Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

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  • “Okay so. During The Great Unlogged Period, I also had this one several more times. The grape instead of raisin flavor diminished some over time but not greatly. But I have not tried it in quite...” Read full tasting note
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    chrine 545 tasting notes
  • “Sipdown! Finishing this one off, which was courtesy of *CHAroma*! I oversteeped this a bit today, but you would never know - very little astringency, which is nice. It does, however, taste very...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2246 tasting notes
  • “I'm reading the "So what'd you think?" prompt for this tasting note over and over while trying to finish the now cold cup of this tea. I was sooo excited about this one! I looove oatmeal cookies....” Read full tasting note
    Ninavampi 158 tasting notes
  • “I was a bit worried about this tea after reading the reviews and noticing a common theme amongst them: this tea tastes like grape. I love grapes. But, I'm not a fan of grape flavored things, I...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4391 tasting notes

From 52teas

This week’s tea is proof positive that being a pest sometimes pays off. There’s good reason why some of our customers have started referring to me as “the Willy Wonka of tea”. I enjoy creating bold new flavors, stuff that no one has ever done before. I couldn’t possibly accomplish this without the help of several people, most notably, our natural flavors suppliers. One of whom, I don’t mind admitting, I have a terrible man-crush on.

He is a genius in his field and provides probably 90% of our flavors. But what I love best about him is that occasionally I can come to him with a crazy idea for a new flavor and he will make it for me. Sometimes (like when I asked him to create a bacon flavor), he tells me I’m crazy and I have to track down an alternative, but many times he has helped me out. I know that larger companies that actually have money to spend will spend tens of thousands of dollars for his assistance in creating a new proprietary flavor profile, but he knows I don’t have the budget for that and he helps me out anyway. Maybe he sees in me, as I see in him, a fellow mad scientist. Whatever the reason, I am grateful.

For this week’s tea, he created a natural oatmeal flavoring, which I had been dreaming about for a while, so I could introduce you to this week’s tea of the week: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Black Tea, with rolled oats, plump raisins and natural flavors including oatmeal and touches of brown sugar, raisin, and butter (and yes, it’s all vegan, for our vegan friends).

I don’t want to toot my own horn too much here, but I think this is going to knock your socks off. It is truly stunning. Get yours while they last.

Our Tea of the Week for the week of January 2, 2012

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Okay so. During The Great Unlogged Period, I also had this one several more times. The grape instead of raisin flavor diminished some over time but not greatly. But I have not tried it in quite some time.

So this was my second cup of tea yesterday. And it was just weird this time. Something that I think was the oatmeal flavor came out more. But it tasted like fake something that was not fake oatmeal but also not fake plastic but reminiscent of a fake plastic taste at times but at other times tasted like oatmeal or grains. The raisin is still verging on grape-ness but I can get it raisin if I think about it. I’d had hopes this might get better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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Sipdown! Finishing this one off, which was courtesy of CHAroma!

I oversteeped this a bit today, but you would never know – very little astringency, which is nice. It does, however, taste very grapey. Smooth from the oatmeal, and grapey. Pretty much looks like I had the same impression last time, as well. Not a favourite, but interesting anyhow.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

You are on a roll with all these SIPDOWNS. That is dedication!

Sil

Naw she’s just finally letting go…..

Kittenna

Hahaha, yeah. I’m a bit of a hoarder, so I typically sample something once then leave it, so I have a number of 1-cup baggies left :D But I haven’t even tried the contents of every swap that has come my way… so some still have + cups left.

Cavocorax

Hoarding I can understand, especially if you happen to have a fairly steady influx of newNEW*NEW* teas to sample! I’ve done that, and then I need to spend a week here and there just finishing up my two-cup samples!

Kittenna

Haha, I have a lot of tea I haven’t even tried! I used to want to do comparisons with everything I received (hence keeping the second cup), but I just don’t have the energy for bothering to do that.

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I’m reading the “So what’d you think?” prompt for this tasting note over and over while trying to finish the now cold cup of this tea.

I was sooo excited about this one! I looove oatmeal cookies. But mine are spicy (cinnamon and nutmeg), and by no means taste like grape lollipop… That being said I am incredibly sad that I didn’t like this tea.

The dry tea looked promising. It had little pieces of dry oatmeal in it as well as raisins. I was so excited to try it! I waited until I was home from work and took my time opening and preparing it. First off, the smell that was exuding from the package was grape candy. I shook my head and must have looked like a confused dog with a cocked head and all. Sniffed again, and grape it was! I have never known of grape oatmeal cookies… I had high hopes that it was only the smell.

