drank Almond Happiness by 52teas
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I grabbed this out of my swap drawer this morning and it’s been sitting in there for awhile. For some reason whenever I read the name “Almond Happiness” I just assumed it was a very stongly almond flavored tea, which are kind of hit or miss for me. But I’m going to try and cruise through some sample sipdowns today so I grabbed this one and threw it in the basket. It wasn’t until it was brewing (3 mins @ 185) that I started to wonder what exactly I was making. Frank doesn’t typically make simple flavored teas, there’s usually something more going on. Then I realized how dense I’d been. Almond happiness = Almond Joy. I felt incredibly dumb. Had I realized that sooner I would have brewed this one up a long time ago. Anyway I really enjoyed it. I would totally reorder. I got all flavors (chocolate, almond, coconut) and a nice black base. No honey or milk necessary. Yum! Thanks Jackie T!

Terri HarpLady

That sounds yummy!

Nxtdoor

I have a sample of this from Dexter3657 so I went ahead and made a cup also to see if I can change my mind from the first time I tried it. Haven’t even added a note because I wanted to give it a good honest try. 1 tsp for 2 or so minutes with near boiling gave me a very very weak concoction. How much are you using?

TastyBrew

I used about 1.5 tsp per cup and brewed it for 3 mins at 185. That seems to be the right proportions for the 52teas in my opinion. I’ll do a resteep for between 5-7 too. Some of the 52teas I have hard time getting the flavors out of, but this one I thought was pretty spot on.

Nxtdoor

Will do this tomorrow, thanks!

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Terri HarpLady

That sounds yummy!

Nxtdoor

I have a sample of this from Dexter3657 so I went ahead and made a cup also to see if I can change my mind from the first time I tried it. Haven’t even added a note because I wanted to give it a good honest try. 1 tsp for 2 or so minutes with near boiling gave me a very very weak concoction. How much are you using?

TastyBrew

I used about 1.5 tsp per cup and brewed it for 3 mins at 185. That seems to be the right proportions for the 52teas in my opinion. I’ll do a resteep for between 5-7 too. Some of the 52teas I have hard time getting the flavors out of, but this one I thought was pretty spot on.

Nxtdoor

Will do this tomorrow, thanks!

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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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