6057 Tasting Notes
I’m not a huge fan of hojicha but this made for a really lovely latte. It was not very sweet but still perfectly captured a chocolate mint truffle in a very sophisticated and high end type of way. I will say I wanted sweetness when I made this so I was a little sad but I could still appreciate that it was a nice tea.
This is one of the exclusives from the first sub box I received from Deb and with the new box arriving, seems as fitting a time as any to give this a try. Also, the latte made with Deb’s Banana French Toast tea was fresh in my mind so it seemed a good time to make this and compare the two.
Right off the bat I’m going to say I prefer the French Toast as a latte. This is more cinnamon and if I didn’t know better, I would think apple. It’s also not as strongly flavoured which means it’s harder to taste through the prep method. I have more of both teas so I can try them plain but so far I’m meh about this and much prefer the banana French toast
With the new sub box arriving today, I thought maybe I should try teas from the past box/my order. Made this as a latte and the banana smell was just so good! This actually tastes like banana pancakes to me. The banana is super distinct and super sweet and reminds me of a slightly overripe banana – which is how I like them. Also, Deb loves her maple and that comes through here but doesn’t make it flat, like I find it does with some of her other blends (I don’t know if that’s because it’s a latte though).