Two tsp, 12oz and 3 minutes later I had a steaming cup of tea smelling overwhelmingly of grape lollipop. No doubt… Grape lollipop steaming from my teacup. Well, maybe the oatmeal cookie is int he actual taste.

Sip one= grape lollipop + bitterness. Sugar added. Sip two= grape lollipop + sweet + a little bit bitter. Milk Added. Sip three= grape lollipop + milky + something vaguely resembling dough….

No. I do not like it Sam I am… I do not like in a box or with a fox… Hahaha…

I feel like somehow the grape flavor that was used by Frank sneaked itself into this brew. Maybe try again with spices instead of grape? I love your teas Frank, in fact a few of 52teas have quickly become my favorites, but this one missed its mark.

Now off to read a good book with Pancake tea which really makes me smile…. …And will surely make me forget the grape!

EDIT- As an afterthought, as a grape tea it isn’t bad, just not oatmeal cookie. Removing numerical rating…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Thomas Edward(Toad)

Sounds good to me, i like grape lolipops lol :)

Ninavampi

Its up for swap if you are interested! : )

Tina S.

Ooooh, grape! Well, at least when it arrives if I don’t get cookie out of it, it’ll be something I enjoy, and am missing in my collection!

Ninavampi

: ) I think that if you are expecting grape, this may be quite enjoyable! : )

TeaBrat

You are too nice! lol!

Ninavampi

Hahaha… Being too nice isn’t necessarily always a good thing. I do tend to suffer from excessive niceness from time to time… : )

ScottTeaMan

Good review for a disappointing tea. I really liked the rhyme…….it made me chuckle. :))

rmark25

I think most people were disappointed in this tea. I’m sure everyone was taken back by the grape flavor that dominated.

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I was a bit worried about this tea after reading the reviews and noticing a common theme amongst them: this tea tastes like grape. I love grapes. But, I’m not a fan of grape flavored things, I don’t like grape ice pops or candies or soft drinks, I’m not even crazy about grape juice although I’d prefer grape juice (or wine) over artificial grape flavored things. But I love Darjeeling and that note of muscatel, and I think I’ve even tried a grape flavored tea that I liked from Lupicia and… now that I think about it, even one from Den’s.

And when I opened the pouch, I could definitely smell the grape. Once brewed, yep… grape.

The flavor is indeed grape-like, but, I notice other flavors in there too. I notice an ever-so-faint note of oatmeal, and a brown sugar taste too. Maybe a hint of butter, but, I would like for the butter taste to be a little stronger. It definitely tastes more grape than raisin … which, of course, I realize that raisins are in fact grapes, but, when I bite into a raisin, it has it’s own distinct flavor.

It is a tasty tea, but, it just doesn’t really deliver the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie flavor. It is flavorful, and I will certainly enjoy it while I have it, but this isn’t Frank’s best attempt. I do look forward to trying the Red Hot Cinnamon Chai in the next day or two, though!

LiberTEAS

As I continue to sip this, I notice the flavors develop a little. It still doesn’t scream out “OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE” but it has those subtle flavors slowly building in the background. I actually am liking this more as I sip it, so I am going to increase my initial rating slightly.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

it never does taste like a oatmeal cookie does it, but its still really good, i drank all mine up pretty quick, i likes it :)

LiberTEAS

No, I don’t think that I would ever take a blind taste test of this and think “Oatmeal Raisin Cookie” but, it is very tasty, all the same.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

imma have to get some more of it myself lol

AmazonV

Luckily being forewarned i wasn’t gunning for cookie and ended up thinking it was a good cup of tea, just a grape-y tea :)

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I’ve been spending way too much money on tea lately. My cupboard is so full of tea that it’s overflowing. Literally. I can’t even fit it all in the cupboard, and there are three (I kid you not, THREE) boxes of tea sitting on top of the refrigerator. And when I say boxes, I don’t mean one little tin. I mean a box with five or six pouches of teas in it. From my calculations, it could take at least 6-8 months to drink this much tea! Phew! I guess I’d better get started!

I am super excited for this tea. Why? One word: oatmeal. I don’t know why, but I’ve been craving some kind of oatmeal tea. I’ve been playing around with combinations to suggest to Frank, and oatmeal something was at the top of my list! I’m thinking…maple pecan granola!! Yeah!!

But seeing that Frank had never done oatmeal, I thought maybe it can’t be done. Or maybe that means it needed to be done! Either way, I was ecstatic to see a blend with oatmeal from 52teas. The second I read the e-mail, I promptly bought a pouch thinking it would sell out in less than 24 hours (which is known to happen with Frank’s blends).

