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So, now I know what it’s like to just sort of dissolve into a big puddle of yum. My people, if you like-a the oatmeal raisin cookie, and if you like-a the tea, and if you like-a the yum, you will lub this blend.

The fun began as soon as I opened the packet. I would’ve been able to identify this tea blindfolded. It pretty much screamed, COOOOOOKIEEEEE, causing me to immediately morph into my natural Cookie Monster state. I almost upended the packet right into my mouth, but then remembered that it was tea, and that it probably wouldn’t be as good an idea as Cookie Monster was thinking. There was absolutely no mistaking the oatmeal raisin cookieness in the aroma. Steeped, the tea smelled equally good, only very slightly muted since, well, I no longer had my nose stuck right in the packet.

Sip, sip… [frown] sip, sip… [frown some more] I don’t even know why I bothered trying this unsweetened, except that it’s my habit to at least take a sip or two before I mess with it. But I mean, c’mon, cookie. So I added some milk and sweetener, and it was much better. Cookie Monster smiled. Liquid coooookieeeee! It smells better than it tastes. Not that it tastes bad, it’s just really hard, I think, to capture the in-your-faceness of the fragrance in the flavour. Maybe if I’d steeped longer? I dunno, I’ll try that next time. For now I’d say, “excellent, with some room for improvement.” I award this blend citizenship of my Happy Place.

[Edit] NOMNOMNOMNOM

Tea amount: 1 level tsp
Water amount: 6oz/~175mL
Additives: A splash of vanilla soy milk and about ½ tsp cane syrup. Cane syrup is new to me. I saw it in the supermarket the other day and thought it would be interesting to try. The jar says it’s great for baking and on pancakes and waffles, so I figured oatmeal raisin cookie tea would be perfect for it. That was a good call. =)

Preparation
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Terri HarpLady

Cute review :D

canadianadia

‘Cookie Monster smiled’ – love it!

K S

I was hoping this would lead to multiple steeps so we could “Count” them ah, ah, ah.

Ysaurella

this blend is definitively something I need to try

Nik

K S, I did end up steeping it a second time, but it was pretty weak. I think that I might stick with one steep for longer than the amount of time suggested on the packet. (The Count always cracked me up.)

Terri, Nadia, thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed. :D

Claire

This made me smile today. Thanks Nik!

Nik

Happy to hear it, Claire, thanks! :D

Della Terra Teas

Thank you Nik! Great review, fun read. You’re awesome!

Nik

Oh, hey, thanks very much!

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Terri HarpLady

Cute review :D

canadianadia

‘Cookie Monster smiled’ – love it!

K S

I was hoping this would lead to multiple steeps so we could “Count” them ah, ah, ah.

Ysaurella

this blend is definitively something I need to try

Nik

K S, I did end up steeping it a second time, but it was pretty weak. I think that I might stick with one steep for longer than the amount of time suggested on the packet. (The Count always cracked me up.)

Terri, Nadia, thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed. :D

Claire

This made me smile today. Thanks Nik!

Nik

Happy to hear it, Claire, thanks! :D

Della Terra Teas

Thank you Nik! Great review, fun read. You’re awesome!

Nik

Oh, hey, thanks very much!

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.


Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.


This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!

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