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558 Tasting Notes

97

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!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Mel

I ordered this, and I can’t wait to try it! This tea sounds just amazing.

Lisbet

Waiting on this one to appear in the mail actually!

mpierce87

So am I! I just ordered a pouch of this on Friday and I am so looking forward to it.

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97

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!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kristen

I have to try this…adds to next harney order LOL

VegTea

Wow, this sounds lovely and right up my alley!

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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.

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
558 tasting notes

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!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Janefan

I hate that they don’t have steeping info (well at least not in English) on their samples! I usually end up tearing out the part of the “magazine” (actually a newsletter/flier) that describes the sample and how to brew it, and folding it up and putting it with the package. That being said, I do enjoy getting their high-quality samples monthly and will probably place another order in time to re-up my subscription. This one sounds yummy!

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drank Cinnamon Roll by Joy's Teaspoon
558 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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90

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!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

How do you keep having all these teas that are no longer available? I’m so jealous! : )

Meghann M

Around Christmas time Frank found a few random pouches of tea, this selection was one of those random pouches. I had to get it as I didn’t have any apricot flavored tea :)

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drank Blueberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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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:(

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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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.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Meghann M

Om nom nom nom….so divine with a few sugar crystals and splash of cream. I can see this pouch disappearing quickly if I don’t hoard it. So much goodness in my tummy.

Kristin

I can’t wait to try this. This is one of my Valentea selections.

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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.

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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