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drank Almond Happiness by 52teas
520 tasting notes

It’s supposed to be summer here but it’s cool and cloudy. Not at all like the NY summers of yore. Yet I decided to cold brew this. It’s nice to have something cold and refreshing on a humid day, even if it is also cool and cloudy. Summer, where are you?

Anyway, if I had been asked to identify the flavors for this tea, I would have come up blank. The best I can say is that it’s kinda desserty. I don’t taste anything specific. Maybe it’s the age of the tea, but it’s been sealed up until a week ago… I dunno. Husband said he liked it even though he initially says it smelled like socks, so I guess we can drink this, but I’m sorta disappointed.

CHAroma

I don’t know if my tastes have changed, but I feel like 52teas has been going downhill for the last 2 years. Their teas just don’t pack the same flavor punch that they used to. :( I still hold out hope though that they’ll return to their former glory.

Mercuryhime

I think Frank occasionally gets amazing ideas and executes on them flawlessly, but when you have to produce so often, you’re bound to also make a few duds. Maybe it’s just been a streak of less than stellar teas, sadly. Some teas of his are still amazing. Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha, Sun and Cloud Mist, and Neapolitan Honeybush come to mind as awesome teas that are still awesome.

CHAroma

Yeah, those are some of the best. I guess I just don’t see how he can mess up chocolate, coconut, and almonds. I’ve ordered a pomegranate tea that had no pomegranate flavor whatsoever. Not even a generic fruity flavor. It honestly just tasted unflavored. And another fairly recent blend was chocolate and caramel and it tasted flavorless too. So it’s not like he tried a combination that was a bust. It’s just the overall flavorings have become less potent to the point of being undetectable.

Mercuryhime

I see your point. I wonder what changed.

Sil

Agree CHAroma – hence I stopped purchasing them

Tea Sipper

If this is an OLDer pouch, I wouldn’t mind buying it from you! I just finished my last teaspoon lately!

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CHAroma

I don’t know if my tastes have changed, but I feel like 52teas has been going downhill for the last 2 years. Their teas just don’t pack the same flavor punch that they used to. :( I still hold out hope though that they’ll return to their former glory.

Mercuryhime

I think Frank occasionally gets amazing ideas and executes on them flawlessly, but when you have to produce so often, you’re bound to also make a few duds. Maybe it’s just been a streak of less than stellar teas, sadly. Some teas of his are still amazing. Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha, Sun and Cloud Mist, and Neapolitan Honeybush come to mind as awesome teas that are still awesome.

CHAroma

Yeah, those are some of the best. I guess I just don’t see how he can mess up chocolate, coconut, and almonds. I’ve ordered a pomegranate tea that had no pomegranate flavor whatsoever. Not even a generic fruity flavor. It honestly just tasted unflavored. And another fairly recent blend was chocolate and caramel and it tasted flavorless too. So it’s not like he tried a combination that was a bust. It’s just the overall flavorings have become less potent to the point of being undetectable.

Mercuryhime

I see your point. I wonder what changed.

Sil

Agree CHAroma – hence I stopped purchasing them

Tea Sipper

If this is an OLDer pouch, I wouldn’t mind buying it from you! I just finished my last teaspoon lately!

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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