HELL YEAH COOKIE TEA!!
I apologize for my excitement – but one of my dream collections for DT is a “Christmas Cookie” collection because, not only would that be exciting, one of the long standing Christmas traditions I had growing up was an insane level of Christmas baking over the holidays. So I am personally considering this the first step in maybe someday having that dream collection become a reality. I also desperately want DT to do a holiday twist on a cookies and cream profile called “Milk and Cookies” – so just putting that idea out into the world…
If you didn’t pick up up from my excitement, I do like this tea!
It’s kind of a hodge podge of different sorts of cookies – growing up my step mom made these “healthy” no bake cookies she called “Hillbilly Cookies” with oatmeal, raisins, shredded ginger, and dark chocolate chips and this tea reminds me a lot of them. I didn’t appreciate them when I was, like, nine years old – but as a twenty five year old? Definitely my kind of cookie! Now, there’s no ginger in this tea – but the oatmeal and raisins? Big check, along with the obvious chocolate chips that are in the name.
Aside from the similar chocolate profile to teas like Chocolate Chili Chai, both the oat and raisin play big parts in the profile – the oats add a starchy quality that helps more strongly convey the baked elements of a cookie, and the raisin contributes a fruity sweetness. Another ingredient that leans into the baked element of a cookie? Rooibos! It added a honeyed sort of sweetness alongside hints of nutty undertones. I will say, there is stevia in this blend – and I know that’s a polarizing ingredient. Baring in mind that I don’t have a strong sensitivity to stevia, I do taste it a little – but barely…
My favourite way to enjoy this tea so far has been as a latte or with a hearty splash of milk, but it’s nice straight too. It’s a dessert-type tea that I’ve definitely grabbed a generous amount of for myself.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.