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One of my favorite teas, especially since I got it from Iheartteas on facebook who had an amazing sale going on in spring. I used some vanilla almond milk to give it some creamyness and it only made it better.
What a wonderful start to a lovely Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to anyone else in the states with me!
Love this one! thanks for selling it, QueenOfTarts! The one tea I actually added cream to before was a hojicha and that was ages ago! It does taste like that cup did. (Honestly, I have a feeling I may have seen this tea on Steepster and had the idea to add some cream.) Oddly, there aren’t many steeping instructions for most hojicha teas. But I waited for the water to cool a few minutes and steeped for a couple minutes. The flavor is so nice! Creamy yet roasty, sweet from the chocolate. It’s perfect and just like I wished it would taste. I wouldn’t say it’s marshmallow and hazelnut but it’s delicious for what it is. The second cup tasted as good as the first, but that may have been because of a higher temp.
Thanks TastyBrew! This one smells amazing so I was waiting to try this one until I had a moment to really enjoy it. It’s pretty nommy :) nice creamy cheesecake flavor going on. The pumpkin kind of lies in the aftertaste but I think it’s a good blend of flavors. Thank you again!
Received this one in round 1 secret pumpkin swap from RogersCK.
I was a bit skeptical but this one is pretty decent. There is a rooibos taste, but there is also a kind of carrot cake type taste. I would not say there is much cake flavour in this. But I do get hints of cinnamon and nuts. I would have guessed almonds until I read the description and it said walnuts. I am getting the slightest sweet tart taste that you get in real good homemade cream cheese icing. There is a bit of a carrot taste, maybe. There is something I can’t quite put my finger on. I think if I would have tried this without knowing the name of the tea, I would have called it coffee cake, or greek shortbread.
This one is from the Grab bag in the BBBBox.
Not my thing, but I figured I should give it a try.
Another one I get to try from TastyBrew’s awesome package! I really appreciate it! I found some eggnog yogurt in the fridge in my dream last night, so I thought I’d try this one this morning! This one sure has a strong scent. The dry blend is long twisty black leaves with a few yellow flowers. To be honest, this one is very much like the pumpkin cheesecake. But they are both spicy dairy products, so maybe that is the case. I think the cheesecake has more of a flavor than the eggnog. This one has a bit of spice (again that mysterious spicy flavor while not actually having spices in it), not so much eggnog. Flavorful, I just couldn’t guess it was actually eggnog. It seems to have the same flavor both hot and cold which is odd for any tea. The black tea itself has a mid-level strength flavor profile. Light, yet still a bit dark. I like all three of the Necessiteas I’ve tried! (And oh man I want to try them ALLLL.) I can’t believe I had to add this one to the system… but it wasn’t even on NecessiTeas site!
Another awesome blend from TastyBrew! Thank you so much! This blend certainly had a nice scent in the super long twisty dry leaves that I thought would make the flavor actually have a cheesecake flavor. It does! I think I had pumpkin cheesecake ONCE. It was great! This cup has a “pumpkin spice” flavor even though there aren’t actual spices here.. not sure how they did that. And there is a creamy taste that could very well be cheesecake. The black tea base is mild enough not to overpower the flavors. Very well done!
Oh my gosh, TastyBrew sent me an amazing generous package of teas today!! I appreciate it so so much! THANK YOU! This one was first up. I felt like chai. I used a teaspoon and another 3/4… which was a bit risky, as this was a CTC and also black tea! But it is so so so good. I love a good chai. There are huge cinnamon chunks. A lot of ginger flavor, which I normally do not like unless it is in chai. This one has the perfectness briskness. My tongue is buzzy at first then the aftertaste is sweet. I never know why many chais are called “vanilla” when there doesn’t seem to be any vanilla. But I really love this one. I should have added milk!
ETA: This might be my favorite chai. It’s between this one and Ovation’s that I know I haven’t written a tasting note for yet!
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, custard
Steeped Tea Smell: toasted custard
Flavor: raisin, bakey
Aftertaste: toasty, sweet
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown
not getting bread pudding from the taste. much more raisin. not bad though
Rating: 2/4 leaves
I thought that it was about time I wrote a note about this tea. Even though it has quite a bit of spice in it, the appeal of it tasting like cake convinced me to drink it. I made it with a splash of milk and it’s quite tasty. The first thing I taste is carrot – not real carrot flavor, but something like a sweet vegetable. Actually, the more I sip, the more carrot I get. It fades into the spices next, turning the cup into something a little bit like spice cake. The milk is strong enough to cloud up the heavy spices, but they’re still present and warming. The finish is creamy (due to the milk, I think). It leaves your mouth feeling like you’ve eaten a piece of carrot cake, even though the flavor isn’t explicitly carrot cake. I don’t think that I would like this tea as much if I hadn’t added any milk. It’s strange because I prefer rooibos without any additions, but it seems so appropriate here. This is a very nice dessert tea and really hits the spot tonight!
I love a good cheesecake tea and in my past experiences, there have been very few that have truly been delicious. The most memorable ones have been Art of Tea’s blueberry cheesecake and 52Teas’ caramel cheesecake black. All cheesecake teas, though, have something a little funky about them.. it could be because it’s hard to get a true cheesecake flavor into tea leaves. After all, cheesecake isn’t something found naturally in tea.
