1432 Tasting Notes
I want a melty, rich, decadent truffle with my chocolate tea, thanks. This ain’t it, sadly.
Definitely chocolate, stored well, a bit of paper flavoring in there somehow, and just.. too weak for me to fall in love with. Makes me want to go find some MF Mousse au Chocolat.
Flavors: Chocolate, Paper
Trying to decide what teas to sell, and what teas to hold onto for dear life ;) so I tried this one again.
Nope, nope, nope. Should’ve rinsed again, it’s super earthy, and I just didn’t get anything blueberry or lemon out of it. I really, really wanted to.
Perhaps if I had more patience with it? I didn’t last night though, I just wanted a comforting cup. This wasn’t it.
I’m cranky, I’m tired, I have more than I can possibly do in 24hrs, so I want tea. Waaah.
This really grew on me as I sipped it, and ended up quite delicious once cold. Sweet, a bit tart, creamy, lightly-colored tan, there’s definitely some flower/rose French thing going on, and I want to say… plum? Fig? Something-something. Oddly granular, like there are a few floaties in this tea that I can’t quite figure out where they came from.
Pretty sure I passed most of this along, but couldn’t find it in the database, so I added it. Almost positive it’s Mariage Frères, but, well, can’t confirm 100%.
Lovely tea, likely a fantastic tea for someone who prefers these kinds of flavors.
Flavors: Creamy, Drying, Fig, Plums, Rose, Sweet
Still a solid option. Yay!
Rich chocolate without being cloying, I definitely get the dryness of the roasted chestnut in there too — solid tea, one that aged well, one that I gulped down faster than I made it.
Flavors: Chestnut, Chocolate, Drying, Sweet
I have two bags of this tea – one tastes okay, one tastes hideously. I opened the one that tastes hideous today, and I can’t figure out why the same tea – in the same shipment – tastes so different. It smells weird, like all the peanut butter teas do, but it’s just… this one is like paper, there’s really little flavor to it.
I’m finding that all of my 52 Teas haven’t aged well, and this makes me really sad, since I’ve spent hundreds of dollars, at least, on their (former) tea.
Flavors: Paper, Sweet
This is a weird ass tea. It smells really strange (like… dried apples and… something weird I can’t place), it’s ridiculously, painfully sweet (added stevia, didn’t know this beforehand), and, well.. it’s more like candied apple. I normally love ginger, apples, etc. but this just.. no, no thank you.
Flavors: Apple, Ginger, Sweet
Had a few cups of this last night, and enjoyed each one. Sweet, didn’t need anything added to it, comforting tea, and surprising taste considering the ingredients. Kind of reminded me of Kapha from TeaGschwendner, minus the spice/heat, and with a whole lot more sweetness/licorice added to it.
Normally I’m not a huge fan of licorice teas, but the smell of this one captured me when I was in Galway, Ireland. I quickly shipped it back to myself for enjoying at home, and am a bit surprised I did now… it would have served me well during my six months in Europe. Ah well, I’ll just have to drink it and grab more when I go back!
Flavors: Licorice, Smooth, Sweet
Gosh golly gee whilikers, I think this is my favorite tea right now. I’ve had it a few times in the past day, and have savoured every sip. I need to try it next to the normal (smoked) version, to see which one I like more… although I think this was a short-term offering, as I don’t see it on the site.
The base is exquisite, and there’s still a smokiness to it, but it’s not like a lapsang. It’s more of a richness than smoke per say, and then there’s the marshmallow, chocolate bits…. gawd this is amazing.
Flavors: Campfire, Chocolate, Marshmallow