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I received this in a swap with Liberteas. Thank you!
This was served yesterday at tea party, but I was unable to get two of my teas logged because Steepster wouldn’t let me! I also noticed that some reviews and likes from way back seem to be gone! :( Ah well!
I try to provide variety at tea party, which used to be pretty difficult since almost everyone only drank black tea at first. Now everyone is getting more adventurous and I can serve oolongs and greens. Hallelujah!
I am not usually a fan of green apples except when baked in a pie, but it lent nice flavor to this blend. The front of the sip had a dark caramel flavor, and the green apple left a tingle at the end. Nice blend!
Thank you, Liberteas!
Thank for sending me a sample of this tea DaisyChubb, I really need to patronize more of those little Canadian tea companies.
I get more chocolate and caramel than I do cookies and cream from this tea. The tea might just need a bit longer steep though, and I bet it would also be tasty with some milk.
I agree with my Sororitea Sista in saying this tastes different each time I tried it. I’m on my 3rd cup. The first two cups were from the same leaves, however. I almost liked the 2nd infusion a tad better than the first…which confuses me for a Buckingham Palace Tea!
It could have been that my water was too hot, too, but it was bold, super strong, and somewhat malty which I did enjoy but it also had a foreign DRY taste…kind of like Cotton-Mouth after a night of drinking too much wine! LOL
On the 2nd infusion I could pick up random citrus notes and not so much on the dry side of things…it was still sturdy but a little less strong and not as malty…it was a bit sweeter as well.
This is alright for a Buckingham Palace…not my favorite but certainly not my least fave either.
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I have a SIPDOWN with this tea this afternoon and it was tasty. See other notes. While it was tasty – in a blind taste-test I don’t know if I could identify it as a Cookies and Cream type flavor. But it’s tasty, regardless.
Liberteas Thank you so much for this one, too!
The gentle aroma is that of a combo of Maple, Cream, and hints of sweet-chocolate.
The flavor is sweet like caramel or maybe a maple candy filling. I like the level of sweetness. The creaminess is upfront in the beginning of the sip and I get that little bit of malty-sweet chocolate but it morphs into maple and cream or a carmelly likeness towards the end of the sip on to the aftertaste.
This one is neat. I don’t really get the cookie part of the cookies and cream but the overall flavor is very nice!
I went through my notes and noticed that I forgot to write anything about this 11 days ago. Almost two weeks! Oh my. Well, I still remember what it tasted like at least, though honestly I think this is kind of a forgettable tea which is why I, well, forgot it.
I mean, it’s not a bad tea, it’s just, you know, average. A nice chai mix but with no spices that really jump out at you, a gentle black base, soft chocolate flavor that isn’t very bold. I definitely don’t regret drinking it though, and it was a tasty cup even though it didn’t make a big impression. I picked it out of my box from LiberTEAs because I wanted something chocolatey and comforting, and it definitely hit the spot.
So last night I was mourning the fact that there is NO way that I can make it to SDCC this year, even though I have a free ticket to the show. However, $700 airfare is something I just can’t swing. sigh So, I needed a comforting tea, and what’s more comforting than cookies and cream? This was a sample from LiberTEAS that I was saving for just such an occasion.
It’s not really… cookie tea, but I wasn’t expecting that based on other reviews and also the fact that I have no idea how you’d get cookie flavor in tea. Maybe a 52tea blend could do it, but I was expecting more chocolatey goodness from this. It definitely delivered on that end, with some smooth and natural tasting chocolate flavors. With milk & sugar this honestly tastes more like chocolate milk than tea: as others have said, the base is overwhelmed by the flavoring, but it’s still there in the background. I think this would have been amazing with a good Chinese black base with some malty, bready, cocoa notes… but then it would probably be very expensive.
I didn’t get any maple, though I suppose that’s not much of a bad thing since last time I checked, it’s not actually a flavor in cookies & cream. The cream is there, though I also added milk so that kind of bumped up the creamy factor. All in all this is a satisfying dessert tea, though perhaps not the most aptly named blend.
The description suggests that every cup of this tea is a mystery. Right now, as it is still very hot, I taste sweet, malty tones and a hint of bergamot. It is very robust. I can smell the jasmine notes wafting out of the cup but I don’t really taste it. As I continue to sip (carefully, as I don’t wish to burn my tongue!) I notice hints of jasmine develop.
As it cools, a freshly baked bread taste emerges. The bergamot seems to be waning, as if it is drifting off into the distance. The jasmine that started to develop at the start seems to have distanced itself as well. Now, I taste mostly black tea – rich and bold with a fair amount of astringency.
I am very pleasantly surprised by this tea. I ordered it hoping that I would – of course – taste both the caramel and the apple, but, I didn’t have my hopes up, as I’ve had some disappointing caramel apple blends.
But, this tea delivered. I taste the apple and I taste the caramel… and I taste the green tea. The apple is a bit more subtle than I would like it to be, however, I find that the caramel and the apple are pretty well-balanced. A very tasty tea.
This is pretty darned tasty. The first couple of sips – while it was still very hot – tasted a little off, but now that it has cooled slightly, I find it to be much tastier. The chocolate is prominent, and by mid-cup, the maple becomes just as prominent as the chocolate. The honey sort of pops in and out of the sip, and the cream is more of a background note. The black tea seems a little overwhelmed by what’s going on with the flavors, but, it is still quite enjoyable. Might be even better with an Assam base.