I’m not certain if this is the manufacturer of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie black tea that the Cup Cafe in Westminster, MD maintains in their establishment. The picture looks like the tea I purchased.
I was quite excited about this tea. Being an avid lover of all things autumn, this time of year really inspires me to seek out all things cozy. So when I heard of this little cafe and saw this tea on their quaint cafe chalkboard- I was moved to try it. They brewed me up a latte and I was on my way.
The tea smelled every bit like I was baking oatmeal raisin cookies in my car.
Upon tasting it, however, I was left a bit flat.
Now, I’m an Irish girl who likes my tea strong. This was by far- not.
Hoping they simply hadn’t brewed it long enough, I made a pot of this tea from the small bag of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie tea I purchased at the cafe for my mother and myself. Brewing it for 6 minutes just to be sure, I eagerly poured us two mugs for us to enjoy.
To my dismay, this simply was not a strong-brewing black blend. The cinnamon is very strong. You can see raisins in the blend, and the tea does smell of its namesake.
I brew this tea at home with Yorkshire teabags and it’s lovely- I get the strong black tea flavor I enjoy and the flavor of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie is not interrupted in the slightest.