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drank Butter Brandy Cake by 52teas
357 tasting notes

After discovering how much tastier the Simpson & Vail teas are if they are steeped at a lower temp, I tried that with this tea. Often the 52tea flavors get lost by the bitter taste of the tea so I did this one for 2.5 @ 180. This is ok. I’m a little disappointed though. I was hoping for some buttery cake. I’m getting only brandy. And I do like brandy. So this is ok, but I was craving some buttery cake. Not that of Pineapple upside down cake, that’s straight cake, I wanted something with a good black base. I guess I’ll keep looking.

CHAroma

That’s the way I felt about 52teas’ Gooey Butter Cake. I just wanted yummy, buttery cake in tea form, but it was more like lemon cake in tea form. Still good, but not what I wanted either. I don’t drink alcohol, so I can’t imagine I’d like this one any better. Brandy in tea? Yuck! LOL!

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CHAroma

That’s the way I felt about 52teas’ Gooey Butter Cake. I just wanted yummy, buttery cake in tea form, but it was more like lemon cake in tea form. Still good, but not what I wanted either. I don’t drink alcohol, so I can’t imagine I’d like this one any better. Brandy in tea? Yuck! LOL!

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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