peeks out from behind a Batman comic book
So, I haven’t logged in for SEVEN YEARS.
Anyway, I am back. Life got crazy. I got diagnosed with ADHD, which is partly why I just dropped off for so long. I started grad school and coffee took over, but then turns out I have a severe sensitivity to caffeine!
So now it’s been all decaf for a while.
Uh, what else… I’m engaged, I’m in a PhD program now. I still love tea! I just haven’t drank as much of it until recently.
But, my return has been spurred on by signing up for a Sipsby subscription box, and receiving my first box.
It’s cold here, so I opted for the Gingerbread by Teeccino.
My initial thoughts:
Scent dry in the bag is gingery and a bit nutty. Slightly buttery and toasted, too, but not as much.
Scent while steeping and then once steeped, a very muted ginger scent. Very toasted.
As far as taste: it doesn’t scream ginger or gingerbread to me. It has a very buttery mouthfeel and aftertaste, which I love, and it takes cream really well. Cream brings out that buttery flavor.
But, there’s very little of the gingerbread taste. However, it DOES give like… toasted marshmallow? Like a toasted sweetness? Especially once you add a bit of sweetener.
So overall, it’s a flavor I enjoy, even if it wasn’t the flavor I was expecting. I also didn’t time my steep, and got distracted (ADHD, remember?) and so I am going to do a take 2 later with timed steeping, to see if that makes a difference.
Still a decent cup, but I want more noticeable ginger flavor, for sure.
Flavors: Butter, Sweet, Toasted, Toasty