I really didn’t expect to like this tea, I haven’t really craved jasmine flavored teas and thought it would just be one I tried and passed along. Well, I find I’m enjoying this tea more and more. I drink this more in the evenings when I don’t want the caffeine of a black tea. I craved it again tonight, and noticed I was down to less than half of the tin. I haven’t even opened the earl grey yet, as the Lupicia Earl Grey came into my life right before this one did. I think I may order another set (or two) of these just to have this tea around a little longer.
555 Tasting Notes
Wow! This smells so much like the high calorie white chocolate mocha that I love so dearly. I haven’t had one in ages and this tea really brought me back to that flavor. It isn’t as creamy in texture, but I bet if I added a splash of cream the texture would be about right. This tea is intoxicating. Such the perfect tea for me. Thank you JoeCool for sending me a few bags!
Enjoying this iced with a pinch of splenda to sweeten it. Iced this is one tart tea, with a little sweetner this is adult coolaid. I wish I had some lemongrass or mint to mix in with it, I bet it would be even better!
Definitely tasting the berry in this tea. Tastes and looks like hibiscus is partly to blame for the bright red color of this tea, it’s slightly toned down from the actual darjeeling. I like the flavor, but may steep a minute less next time as to not have so much berry hibiscus going on. This was another tea sent from Brandy.
Thanks to Brandy, I got to try a bit of this tea. I made a cup hot to sample now, and made a pitcher iced mixed with some gunpowder green to sample tonight.
This tea smells like fruit juice!!! It brews up a crimson red and has a tart taste of tart juicy red fruit (the acai?), a bit of orange and a sweet mango aftertaste. I’m really loving the taste of this tea:) I hope I can find another tea similar. It’s sad that I’m only trying specialteas now and they are gone:(
I wasn’t sure how to log this tea I received from Brandy, so I put it under custom. This tea is sinful. I added cream and sugar right away, I figured it would be a delicious treat made up this way at 11am. Wow, this tastes like an amaretto liquor. I could serve this after a fancy meal and wouldn’t need to liqours.
Finishing up the rest of the sample of this from my Secret Santa, Adham. I like how different this Earl Grey is from the norm. The jasmine in this blend really makes it stick out. I’m happy I had the opportunity to try this tea.
Thanks to my SweeTea Joe Cool, I received this tea and several other teas from Sands of Thyme. I love the addition of orange peel to the tea leaves, it looks great and I can taste the flavor in the tea. The green teas certainly make up one heck of a base, I can taste it through the lemongrass and yogurt flavor. I like the mix. I’m glad the base is strong enough to remind you it is there!
Thank you Ellen for sending a few sample bags of this tea. It smells so rich and peachy steeping. I can smell the warm ginger. Tasting the tea, I think I either steeped it to long, or am getting to much of a taste from the bag, or there is just something off with it. It smells so lovely, but it tastes a bit cardboardy. I steeped for 2 minutes, but thinking maybe I should only do one. I will hold off rating for now and just enjoy the scent a little longer before I dump the cup.
Another tea received in the swap with The DJBooth. This tea is a different mix than I’ve had before. I can certainly taste the anise, which I enjoy. There is a sweetness that must be from the honey, there are some spices in there, nice and sweet and spicy. Even a little woodsy. I definitely wouldn’t do this tea with cream, I think it would interfere with the lovely floral and woodsy notes going on here. I’m glad I got to try this tea!
Thanks goes to DJBooth for sharing some of this tea in a swap. It certainly is a rooibos in flavor, I get the woodsy, sour wood mixed with a tart juicy cherry. The cherry is definitely spot on in this one. I can finish this cup, but like most rooibos I probably wouldn’t buy this for myself. uld be a great c
Ahhh, a great tea to pair with dessert. So sweet and delicous.
I really really believe Caribou uses Harney and Sons tea. They have so many similar blends, and even carry repackaged hot cinnamon spice. Anyhoo, this tea looks exactly like the sachet of Harney’s Holiday Spice and is just as disappointing. I used two sachets for 10 oz and just am not getting much flavor out of this.
Thank you so much Kristen for sending me a sample of this tea! I’ve been curious to try it, as I have enjoyed other strawberry teas that have come from 52teas.
This smells amazing! I’m smelling cinnamon and vanilla pie crust, bright juicy strawberries, maybe even some sweet strawberry jam.
Tasting it I was a little dissapointed, as the bright strawberry scent and sweet vanilla with a dash of cinnamon didn’t quite carry over to the flavor. They were all there, just muted. The aroma made me believe they would be in my face, but I got more woodsy soft strawberry with a pie crust (not storebought, this tastes like true homemade piecrust with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top).
Not that this isn’t delicious as it is, but I was almost shocked at how different this tea is from what I imagined based on the scent.
Now if only I knew how Frank made this tea actually taste like a pie…
This is one delicious cup, and I hope to order some in the very near future!
After sampling this tea months ago courtesy of Ashmanra, I now own a tin of my own. This is a great breakfast tea for me, as it has just enough juicy fruit, with a touch of bergamot and sweetness with a strong base. I haven’t tried this with any additives yet, it is just too good on its own, but now that I have a full tin it may be time to experiment. I bet the stone fruits would really taste lovely with a touch of honey mixed in. Yum!
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Another tea sent by my SweeTea. This tea smells like lemon curd when sniffing the dry leaf. I know there is lemon and rose in this, which is a bit different than the traditional Earl. Wow does the lemon curd come through in the taste, with a bit of a floral background. The bergamot is there too. I just have to play around with this a bit more to see if I can tone down the lemon taste of it. It’s a bit too much for my mouth to handle.
This was a free sample included in the Lupicia Monthly Magazine. Upon tearing open the tea sachet foil package, my nose was hit with a scent of ripe peaches and peach blossom. The floral notes were quite strong, but the fresh, ripe peach was still there. I wasn’t exactly sure how to steep this, but learned after looking at their website that it was a green based tea, so I decided to heat my water to 175F and steep for 1:30min.
The liquor is a light olive green, almost a matcha esque color, but more transparent than matcha. The aroma steeped is still peachy floral. The taste is similar to peach candy, almost reminds me of a peach bellini or Wallaby darned at Outback steakhouse. Sweet peach liquor with a touch of floral. The green tea base is buttery and a great pair with the peach flavors in this. I really enjoy this new tea!
Thank you Linda @ Joy’s Teaspoon for sending me this sample. I’ve been looking for a cinnamon tea that tastes more mellow and not so syrupy for those times I have cinnamon cravings that are more bakey cinnamon than Hot Cinnamon Spice cravings.
This tea has a great ground cinnamon flavor, with a bit of baked pastry flavor as well. I’m really enjoying the baked taste to this tea. It holds up well to cream and sugar, but doesn’t need it to be a dessert in a cup. This was a delicious choice for this morning. A nice sweet treat to enjoy while I’m stuck in my house. Lots of snow blowing around out there.
As following my zabaglione teas last night, I steeped this up and added a splash of cream and a few rock sugar crystals.
The apricot flavor is nice and strong in this, a bit of tangy chewy cheesecake flavor, probably the most cheesecake flavor I’ve noticed in any of the cheesecake blends thus far. I am really enjoying how the flavors mesh together. Excellent tea!
I love love love Frank’s Blueberry. I enjoyed a pouch of Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish, and now I am happily sipping on my freshly opened pouch of Blueberry Zabaglione. The blueberry is so sweet, creamy and bright on the tongue without any tart bitterness. I hope another blueberry flavored black is in the works, as I don’t know what I’ll do to satisfy my cravings once this pouch is gone:(
Decided to brew up a full pot of this to enjoy during the Chicago 2011 blizzard. Got out of work early and don’t have to go in tomorrow so I’m celebrating with a caffeinated tea at 8:48pm. All schools are closed, not sure if all of the businesses are, but with the 15 plus inches of snow with winds of 50-60mph I’m sure not much will be open.
I knew I’d want to wait to open this fresh pouch of Strawberry Zabaglione for a special day, and today called for just that. Curling up with my cats, my hubby and the steepster tastelogs to catch up on what I’ve missed this week. I missed this tea. It is such a great strawberry tea. I will have to try a cup with cream and sugar to see if it meets my Marco Polo expectations. If so, farewell Marco Polo…another 52teas order awaits in my near future.
Such a refeshing black tea. Lots of berry flavor. This is good hot, but I believe it would be really great iced. I love mighty leaf’s currant tea iced and this tastes like it is a similar flavor. Pretty dang tasty.
My SweeTea JoeCool sent me a wonderful package from Sands of Thyme. I was having difficulties deciding which tea to sip on first, so I sniff tested all of the teas. This one smelled so deliciously of coconut and bananas that I had to have it right away.
The banana aroma carries over nicely into the steeped tea as does the coconut. There is a natural sweetness to this tea that was enjoyable. The base tastes like a ceylon, just a smooth plain tea, no malt. It was a good choice for blending with these flavors.
I also tried with creamer and it tasted like a banana shake with tea. Yum. This was definitely a winner! I’m happy to have some in my tea cupboard.