Streusel Topping Iced White Tea from Southern Boy Teas

SBT-WHITE-Streusel-ToppingTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies

Tea Description:

Ever get one of those giant packaged muffins with the crumbly streusel topping, and find that the lower half of the muffin isn’t nearly as good as the top half? Here’s our premium organic shou mei white tea fannings blended with organic cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and pastry flavors to make it taste like a muffin top without giving you one!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Yum!  This Streusel Topping Iced White Tea from Southern Boy Teas tastes so much like a muffin top, all that’s missing is the blueberries (or whatever muffin you might be eating).  But I’m not missing blueberries because this is so tasty that I forget that I generally take my muffins with blueberries.

But since there are no blueberries in my muffin top, I might suggest that this tastes a bit more like a crumb doughnut.  You know the mini doughnuts that come in packages of six?  I taste top notes of brown sugar, and those notes almost taste caramelized.  The cinnamon isn’t overpowering.  And I get just enough of the butter and cake-like flavors to make this glass of iced tea taste like something other than just another cinnamon tea.

The Shou Mei base is an ideal choice for the flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and buttery, cake-y pastry.  The white tea is delicate enough to allow these flavors to be experienced but not so light in flavor that I can’t taste the tea.  Southern Boy Teas has achieved a delicious balance with this blend.

It’s a really refreshing iced tea and a very cooling beverage to drink, which is especially nice as the weather gets warmer.

Blueberry Streusel Honeybush from 52Teas

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tisane Description:

Buttery, cakey, brown-sugary blueberryness in a cup (or a glass). With a tiny hint of lemon. Caffeine-free vegan deliciousness. Get it while it lasts.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

When 52Teas announced this one, I knew I’d love it.  First of all, I can’t think of a honeybush blend that 52Teas has come out with that I did not like … combine that with the fact that I adore blueberries … and the buttery, cake-y kind of flavors that they do are usually just OFF THE HOOK delicious … I KNEW that this blend would be absolutely sensational.

And it is!  The blueberry flavor is reminiscent of the kind of blueberry taste you’d find in the gourmet style muffins from your favorite bakery – you know the kind where you bite into one of the berries that have been baked into the muffin … it is ripe and bursting with flavor.  That’s what I taste here.  The kind of blueberry flavor that has been intensified by the heat of the oven.  So juicy and delectable!

And of course there’s the baked cake-y kind of flavor that 52Teas captures so well.  It’s buttery and rich, and there are even hints of that brown sugar crunch topping on top!  The honeybush offers a sweet, nutty flavor to the cup that seems to play to the streusel flavor really well.  There is also the oh-so-subtle touch of lemon to this, and it while it doesn’t contribute a heavy lemon-y flavor to the cup, it manages to brighten it up and add just the right touch of acidity to this streusel in a teacup.

This is oh-so-yummy!  And, sadly, it is also sold out.  I don’t know if they’re planning on reblending this one, but if they do, you should really jump on that opportunity and grab yourself a pouch while they’re available.  And in the meantime, consider subscribing to one of their money-saving plans.  It not only saves you a little bit of money but it will also save you the heartache of missing out on one of their popular flavors (like this one) that ends up selling out before you have a chance to buy it!  For this reason alone, it’s definitely worth it!