I tried out the Straight Tea Cookies as well as the accompanying Straight Tea itself.
In the original post, I wondered if these were made to be eaten alongside the tea in order to be able to truly appreciate the flavor, or if was simply trying to taste like the tea itself. I’m going to have to conclude that this was made to try and taste like the original straight tea.
I took a bite before taking a drink, and I could kind of taste the tea flavor. Kiiiiiind of. I’m not sure what those black things are, but I’m pretty sure that theyr’e responsible for any similarities this cookie has with tea. Aside from the slight hint of tea, it was a pretty standard sugar cookie.
After that, I tried the cookie with the tea itself, which led me to believe that these were meant to be eaten separately. The flavor of the tea totally overpowers that of the cookie. Once you get that flavor in your mouth, you can’t even taste taste anything in the cookie, and it becomes just a sugar cookie that’s not impressing anyone.
By itself, the cookie will probably get a, “Yeah, it does kind of taste like the tea, I suppose” reaction, but it definately won’t have anybody thinking that it tastes exactly like the drink itself.
I’ll be doing either the lemon or milk tea ones tomorrow. *Gasp* Maybe I’ll do both!