Friday, November 7, 2008
My Coffeemate/tea experiment
Perhaps I have made this confession here before, but I actually drink a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. To make it more palatable I usually have some frou-frou flavor of Coffeemate, something my sweet coffee-loving husband wouldn't touch if his life depended on it but which I enjoy experimenting with. Pumpkin, Peppermint, Vanilla Caramel ... I've tried a bunch of them, but the newest flavor I've tried is Caramel Apple.
And then it hit me: In a pinch, I've used DH's plain Coffeemate as a substitute for milk in tea before, and I'll bet this flavor would be good in some Apple Cider tea. So, I made a cup and poured in a bit of the Caramel Apple Coffeemate. It really tasted good, like some Starbucks tea concoction, even.
The bad news is, I for the first time read the ingredient panel on the Coffeemate, and it wasn't pretty. (You health-conscious readers knew that already, didn't you?) So I probably won't make a habit of adulterating my tea like this too often -- and the fact it's white tea is just wrong -- but it was certainly an interesting little experiment.