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I’m not generally a fan of green tea, and while I didn’t love this one, it also was better than many of the other green teas I’ve had in the past: nice light fruity, lemony aroma, and the lemon and strawberry negated whatever bitterness or grassy notes that can be prevalent. I added a teaspoon of honey which muted the lemon and strawberry flavors.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
This is one of my absolutely favorite teas: It’s got a gorgeous aroma, both before and after brewing, and does smell like carrot cake. I love this especially with a vanilla or sweet cream creamer (makes it creamier).
Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Nutmeg
I remember who sent me this, it was TastyBrew!!(OMG it’s been so long I can’t remember if that’s how you embolden a name or not…ugh) (edit – yay it worked)
Soooo this smelled and tasted a lot like what I remember of Butiki’s Creamy Eggnog Tea….which I LOVE, but haven’t had in awhile. Though this is black and Butiki’s is green, right?
Anyway, I did enjoy this. I have so much tea to get through that I decided to only use my leaves up once (1-2 tsp per cup, steep, then toss) to ensure I get through my stash faster,
It’s been a year after all.
It’s probably all stale by now :(
Anyhow. I’m kind of regretting not reusing my leaves, though I have more anyway. I enjoyed it, though wouldn’t have minded a stronger flavor. Eggnog FTW!
Thanks so much for this one, QueenofTarts! I’m very pleased that I was able to buy this one, as I’m not sure why not many people seem to be a fan of Necessiteas. I’ve tried five of them so far and they are GOOD. I wish I could try all of their teas! I guess it is difficult to invest in their teas though, since they only sell them in 3 ounce amounts. I would love if they had samples! Can you tell I liked this tea? Both of the steeps were the same:
There are actual blueberries in this one! This just SMELLS like blueberry cheesecake and the taste is very present and accurate as well. Impressed already. The flavor is more like cream and butter (maybe from the buttery green itself?) with a little bit of tanginess very sweet and definitely blueberries! I’d say the blueberry and cream/butter/tang are equally represented. This is one of my favorite flavored green teas, definitely. It’s almost like if you mixed one of 52Teas blends and their BooBerry Cotton candy. I really wish Necessiteas would sell samples!! You’d think their lovely sounding blends are gimmicks or something, seeing as how you have to buy three ounces, but the five blends I’ve tried so far have been some of my favorites. If I had the money, I wouldn’t mind investing in entire three ounces of their teas without trying them first. I don’t think I’d be disappointed in any of them.
This was light on blueberry flavor compared to the Blueberry tea from David’s..
I admit, I have fallen in love with David’s teas.
This particular tea has it’s own merits…it does have that cakey flavor
But in a really SMOOTH way that screamed I am cheesecake with decadent blueberries.
This is a nice tea and although not my favorite blueberry tea it is
Try it, you will like it…
A hit with both peanuts! No. 2 more than no. 1, but both said they’d drink it again. No. 2 is the strawberry fan in the house, and as the strawberry is very much the main event here, I’m not surprised.
Delighted to see that this is still for sale at The NecessiTeas site in case we find ourselves needing more!
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.
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.
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.