557 Tasting Notes
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!
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.