Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Every once in a while we get a suggestion from a customer that’s just so full of awesome that I have to kind of put aside some of my other plans and work up a suggested blend. This is one of those weeks. Our friend Sweet Canadian on Steepster recently started a thread about how cool it would be to have a Candy Corn flavored tea. Well, Sweet Canadian, I agree, and I think it’s important that we make it available NOW so our friends up north can get this tea in time for Halloween. So, this week’s tea combines our amazing premium black teas with real candy corns and organic flavors. I had to work at it a bit, but found just the right mix of marshmallow, caramel and honey flavors, and it tastes JUST LIKE candy corn. I made a bit extra of this blend because I know there is already some interest for it on Steepster and I thought some of you might want to give some out to select trick-or-treaters or steep it up for your Halloween parties, but don’t drag your feet. This one is going to go fast. Get yours today.
Learn more about this blend here.
When I read the thread in Steepster about a Candy Corn flavored tea, I knew that it was a job for Frank. I mean, this guy can make soda pop flavored teas that even have that effervescent, bubbly sort of taste and feel to them and he can make tea taste like pancakes and maple syrup. So, I knew that if anyone out there could make a tea taste like Candy Corn, Frank from 52Teas could do it.
And a week or two after the thread began, this Candy Corn Flavored Black Tea was introduced by … you guessed it, 52Teas (Well, it probably wasn’t that difficult for you to guess it, right? Since the name and the producer of the tea are in the title of this post.) I was excited to try this tea. I love Candy Corn! It’s not something that I buy anymore, because if I bought it, then I would need to eat it. And I don’t really need to be eating candy corn. But, I’m very happy to be drinking it!
When I opened the pouch, I smelled the tea. Mmm! It smells sweet; it sort of reminds me the smell that I remember fondly from my childhood, that smell of the candy that was in my trick or treat bag after haunting the neighboring houses on Halloween. It isn’t a specific candy corn smell, it smells like candy. Then again, what does candy corn smell like? It smells … like sugary candy, right? Then I noticed some candy corns in the pouch! I was tempted to eat one but I decided to leave it for the tea.
YUM! This is really tasty. The first sip or two were a little “muddied” because I sipped it while it was still quite hot, and I’ve found that flavored teas need just a few moments of cooling time to get the flavors to sort of settle in. Once the tea had cooled to a sip-able temperature, the flavors really popped.
Yes, this tastes like candy corn, people! The only thing that’s missing is that sort of waxy, chewy texture that one experiences when you bite into a candy corn. This tastes like someone melted a bunch of candy corn and put it into my tea.
And the black tea is there too. I would say that the flavor of the black tea and the candy flavor is about evenly balanced. With every sip, I taste candy corn and I taste black tea … and I’m loving every sip!