On Wisconsin from A Quarter To Tea . . . . A Cheesecake Tea with Cow Sprinkles!

Normally when I see oolong teas with vague names, I pay them no mind. That’s because I don’t usually love oolongs so unless something else catches my eye, I just keep browsing. Luckily I have the sororitea sisters to talk teas with and when I read or hear a rave review, it gets me intrigued…oolong or not. When it came to this tea, CuppaGeek mentioned it was one I just had to get when placing an A Quarter to Tea order and she was certainly right.

One sip. One sip is all it took to get me hooked. In fact, I had a quick cup of this a week ago and have been thinking about it since. So, I couldn’t put it off anymore and got to brewing up another mug of this oolong deliciousness.

This is one of the few teas that promises cheesecake and actually delivers. A slight and familiar cream cheese tang. All atop an incredibly creamy flavor. There is also a honey sweetness drizzled in the mix. All this tastiness and yet the oolong is still present. However, in this case I think it is helping create the overall cheesecake flavor, floral yet sweet. No roastiness. No vegetal flavors. No artificial notes. Just a whole lot of good.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea

A sweet and creamy jade oolong with sweet honey and cheesecake flavors and cow sprinkles straight from the dairy state.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Black Tea . . A Downton Abbey Inspired Tea!

Over the Christmas break, I took some vacation time. I ended up still working a good chunk of the time but I was able to at least binge watch a few shows that I had been wanting to. Downton Abbey was on the list of shows I wanted to start so I was saving this tea until I had a few episodes watched. Unfortunately, the flashy ads for The Crown (staring Matt Smith, one of my favorite doctors from Doctor Who) caught my eye and I ended watching that series and not watching Downton Abbey. Shame on me. This is one show that I know I need to watch so hopefully I’ll be able to soon.

Since I wasn’t able to watch the show, I thought I’d go ahead and drink this tea.  I honestly can’t believe how much I love this tea.

This tea is a bagged tea from The Republic of Tea. I’ve found that I either really love their tea or am just not a fan of it. Their green pear tea is one I find myself craving and the fact it is a bagged tea adds a nice convenience factor for me. 99% of the tea I drink every day is loose leaf but I do find myself running out the door quite often without the foresight of getting my morning tea ready to go for the commute. That is when this tea works perfectly in my busy life, plus it tastes amazing!

Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Black Tea is a flavored black tea with notes of a dessert quality.  The description is spot on with this one. You really don’t know this is a black tea because the flavoring does take over but in a good way. There is a vanilla  cake like feel through each sip with a rich and lush caramel throughout.  Absolutely delicious and one that I am considering getting a whole tin of.

Definitely a perfect tea to curb those sweet tooth cravings that hit me in the afternoon but also a great tea to enjoy on my morning commutes.

A dessert tea at its finest in a convenient tea bag form. Not sure if this is a dutiful tribute to Mrs Patmore’s Pudding but  I’m quite tickled with this one!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: The Republic of Tea

This decadent dessert tea has the homemade flavors of vanilla sponge cake drizzled with rich caramel sauce. The full-bodied base of premium black tea lends itself well to a splash of milk, making it a perfect afternoon tea to partner with puddings, scones and shortbread.

The award-winning TV series, Downton Abbey® has entranced millions of viewers and become a modern media sensation. Every episode is an explosion of drama, relationships and intrigue. Downton Abbey is home to the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. From the pen of Academy Award® winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is the most watched drama ever on PBS!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Honeybush from 52Teas

CarrotCakeCheesecake__53377.1453103680.1280.1280Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy: 52Teas

Tea Description:

In honor of my significant other’s birthday, I’ve created a dessert-y tea to celebrate two of his favorite desserts: carrot cake & cheesecake. I decided to use a honeybush base for this because I thought that the natural nutty flavor of the honeybush would work well with these flavors. 

Learn more about this tea here. 

Taster’s Review:

One of the reasons I love 52Teas so much is the unique flavors they have. I mean who else would create a honeybush based carrot cheesecake. . .and thank goodness they did!

