Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Some things are just meant to go together. A slice of ooey-gooey caramel cheesecake and an amazing black tea is one of those things, and now, you don’t have to go to a nice restaurant and pay an arm and a leg to enjoy it, AND you can enjoy it guilt-free, even if you’re vegan! Here’s our new premium black tea blend, fused with natural and organic cheesecake and caramel flavors and blended with bright marigold petals. If you can’t fall in love with this tea, you should just stick to coffee.
Learn more about this blend here.
If the name Caramel Cheesecake doesn’t at least pique your interest, I don’t know what will! I know that if I saw Caramel Cheesecake on the menu at a restaurant, I’d likely order that for my main course. I mean really, Caramel Cheesecake? YUM!
For this tempting blend, 52Teas used their black tea blend as the base. This is a blend of Assam, Darjeeling and Chinese black teas. It is pleasantly smooth and offers a good platform for the flavors of Caramel and Cheesecake. It is a delicious, full-flavored blend that’s strong without being overly aggressive.
But really, when it comes to a flavored tea like this one, the real star of the blend is the flavoring. Yes, I’ve often said that when you get a flavored tea, you should taste the tea first and I still believe that … and you DO taste the tea – front and center – in this blend. However, there is still LOTS of rich, caramel-y cheesecake-y flavor too.
The caramel notes hit the palate first, and they taste … well, they taste like caramel. Smooth and creamy and SWEET! The tangy flavor of the cheesecake filling comes through toward the end of the sip and remains for the aftertaste. I don’t taste a lot of crust-like flavor with this tea … unless I slurp the tea and allow my palate to vibrate a little while I sip it. Then I taste the buttery crust along with more of the cheesecake notes throughout the sip. So, unless you’re in very polite company that might think it rude to slurp your tea – you’ll WANT to slurp your tea with this blend!
A really delightful dessert-y tea that is sweet enough on its own without addition. I like this one both hot and cold, and I was surprised that the flavors do not mute as the tea cools … on the contrary! They actually seem to intensify as the tea cools. So it’s definitely worth trying this tea iced at least once! I personally still prefer it hot because it has a coziness to it as a hot tea … very comforting, like a slice of caramel cheesecake would be after having a fight with the boyfriend. But with this tea, you don’t feel that caloric guilt afterward!
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!