1081 Tasting Notes


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.

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

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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.

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drank Butter Rum by 52teas
1081 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.

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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.

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I’m late yet again. This was yesterdays Christmas box tea but I was a little under the weather and was unable to review it. So it has been saved for today, where I intend to catch up with my box.

The raw blend smells like a sweet Christmas ale with a chemicalness.

It tastes sweet, dry, strongly honeybush with a slight sour after taste. I cannot taste the peanut butter or anything nutty other than the fact it’s on the dry side. I don’t really taste butter or cream either to suggest peanut butter. The cheesecake however is coming through quite strongly.

My husband is rather disappointed as peanut butter is one of his most favourite foods ever and he also agree’s that he can’t taste it in this blend either.

Oh well, glad I had a sample of this before I considered buying any. Sorry 52Teas but I am not a fan of this one.

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This blend smells like cooking chocolate with a gentle sour orange rind scent behind it. Not as strongly orange as I was expecting.

It tastes: sweet, dry, darkly chocolatey, rich, and a little smoky. The orange is extremely subtle, I can only taste it for a second or two in the after taste. As far as chocolate flavoured teas go they have the chocolate factor down nicely, it’s just missing a sweet yet sour, juicy, orange flavour that is implied by this teas name. It’s disappointing when a tea states two main flavours and you can only taste one of them. Still at least it’s drinkable, I might have to re blend this myself so that it has some orange flavour at least.

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drank French Toast by 52teas
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This was the fifth tea from this years 12 Teas of Christmas box. Only I didn’t try it last night as I quite frankly forgot to. The last week has been a blurry haze of business and illness and I can’t remember if I’m coming or going any more. Well for now I shut my eBay shop until January to focus on fighting whatever stomach bug I have and to prepare my house for Christmas. I suppose French Toast is a breakfast style tea anyway so it may be better suited for right now, I can’t post my Christmas teas until late due to the time differences between UK and US/CAN.

The blend smells sweet like maple but with some cinnamon added and a nice rich and toasty black tea.

It really is very similar to Pancake blend but with some cinnamon and a subtle maple after taste. It’s not too sweet, not as I was expecting, but it doesn’t need any additional sweetener for me. It is pleasant, more waffle than French toast but I think it’s a slight upgrade from the Pancake blend.

All this pancake talk is making me crave blueberry pancakes with maple syrup drools.

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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.



Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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