Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and thing time around I’m going to be reviewing T2 Tea’s – La Fudgy. Just to clear a few things up this small sample was very kindly sent to me by a very kind tea friend and was not sent to me by T2 themselves. T2 have not asked me to review this I just wanted to review it because I enjoyed it when I tried it and I wanted to share my experience with it, with you all. I have a lot of T2 teas in my collection that I’ve purchased myself over the years but never reviewed for some reason so I’m going to try my best to review them all throughout this year because I enjoy them all a lot and I would love to find the time to share them.
Currently this blend isn’t available on the UK website as it was limited edition when it was released but they do often bring their limited edition stuff back for special occasions so I would sign up for their email notifications to make sure you are always in the know. I’m not sure whether or not you can get this on other sites around the world as I can only really tell you what is on the UK website so it’s worth checking if you do really want to give this blend a try.
Here’s what T2 Tea have to say about this blend over on their website: ”A tidal wave of a maple and butterscotch base bursts with a sticky, gooey caramel cliff-hanger so good it’ll leave you saying, “What the fudge!”
Ingredients: Black tea, caramel bits (condensed skimmed milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butterfat, humectant sorbitol syrup, emulsifier: mono & diglycerides of fatty acids), roasted chicory root, pumpkin bits, natural & artificial flavouring | Contains Milk
Tea Tasting Notes
This is absolutely delicious but honestly I’m not surprised by that at all because T2 nail dessert teas every single time. The first loose leaf tea I actually tried was from T2 my fiancé bought me their Crème Brûlée and their caramel brownie for my birthday and ever since I’ve been hooked. If anything after taking my first sip of this tea all I felt was regret and I know that sounds silly but honestly as soon as I took that first sip I was instantly filled with regret and wished that I had lifted my tea buying ban and gone to T2 and bought some of this when it was released.
The back tea base is strong, robust and malty and but as it is not that strong that it overpowers the other elements. Fudge is definitely a hard flavour to recreate in tea and I’ve seen a few companies try and fall at the last hurdle so I didn’t know what to expect from this tea luckily it blew me away and the sweet creamy fudge notes were instantly recognisable. The caramel bits did leave a bit of an oily residue but that doesn’t come through in the mouthfeel at all.
The roasted chicory root adds a nice roasted note to this it’s definitely more of a background note but it comes through in the aftertaste and ties things together quite well. The pumpkin pieces add an nice earthy sweet underpinning that paired well with the black tea base this note I would have liked to have been a bit stronger but it may have just been quite light because I didn’t have may pumpkin pieces in my sample. All in all the choices that were made in blending this were definitely the best choices for the flavour they were trying to achieve.
I’ve now tried this on its own and with honey and milk and while it’s delicious both was I definitely think that I enjoy it more with milk and honey. The milk definitely adds that creaminess you expect from fudge and the honey seems to amplify the caramel notes which if definitely needed and takes the slight astringency of the black tea base away. Making this an absolute pleasure to drink. Its smooth, sweet and in no way shape for drying or astringent.I really do hope that T2 bring this back this year around Easter time with Baxter’s Buns because I would love to have some of this in my tea collection to reach for over the next few months when I’m looks for an indulgent sweet treat. It’s been a while since I’ve had a new blend from T2 because I’ve been on my Tea buying ban, so I was really excited to see that my tea friend had sent me a sample when she sent me a package of tea samples, because I was gutted that I didn’t get to try this the first time it was released. I’m really looking forward to having this blend again whenever T2 choose to rerelease it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about T2 Tea and Purchase some of this blend for yourself (if they ever bring it back) you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The Tea featured in this post was gifted to me by a Tea Friend and not by T2 Tea directly. I was not asked by T2 Tea to review this I simply wanted to as I had enjoyed the blend so much. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*