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drank Sticky Toffee Pudding by Annvita
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When I was driving home from work I started craving a frappucino? Why? I have no idea since I don’t actually drink them all that often but twas the case. However, I can’t exactly drink frappucinos right now since I am pretty sure they have a fair amount of fat in them and given I have yet to remove my gallbladder, I don’t want to anger the stones. So when I got home I decided to make more own cold, sweet, and creamy drink: a tea smoothie.

I used this tea (obviously), skim milk, fat free chocolate pudding, frozen strawberries and bananas, and a spoonful of Kitten and the Bear’s Chocolate & Strawberry Jam. The end result is mediocre tbh and I am blaming the tea.

This tea is heavy, if that makes any sense. I suppose a denser tea does more accurately reflect sticky toffee pudding but rather than being a sweet and dense treat, it is mostly just dense and I want to say…dark. I feel like I am making no sense but this tea is like a flavor void. The other, lighter ingredients, are trying their damnedest to pull this tea out of its funk but the weight of its toffee is pulling everything down with it.

All in all, the flavor of this tea is just not what I was looking for. Probably for the best though since it is a bit pricey.

Fjellrev

Damn, too bad about the mediocrity because all those ingredients sound like it would result in fantastic beverage. I get the odd crying for a frappe every once in a while too despite not being a huge fan. So weird.

VariaTEA

I blaming the wanting-what-you-can’t-have mindset

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Fjellrev

Damn, too bad about the mediocrity because all those ingredients sound like it would result in fantastic beverage. I get the odd crying for a frappe every once in a while too despite not being a huge fan. So weird.

VariaTEA

I blaming the wanting-what-you-can’t-have mindset

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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