Alright. So it’s finals time again which means I needed to break the bank and restock my cupboard. (otherwise I’d be found in the bathtub with a toaster and a beer)… but I digress. Ahem.
Needless to say, I splurged and got a sweet black friday deal from butiki teas. This little gem was included and I am pumped to have this on my shelf for the holiday season.
The first thing I did was stuff my nose into the bag. holy eggnog batman! this couldn’t be more on point in terms of scented teas. I started creeping on the tea leaves, and was a bit nervous about a green tea base for such a creamy holiday beverage tea. After I sipped it, I started to doubt myself. There was no trace of vegetal flavors anywhere… how suspicious. Could it be a white tea base….? i hate white teas…
Apparently I was right the first time- it’s a green base, but I’m amazed at how well this tea is blended. I added no sugar, and it was a sweet and smooth dessert tea that made me think of sugared plums, christmas cookies, and other happy holiday memories. The green base tastes nothing like a typical green, all you can taste is the buttery deliciousness bathing your tongue. The taste after sipping was reminiscent of powdered sugar and cookie dough- but not overwhelmingly sweet. The flavor stayed rather consistent through a second steep, so I’m a huge fan.
I also may have put the second cup in a griswold moose glass…. if you’ve seen national lampoon’s christmas vacation- you get me. just add a dash of half and half and it looks and smells like you’re drinking the real thing… alcohol optional. don’t judge me.
overall- a great holiday tea, and a great new replacement for my sugar cookie tea.
(I must confess I have a weakness for dessert teas and vanilla, so this review may reflect that. plan accordingly and double knot your laces before sipping.)
and for now, the toaster will stay out of the bathtub. happy holidays and stay alive!