The tea filters I’d ordered from DavidsTea arrived, along with three samples. I’m not big on these kinds of sweet, dessert teas, but DavidsTeas is very creative and the teas are popular, so I was intrigued by these samples. This is a white tea with cocoa, almonds, walnuts, caramel, chocolate, and “artificial flavoring.”
My first impression was Wow wow wow! This is quite a concoction. Chunks of walnut in my teaspoon? I ate one- it tasted like it had been doused in the Artificial Flavoring.
The aroma – good Lord! Very pronounced and sweet, like entering an ice cream shop, or more like a Yankee Candles store. This is chocolate mint cookie dough with a hint of caramel.
I drank this first without additives. It was smooth and slightly sweet, and quite flavorful, with a weak nutty undertone overlaid with caramel and almond. Not sure I taste chocolate or cocoa. A little vanilla almond milk could turn this into a chai reminiscent of a caramel-colored milkshake.
So, after two mugs I feel like I’ve had a decadent dessert. This tea is a bit over the top, much like the holiday season. I guess that makes it perfect for a cold evening this time of year.