drank Gooey Butter Cake by 52teas
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Before I saw this tea, I had never made a gooey butter cake before. I had stumbled across different recipes, but never actually made it. So after I saw this tea, I thought that it would be a good time to bake the cake so I would know what this tea was trying to be! I made the cake and my family loved it. I think I will try making it again when everyone is home for the holidays. It will be better if there are more people around to eat it so there is less for me!

I’m very surprised to see that this tea has lemon in it! The cake I made was pure butter and sugar, but no lemon. The dry leaf smells yummy — very much like a sugary lemon pastry. I’m talking about that buttery pound cake with that tangy, incredibly sweet icing. It makes me think that I’m in for a real treat!

This tea is actually very mild compared to its scent. The flavors seem very watered down. Yes, I taste lemon with a nice sugary note. The black base adds a hint of astringency to the end of the sip. Normally, this would bother me (I think astringent teas don’t do well with creamy flavors), but as there is tart lemon here, it’s fine. I’m afraid to go past 3 minutes with 52Teas black tea bases, so I think I’ll stick with my steep time even though I want more flavor. This tea is lemony & yummy.. but very mild and not at all like the gooey butter cake I made. I think renaming this tea something like “lemon loaf” would be appropriate!


I agree with the renaming!

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Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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