6355 Tasting Notes
When organizing my spreadsheet and tea cupboard, I realized I still had a fair number of teas from 2019 so when I couldn’t decide what to drink today, it seemed like a good idea to take one of these older teas. As none of the flavoured ones spoke to me today, I grabbed this. It’s rainy and this suits that pretty well. It’s not floral but rather more full and is giving me malt and baked good vibes. Are those supposed to be there? Are my tastebuds off because I’m still not 100%? Could be either but I’m here for it regardless! Thanks for sharing, Roswell Strange!
Westholme describes this as “accessible”, which I can see since it’s smooth and fairly easy to drink. It doesn’t stand out as particularly good – brisk, slightly toasted, a sort of classic tea profile that I associate with Tetley teabags. I would expect more from names like “Royal” and “golden” but for me, this is just fine. Fun to try so thanks for sharing Sil!
Iced Tea with Strawberry Sweet Cream Cold Foam Sipdown (228)
This is my last weekend before I start my job and my sister thinks I’m nesting because I’ve been cleaning and doing a bunch of organizing. Today I tackled my tea spreadsheet and drawers which I haven’t maintained the past few months and as a result have no clue what is happening with my teams. Now I just need to cross reference my steepster cupboard with my spreadsheet and both my online cupboard and spreadsheet will be up-to-date.
As a result of this organizing, I looked into the Nerdfelt teas I still have left from my advent. This was just rooibos and cocoa nibs so I thought it would make a good iced latte with cold foam. Strawberry seemed like it may pair well but it’s a touch artificial and the rooibos and nibs and making for a syrup/alcohol vibe. Honestly it makes me think of the cherry and syrup filled chocolates you get around Christmas. The very much not good chocolates. Oh well lol
I have decided to adapt my cold foam recipe for a latte topper as the cooler weather will be here soon enough. Basically I take 2 tbsps each of flavour syrup (salted caramel for this) and milk and then fill the frother to the line with whipping cream. Added that to this steeped tea and it was so caramel-y and rich. Honestly soooo good!!