This is a brilliant tea blend with all the cinnamon, carrot cake, and cheesecake goodness you can hope for and more. The dry tea blend smells wonderful and it is one of those aromas you want to bottle up into a candle. That aroma would be amazing closer to the fall season.

I am not always a huge fan of honeybush based blends. Sometimes I feel like they tend to be a bit more like my arch enemy, red rooibos, but sometimes they are done just right. This is one of those blends that is done right.

Prepped per the instructions on the package, this tea comes out perfect each and every time. I have drank so much of this tea that I have gone thru a few tasters and am currently on a larger size pouch of the tea. I’ve tried the blend hot, iced, and cold brewed.  Here is what I thought of this tea:

Hot: This tea sings cinnamon with a sweet creaminess mixed in.  There is a subtle nuttiness that you get here and there but what you really get is this gorgeous cinnamon flavor. Not too overwhelming. Just very soothing, especially as a late evening cuppa. Simple soul warming cinnamon. Perfect to curb those late night cravings.

Iced: Probably my least favorite method. Again, the cinnamon was there are prominent but there weren’t any other flavors really popping thru either. Everything just seemed a bit muddled.  I was sad and was hoping for more of a pop of a dessert flavor.

Cold Brew: This is the ticket to this tea. Cold brew this tea and you will be greeted with a lush creamy sweet yet tangy cinnamon slightly cake like tea.  Do I have you drooling yet? I was surprised by how well this turned out.  I didn’t get the cheesecake flavor but I loved and adored the flavors that were coming thru.  Really well done and I made a huge pitcher of this tea and it was gone in no time flat. Both my hubby and myself thought this was the best of the three experiments.

Even tho I never picked up on the cheesecake notes from any of the three methods, I still am immensely happy with the flavors I did get. Can’t wait to enjoy more cold brew of this tea blend when I get home tonight!

Blueberry Scone Green Tea from 52Teas

52teas3_1430856114__73092Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: 52Teas

Tea Description:

Green Tea, Freeze-Dried Blueberries, Nutmeg, and Natural Flavors

This tea is sold out but check out the rest of the green tea selection at 52Teas here. 

Taster’s Review:

Looking thru my huge tea stash I have I saw that I still hadn’t tried this particular tea from 52Teas yet. I love 52Teas and have reviewed them for both SororiTea Sisters and my own blog, CuppaGeek. I love the passion and uniqueness I find in the teas they offer.

This particular green tea is no longer available to purchase, but I still wanted to give my thoughts.  That is the one problem with 52Teas is that when you find a tea you like, you need to act quickly and pick some of the tea blend up before it sells out. Because once a tea at 52Teas sells out, that is it.  There isn’t anymore available unless you get lucky and there is a reblend.  And I don’t blame them at all for running the business that way. That is what makes 52Teas so unique. There is a constant flow of new teas being released so you’d have to and some point say good bye to others just to keep the inventory straight.

Blueberry Scone Green Tea is a blend of green tea, blueberries, natural flavors, and nutmeg. The nutmeg part just throws me and that is where the baked good or pastry note I’m assuming will fall into place. I took one whiff of the dry leaf and just sighed. The blueberry and nutmeg aromas mingled together so nicely. Really giving a blueberry baked good feel.

I brewed this tea up with water prepped at about 175F and allowed the tea to steep for about 4 minutes. The instructions did say 5-6, but I wanted to error on the side of caution.

Finally the tea was done and ready to try. I took my first sip and just wow. This tea blend is delicious. The flavors really mix so well together. I will admit that the nutmeg really made me hesitate there for a second because I wasn’t sure how the green tea and the nutmeg worked but the base of this tea is a lovely rich and buttery smoothness with just hints of the nutmeg running thru it. The major tasting note you walk away with is the blueberries. The blueberries in this tea really taste like fresh blueberries that are in a decadent and rich blueberry sauce. There is almost a blueberry jam quality to what I’m picking up.  Just wonderful.

This is one blend I hope makes its way to the reblend section soon. I only have a taster pouch and now I wish I had a much larger one! I think what I have left will go to a cold brew pitcher because this tea will be amazing as an iced tea!