Black Tea is usually the base used for Dessert Teas because it has enough body to not be over powered by the sweet flavors used. Now more White Tea and Green Teas are being used however especially for lighter flavors. Roobios- not a tea- strictly speaking is also a common base because it has a naturally sweet flavor that complements dessert flavors well.
Despite being new, Dessert Teas are becoming more popular, and more and more flavors are being offered in a wide range of markets. What used to be exclusively a specialty tea, available in tea shops, tea rooms, and online can now be purchased in a wide range of stores.
Dessert Teas are not the Classic Southern Sweet Tea but rather tea blends that are in flavors that are typically sweet often in tropical Fruity flavors, berries, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, or nuts, etc. Dessert Teas are relatively new, with most people accepting that the tea blender and seller "The Art of Tea" coined the term. This tea maker has a wide selection of dessert teas. These sweetly Flavored Teas have mass appeal to people who otherwise would not care for the flavor of tea. They are a great choice for gift giving especially if the recipient is not that familiar with tea. Since some blends can be too sweet for some, purchasing a sample size or a variety can be a great solution when giving dessert tea as a gift. Since some blends can be too sweet for some, purchasing a sample size or a variety can be a great solution when giving dessert tea as a gift. These tea blends are available in loose tea most readily, particularly when purchased from a tea specialty store. If you buy a Dessert Teas loose, take a moment and appreciate the aroma of the blend as well as the unique colors, shapes, and textures it contains. Tea can be a multi-sensory experience especially when brewing specialty teas. Dessert tea can be found in tea bag form- usually in mass market grocers. The flavors and blends that are available in tea bag form are not nearly as diverse and exotic but can be acceptable in a pinch. The flavors used in Dessert Teas are used sometimes as singular notes and other times in blends that emphasize particular characteristics of the flavors.