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drank Milky Tea by GreenMax
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2020 Advent Swap – Day 8

My roommate and I were trying to be cheap after enjoying a fancy expensive tea on an afternoon out, haha!

I have to ask, Devon Bartholomew, what fancy and expensive tea did you and your roommate enjoy that day?? This one may not be fancy, but it’s certainly hitting the spot tonight. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea quite like it. Or I guess it would be more of a tea beverage? I’m not sure what to call it. After doing a little searching online, it looks like the main ingredients are black tea powder, milk powder, and sugar, so it reminds me of a powdered hot chocolate in tea form. It doesn’t taste like hot chocolate, of course, but it has that same creamy consistency. It’s like powdered coffee creamer. I think maybe it feels a bit nostalgic as well, even though I’ve never had it before, and it seems right for the holiday season. It’s almost got a bit of a burnt coffee flavor to it, or rather a deep roasted coffee flavor. It is not as simple as I expected, and while it’s not something I would buy a big box of, I am enjoying it tonight.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Coffee, Creamy, Roasted

Preparation
Boiling 5 OZ / 150 ML
Devon Bartholomew

This is tea from Thailand – we had a boba tea (autocorrected to boobs by the way) (with the tapioca balls at bottom) and it was fine dollars a cup so we bought these and tapioca to recreate it. I hope you didn’t drink this at night it had the same amount of caffeine as for small red bulls, I forgot to point that out! Glad you enjoyed!

Shae

Ahh, how did the homemade boba go? I’ve been wanting to try making it at home. I did have this at night and was, surprisingly, still able to sleep. :D

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Devon Bartholomew

This is tea from Thailand – we had a boba tea (autocorrected to boobs by the way) (with the tapioca balls at bottom) and it was fine dollars a cup so we bought these and tapioca to recreate it. I hope you didn’t drink this at night it had the same amount of caffeine as for small red bulls, I forgot to point that out! Glad you enjoyed!

Shae

Ahh, how did the homemade boba go? I’ve been wanting to try making it at home. I did have this at night and was, surprisingly, still able to sleep. :D

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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