232 Tasting Notes
This tea. I taste bread. Honey. Sweet Potatoes. Pastries.
Holy Shanghai! This one is a winner! I have been wanting to try this tea for a while now, and Boychik generously sent me a bunch of samples, including this one a couple weeks back. This one is everything I hoped it would be!
Totally makes up for the other two fails of tea I tried today! I am definitely gonna buy this one once it’s available again!
I feel like I’ve tried a few teas that are quite similar to this one, but the touch of honey in this one makes it different than the others. And in some ways a whole lot better than others! Mmm! I’m gonna enjoy the rest of this sample. Need to re-steep already! Thanks for the sample, Boychik!
Also, on a side note. I really wanted to write this today, because I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.
I tend to be a thinker, and since my birthday is tomorrow, I’ve been reflecting upon this last year a lot lately. While this past year has kinda been awful in most ways, I feel that I’ve grown a lot from it all, which is good. And I’ve finally started picking myself up from last year, and accepted that my health limits me (seems easy to accept, but as someone who just wants to work all the time it’s hard) in more ways than I want it to this early on. What I’ve been trying to do a lot this year is to try and make the most of every day, and to find the good in every day I have, even when I feel horrible. And as weird as it may sound, tea and this website have been so helpful to me. Not only is it relaxing and comforting to drink teas in general. But trying new teas and writing lame tasting notes actually makes me really happy xD It helps me to focus on something more exciting than how miserable I feel most of the time. Tea and this website, and all of you guys have really helped me this year. Which also probably sounds weird-but getting to know you guys and the tea world in general has improved my life in so many ways. And I think that’s freakin’ awesome for times like this!
You guys seriously cheer me up, whether it be by talking through PMs or just trying teas that you guys send me. You guys are so generous and kind. So I wanted you guys to know that you’ve really helped improve my life. Just thank you so so much! These last few months being involved on here have been great. You guys are the awesome, and I hope you never forget that! ^^
You’ve definitely made my life a bit brighter in some of my darkest times. (:
Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Pastries, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes
Honeydew Melon. Sounds amazing, huh?
That’s what I thought too. xD
So, I doubt any of you guys smoke Hookah ever, but there is this flavor by a company called Haze, and it’s called “Cucumberita”. My bro used to be obsessed with it. We used to smoke it all the time back in the day. Cucumberita tastes like cucumber water mainly.
And you know what? This tea totally tastes like Cucumberita. It’s so weird.
It’s like having that hookah flavor in liquid form. Not sure how I feel about this one. :O It isn’t too strong of a tea, which Is also disappointing for me. But…at least I tried. And I can always give it away/sell it if I decide it’s not for me.
I think that Lupicia’s melon/honeydew teas still stand as the best.
So, I don’t generally order from 52Teas because it’s VERY hit or miss with me. I absolutely LOVED their Maple Cheesecake Ti Kwan Yin, and figured that this would be good, or at least worth the try because it is also supposed to be a maple tea. And boy, am I glad they changed their package sizes!
It would have been a good tea…without this base.
I’ve only tried a few flavored teas with the base of Honeybush and each time the flavors could not mask the peppery, woody Honeybush.
This one tasted a bit sweet and maple-y. But man…that base. Wow. No thank you!
Bummed out by this one, to be honest! I have high hopes for maple teas since the Maple Cheesecake Ti Kwan Yin. If only they’d bring that one back again. xD Dying to try it again!
Flavors: Maple, Pepper, Sweet, Wood
Mmmm this tea! Randomly started craving a bready tea this afternoon. And after like two hours of trying and failing to relax I gave in and decided to finally drink tea. Glad I did. I am beginning to feel a bit calmer….a bit. xD But hopefully I’ll get to relax at some point today. That would be nice…
Anyway, this is the last of the sample that Sarsonator sent me D: And I’ve officially decided that this will be in my next WP order! It’s one of the breadiest teas I’ve ever had. And I love it! :D
This tea is actually growing on me. It’s like the perfect chai. Or at least close to it.
It’s not too chai-ish, which is why I really like it, and it’s not too pumpkin-y. I just find myself craving it…
I’m finding myself considering buying it since this is the last of the generous sample Boychik sent me. D:
On a side note, I actually wrote up a profile finally on here. xD I hate writing bios on websites. But figured it was about time. xD It kinda still sucks…but…it will get there one day…maybe. xD Unless I forget, which is very possible.
Anyway, this is a delicious and comforting tea.
Might have to buy it before it’s unavailable again :O
Christiana sent me a really generous sample of this tea in our swap a couple weeks ago! Wasn’t sure I’d like it much, but I was pleasantly surprised!
It tastes similar to H&S’s White Peach. It’s like biting into a fresh, juicy peach. It’s pretty good! Even mixed with the Apricot flavor it’s still good.
Think that’s what makes it not taste like Adagio’s Peach Tea, which just tastes like burnt peaches to me. xD
Glad I got to try this one. Thank you so much, Christina! :D
Apparently I’m the first one to review this tea! I got this one as a sample with my last Georgia Tea Company order. Figured I’d try it since I do like some fruity teas once in a while.
The leaves looked a whole lot like Teavana’s Youthberry tea, which made it more appealing to me, since that is one of Teavana’s better teas.
This one definitely tastes like Papaya and apple…Well, mostly apple actually. xD
Which I’m not a fan of at all! Apple teas and me DON’T mix! Just like orange teas and me DON’T mix. Just…no.
And I had had more expectations for this one! It smelled really good, and not like apples at all. So yeah….
Honestly, you guys….As much as it’s kinda “taboo” to like Teavana here, they really do make some of the best fruity teas. I have tried lots of other fruity teas from other tea places, but Teavana really does well with some of their fruity teas. Think Lupicia and Teavana make the best fruity teas. Least that I’ve discovered so far. That’s all….you guys can shoot me now xD
Flavors: Apple, Fruity
This was another one from Stephanie!
I really do love Da Yu Ling Oolongs…the creamy texture and strong floral flavor hooks me every time! And this one is definitely an excellent one! :D
It’s full and creamy in texture, which would make me feel sick on it’s own, but the floralness outweighs it. This, my friends, is one freakin’ good tea!
Thanks so much for the sample,Stephanie!! :D :D
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Perfume, Thick
Another one from Stephanie that I’ve been DYING to try!!
This one is a lot less strong and perfume-y than I assumed it would be. But it was still good! Tasted a lot of lemon at first, but then the perfume-y-ness took over. Which was what I was looking forward to most!
The coconut was pretty strong too in this one. Another lovely Tea from Butiki Teas! :D Thanks for the generous sample, Stephanie! Will enjoy trying this a few more times!
Flavors: Coconut, Lemon, Perfume