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drank Candy Corn Black Tea by 52teas
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Had this a couple of times now, usually in the early evening, and it’s just great. I like that there are actual pieces of candy corn in the dry mix, because they really do seem to enhance the flavour. I was a bit sceptical about how well they’d “melt” at first, as some of them are pretty big, but they do seem to disintergrate fairly readily in freshly boiling water.

Otherwise, there isn’t much to say about the flavour — it’s candy corn! Perfect, liquid candy corn. I tried a small piece from the bag beforehand so I’d be able to judge accurately (candy corn is pretty hard to come by in the UK, and it’s been a while since I tasted it), and it really is spot on. I think this might have something to do with the fact that there’s actual candy corn melted into the water, but I tried my second cup without, and the taste is still there, so there must be some pretty awesome flavouring added anyway. As ever, the black base is lovely — neither too strong, nor too weak, and not a hint of astringency. No complaints here — this is just a great halloween/fall tea, and I’ll happily finish off my pouch (probably long before I really want it to be gone). Great stuff.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
JennyFur

I’m curious about this, but candy corn is something I eat once a year just because I feel like I should, so I doubt the tea would be any better. Its such a Halloween-y flavor though and thats my favorite holiday, but I don’t know if thats enough to make me purchase anything.

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JennyFur

I’m curious about this, but candy corn is something I eat once a year just because I feel like I should, so I doubt the tea would be any better. Its such a Halloween-y flavor though and thats my favorite holiday, but I don’t know if thats enough to make me purchase anything.

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 26, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’ve also never really tried pu’erh, and that’s something I’m just starting to explore.

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.

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