Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: 52Teas
This week we have a nice toasty oolong blended with cacao nibs, marshmallow root and organic flavors, including some coffee, chocolate, rum and vanilla cake flavors. That’s right, we made a Tiramisu Oolong. I have a feeling this one is going to go fast. It’s a special dessert blend with an extra special base tea. Get it while you can.
Learn more about this tea here.
Mmm! Yummy! The moment I read the name of 52Teas’ tea of the week for the week of November 4 … I was confident that I’d love it: Tiramisu Oolong Tea. That sounds a little too delicious for words.
But words are what I write, so, I am going to have to come up with some as I sip on this teacup full of deliciousness.
52Teas does not say what type of Oolong they use as a base for this, but it is a darker Oolong and the toasted flavor that is mentioned in the description does come forward. It is a roasty-toasty type of Oolong which makes me think of either a Formosa Oolong or a Red Robe Oolong. The toasty notes of the Oolong meld beautifully with the roasted coffee notes to create a very harmonious taste.
The next flavor I notice is the rum. This flavor sort of weaves its way in and out throughout the sip, starting just before mid-sip and imparting a wee bit of rum flavor in the aftertaste. Because I’m seldom big on alcohol flavors, especially when other flavors are involved (we’re talking chocolate here, people), I am glad that the rum is not a really obtrusive note.
Of course, I’m wishing there’s more chocolate. But when am I ever not wanting more chocolate? As I’ve said before, I don’t think that I’d be a helper that Frank at 52Teas would want to hire: I’d always be adding an extra scoop or two (or three) of cacao nibs to the batch when he wasn’t looking. I’m a very trustworthy sort – except when it involves chocolate.
The creamy undertone of vanilla and marshmallow adds just the right flavor to elevate the cup and showcase the other flavors of this cup. This is a sweet, decadent, dessert-y delight that is infinitely kinder to the waistline than the actual dessert would be (well, duh, right?) Sure, it isn’t the dessert, but it does satisfy the sweet tooth craving. If you like tiramisu, you’ll really like this tea!
Personally, I like this tea not only because it tastes like the dessert, but because it also tastes like tea. Two of my favorite things in one teacup. As I write this review, there is but ONE pouch of this tea left. If I were YOU … I’d get myself here immediately and buy it before someone else reads this and thinks I’m talking about them.
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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