OK, it’s day 2. And I’m happy that today’s iced tea from the SBT 12 Day of Christmas countdown is a tea that’s “new to me.” Well, kind of new to me, anyway. You’ll see what I mean in a second …
Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish Iced Tea
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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Well, as I said, this tea is sort of new to me. I have tried the Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish Black Tea blend that 52Teas as well as their more recent Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish Green Tea blend, I feel that I’m somewhat familiar with this tea, although the SBT iced tea version is still “new to me,” and one I definitely wanted to try, so I’m glad to find it in this collection of 12 iced teas of Christmas.
This is really yummy. I cold-brewed the tea overnight, the way I typically do brew these extra-large tea bags from Southern Boy Teas. The flavor is nicely balanced between black tea notes and blueberry flavors, with a hint of tangy cream cheese that is especially noticeable toward the tail and in the aftertaste. Every once in a while, when I’m really focused on the sip, I can taste the buttery taste of a flaky pastry in there, but that flavor is a little less discernible than the blueberry, cream cheese and black tea flavors.
The aftertaste with this iced tea is noteworthy, because I find myself enjoying a delicate taste of sweet-tart blueberry and tangy cream cheese that continues to linger on my palate long after I’ve finished the glass of iced tea. I don’t recall another iced tea that has had such an impressive aftertaste as this one. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t experienced another tea with as strong a presence in the aftertaste, it just means that I can’t remember one.
This is quite a treat!
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!