So last night I was mourning the fact that there is NO way that I can make it to SDCC this year, even though I have a free ticket to the show. However, $700 airfare is something I just can’t swing. sigh So, I needed a comforting tea, and what’s more comforting than cookies and cream? This was a sample from LiberTEAS that I was saving for just such an occasion.

It’s not really… cookie tea, but I wasn’t expecting that based on other reviews and also the fact that I have no idea how you’d get cookie flavor in tea. Maybe a 52tea blend could do it, but I was expecting more chocolatey goodness from this. It definitely delivered on that end, with some smooth and natural tasting chocolate flavors. With milk & sugar this honestly tastes more like chocolate milk than tea: as others have said, the base is overwhelmed by the flavoring, but it’s still there in the background. I think this would have been amazing with a good Chinese black base with some malty, bready, cocoa notes… but then it would probably be very expensive.

I didn’t get any maple, though I suppose that’s not much of a bad thing since last time I checked, it’s not actually a flavor in cookies & cream. The cream is there, though I also added milk so that kind of bumped up the creamy factor. All in all this is a satisfying dessert tea, though perhaps not the most aptly named blend.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!


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