Butterscotch Blondie

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Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Butterscotch Blondie

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 23, 2018

Commercial Description

Rich black teas swirled with notes of smooth butterscotch & vanilla.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 1/5
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Sweet dessert-flavor teas will snatch my attention every time. This has, for both wonderful and disgraceful reasons.

The Wonderful: Tazo has a small line of enticing new black teas flavored with herbal blends so as to resemble assorted cookies and cakes. Having loved butterscotch-chip cookies as a kid, I grabbed this without hesitation. The dry-bag aroma was very pleasing, definitely cookie-like, but smelled more of the individual ingredients than the butterscotch taste: black tea, cocoa peel, licorice root, cinnamon (weak) and cardamom. I have no problem with any of those as flavors, and certainly not in this combination. The in-cup aroma leaned more "butterscotchey" and the taste is most of the way there. The cocoa still is quite readily discernible, but as a chocolate lover, I'm not put off in the least. Inadvertently, I let this cool to room temperature in a cold room, and it still tasted wonderful. This would make a delicious iced tea. "Butterscotch Blondie" was a superbly smooth, sweet, pleasant blend, just 2/5 on their caffeine scale for those sensitive to excess. I'd readily recommend this tea but for...

The Disgraceful: Tazo obeyed the letter of packaging rules, but definitely not the spirit. Comparing containers of flavored black teas side-by-side—this and their Earl Grey—the boxes are precisely the same length, width and height. The Earl Grey contains 20 bags, as prominently labeled with black ink on white background. The Blondie has 15 (1/4 fewer) bags for the same price, in the same-sized box. Why that wasted airspace and paperboard? The label, while accurate, is very nearly disguised on a chaotic brown/tan background consisting of a photo of the baked dessert—very hard for an even mildly visually impaired person to notice. Why do such a thing? In combination, this packaging and labeling strikes me as a deceptive practice, and thus deducts strongly from my "value"rating. I did see the "15" and reluctantly bought anyway, because I was confident I'd like the tea, even at that price point. I do...a lot. Regardless, the issue of misleading package size and camouflaged labeling has bothered me more since then, and out of principle, I'm not buying any more until Tazo fixes that.
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