Butter Truffle Black Tea Blend from ESP Emporium

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  ESP Emporium

Tea Description:

A tea creation for all “sweet teeth”. Just like licking out a dish with freshly made huller cookie dough with hints of freshly grated orange peel… it must be scooped out to the last drop. Not even adults can say no to this indescribable taste. The unusual, colorful and abundant decoration of savory and spicy ingredients makes your mouth water just by looking at it.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Unexpected!  That’s the word for this tea.  I must admit that when this tea was ordered it was because of the name:  Butter Truffle.  It sounds amazing.  I didn’t really even read the description or check the ingredients.  My sweet tooth did all the decision making when it comes to this tea, and when I read “Butter Truffle” that sweet tooth of mine said:  YES!

So, I guess I need not explain that I had expected something sweeter than what I’m tasting at the moment.  But that is not to say that I dislike what I taste.  This is really delicious – it’s just not quite what I had anticipated.  I like when a tea surprises me this way.

The sweetness is there from the almonds and pistachios as well as a hint of citrus.  It has a very biscuit-y kind of note to it, reminiscent of freshly baked cookies or possibly freshly baked scones.  But this tea also has a savory tone to it, a delightfully savory quality from the spices.  I taste a touch of smokiness from the cumin and a kiss of pepper.  It tastes warm and spicy, but the spices are not overwhelming.  It all works together very harmoniously.

The black tea base is fairly mellow and unassuming, completing the flavor of the cup without overwhelming it.  There is a pleasing balance of tea flavors and spice, while teasing this drinker with hints of sweetness.

A very surprising and rewarding tea from ESP Emporium.

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