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drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
356 tasting notes

This is another squee-worthy sample of tea that JacquelineM sent me :)

The dry leaf smell is so very nummy — like a delicate black currant candy. The smell of the cup was a lighter more white-teaish version of the dry leaves. I was really surprised at how delicate this tea was. Dainty black currant (which I’ve only had black currants that were like “hey, I’m in your tea — makin’ it all curranty”) and light white tea.

As I was drinking the second lovely steep I was reading Steepster and saw Jessica mention marshmallows for another review (for Golden Moon’s Vanilla Jasmine) and it was a “eureka!” moment. This tea conjures up black currant flavored marshmallows. It’s a very pleasant tea, but I’m not clamoring for more. When I finally place my first 52 Teas order? Yes, I will get a larger bag if available. NE

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Kristin

First time I had it I was like, ‘eh, ok’. And somehow I’ve ordered 4 bags of it, lol. 2 orders of one bag each, and then I decided I better stock up when I finished bag number two and ordered 2 more bags.

Rabs

LOL — that’s awesome! I came close to mentioning that I think that this is a “sneak up on” tea where after I buy a bag there’ll come an unexpected point where I must…have…MORE and will cry if I ever run out. ;)

Kristin

I’ve been begging Frank to put this on in the permanent collection.

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Kristin

First time I had it I was like, ‘eh, ok’. And somehow I’ve ordered 4 bags of it, lol. 2 orders of one bag each, and then I decided I better stock up when I finished bag number two and ordered 2 more bags.

Rabs

LOL — that’s awesome! I came close to mentioning that I think that this is a “sneak up on” tea where after I buy a bag there’ll come an unexpected point where I must…have…MORE and will cry if I ever run out. ;)

Kristin

I’ve been begging Frank to put this on in the permanent collection.

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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