I’m down to my last 1 or 2 servings of this, and I’ll be so sad when it’s finally gone.
That said, I think there’s the slightest possibility I’m beginning to “grow out” of this tea.
I still love the creamy, sweet flavour. There’s something in there that feels kind of “graham-cracker-and-caramel sweet” to me that’s really enjoyable and different, that I’m always noticing when I make it. I’ve only had 1 kind of ice cream cake in my life, and it has a layer of caramel in between the layers, sprinkled with what I think are maybe oreo cookie crumbs or something. It’s that flavour. I can almost feel the texture in my mouth, and it’s fantastic.
But some of the sweet aromas of this are also getting a little too strong for me, perhaps as I’m getting a little older and tastes are shifting. It’s still not an inherently sweet tea, thank goodness. DT have been pushing way too hard on their stevia lately and I’m trying out more duds than hits lately, especially with shops inaccessible or closed entirely. But even the flavour essences are a little strong for me in this one now. I’m hopeful it’s a one-off, since I’ve normally found this one really fun and easy to drink. It’s not super chocolatey, and it reminds me of ice cream cake, but what flavour of ice cream cake? I’ve never put my finger on. And I kind of like that about it.
If I had more left, I think I might even try mixing it with other favourites. What would a Pumpkin Chai-Ice Cream Cake tea yield? (I tried Kawartha Dairy’s Pumpkin Pie ice cream this past autumn – I blame them for this inspiration.) I am hoping they’ll bring it back again, unaltered. I’d probably buy some if they did. But… Maybe not as much as I would have in the past.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream