Toasted Nut Brûlée Oolong Tea


I was checking out Teavana’s latest offerings when Toasted Nut Brûlée Oolong got my attention. It isn’t a new tea, but it is one I’d wanted to try but never did.

After the yummy sounding name, the aroma is what attracted me enough to make a purchase. It smells of an amazing lightly spiced nutty praline or beautifully caramelized brûlée with cinnamon.

The taste is a sweet comfort food in a cup. We’re talkin’ warm oatmeal cookie with raisins and a few chopped nuts. There are no raisins in it, but the ample amounts of dried apples, candied pineapple and papaya meld for a bounty of dried fruit flavor. I was kind of sad to find so much less nutty flavor in the brew than there is nutty smell. But the cinnamon & spice comes through nicely much as it would in an oatmeal cookie or a freshly baked rock cake. So, truly, if you love oatmeal cookies, but don’t care for the calories then pull up a chair and I’ll get you a plate er cup. With a little sugar or honey along with the tea’s own natural sweetness you can almost feel the chewy goodness of a few raisins getting stuck in your teeth and the light, sweet crunch of a nut or two. Not an everyday cup for me, but with a book on a chilly day — yum!

Of note, i love that it contains oolong, but oolong is only a small portion of the total mix and I notice virtually no oolong fragrance or flavor. Rooibos is in there too and if I close my eyes I think it adds a smooth cookie dough like sweetness. Hopefully a few health benefits from the mix.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. notgoingout11
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 13:12:31

    Oh wow this sounds amazing! I need to try this someday!! It’s such a pleasure to meet another tea lover like myself.

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    • alightningbug
      Oct 22, 2015 @ 11:02:19

      It was yummy, but unfortunately this Teavana flavor has been discontinued. They do that — sometimes with really yummy ones. They have a Pumpkin Sprice Brûlée Oolong that has some similar flavors and a new Poached Pear Cider Herbal that may be similar but I have yet to try that one. I will soon though and I’ll write a new review.

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      • notgoingout11
        Oct 22, 2015 @ 14:22:55

        Oh no :/ But those two sound scrumptious! Be sure to link me when you get round to reviewing them 🙂

      • alightningbug
        Oct 25, 2015 @ 13:30:26

        Hi again, I posted a review of Poached Pear Cider herbal tea from Teavana. While somewhat fruity and lightly spiced, it’s not really a good substitute for Toasted Nut Brulee. It is really yummy and refreshing though. It’s here: https://alightningbug.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/poached-pear-cider-herbal-tea-a-mini-tea-review/
        While at Teavana I smelled another tea that I think might be a good substitute for Toasted Nut Brulee. That’s called “Caramel Almond Amaretti Herbal Tea.” It smells like coffee cake. Part of what I liked about Toasted Nut Brulee was that it fulfilled some of the desire to eat a cookie, so that’s what I’d look for in a good replacement. I’ll post a review of that one sometime soon too. 🙂

    • alightningbug
      Oct 22, 2015 @ 11:03:45

      And I love meeting tea lovers! Welcome! And thank you for visiting my blog. 🙂

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  2. alightningbug
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:58:23

    And I meant to add the link earlier. The best replacement for Toasted Nut Brulee Oolong tea that I found so far is Teavana’s Caramel Almond Amaretti Herbal tea. The link to my review is here: https://alightningbug.org/2015/11/03/tea-for-tuesday-caramel-almond-amaretti-herbal-tea-a-mini-review/

    No real tea leaves in Caramel Almond Amaretti. But the flavor is a lot like baked goods, and that’s the thing I remember most about Toasted Nut Brulee. Folks who want actual tea in there could probably mix some in.

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