In January, I had a weekend getaway in Lancaster, PA. While I was there, I discovered that there were a couple of local tea companies and I decided to test them out for you guys. Today is all about PA Dutch Tea Company’s blends. As someone who knows PA pretty well ( I attended college there), I knew as soon as I saw the Whoopie Pie tea, I needed to taste it. A Whoopie pie is a traditional Pennsylvanian Dutch dish, it’s basically two flat cupcakes with icing in the middle. The other blend I picked out is called Honey Bear, I smelled this tea and knew I needed to try it.
The packaging on these blends are straightforward and nothing special. It was in a plastic bag with a label. It wasn’t bad packaging, it just wasn’t super exciting. The product has a black, white and brow label on it, explaining the name of the tea and the ingredients. It’s nice to see that the ingredients are labeled on the front instead of the back.
This smells overwhelmingly sweet, and it’s darker amber consistent the chocolate theme of it. This tastes kind of how I would imagine a chocolate scented candle to smell. The flavor is rather weak and not what I expected. It’s sweet but not that sweet, you could add a sweetener, but I am not sure if it would work out well. I would not buy this blend again.
The name of this blend alone sold me on it. This blend smells slightly fruity, and I am a tad bit surprised. The amber is a light to medium shade, which makes sense since it’s a rooibos/ honeybush blend. When tasted you can totally taste the lemon peel. It’s pretty sweet but not overwhelming like I was expecting. It’s a delicate balance of flavors, and Overall I like it. I do not know if I would repurchase it, but I did enjoy it.