Tea Company: 52teas (website)
Ingredients: Indian Black Teas including a hint of smoked Assam, Raisins, Cinnamon Stick Bits, a touch of natural butter flavoring
Vendor Suggested Preparation: 1 tsp of tea per 8-ounce cup, boiling water (212 degrees), steep 4 to 5 minutes
I received this tea from a friend and had only HEARD about it prior. Because I LOVE the fact Frank from 52 Teas ‘thinks outside the box…or in this case, the bag”…I like to try as many blends of his that I can. The rarer and more crazy – the better! It’s the perfect example of TEA MAKES A GOOD STORY! And…I’m just crazy enough to TRY it!
When I was scrolling thru the reviews on Steepster I noticed everyone seemed to like it. Then it happened…2 low, low, low reviews. It didn’t scare me! So…I YELLED…”Bring it on!!!”…and so I did.
I LOVE Frank’s write-ups and product descriptions! One thing that made me laugh while reading the their description about this tea was the butter flavoring! I was like…”OH MY GOSH…I’m going to drink butter?” I really didn’t stumble on the thought for too long as I was really excited about trying the blend.
It smelled like Cinnamon Raisin Toast. Mission Accomplish, there, I guess. I was unable to smell the butter BUT…I don’t slap on much butter on my toast anyhow…so…maybe this will be tailor-made for me!?
YUP! I could taste the black tea, the toast, the cinnamon, and the raisin. It was hard to taste the butter but just as it started to travel down my esophagus I could taste a hint of it…but just a hint!
The more I drink this – the more I can taste the toast as an after taste. Normally I don’t like funky aftertastes but this works…especially in the morning when you are hungry for toast or a bagel or something and don’t have access to it!
This is a neat little creation that 52 Teas has available and I appreciate the fact that it’s different and unusual. It’s surprisingly good and I’m glad I could still taste the black tea. Too many times when doing a flavored black tea…the black tea taste is often lost. Not in this tea…it’s still, thankfully, present.
You can purchase the Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast Flavored Black Tea directly from the 52teas website.
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