Another sipdown of an old sample, this one had been sent to me long ago by Dustin, so thanks! (I was smart enough to write the name on the bag for once)

I remember the first time I tried this I was underwhelmed, the reviews were so awesome but I wasn’t getting it.

This time around, I was more impressed. Even considering the age of my sample, I was tasting oatmeal raisin cookie in this, down to the raisins!

To add to the impressiveness, I had even eaten a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie just before drinking the tea and could still notice the cookie taste in it!

I think this is one case where the noticeable “taste” of DTT’s black tea base (or is it a weird chemical thing from the flavoring? I still can’t tell) is working for this tea.

I also realized that more than their base, I am just NOT a fan – at all – of their chocolate flavoring.

That’s likely why this tea tasted decent to me, and likely why I’m still a fan of cafe vanilla, and why I like their white chocolate tea but none of their teas made with the normal chocolate flavor.

It’s nice to have these realizations!

Nonetheless, not a tea I need to own, but one I’d recommend people try!
Bumping my old rating up a bit from 76.

Terri HarpLady

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I love tea. I love my baby daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.


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