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I’ve had the 52teas Caramel Cheesecake for over a month now and still haven’t logged it. I don’t know why, it’s good, it’s just… exactly what I expected, and nothing more. So I was really on the fence about this one, since it’s essentially the same blend with pumpkin flavor. I ended up getting it (okay, the bf ordered it since he’s in love with Caramel Cheesecake) when it was briefly reblended. Best tea-related decision I’ve made in a while!

This has all the flavor elements you’d expect: spicy pumpkin pie flavor, rich caramel, and an undertone of tangy cheesecake. A lot of people complain about not tasting the cheesecake on the 52 cheesecake blends, but that’s never been an issue for me (except in the Apricot one, where it seemed to be blatant for everyone else haha). Here I think it’s especially prominent: really creamy, and with a nice tang. The pumpkin flavor kind of dominates, adding a decadence to the cup. Combined with the caramel this is an over the top comfort tea. I tried it hot and iced (I know, pumpkin tea iced, I have strange tastes!) and both ways I actually felt full after a cup with no added sugar or milk. This is a rich tea! But delightfully so: often the problem with dessert teas is that you still, you know, want pie after drinking them. But not here! It’s desserty perfection, but not for the faint of heart. It took me 2 hours to finished the iced cup…. yeah, it’s that rich.

Kittenna

Hahaha, I had to laugh at how you said you could taste the cheesecake in most of the 52teas blends except apricot – before even reading the next few words, I was all “but that’s the only one I can taste it in”! :P

CHAroma

“Often the problem with dessert teas is that you still, you know, want pie after drinking them.” Hahahaha!! So true!

Alphakitty

@Kittenna: I think sometimes my tastebuds are wonky since I always get the cheesecake except in that one darn blend. Now that it’s had time to sit I really need to give it another shot!

@CHAroma: It really is! It’s all nice and well to have a cup of tea that tastes like pie, but when I want something REALLY dessert-y I just go for hot chocolate. Or now, this tea, since it’s just as rich (but way less calories).

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Kittenna

Hahaha, I had to laugh at how you said you could taste the cheesecake in most of the 52teas blends except apricot – before even reading the next few words, I was all “but that’s the only one I can taste it in”! :P

CHAroma

“Often the problem with dessert teas is that you still, you know, want pie after drinking them.” Hahahaha!! So true!

Alphakitty

@Kittenna: I think sometimes my tastebuds are wonky since I always get the cheesecake except in that one darn blend. Now that it’s had time to sit I really need to give it another shot!

@CHAroma: It really is! It’s all nice and well to have a cup of tea that tastes like pie, but when I want something REALLY dessert-y I just go for hot chocolate. Or now, this tea, since it’s just as rich (but way less calories).

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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