96 Tasting Notes
I decided that this tea would be the perfect partner for my Sleepy Hollow marathon today. First I tried it as a latte with warm, frothed vanilla almond milk and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice but that was a disaster. I lack the skills to make a proper tea latte – the tea is always weak and the flavours are not highlighted but minimized. Perhaps someone gives lessons on the art of the tea latte?
Now I am drinking it straight and it has lovely flavour. Pumpkin is one of my favourite flavours. I buy extra sugar-free pumpkin syrup in the fall so I can make my own pumpkin spice lattes year round. I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake – pumpkin pasta too! So it’s no surprise that this is good tea for me. I’m very sad I missed out on the Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Cheesecake flavours this past fall. I hope they bring them back for 2015. If anyone has any other pumpkin teas they’d recommend, please comment!
Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla
I used this tea today to make a delicious smoothie from Vega. Because of the cold weather, I made mine hot. The consistancy was really thick, so I added an extra cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It’s not quite a latte like they claim but it’s a great breakfast smoothie full of greeny goodness.
Here’s the recipe, which you can also find on the MyVega website:
With two preparation options, this matcha avocado smoothie can double as a latte during the colder months. Either blend with ice for a cool green tea treat, or warm the almond milk and enjoy as a green tea latte with a protein, greens, and vitamin boost.
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp matcha
1 serving Vega One French Vanilla
A few drops of peppermint extract
Hot: Warm almond milk. Blend with ingredients until frothy.
Cold: Add ice and blend until smooth.
Flavors: Creamy, Grass, Green, Mocha, Seaweed, Smooth
I’ve had this tea for a long time but never tried it. It’s a nice, simple black tea with just the right amount of sweetness. I didn’t taste the other flavours, like cinnamon, but I do have a cold. Recommended for people who like sweet black tea. No more messing about with sugars/sweeteners!
Flavors: Sugar, Sweet