Peanut Butter Cup from DAVIDsTEA

peanutbuttercupTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: DAVIDsTEA

Tea Description:

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or a sweet treat on the go, nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate. Sweet, rich, salty and addictive, it’s a classic combo for a reason. And with this smooth and satisfying blend, you can indulge your sweet tooth anytime, guilt-free. With almonds, cocoa beans and chocolate chips, it tastes just like the real thing. And since it’s completely peanut free, you can take it with you everywhere. Want to take it to the next level? Try it as a latte with frothed chocolate milk. You heard it here first…

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Peanut Butter cups are one of my favorite candies especially around Halloween. There is something so brilliant about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. When I saw that DAVIDsTEA was bringing out an herbal peanut butter cup blend, I knew I had to give it a try. I was very surprised to see that this blend includes almonds instead of peanuts… and apples, too!

I’m very nervous to give this tea a sip only because I think I have high expectations. I think that a peanut butter cup tea should really taste like one. The scent of this tea truly smells like a peanut butter cup… so it definitely gives me hope.

Sipping… this is very interesting. The first thing I notice is the strong peanut flavor.. very much like peanut butter only not as sweet. It’s followed by a very, very light chocolate note and finishes with a faint apple base. I think that the apple note, while it is light, doesn’t really work. I know that this tea needs something else to add bulk, but the apple takes away from the peanut butter and chocolate. I also think that this blend is quite watery and could use a thicker body & more flavor. I’m not sure what that would be since a black tea base would likely overwhelm the peanut and chocolate.

I think this is the closest a tea/tisane blend has come to tasting like a peanut butter cup. It is too watery and light, though.. and doesn’t bring that rich, sweet peanut butter and chocolate flavor. For me, it’s mostly a watery apple and peanuts.

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