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Once again, a tea that I have opted to drink multiple times before writing about. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods. My expectations were super high, so in order to have my expectations influence the tasting note over my actual perception of the tea, waiting on it seemed to be the best idea. I have had this tea with breakfast for the past few weeks and finally feel like I can write about it objectively.

The leaves are decently large and have oatmeal flakes mixed in with them. It looks like a tea lovers trailmix of sorts… The scent is very subtle. If I am not thinking directly of oatmeal and maple it just smells of black tea that is generically sweet.

Steeped the brew is dark brown and full smelling. It is a rich black tea. The black tea flavor (“assamish”) shines through pleasantly. There is a tenuous maple flavor that is in the end of every sip, adding to the sweetness of it. I found it more evident when sweetened. Also, perhaps my favorite part of this tea, is that it has a “texture” to it. It feels thick and rich, almost like the texture of a tomato soup. Of course, the texture is an illusion, the tea is not actually thickset. I think it is the flavor that makes your mouth think twice about what it is feeling/tasting.

I really enjoy this tea. It is one of the most interesting “feeling” teas that I have had in a while. It is a perfect hardy tea to have with breakfast. My only peeve is that it could use more maple and perhaps a touch of cinnamon. But all in all, I am a happy tea sipper!

On a side note, today is vacation in Ecuador! Hooray!!! Tea, boyfriend, doggy day!!!! : )

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Fjellrev

Enjoy your vacation!

Interesting about the feeling of thickness, but that makes sense since steeping oatmeal in water makes the water milky, and the oats get a little sludgy. That sounds oddly appealing in a tea!

Azzrian

Now Im hungry LOL

Skulleigh

Happy vacation day :D
My first reaction to this description is “no way” because it just seemed like it would be sludgy… but maybe I should eat less microwave oatmeal. I’d probably give a cup a try through.

Bonnie

It sounds good…I wish I had no fear of 52 tea’s. The several tea’s I bought from them were awful…terrible puke. I’m afraid to try again. I like oatmeal too.

Kittenna

Which teas did you try? I definitely haven’t had all hits from them, but haven’t had anything completely awful either (Maple Bacon has been the worst so far, and really, I should have known by the name!)

CHAroma

I read your review last night before going to bed and then woke up craving this tea, so I made a cup! Mmmm, this is delicious, and I think you nailed the description perfectly!

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Fjellrev

Enjoy your vacation!

Interesting about the feeling of thickness, but that makes sense since steeping oatmeal in water makes the water milky, and the oats get a little sludgy. That sounds oddly appealing in a tea!

Azzrian

Now Im hungry LOL

Skulleigh

Happy vacation day :D
My first reaction to this description is “no way” because it just seemed like it would be sludgy… but maybe I should eat less microwave oatmeal. I’d probably give a cup a try through.

Bonnie

It sounds good…I wish I had no fear of 52 tea’s. The several tea’s I bought from them were awful…terrible puke. I’m afraid to try again. I like oatmeal too.

Kittenna

Which teas did you try? I definitely haven’t had all hits from them, but haven’t had anything completely awful either (Maple Bacon has been the worst so far, and really, I should have known by the name!)

CHAroma

I read your review last night before going to bed and then woke up craving this tea, so I made a cup! Mmmm, this is delicious, and I think you nailed the description perfectly!

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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Quito, Ecuador

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