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!
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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!