Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
My wife wanted to pick out the tea of the week this week. With her Irish-Scottish heritage, it wasn’t enough to choose the tea for the week of St. Patty’s Day without an additional tip of the hat to her Scottish ancestry. For that reason, our tea of the week for the week of St. Patrick’s Day: what else, but a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, a butterSCOTCH flavored black tea.
I realize butterscotch is not as groundbreaking as maple bacon or pancake breakfast, but let me assure you, it IS delicious! Creamy and smooth, and satisfying in that way that only butterscotch can be, but without the guilt. And yes, it is 100% vegan.
Learn more about this tea here.
Oh YUM! Yum YUM yummy YUM yum!
As you probably know, I’m a big fan of 52Teas, so it probably comes as no big surprise to you that I am enjoying this tea. But, as much as I love 52Teas, I will be the first to admit that Frank (chief Zoomdweebie at 52Teas, aka the “Willy Wonka of Teas”) doesn’t always hit it out of the park with every single blend. But, more often than not, I enjoy the blends he creates. Usually, they are a hit, less often they are a miss, but every once in a while, he puts out a blend that knocks my socks off.
This one knocks my socks off.
The flavors and the black tea blend works so well together. The blend of Assam and Nilgiri teas tastes rich and smooth with hints of malt in the background which meld perfectly with the Scotch notes. The overall cup is sweet and buttery rich with hints of caramel. This is a remarkably smooth black tea – no harshness or bitterness at all, and only a trace of astringency toward the tail.
This is AWESOME!