80
drank Turtle Cheesecake by 52teas
545 tasting notes

The past few months, I’ve been buying more 52Teas blends than I ever have. I saw so many different teas that I wanted to try! I’m coming to realize, though, that I’m disappointed with a blend probably 50% of the time. Sometimes the tea is perfect in scent, but when it comes to taste — completely lacking. One of my favorite blends was the caramel cheesecake. I’m disappointed that I didn’t buy more when it was out. This one smells promising as it reminds me of that blend. There’s a bit of cheesecake and nuts that I detect. The black tea base is not a favorite of mine and it doesn’t smell particularly alluring, but the cheesecake bumps it up a little.

Sipping… yes, this is similar to the caramel cheesecake, only not as tasty. There is quite a lot of a dryness that I think comes from the nuts. It really doesn’t leave a nice sensation in the back of the throat. I don’t taste any chocolate, but I’m honestly just here for the cheesecake. The cheesecake isn’t strong and is, once again, just a wisp.. but paired with a tiny bit of sweetness, it’s nice. Boy, that dryness is not pleasant. I’d like this blend a whole lot more without the nuts & with a nicer base.

Tea Sipper

I’ve found that many 52Teas are better at very low steep times – 35-45 seconds. I’m sure each one is better at a specific time though!

QueenOfTarts

I’ll give that a try! I’ve been doing no more than 3 minutes for most of the blends.

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Tea Sipper

I’ve found that many 52Teas are better at very low steep times – 35-45 seconds. I’m sure each one is better at a specific time though!

QueenOfTarts

I’ll give that a try! I’ve been doing no more than 3 minutes for most of the blends.

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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

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70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
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