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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
543 tasting notes

The dry leaf aroma is surprisingly chocolaty. Granted, the ingredients list does mention cocoa in three forms. But this tea is called Cookie Dough, not Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! So, it still came as a surprise. There was no tea smell or anything recognizably cookie-like. Hmm, here’s hoping the tea tastes good!

The tea itself was comprised of big unbroken white peony leaves, some crushed leaves, a few large stem pieces, and a smattering of chocolate, caramel, and one walnut. The instructions say to brew at boiling for 4-7 minutes. I normally would never submit a white tea to such torture, but I have enough in my sample for several cups. So, I’ll try the first cup their way. Who knows, maybe they actually know what they’re talking about! :P

Oh wow! The brewed tea aroma is spot on raw cookie dough! That’s shocking!! I actually can’t believe it. I hope it comes through in the taste. I’ve often found with DAVIDsTEA blends that the aroma is perfect but the taste is lacking. Okay, enough stalling. Time to drink it!

First sip…wow what an interesting tea. While the tea is in your mouth and for a split second after you swallow, it tastes EXACTLY like cookie dough. Which is awesome! But the aftertaste is almost nothing and after about 1 minute, I get that scratchy feeling at the back of my throat that I got with Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA.

So, where does that leave this tea? It’s partly a great success. But I hate that itchy scratchy feeling. Whoa, wait a minute! This tea is currently 72% off!!!!!!!! It’s a web special and you have to buy 250g of it, but that’s pretty darn cheap. And if it’s a web special, that could mean that it’s being discontinued never to see again!

Decisions, decisions…okay that’s it. I’m buying it! I had my eye on that new Takeya iced tea pitcher anyway. Gahhhh!!! Why do you do it to me, tea?! I’m so poor. LOL! And by the way, I really enjoy this tea. It might not be a 100, but it’s spot on with what it tried to achieve and it sure beats making my own cookie dough from scratch and eating all those calories.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
canadianadia

I was looking at that deal today too. So far I’ve managed to resist it, but only because I have a couple unopened 25 gram pouches of this one. It really is a good deal though…hmmmm…arggh!…must…resist…

Nxtdoor

This is how I ended up with 650 grams of tea. Go ahead and do it! Put it this way… Are you going to buy, in the near future, teas at least similar to these? Maybe you might even want these and you end up purchasing them a couple of weeks/months from now for double the price?

canadianadia

lol – I totally caved. You’re right it’s just too good a deal to pass up

CHAroma

Hahahaha!!! You’re awesome, canadianadia. :D

JustJames

tea budget destruction enabling…. gack! i need eye bleach. i can’t until august. i can’t until august. i can’t until august.

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canadianadia

I was looking at that deal today too. So far I’ve managed to resist it, but only because I have a couple unopened 25 gram pouches of this one. It really is a good deal though…hmmmm…arggh!…must…resist…

Nxtdoor

This is how I ended up with 650 grams of tea. Go ahead and do it! Put it this way… Are you going to buy, in the near future, teas at least similar to these? Maybe you might even want these and you end up purchasing them a couple of weeks/months from now for double the price?

canadianadia

lol – I totally caved. You’re right it’s just too good a deal to pass up

CHAroma

Hahahaha!!! You’re awesome, canadianadia. :D

JustJames

tea budget destruction enabling…. gack! i need eye bleach. i can’t until august. i can’t until august. i can’t until august.

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


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