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drank Earl Black by 52teas
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52teas 12 Days of Christmas Sampler 2012 – Day 4

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. I went to my fiancé’s parent’s house for Christmas, and I don’t like to travel with my teas. So I’ll be completing the rest of this sampler pretty late. But better late than never!! I haven’t looked at 52teas’ site or Steepster for over a week. Therefore, the rest of these teas are going to be a surprise to me! :)

Oooh, I haven’t had this one before! The dry leaf aroma is juicy black currant. I don’t actually smell any bergamot, which is surprising. Bergamot usually lets itself be KNOWN! This just smells like sugary candy. Yum!

The brewed tea aroma is black currant and white tea. There’s still no bergamot to be found. Even in the taste! All I can smell and taste is juicy black currant and white tea. To me, that’s enough. I LOVE this tea!! But I’m just left feeling confused…where’s the berg???

The white tea base is naturally sweet but not too much so. Even though it smells sugary, it doesn’t taste sugary. Rather, it’s a sweet and sour tea. Really unique and very delicious. But I have to lower it a few points because there’s just no bergamot to be found anywhere, and this is supposed to be an Earl Grey white. And I’m left wondering what the Black Currant Bai Mu Dan tastes like…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

Black Currant Bai Mu Dan tastes like this tea. I also didn’t taste any bergamot whatsoever, and would have guessed that this was BCBMD based on the aroma/flavour.

CHAroma

I’m glad I’m not the only one!

canadianadia

Happy belated 12 days of tea :)

CHAroma

Thanks!! :D

Fjellrev

I’m enjoying reading yours late since I’ve been MIA too and in a way, still expecting there to be more reviews of others. It feels like it should be more than just 12 days!

CHAroma

I agree. It should be a full advent calendar of 25 days!!!!! But man, that’d be a lot of tea. I have trouble as it is just getting through the 12. :) But I’m glad we can do it late together! It’s definitely more fun sharing the experience with others.

Fjellrev

I actually didn’t bother buying it, and in a way, I’m glad I didn’t now that they’ve all been revealed since I already have the ones in there that I really love, and based on the reviews of the ones I wasn’t sure of before, still sounds like I wouldn’t like them. But I hope you’ll enjoy the ride!

CHAroma

I completely agree with you actually. I have yet to try one that I want that I hadn’t already purchased.

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Kittenna

Black Currant Bai Mu Dan tastes like this tea. I also didn’t taste any bergamot whatsoever, and would have guessed that this was BCBMD based on the aroma/flavour.

CHAroma

I’m glad I’m not the only one!

canadianadia

Happy belated 12 days of tea :)

CHAroma

Thanks!! :D

Fjellrev

I’m enjoying reading yours late since I’ve been MIA too and in a way, still expecting there to be more reviews of others. It feels like it should be more than just 12 days!

CHAroma

I agree. It should be a full advent calendar of 25 days!!!!! But man, that’d be a lot of tea. I have trouble as it is just getting through the 12. :) But I’m glad we can do it late together! It’s definitely more fun sharing the experience with others.

Fjellrev

I actually didn’t bother buying it, and in a way, I’m glad I didn’t now that they’ve all been revealed since I already have the ones in there that I really love, and based on the reviews of the ones I wasn’t sure of before, still sounds like I wouldn’t like them. But I hope you’ll enjoy the ride!

CHAroma

I completely agree with you actually. I have yet to try one that I want that I hadn’t already purchased.

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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.

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