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drank Candy Corn Black Tea by 52teas
523 tasting notes

I think the worst part of tea is waiting for it to cool before you can drink it. I amused myself by watching Daniel Radcliffe’s audition tape for Harry Potter. You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7KbQLJLBAo

I love Harry Potter. Who doesn’t? It’s a wonderful story in a wonderful world. I recently visited the set at Warner Brother’s Studio in Leavesden, England. It was AMAZING! Here’s a picture of my husband and me on the Hogwarts Bridge: http://instagram.com/p/fDqizKF-iA/

I don’t want to give too many things away because discovering all the sets and costumes was really fun. If you’re ever in London, I strongly recommend a visit to Leavesden. It’s very easy to get to by train, and it’s easily one of my favorite parts of our honeymoon trip. I wish I could go back every day!

The Chamber of Secrets is playing on HBO right now, and I recognize so many set pieces and props! I watch the movies from a completely different perspective now. Knowing the secrets behind the filming doesn’t ruin anything for me. It’s quite to the contrary, really. I’ve always loved movie making, so the studio tour experience just adds to the magic of the films for me. But this isn’t a Harry Potter review. It’s a tea review!

ON TO THE TEA!

The aroma of the dry leaf isn’t anything too special. When I saw whole candy corn pieces in the blend, I was afraid that Frank had just taken some black tea and added candy pieces to it. I was worried that the tea was lacking any additional flavoring and wouldn’t taste anything like candy corn. But the reviews here are glowing, so I’ll reserve judgment until I actually taste it. ;)

The brewed tea aroma is somewhat recognizable as candy corn. I enjoyed the first cup sans additions. It is definitely an enjoyable tea! Without being told that it is candy corn flavored, I’m not sure I’d be able to distinguish that for myself. For the second cup, I added a little honey and a splash of skim milk. Unfortunately, I think these leaves had only one good steep in them. This cup mostly tastes like milk. :/

Whoops. Well, live and learn. I did like the first cup a lot. It’s not the most amazing of Frank’s blends in my opinion, but it is a delicious novelty. And just in time for Halloween too! Who’s dressing up this year?

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

That’s so cool! I didn’t even realize you could see all the sets etc, but obviously they would want to make that available. That sounds so cool!

CHAroma

It does seem obvious, doesn’t it? But it’s actually the first permanent exhibition of its kind. I wish they would have made something like it for The Lord of the Rings too. They would make sooo much money!

tigress_al

That’s so cool! I also had no idea you could see the sets! Now I wanna go to England!

JennyFur

I was velma and hubs was Judge Doom. Halloween is our favorite.

LiberTEAS

Harry Potter … the whole series, I just love it. It remains my favorite series of movies and books. JK Rowling is brilliant.

VariaTEA

I was looking at different novelty flavors and I was about to pass over reading reviews on this tea until I saw your first sentence. As someone who is sitting with my cup of Oh Canada tea in my hand, getting a noseful of maple but not being able to drink I can definitely relate. And then I kept reading and was suckered in by your tales of Harry Potter sets. I think its amazing you got to go see the sets – the closest I have gotten to anything so excitingly Harry Potter themed is when I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando and got to enjoy some delicious butterbeer!

CHAroma

Ooh, I’ve been wondering how that place is. Was it mostly rides or set reproductions or something else entirely?

VariaTEA

It’s a lot of Harry Potter themed rides and the section of the park is meant to look like diagon alley so it has some shops you can go into and shop in like you can go into Ollivander’s and buy a wand. Also they have restaurants where you can get butterbeer (the frozen butterbeer is really good) and some food from the Harry Potter world.

CHAroma

Were things really overpriced or were they reasonable for a theme park? That was the only thing I found disappointing at Warner Brother’s Studio; everything was beyond expensive. You want a replica Maurauder’s Map? That’ll be $75! You want a fake plastic wand? $50! Butterbeer? $10! Come on. No non-alcoholic drink served in a plain clear plastic cup should cost $10. I think we paid something like $40 for 2 photos of us, and that was the only souvenir we bought.

VariaTEA

The prices are all pretty high and I guess its because they can be since people obviously pay them. I know wands were at least $50 and like for a small triangle flag of the houses you paid like $25. I bought bertie bott’s every flavour beans for my friends back home and each small box cost me around $8 or $9. And the place was jam packed despite it being pouring rain and a million degrees outside (that’s what I get for going in the summertime though)

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Cavocorax

That’s so cool! I didn’t even realize you could see all the sets etc, but obviously they would want to make that available. That sounds so cool!

CHAroma

It does seem obvious, doesn’t it? But it’s actually the first permanent exhibition of its kind. I wish they would have made something like it for The Lord of the Rings too. They would make sooo much money!

tigress_al

That’s so cool! I also had no idea you could see the sets! Now I wanna go to England!

JennyFur

I was velma and hubs was Judge Doom. Halloween is our favorite.

LiberTEAS

Harry Potter … the whole series, I just love it. It remains my favorite series of movies and books. JK Rowling is brilliant.

VariaTEA

I was looking at different novelty flavors and I was about to pass over reading reviews on this tea until I saw your first sentence. As someone who is sitting with my cup of Oh Canada tea in my hand, getting a noseful of maple but not being able to drink I can definitely relate. And then I kept reading and was suckered in by your tales of Harry Potter sets. I think its amazing you got to go see the sets – the closest I have gotten to anything so excitingly Harry Potter themed is when I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando and got to enjoy some delicious butterbeer!

CHAroma

Ooh, I’ve been wondering how that place is. Was it mostly rides or set reproductions or something else entirely?

VariaTEA

It’s a lot of Harry Potter themed rides and the section of the park is meant to look like diagon alley so it has some shops you can go into and shop in like you can go into Ollivander’s and buy a wand. Also they have restaurants where you can get butterbeer (the frozen butterbeer is really good) and some food from the Harry Potter world.

CHAroma

Were things really overpriced or were they reasonable for a theme park? That was the only thing I found disappointing at Warner Brother’s Studio; everything was beyond expensive. You want a replica Maurauder’s Map? That’ll be $75! You want a fake plastic wand? $50! Butterbeer? $10! Come on. No non-alcoholic drink served in a plain clear plastic cup should cost $10. I think we paid something like $40 for 2 photos of us, and that was the only souvenir we bought.

VariaTEA

The prices are all pretty high and I guess its because they can be since people obviously pay them. I know wands were at least $50 and like for a small triangle flag of the houses you paid like $25. I bought bertie bott’s every flavour beans for my friends back home and each small box cost me around $8 or $9. And the place was jam packed despite it being pouring rain and a million degrees outside (that’s what I get for going in the summertime though)

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Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


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