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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
464 tasting notes

Oh, I thought that I would really love this tea. I adore the marshmallow treat blend and thought that this would be a nice alternative tea. Right when I opened the package I knew something was really, really wrong. It smelled very funky and sharp. Once the tea was brewed, I was really too nervous to take a sip. The brew smelled like burning chemicals — I just don’t know how else to describe it. After a few minutes, I finally took a sip (against my better judgment!) and tasted more chemicals mixed with hot water. The strange thing was at the tail end of the sip, I detected the smallest bit of artificial chocolate. I’m really bummed because this blend sounded so yummy. I’ve never had this experience with 52Teas before — I’m guessing that this is just not the batch for me.


Yikes, that’s too bad.

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Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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