I tried this again tonight and added a little sugar to it…SO MUCH BETTER! i don’t like to add anything to my teas but man, the contrast between this one straight and this one with sugar is amazing. So much more delicious than when it’s straight.
“I tried this again tonight and added a little sugar to it…SO MUCH BETTER! i don’t like to add anything to my teas but man, the...” Read full tasting note
“When I saw this tea I knew I would have to try it – and I’m also the first person to review it – huzzah! I just got it today and couldn’t wait to try it. The dry...” Read full tasting note
“I got this in the mail today and made a cup as my evening green. The first thing that struck me big time was the ginger. YUM!!! I don’t know about cake, but...” Read full tasting note
“I made this for the first time this morning, but I wasn’t quite awake when I made it and I assumed that it was a black tea and overheated the water. I don’t believe I’ve ever had ginger and...” Read full tasting note
Our cakey- and gingerbread-flavors were getting mixed reviews in our black tea blends, so I decided to give it a try with a lighter base, and oh man, did that do the trick!
Here’s a light, refreshing Young Hyson green tea base blended with cinnamon, ginger and organic flavors like gingerbread, cake batter, butter and brown sugar.
I wouldn’t normally think to pair something heavy like cake flavors with a green tea, but I’m sure glad I gave it a shot. This tea is delicious! But then, who doesn’t like coffeecake? Even if it does have “coffee” in the name. (I never touch the stuff, despite lots of requests from people for us to blend flavored coffees like we do teas. I would love to do it, but I just can’t stand the taste of coffee and I wouldn’t want to create products I couldn’t sample first and determine whether or not they are any good.)
Anyway, THIS is a thing of beauty. I sure hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
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Our Tea of the Week for the Week of
June 17, 2013
At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.
Black GingerbreadZen Tea
Gingerbread MatchaRed Leaf Tea
Gingerbread ManPrattys (New Zealand)
When I saw this tea I knew I would have to try it – and I’m also the first person to review it – huzzah!
I just got it today and couldn’t wait to try it. The dry tea smells good, like a gingery cinnamon goodness. I was wondering how the green tea base would be in this blend and I find that I like it. I admit I’m not really getting “cake” and the hyson seems to lend a slight citrus quality to this tea. I might wait a week or two for the flavors to meld and then retry it. Adding 1/2 a packet of sugar really seemed to make the flavors pop.
I am finding this to be yummy but I do love ginger and the ginger flavor is quite strong… I might need to try icing this just to see what happens. thanks for another good blend, Frank!
I got this in the mail today and made a cup as my evening green. The first thing that struck me big time was the ginger. YUM!!! I don’t know about cake, but it’s a great green ginger tea. With added cinnamon and brown sugar notes. I’m really enjoying this and I’m on the second steep. I can see loving this during the cold season as well. The ginger/cinnamon spiciness is awesome. I hope this one is reblended over and over!
I made this for the first time this morning, but I wasn’t quite awake when I made it and I assumed that it was a black tea and overheated the water. I don’t believe I’ve ever had ginger and cinnamon paired on a green tea base, it’s certainly unique, but I’ll probably like it even more if I use the correct water temperature next time…stay tuned :P
YUM! This was one I was really looking forward to from the moment I had read the announcement of the flavor. I LOVED the gingerbread chai that 52Teas created once upon a time, and so I was really looking forward to trying this to see how it stacks up.
And I think that maybe … just maybe … this might be better than the gingerbread chai! Of course, it could be that it’s been a while since I’ve had some gingerbread chai and my memory has faded somewhat, although that was one of the more memorable chai memories that I’ve had.
I think what I love best about this is the green tea base. The lighter, crisper green tea allows for the flavors of gingerbread and sweet, cakey/bakey, buttery flavors to come through! YUM!
As I type this, a few months from when I wrote the original review of it (check it out here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/23/gingerbread-coffeecake-flavored-green-tea-from-52teas/ ) I am finding my mouth watering by the memory of this tea. I may have to find it in my stash and experience it again! YUM!
I added some sugar this time to see how it would affect the taste. I’m still picking up ginger and the flavor of those coffee crumbs on top of the coffeecake, but no actual cake flavor. This is still good, but not quite hitting the spot like it did last time. I think I may have underleafed this one. I used 1 teaspoon because I’m trying to stretch out my sample from Sil. I might add the rest of the leaf to the resteep and see if that helps.
Damn you, 52teas! Why do you have to keep making such intriguing blends?! We purchased airfare and accommodations for our European honeymoon this October, so our bank account is hurting. I should not be buying tea!!! But I just couldn’t resist this one!
…and the new Pink Lemonade Iced Tea…
…and some more Lime Jello Iced Tea…
…I guess I got a little carried away there. Shh, don’t tell the husband! :P
The dry leaf aroma is strongly ginger. Like ginger overload. Like sticking my nose in a spice container of ground ginger. The brewed tea aroma is still very gingery but also a bit weird. The tea taste is surprisingly light. Ginger is the main note followed by brown sugar and something cake-like.
I couldn’t tell you if this has a coffee flavor or not. I feel like maybe I can taste coffee, but then the taste could be imagined because I expect to taste it from the name. This is called Gingerbread Coffeecake on the Zoomdweebie website, but the package has “coffee” crossed out and “tea” written in. So, is it Gingerbread Coffeecake or Gingerbread Teacake? I don’t know, but either way it’s definitely yummy!
There’s not much of an aftertaste at first, but it builds the more I sip it. I decided to add a tiny bit of sweetener halfway through the cup. Mmm, now the spice really pops and the cake is even more apparent! This is delicious! It is heavily ginger and heavily tasty. ;)
Strangely, I don’t think I’ve written a note about this one yet. Or even tried it, for that matter. Anyhow, I found it fairly enjoyable as a gingery, creamy green. I had it about 12 hours after infusing, though, so I think I need to have another go at it to give it a fair rating. Pretty happy with it though (although I do wish I’d brought it at Christmas, as my mom would perhaps enjoy it.)
I have had this in my cupboard for a long time and obviously forgot about it. You know you have too much tea when…
The dry tea smells just like ginger coffeecake. The taste of the hot brewed tea is the same. It is strong, spicey, yet sweet gingerbread. You can almost feel the heaviness of the coffeecake. There is bready/cakey flavours underneath the ginger taste.
This tea was excellent while hot, but I found it started to lose some of its taste as it cooled off.
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Yummmmmm. I’m hit or miss with ginger teas. Some I find are just OVERPOWERING ginger, to the point you can’t taste anything else. This one isn’t like that. It’s a nice balance of ginger and cinnamon, there is a little bit of bakery ish ness in the back. I don’t really taste the green tea in it, but it also doesn’t interfere with the other flavors. All in all this pretty much delivers what it promises to.