1075 Tasting Notes

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drank Napalm Ferret by 52teas
1075 tasting notes

Today’s Christmas tea from 52 Teas. This was one that I also wanted to try from this years releases.

This tea smells very dry and spicy but with a strange yet fitting sweet banana tone in the background. It was spicy enough to make me sneeze when I took in a deep sniff of it.

The pepper is strong and fiery as the name suggests but it gets softened quickly by the sweet banana. The banana tastes delicious, Frank does excellent banana flavours in his blends. It tastes like I imagined a spicy banana bomb pudding would (banana napalm bomb pudding). The cinnamon is very strong in the after taste..or after burn as my husband put it.

A nice and unusual tea, glad I got to try this.
Happy Holidays everyone!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Tea Sipper

A weird one for Christmas Eve!

Cavocorax

It really is. :P Not what I would have expected, but maybe tomorrow’s tea is super Christmasy?

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75
drank Winter Fire by Butiki Teas
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I’m thirsty tonight, I finished my Creamy Eggnog and found myself putting the kettle on for more tea. Not that I’m complaining.

This Winter Fire blend made me sneeze when I sniffed it. Very spicy and peppery with cinnamon and that unique Guayusa scent in the background.

Flavour is a little sweet and super fiery and peppery. The right tea to give you a kick up the backside and make you more alert. Also a little smoky in the background and dry. Maybe dry and misty instead of smoky. It is rather warming.

It’s a hit with my husband and he rarely says that he really likes anything. Usually it’s “Yeah it’s alright” or “Tastes OK” but this time was “Oohh that smells very nice” and “I really like this tea”.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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This tea has been on my ‘want to try’ list for what feels like forever. Though eggnog is not really a traditional British Christmas drink I have tried it and liked it…from what I remember. Though I have this thing about eating eggs, it makes me feel ill when I do so…half way to being Vegan but I love cheese too much.

This blend smells a little spicy like nutmeg but is so sweet and creamy. So yummy.

Such a lovely tea, soft and sweet with a`sensual and unmistakable creamy eggnog essence. It’s not strong and in your face screaming “I’m a Christmas tea” like a lot of your average candy cane or gingerbread man teas do. The subtlety really is part of it’s charm.

I love it, sets the Christmas mood perfectly. Happy Holidays all.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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71

Merry Christmas everyone!

I’ve had to wait almost a year before drinking this tea bag but I’m so very happy that I waited.

The teabag smells strongly of clove and cinnamon but it’s very sweet and festive, the spearmint is also noticeable. Also rather strong for a tea bag.

The tea tastes rather sweet thanks to the spearmint. The clove and cinnamon are the main characters but they blend nicely together and the spearmint and orange help to sweeten and lighten the whole blend. It is festive but I would also say it was an acquired taste.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
caile

Ahh..I read this note and realized that I have a bag of this in my tea stash also that has been waiting patiently! I just got it out to take to work with me, as what better day to have it!
Happy holidays to you as well!

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73

Thank you MissB for this sample. My card arrived today, thank you very much for everything.

The blend smells sweetly orange but with a touch of spice, cinnamon perhaps. Christmas like all in all and nicely potent, all good so far.

Rose petals, cinnamon and orange are all noticeable in this blend. It’s a nice combination of sweet and spicy ingredients that really do have a Christmassy feeling about them. The cinnamon is the strongest ingredient but they quickly blend into each other so while it may be the strongest it doesn’t stay that way for long.

I like this, it may not be super special but it is pleasant. Thank you for sharing this.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
MissB

Somehow I missed this when you posted it – so glad that it made it there safely! :)

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72

A tea with popcorn yay. It smells sweet and minty in a candy cane sort of way.

For the most part it also tastes like candy cane but perhaps not as strong as Della Terra’s actual Candy Cane blend. It is still sweet and minty though which matches it’s smell at least. The popcorn doesn’t really add anything to the flavour (or at least I can’t taste any). It’s nice but not as pleasant as Della Terra’s other Christmas mint teas such as Peppermint Bark or Wintermint.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Butter Rum by 52teas
1075 tasting notes

More catch up with my Christmas box. I will have to miss yesterdays tea though as it’s not vegetarian (which is a shame).

This one smells like rum and raisin ice cream, or even those chocolate rum ball sweets, very potent but so yummy. It also has a creaminess to it. Husband had a sniff without me telling him what it was and he loved it, also said rum and raisin.

Flavour wise it’s fairly light, buttery, smooth, sweet and with a naughty rum after taste. The blend is more subtle than the scent but offers what it says in the title ie butter and rum. This would make a perfect accompaniment to a slice of chocolate cake.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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56
drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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Another back logged tea from the Christmas box, whoops. Well I am to catch up fully today, not my husband is at home for the holidays (he goes back on Boxing Day) we can at least share tea, eat snacks and play computer games together…out version of a perfect holiday.

I can taste some toffee flavour amongst the strong black tea and it does offer some sweetness but it’s only light. Light enough to also be buttery but it gets quickly taken over by the black tea. Frankly it tastes like any generic sweet black tea. So similar to many other 52Teas blends. Sorry I’m not impressed with this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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