The dry leaf aroma is tantalizing! It smells remarkably like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Finally, it’s time to have some of this tea! First sip…hmmm. Second sip…hmmmm. I’m not getting the overwhelming grape flavor that others have complained about. It’s definitely not grape lollipop, although I can detect grape in the brewed tea aroma.

But honestly, this does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie to me (or at least as close to it as tea can get). What others identify as grape, I definitely identify as raisin. They’re similar smells and tastes, but not quite the same. I like it a lot without additions, which is rare for me and black teas. With milk and sugar, its flavor is enhanced. Now I really like this tea!

I’m not quite at love. I wish the oatmeal were stronger and more discernible. But this is definitely a very enjoyable tea from 52teas. I’m a happy customer!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Ninavampi

I’m glad you liked it! : ) I was hoping to have the same experience you did, but I guess that since tastes differ, a tea can’t make everyone happy!

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I was worried this was going to be very grape, after some of the other reviews. When I poured water onto the leaves, it did have a grape aroma, but it subsided quickly. I kind of had a sniffing version of a double-take.

I added milk and sugar immediately, since milk & cookies really needed it, I figured it’d help here to get that cookie aspect out.

I don’t get much of the raisin, it does just come straight off like grape, maybe slightly raisin. It isn’t offputting though, because it’s soon followed by what does in fact taste like a cookie in liquid form.

It’s okay, but I’m not blown away by it. Then again I would never purposely choose oatmeal raisin cookies over chocolate chip!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I don’t usually buy flavored teas but happened to purchase this on a whim (also this is my first tea from 52 Teas). I love oatmeal raisin cookies and I’m sure the cookie image sold me :)

There are about a teaspoon’s worth of oats and 7 raisins mixed with the tea in my bag. This is clearly just eye candy and doesn’t contribute any flavor.

The aroma straight from the bag is pretty intense. The main thing I smell is grapes?? (and I don’t mean raisin… I mean grape- like artificial grape) and vanilla/cream- maybe a hint of cinnamon. Sweet smelling. It smells like what I would imagine a cheap vanilla-ish or cookie candle would smell like.

The brewed tea looses much of that strong aroma- the grape is still there but it’s subtle as is those vanilla notes. The dominant aroma here is black tea.

Taste: definitely not oatmeal raisin cookie and NOTHING like I was expecting based on the dry leaf aroma. Mainly malty black tea (is the base an assam?). There really isn’t much flavoring that I’m picking up on. After adding milk and sugar, whatever flavorings are in there are a bit more pronounced.

Overall I’m not too impressed.

Adding the milk and sugar bring the tea somewhat closer to a real cookie. Who doesn’t love sugar?? :) But I don’t like the idea that I need to add something to improve it.

Then again… maybe I’m not being fair. Oatmeal raisin cookies DO have sugar in them and they are perfect with a nice glass of milk.

It’s not that it’s not enjoyable… it’s just not anywhere near what I was hoping to experience. Where’s the cookie?!? But as I said, I’m not a flavored tea kind of guy so your experience could vary… and perhaps my expectations are too high… and maybe I’m being a little too harsh.

Although I wouldn’t purchase this blend again, I’m not sworn off on trying anything from 52 Teas in the future. The price is right: $9 for 2oz of tea shipped, not bad to just try something fun out and risk not loving it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This tea makes Tina a sad panda. At first I was all excited for an Oatmeal Raisin tea. I adore David Tea’s the Glow because it tastes close to one, so one that added raisins too? Awesome! And then the reviews started coming in and said it was grape. Okay, no skin off my nose since I DO love the Glow AND I love grape teas.

But while it does smell like grape koolaid iced tea, I don’t get that flavour. I get a tea that has undertones of grape but isn’t quite successful at being a grape flavoured tea. The tea base isn’t bad, but the full flavour isn’t either of the flavours it could and should have been to keep me excited and falling in love. Sadly this one is a meh for me.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: grape, fake grape, hints of oatmeal
Steeped Tea Smell: grape, roasty tea
Flavor: roasty black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Post-Steep Additives:
agave nectar
sweet, raisin, toasty black tea

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/02/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-oatmeal.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

This is brewing in my breville right now as I type this!

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I’ve had this tea about 3 times now on separate occasions, each time hoping that it would get better. unfortunately it did not.

Oh, how I had wanted to like this tea! Oatmeal raisin cookies are some of my all-time favorite things in the world. However I am getting neither raisins nor oatmeal in this tea, only lots of grape. I am not a grape fan.

52teas blends are some of the best teas I have tried, but sadly this one misses the mark.

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