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drank Mango Ice Cream by 52teas
470 tasting notes

I didn’t really know what to expect from this tea before I took the first sip. In the bag it smells like alcohol, no joke! It’s very strange. Brewed it smells like a particularly strong Irish Breakfast, no mango or cream to be found. Thankfully it’s quite different on the tongue, and kind of amazingly balanced. I always expect great things from 52teas and I suppose my expectations are sometimes a little too lofty, but boy did they deliver on this one!

There are 3 components, and each of them really stands out. The black base is fantastic, I think a bit stronger than some of their others (even though it’s the same blend, maybe this batch is a bit heavier on the assam?). It’s really brisk! The ice cream part is really, well, cream, and is totally divine. It adds a glorious, rich smoothness to the cup that really balances out the maltiness of the base. Then there’s the mango, which at first I thought was a little hidden but it really comes in bright and loud at the end of the sip. Fresh, sweet, almost juicy!

Everything fits together so well, working in perfect harmony. It’s great without additions but I am feeling naughty tonight so I put in a heap of sugar and actual cream. Oooooh lord, this is amazing. I bet it’d be even better iced, so I am going to cold brew the rest of these leaves!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

haha so missed out on this one. hoping they’ll bring it back!

Alphakitty

I almost missed it too, though it seems like recent popular blends come back really fast (i.e Butterbeer, Sun & Cloud Mist, EG Cheesecake) so I think there’s hope!

tigress_al

I wanted to get this one but hesitated. And then it was sold out. I gotta be quicker

Alphakitty

The worst thing about 52teas is how darn fast some things sell out. And you never really know what is going to be popular and what is going to stick around!

Sil

I agree!

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Sil

haha so missed out on this one. hoping they’ll bring it back!

Alphakitty

I almost missed it too, though it seems like recent popular blends come back really fast (i.e Butterbeer, Sun & Cloud Mist, EG Cheesecake) so I think there’s hope!

tigress_al

I wanted to get this one but hesitated. And then it was sold out. I gotta be quicker

Alphakitty

The worst thing about 52teas is how darn fast some things sell out. And you never really know what is going to be popular and what is going to stick around!

Sil

I agree!

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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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