89

Another one gotten in a swap with Meghann – thanks a bunch! – and also my first taste of a 52teas blend. The dry leaf smells wonderful: nutty, chocolatey goodness. And it’s easy to notice the big chunks of cashew and white chocolate among the large dark leaves.

I gave it five minutes of steeping time and ended up with a medium-dark brown liquor, somewhat cloudy (assuming this is from the white chocolate chip I saw in there melting away into the liquid). The aroma of the tea was milder than I expected, as was the first steep. I got a sweet, nutty smell and taste but little from the black tea. This seems like the kind of tea that really needs cream and sugar, so I put some in and tasted again. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Much more delicious and the flavors are really coming to the fore now. This is a wonderful dessert tea and would be great with cookies for a double dose of decadence.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Jaime

I actually put a bit of salt in it…really brought out the cashew flavor!

Adham

Good idea – I’ll have to try that next time.

52teas

Jaime beat me to it, but yes, I’ve heard reports from several people that a pinch of salt works nicely with this blend. Glad you are enjoying it!

JacquelineM

Salt! That’s just what I was going to say. LiberTEAs gave me the idea and it is really good that way.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Jaime

I actually put a bit of salt in it…really brought out the cashew flavor!

Adham

Good idea – I’ll have to try that next time.

52teas

Jaime beat me to it, but yes, I’ve heard reports from several people that a pinch of salt works nicely with this blend. Glad you are enjoying it!

JacquelineM

Salt! That’s just what I was going to say. LiberTEAs gave me the idea and it is really good that way.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

Location

Washington, DC

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer