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Oh, this is such a ridiculous confection that it’s wonderful. The black tea smells like a very serious old-school tea but the raisin and chocolate aroma emerge after a few seconds. Steeped, the tea is naturally very sweet and the chocolate taste is pervasive.

FLASHBACK TO CHILDHOOD MEMORY: I remember, I remember—being 5 or 6 years old and somebody gave me some Raisinettes. I remember pain-stakingly licking the chocolate off the raisins and then discarding the raisins. Those were the days when I didn’t believe anyone should put “food” in the sweets.

52teas are, typically, bursting with flavor and this one is no exception. It’s excellent but does not match the Buttered Raisin Toast—perhaps because that “toasty” flavor seems more difficult to find in a tea than a chocolate or raisin taste. You’ve got to try this if you are a Raisinette fan. And 52teas might want to try more “Cinema” flavors—that would be nifty. Junior Mints. Twizzlers. Lemonheads. Charleston Chews. Hot buttered popcorn. Nibs. Jujubes. Just stay away from Dots—a confection I always found perfectly pointless.

LiberTEAS

Definitely going to order this one. I figured I’d wait though until this next week’s release to see if I want to include it in the order.

OK… I had to laugh at you licking the chocolate off the raisinettes. That would have been entertaining to watch.

Doulton

Well of course I did such things very furtively. I can send you a sample of this in the package that will go out to you in just a day or two, if you like.

LiberTEAS

Sure, if you’d like, I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!!! You’re so good to me!

gmathis

Funny you should mention the movie candy flavors - somewhere not long ago, similar five-and-dime recommendations were made…SweetTarts and Chick-O-Stick coming to mind.

Lori

I am suprised that this tea is very good. How could he mimic the flavor of raisins? Love the idea of cinema flavors but Charlestown Chews? Now that is a “blast from the past”…

Jillian

Charlestown Chews? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of them/seen them here in Canada. :D

LiberTEAS

I love Charlestown Chews (or are they Charleston?) Jillian – they have a sort of taffy-ish inside that is flavored – I remember vanilla and strawberry flavors – and then they are enrobed in milk chocolate. YUM. I like to freeze them and then break them into little bits. Brings the YUM factor up just a bit!

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LiberTEAS

Definitely going to order this one. I figured I’d wait though until this next week’s release to see if I want to include it in the order.

OK… I had to laugh at you licking the chocolate off the raisinettes. That would have been entertaining to watch.

Doulton

Well of course I did such things very furtively. I can send you a sample of this in the package that will go out to you in just a day or two, if you like.

LiberTEAS

Sure, if you’d like, I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!!! You’re so good to me!

gmathis

Funny you should mention the movie candy flavors - somewhere not long ago, similar five-and-dime recommendations were made…SweetTarts and Chick-O-Stick coming to mind.

Lori

I am suprised that this tea is very good. How could he mimic the flavor of raisins? Love the idea of cinema flavors but Charlestown Chews? Now that is a “blast from the past”…

Jillian

Charlestown Chews? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of them/seen them here in Canada. :D

LiberTEAS

I love Charlestown Chews (or are they Charleston?) Jillian – they have a sort of taffy-ish inside that is flavored – I remember vanilla and strawberry flavors – and then they are enrobed in milk chocolate. YUM. I like to freeze them and then break them into little bits. Brings the YUM factor up just a bit!

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

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Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

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