80
drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
514 tasting notes

52teas 12 Days of Christmas Sampler 2011 – Day 2

Okay, so I’m really behind on these reviews. I should be on tea 5 right now, but life has been a little hectic.

The boyfriend went missing yesterday. He said he was going Christmas shopping, but he didn’t answer his phone all day and was late to dinner with my Dad. He said he lost track of time, but I could also tell he had been drinking. The boy can’t lie to me. He’s completely transparent.

He came clean later and admitted that he had gone to a bar at some point during the 11-hour shopping excursion. But he also came home with no bags or boxes and acted extremely weird during dinner. He hardly ate anything and couldn’t articulate sentences.

I have no idea what’s going on with him. I have a vague suspicion that a diamond might be in my future, since he disappeared upstairs with my dad before dinner. That might explain his weird behavior. I’m not sure though, and I don’t want to get my hopes up if it turns out to be nothing. But something definitely happened yesterday.

Anyway, on to the reason you’re reading this. Get to the tea review already!!

I can tell this sampler pack is going to be dangerous to my pocketbook. I want to buy pouches of everything I’ve tried already! Wow! I just can’t stop saying WOW! The dry leaf smells incredible! I’ve never had a cashew turtle before, but I think I’d love it! I really had to resist the urge to pick out all the chocolate pieces and pop ‘em in my mouth!

Two and a half minutes later, the brewed aroma isn’t quite as fragrant as the dry leaf. But I can still detect the chocolate and caramel notes. Tasting it…wow! There I go again. It’s just wow!

I can taste chocolate and caramel and even a light nuttiness. The black tea base blends well and adds just a touch of bitterness. It’s not overwhelming, and it went away with the addition of a little almond milk. Really yummy.

I apologize for being behind on these Christmas sampler reviews. I’ll try to catch up today. I’m currently surrounded by a large mound of clothing that needs to be washed. I did about six loads of laundry yesterday, but there’s still a lot left over. So, it’s a perfect day to relax, drink tea, and blog on Steepster!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
The Purrfect Cup

No worries, I like reading the back story to why people are drinking a particular tea or heck what’s going on in general. Hope the weirdness is what you think it is. Sounds like it could be.

I liked this one, but I need to hold off and maybe order a bunch that I like from this sampler (if there are any left). :)

Camiah

Oooh! Fingers crossed for you! I agree with The Purrfect Cup. Back story is always interesting and appreciated. People are fascinating.

CHAroma

Most of you already know this from following my other tasting notes, but I was totally right! The boyfriend proposed about a week later! :D

On to this tea, 5 pouches of it recently popped up on the 52teas In Stock page!!

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The Purrfect Cup

No worries, I like reading the back story to why people are drinking a particular tea or heck what’s going on in general. Hope the weirdness is what you think it is. Sounds like it could be.

I liked this one, but I need to hold off and maybe order a bunch that I like from this sampler (if there are any left). :)

Camiah

Oooh! Fingers crossed for you! I agree with The Purrfect Cup. Back story is always interesting and appreciated. People are fascinating.

CHAroma

Most of you already know this from following my other tasting notes, but I was totally right! The boyfriend proposed about a week later! :D

On to this tea, 5 pouches of it recently popped up on the 52teas In Stock page!!

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

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!


My ratings are completely subjective and 100% my opinion. All ratings are given in relation to each other (ie. teas are rated in the order of my enjoyment of them). Therefore, my ratings will constantly change as I try more teas.


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