Apparently I am having trouble typing apricot today. Twice I failed trying to get to the page to write a tasting note!
I cold brewed half a liter of this overnight, and I’m finishing it up before I go onto a growler of beer. It was $21 beer and my boyfriend doesn’t like it so I have to drink it. Well I don’t have to but it’s not happy to toss a pricey beer. It’s made by monks in Belgium and it actually reminds me of Tower of London/Paris if the base was ale related and not black tea!
I do indeed taste the cheesecake in this one. This is one you want to have by itself, I started drinking it with lunch and it ruined any flavor. The apricot is pretty tasty too. One of these days I have to eat an actual apricot given I love it in tea so much.
Some sips are super fruity and lacking in cheesecake, and others are super creamy and taste just like a bite of it. Overall the Shou Mei adds a really nice sweetness to everything, and I think probably boosts the apricot flavor.
This one is a winner, although I never really had a problem with cheesecake flavors lacking in black or green based teas from 52teas. But I will take everything and anything cheesecake!