely helped a great deal. Gave it a lot more oomph behind the flavouring. That said, this makes me think of DAVIDsTEA’s Pumpkin Chai, as opposed to pumpkin or snickerdoodle. It had such potential but never quite lived up to it.
This tea, Radioactive Marshmallow vs Chocomint by Palais des Thes. Check out the tasting note for Chocomint here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/423474
Simple but delicious. Clear marshmallow but it’s not overly sweet and it doesn’t drown out the black base. I was excited for this one which is why I knew it was going to win before I even really made either tea. Chocomint is lovely today but this is sweet and fluffy and smooth and delicious and a great example of Anne’s mastery of some flavours.
Second round of my mini tournament is underway. The options were either two caffeine free teas or two caffeinated teas and Roswell Strange suggested caffeinated made more sense for Sunday morning. Granted, I asked her hours ago but stuck with the caffeinated teas anyways. So it’s this tea, Chocomint vs Radioactive Marshmallow by 52 Teas. I do think I know which is winning even before drinking but…
The chocolate flavour is more cocoa powder and a lot stronger than it was last time. This is cocoa forward today with lingering mint. Costco sold a pack of fancy hot chocolates years ago. I feel like they were maybe Starbucks brand but maybe not and this reminds me of the mint hot chocolate but made in water so it’s on the thinner side.
It’s good today…unfortunately it’s up against a tea that is also really good and will just always appeal to me more. Check out the tasting note for Radioactive Marshmallow here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/423475