357 Tasting Notes
I really wanted to try my new Verdant teas, but my husband wanted to go out fairly early, so I don’t have time to drink multiple infusions, so I decided to try this one instead and save the Verdant teas for when I have lots of time :)
I got this as a sample with the Lupicia newsletter, which I FINALLY received after signing up for it around October of last year! Geez! I’m happy it’s finally coming now. Anyway, this came as a teabag, and although I really like the little pyramid teabag (so cute and silky!), I was disappointed that it would only brew one cup.
The smell of the dry leaves and the steeped leaves smelled great! Juicy, tart strawberry, and pretty natural. The taste, however, left something to be desired, in that it was a significantly weakened flavor compared to the smell. Oh well. It was nice to get a free sample!!
This was a yummy intro to 52Teas! The dry leaf smelled really good, and it was nice to be able to distinguish the strawberry pieces…you can even see the seeds! I steeped it for 10 minutes, based on reviews, and it worked. I was a little worried that I oversteeped it because the liquor was really dark. It smelled strongly of cinnamon. At first, I tasted lots of spice. What was interesting, was that the tart, juicy strawberry hits at the back end of the sip. I think I am liking this honeybush over rooibos. Really delicious!!
I cannot express how much I LOVE this tea! Every time I drink it, I feel all warm and fuzzy. :) I shared some of my little 1 oz. bag with a coworker today, who liked how natural tasting it is. I now want to hoard the rest of my little bag, and probably buy a whole bunch in the future. Stacy – I hope you plan on keeping this one around! I would be pretty devastated if I couldn’t get more! I am also realizing that you get less of this one because the pecans add to the weight….hmmm, a lot like another nutty tea I love!
Got this as a sample in my Butiki order. Thanks, Stacy! I unfortunately had the same experience I had with the pistachio ice cream tea in that the vegetal note was strong for me. I did get a custardy vanilla note, and even a hint of nutmeg. I got more as it cooled. I would have liked more spice though.
I REALLY love this dragonwell tea from China that I got from my husband’s friend. Stinks that I don’t know where he got it, but I have a lot of it! It is extra yummy with honey. Funny how my tastes have been changing. Lately, I’ve been developing a better appreciation for green tea!
I am laughing my butt off right now and I must tell you this story! You know I bought my first Timolino travel mug last Thursday, the purple one. I brought it home and washed it that night and left it on the drying rack. In the morning, I had this terrible thought about losing one of the pieces….there are SO many little pieces! I went to work without it, and when I came home, my husband had put it in the cupboard, but the lid was missing! I knew it! So, trying not to blame my husband for losing it, we searched everywhere. I thought, maybe it fell into a bowl or mug and he put it away without noticing. Then I thought, maybe one of our kitties got up on the counter in the night and played with it. We looked everywhere….even the litter box….and we found nothing. I was really upset because I never lose anything, and I hadn’t even gotten to use it yet! We tried looking a few other times but couldn’t find it until today…..I did a thorough search under our couches, and there it was in the last place I looked! It WAS the kitties! LOL!! Guess I better not leave small plastic discs lying around!
On to the tea…so, I applied my new rule of thumb to steep banana flavored teas for less time, and it worked! This one was a lot better. Still wish there was more of a chocolate note. Maybe white chocolate would be better? Thinking this might be good as a latte, although I have yet to make a latte…we’ll see.
I think I like the second steep of this one best, or maybe it’s just growing on me? This is a nice rooibos, where the coconut is center stage and the rooibos is behind the curtain. I don’t know if I get much pie from it, but it’s good, and I will enjoy having another caffeine free tea for the evening! Best with some sugar. :)
This is a good rooibos. The apple cinnamon flavor tones down the rooibos flavor, which is nice. There is also a creaminess to it. It’s great to have an apple cinnamon tea without orange peel flavor. I’m not a big fan of orange, so I like this a lot better.
All I can say is, wow! This is so sweet, creamy, and cantaloupe-y, I am blown away! White teas are still a bit foreign to me, as I’ve found them to be too subtle in flavor, but this one totally changes all that. It tastes just like it smells and just like it is named. It is silky smooth, as I am finding all of Stacy’s creations to be. Like other reviewers, I’m detecting both cantaloupe and honeydew. There is a definite creaminess too. I added absolutely nothing to this tea. No added cream or sugar was needed.
This would probably be great iced, and would perhaps rival my mother-in-laws’ cantaloupe drink, which is like a cantaloupe lemonade (minus the lemon) with actual pieces of cantaloupe in it. This tea is extremely soothing and refreshing at the same time! Is that even possible?
The first time I tried this tea, I was a little overwhelmed by the coconut. It’s very powerful! Steepsterites seemed to like the second steep, so I tried it this afternoon and I agree. The coconut is toned down, definitely present, but there is a buttery creaminess that I like a lot. Saved the first steep to try it iced. We’ll see how that goes!!