A teaxperience in four acts:
Act I: Regular steep, hot water only. I was immediately disappointed. This is very clearly, for me, a blend that wants some sort of cream and sweetener.
Act II: Oat mylk steep. Too oaty. Slightly better than a plain-water steep, but not by much.
Act III: Pistachio mylk steep. Better than oat. Still not great.
Act IV: Almond mylk steep. I had high hopes for this one, so I was disappointed by how impressively mediocre it was. I did dump in a whole lot of sugar this time, which made it more palatable but also very anti-diabetic.
Almond mylk was by far the best, and really were I in a more generous mood I might even call it pretty good, but at this point I was honestly just engrumbled by the sheer effort I had to put into making this taste good. I am exceedingly lazy and have a lot of love for blends that taste good no matter what I do to them.
I should say something about the flavour and fragrance, I reckon: essentially, it’s not gingery enough for me.