Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Still Water Tea
Scrumptuous flavours of maple, honey, cream and chocolate take your cookie experience to the next level!
Learn more about this tea here.
This is a tea that benefits greatly from waiting a couple of minutes after brewing to allow the tea to cool slightly before you start drinking it. The first couple of sips – while still piping hot – tasted a bit off, almost artificial. But now that the tea has cooled just slightly – it’s still hot, but not fresh from the teapot hot! – it is much tastier.
This is an interesting combination of flavors. It is a very sweet tea, but then again, with a name like Cookies N’ Cream, you know what you’re getting yourself in for, right? You kind of expect it to be sweet. And if the name doesn’t convince you, reading the description: “maple, honey, cream and chocolate …” yeah, that should do it. This is a sweet, decadent dessert tea.
The sip starts out with a hint of chocolate, and the chocolate flavor develops over the course of the sip. The honey notes weave their way in and out of the sip, and the cream is more of an undercurrent of flavor … off in the background, providing a pleasing creamy note all the while. The maple was a little difficult to detect at first, but by mid-cup it is almost as strong as the chocolate flavor.
The black tea is in there too, although it is a mellower flavor. It provides a pleasing backdrop, however, it does seem a little outdone by the strength of the flavors. On the plus side, though, there is only a mild astringency so it doesn’t interfere with the enjoyment of the flavors.
Overall, it’s a very pleasant cup of tea. Makes a nice latte, too!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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