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571 Tasting Notes

drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This vanilla black was pretty good. There was a nice creaminess and a not really subtle, but not overwhelming vanilla taste as well. I think I may prefer Vanilla Comoro to this, but only by a little bit.

Thanks Cavocorax :)

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Thanks Cavocorax for this one.

This is really reminding me of David’s Santa’s Secret. There is something different though. I’m thinking it’s ever so slightly creamier? I could be wrong. I’d have to try them side-by-side to know for sure.

It’s not too chocolatey, which is lovely. And the mint really comes out in the end. I’m enjoying my cup of this one.

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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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I just don’t think I’m a fan of strawberry teas, but as far as this tea went it was quite delicious. They really got both the strawberry flavour, and especially the cream flavour down. The black base added a nice touch – it wasn’t overpowering at all and balanced the flavours out well.

Thanks Cavovorax :)

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Well this is delicious.

I’m enjoying the second steep of this this morning. I really don’t know how they do it. This tea nailed the rhubarb and custard flavour. The rhubarb adds a nice tartness and the custard adds a subtle creaminess. This is nothing short of amazing.

Thanks Cavocorax!

Cavocorax

Woo! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I know I’ll have to reorder that one.

Sil

i’ll need to try this one out…if it already isn’t with raritea waiting for me lol

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Thanks Cavocorax for this one :)

There’s definitely an ice cream flavour here and a strawberry flavour as well. The black base I’m not really loving, as happens with a lot of Della Terra’s black teas. I’m enjoying this cup enough to try another steep though.

tattooed_tea

MMMMMMMM I really like this one.

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Thanks Cavocorax for this and ALL the other AWESOME teas you sent :)

This tea is very clearly apple. It smells like apple and tastes like apple. I’m impressed. It’s almost apple cider-like. It makes me feel like it’s autumn as I’m drinking it. Yum.

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drank Pineberry Honeybush by 52teas
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This tea is fascinating. I just received it in the mail yesterday so perhaps I should’ve waited a bit longer to try it? I also don’t think I’ve come even close to perfecting being able to taste the flavours through the honeybush base, but I’m working on it.

I’m getting a subtle creaminess from the marshmallow root and mostly a strawberry taste aside from that. I’m not completely sure how I feel about the taste. I think I’ll let it sit out a few more days before I try again.

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Yum. I got this on a whim with my first ever 52Teas order and I’m quite pleased with it. My newfound love of marshmallow root compelled me to add this to my cart.

The lime taste is really lime jello to perfection. I love the addition of marshmallow root, just because I love marshmallow root haha. It’s really a lovely tea.

I can’t say I’ve ever even heard of lime jello salad, much less tried it, but I’m enjoying the tea regardless.

Update: The second steep of this is still quite tasty. I’m very happy with this tea.

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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I saw hibiscus in the ingredient list, but went ahead and picked up 10g of this anyway, just to try.

I’m happy to say the tea does not steep a deep pink-red colour that normally happens with hibiscus and it smells very passionfruit-y. The scent is reminding me of something fond I had when I was little, but I can’t quite put my finger on what that is.

Initial sips are all passionfruit. Yum! And YAY, no hibiscus overwhelming flavour! There is a very subtle tartness that I’m enjoying. Overall, this tea is really well done.

I can imagine this would be good cold too, but usually even when teas are good cold, I still prefer them hot haha.

Update: The second steep of this has slightly less flavour, but still lovely.

Preparation
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Oh I love Fringe. I miss it dearly now that it’s gone.

Thanks to Jackie T for sending me this to try out.

I’m getting the strawberry flavour alongside the honeybush, and it could totally be mind over matter, but this tea is reminding me of Walter. Sigh. Fond memories.

I definitely need to get more honeybush teas under my belt. I’m enjoying all the ones I’ve tried thus far, but I sometimes find it difficult to taste the flavour amidst the strong honeybush base.

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), travel, science, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not always in the mood for them. Greens and pu’erhs I’m working on, but they’re coming along at a snail’s pace. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino). Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true chocolate flavour), rhubarb, to be continued…

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss, to be continued…

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