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drank Sun and Cloud Mist by 52teas
470 tasting notes

I try to taste my teas in the order they come in, and I still have several left from a few assorted sales. This came in today, though, and I just couldn’t wait. I’ve dubbed this “kitten tea” and there was no way I wasn’t going to rip the package open after dinner and brew some up.

I saw other reviews that said this smelled like lemon pound cake, and it does, frosting included! It’s kind of intoxicating, and I wanted to keep sniffing it. It doesn’t really taste like pound cake (which I suppose is good, so you don’t get an overly dessert-y flavor), more like lemon meringue or a fresh-baked lemon pie. It’s sweet, citrusy, and so fresh tasting. The marshmallow tastes like the real homemade kind, airy and not too sweet. It comes in at the end of the sip, and sandwiched between the lemon and marshmallow is a gorgeous green base. You can tell this is a high quality tea, and it holds up to the strong flavors so well.

This tea is fantastic, amazing! I could probably drink it every day, but I feel like this is going to be a tea I horde for special days. I’m already considering buying another pouch and I’m only one cup into the bag I have! Oh kitten tea, I love you.

EDIT: So I played around with this last night and got a really great second steep. It’s way more marshmallow-y than the first one, much like how the Cheesecake Earl Grey is more cheesecakey on the second steep. It’s also sweeter, almost candy-like (but in a good way). The mouthfeel is creamier and richer as well.

I also tried something new and cold brewed the leaves I’d already steeped twice. I hate to waste a tea like this which is both amazingly delicious AND a limited edition. I let it steep for around 16 hours, longer than usual for me, but I didn’t know how strong the flavor would be. It’s very lemony and light, with the green base more prominent here than on the previous steeps. The marshmallow is the least-prominent, though some sweetness comes in at the end of the sip. It’s pretty much the opposite of the second steep, while the first was right in the middle. It’s great to see so many different aspects of the same tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

I can’t wait to get mine! ;)

Alphakitty

I think you will love it! It’s so good—I bought it just because of the kitten, but it’s the best lemon tea I’ve ever had. I kind of want to buy the remaining stock just so I never run out!

LiberTEAS

LOL I try to taste them in the order that they’re released (since I receive my packages of tea from 52Teas once a month with my subscription), but sometimes I don’t always succeed. However, TOMORROW I’m trying my chocolate blend. I cannot wait!

Alphakitty

I’m seriously contemplating doing the 52teas subscription, I am growing very fond of their blends!

Kittenna

Argh. I’m losing the willpower to not buy this… and other things…

Alphakitty

I think no one else should buy this so I can have it all XD (Just kidding, buy it! It’s so good!)

Lynne-tea

haha aww ‘oh kitten tea, I love you.’ I need a job so I can have kitten tea love too!

Frolic

Lovely review. I just finished my second steeping and am going to be a copy cat and use the leaves for a cold brew. I too can’t bear to waste the precious.

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Azzrian

I can’t wait to get mine! ;)

Alphakitty

I think you will love it! It’s so good—I bought it just because of the kitten, but it’s the best lemon tea I’ve ever had. I kind of want to buy the remaining stock just so I never run out!

LiberTEAS

LOL I try to taste them in the order that they’re released (since I receive my packages of tea from 52Teas once a month with my subscription), but sometimes I don’t always succeed. However, TOMORROW I’m trying my chocolate blend. I cannot wait!

Alphakitty

I’m seriously contemplating doing the 52teas subscription, I am growing very fond of their blends!

Kittenna

Argh. I’m losing the willpower to not buy this… and other things…

Alphakitty

I think no one else should buy this so I can have it all XD (Just kidding, buy it! It’s so good!)

Lynne-tea

haha aww ‘oh kitten tea, I love you.’ I need a job so I can have kitten tea love too!

Frolic

Lovely review. I just finished my second steeping and am going to be a copy cat and use the leaves for a cold brew. I too can’t bear to waste the precious.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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