Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake from 52Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Yes, it’s that time of year again, time for a pumpkin blend, but not just any pumpkin blend. Here’s our premium black teas blended with marigold petals and natural and organic flavors. It’s a guilt-free (vegan even) caramelly, cheesecakey, pumpkiny feast for your sweet-tooth all wrapped up in the hug of a great cuppa premium black tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

OK, this is seriously yummy.  Yes, it might even taste better than it sounds.  And, yes, just the name alone is enough to make my sweet tooth swoon. Caramel?  Pumpkin?  Cheesecake?  Um… yes please!

The black tea base is full-flavored and smooth.  Very smooth.  I am experiencing absolutely no bitterness here, and very little (if any) astringency.  The only time I really notice astringency with this blend is if I actually stop, focus on the sip, and try to find it.

And while it is a good, hearty black tea, it is not overly aggressive.  The flavors here are wonderfully expressed.  I taste the pumpkin and a hint of spices.  I taste the tangy flavor of cream cheese, and there is a luscious creamy texture and taste to go along with it.  The caramel is sweet.  And there is even a hint of buttery pastry to this that is not so noticeable when the tea is piping hot, but, after it’s cooled for a few minutes, the crust seems to come out a little more.

This is really yummy – makes me wish I were a better baker so that I could actually make a caramel pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert.

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