Special thanks to Liberteas for a but of this! I LOVED it! A smooth ‘jelly’ or ‘jam’ like Apricot and creamy smooth cheesecake flavor paired with just the perfect amount of white tea! Masterpiece!
“Cod brewed this for fun. Tastes about the same as hot brewed. Overall, not a favourite of mine but I don’t hate it :) just having fun cold brewing things lately.” Read full tasting note
“Am I ever glad I listened to my instincts and bought this one. It’s liquified fruity comfort in a cup. Ok, that sounded weird, but it’s fantastic. Frank was very generous with the chunks of apricot...” Read full tasting note
“Um….. YUM!!!! Of all the four teas I tried tonight, this one REALLY hit the mark! Finally, for once, I taste cheesecake in a tea! And the apricot flavour is wonderfully authentic and prominent! I...” Read full tasting note
“OMG CHEESECAKE! I bought this tea as soon as I saw it announced on twitter by 52teas. Cheesecake tea! YESSSS! I never tried the Earl grey cheesecake tea, but a white tea with apricot (and...” Read full tasting note
We’ve had a few cheesecake blends over the years, and I’ve heard from a number of customers that the cheesecake is a bit on the subtle side. So I’ve decided to try a cheesecake blend with a lighter tea that might not normally be a good match for cheesecake flavors. (I tend to want to pair our white teas with sweet, fruity notes.) So here is our delicious shou mei white tea, blended with real freeze-dried apricot bits and natural apricot and cheesecake flavors. And it is truly delicious!
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Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 750ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: Apricot danishy
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, fruity, vegetal
Flavor: apricot, floral, sweet, vegetal, smooth
Aftertaste: tangy, floral
Liquor: translucent light orange brown
getting hints of apricot, no real cheesecake-ness, but a very beautiful white.
Rating: 2/4 leaves
I am just over halfway through my bag of this tea. Definitely a winner for me. I really enjoy a cup in the afternoon paired with a savoury snack. This tea doesn’t play well when I have other sweet treats or need something more robust in the morning. I lose the flavour in those scenarios.
On to the flavour. I think the apricot and the white tea mixes so well together. The cheesecake flavour is very light but it still rears its head during the cup. When it does, it makes me all the more happy.