The scent of this tea is of a green tea base, a bit of blueberries and something tangy in the background. I really love the plump blueberries in the blend — it’s always nice to see real fruits instead of just flavors in a tea blend. Sipping… oh, this is tasty. There is a great sweetness from the blueberries followed by a hint of something like greek yogurt. There is a very nice balance between the astringent green tea and the creamy flavoring. Even though I brewed it according to its directions, I have a sense that this is a tea that is very sensitive to being oversteeped — a few more seconds would have pushed this one over the edge.
This is a really nice blueberry cheesecake dessert tea. I’d be interested in tasting this tea with a rooibos base instead of a green, too.
I thought that this seemed like a fun tea to drink with my toddler and since this is caffeine free I jumped all over it during iHeartTeas’ selloff sale (thanks go to her for getting it to me so quickly!) My son took his first sip and his eyebrows went up, then a few seconds later the entire 8 oz cup was gone. This tea is officially toddler approved!
I was impressed when I opened the canister and it smelled like root beer with a hint of rooibos. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I purchased this, especially since I don’t care for rooibos. I was shocked and amazed that I actually enjoyed this myself, the rooibos worked really well with the root beer flavoring.
I did decide that it seemed a little odd to drink warm so I didn’t bother, this one was immediately served over ice, which in my opinion was a very wise move. I think this could have easily made it on the ‘teas I don’t really care for’ list had I started with it warm.
This one comes from TastyBrew! I figured I’d brew some of this up as a little celebration of being done with midterms!
This one smells heavenly! I love cheesecake and I love blueberries, and both of these aspects are present in the smell. The cheesecake aspect is dead on…I have no idea how they managed that, but it’s so good. There is also a buttery scent which is delightful! The blueberry is nice and sweet smelling, and the green base adds to this sweetness while providng a slight vegetal scent. I want to eat this tea!
Taste: The first steep was very sweet and creamy. Nice buttery notes, as well as cream cheese notes. Yum! The blueberry is very light here, but the notes I’m picking up are sweet and fresh! The vegetal aspect of the green tea is also subtle, and adds an interesting aspects to the flavor profile. Overall, I’d say this one is a win – it’s definately cheesecake-y!
The second steep is rather diluted, and definately more green tea based than the previous one. The blueberry seems absent here, but the cream cheese/cheesecake aspect is still present. This one is more savory than sweet.
Thanks again, TastyBrew for sending this nice blend my way! I’m really enjoying it!
I’m anxiously awaiting some tea from Butiki that the USPS site says will be here tomorrow. Yay! In the mean time, I’m kind of bored with all my flavored teas. I had another Sweet Almond Tea with a bit of steamed milk and honey simply because I haven’t had it all that often. But it will be going back on the shelf for awhile. Two days in a row is a bit much for that one. On the plus side, I had a ton of left over steamed milk so my 3.5 year old asked if I could make him a “tea” drink. I added some honey to the milk and a lot cinnamon and we had a little tea party. With the little Bean pouring us some pretend tea out of her fisher price tea pot. All in all, a great way to have tea.
I just made this. A nice afternoon treat on a rainy portland day! If you like almond, you can’t go wrong with this tea. It really does have sweet flavor to it, but doesn’t taste fake either. I really enjoyed it. I added a little raw honey and some steamed milk and made a latte out of it. Really good stuff. If you like almond, of course.
I believe this one was from Keen Thanks so much! It was a nice change from a straight-up colada as well as a nice twist on Tropical and Cherry! The flavor goes well with the green base and the colada or the coconut is upfront with the cherry as a close 2nd. Satisfying!
I received this in a holiday swap from KittyLovesTea. Thank You!
The dry tea smells like rich, fresh coconut and is quite pretty to look at as well! It smells pretty sweet too.
The first sip wasn’t as sweet as a expected which is a nice change from the usual flavored teas. It tastes like buttery smooth coconut fresh from the shell!This would be a good afternoon tea to sip at work.I drank half and put the other half of my cup in the fridge. I can’t wait to see what it tastes like iced!
My first reaction to this tea was “Wow look at the size of those blueberries!”. The tea itself is green based and as Geoffrey Norman pointed out it looks like Sencha with massive blueberries mixed in.
Once brewed the tea soup is a pale yellowish green that smells of very much like blueberry cheesecake. No idea how but it truly does.
First sip and I can taste the blueberries which are sweet and slightly tart but there is something in the background that does have a cakey/pie effect. A sort of biscuity flavour, slightly buttery and toasty and sweet. I would agree that this is blueberry cheesecake in smell and taste and the best thing is it’s all natural and I have not had to add any sweetener to complete the flavours.
The buttery effect becomes stronger but the gentle blueberries remain to compliment it. A very nice tea and possibly one of the nicest dessert tea’s I have tried.
I am enjoying this one right now as I type this. It is most definitely still one I enjoy a great deal. I say still only because my palette changes periodically and I start craving one type of tea all the time or sometimes the unfortunate happens. An old favorite goes by the wayside only to be replaced by something else. Lucky for me I still enjoy this one a great deal. It held up against the test of time and countless cups of tea. There is an marzipan quality to this tea that is just so warming and so appropriate for this time of year. Delicious!