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My 52Teas order arrived yesterday, and I made a pot of this to try out. The smell in the bag was wonderful strawberry sweetness, like candy or strawberries with a lot of sugar. Steeped, the smell diminished somewhat and I personally found the flavours surprisingly muted. i got a hint of something I would call cinnamon (is there any in there? I hope so…) and would have liked a but more strawberry flavour to go with the dry smell. I think next time I’ll steep for longer and see how it goes. I also totally missed out on the pie flavours. I’ll try harder next time : )

KeenTeaThyme

I let this steep for at least 7 minutes, as well as the length of the cup. Maybe that will help?? :)

Uniquity

I think I definitely underdid it. i tend to let Rooibos go for 7 to 10 minutes, or the cup, but I treated this more as a black tea. I’m all over the place! : )

Jessie

Yep, I like to steep the 52Teas honeybush teas as long as possible. They only get better!

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I would also recommend about a tablespoon of tea per 12-16oz cup.

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KeenTeaThyme

I let this steep for at least 7 minutes, as well as the length of the cup. Maybe that will help?? :)

Uniquity

I think I definitely underdid it. i tend to let Rooibos go for 7 to 10 minutes, or the cup, but I treated this more as a black tea. I’m all over the place! : )

Jessie

Yep, I like to steep the 52Teas honeybush teas as long as possible. They only get better!

52teas

I would also recommend about a tablespoon of tea per 12-16oz cup.

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I am a lover of many things, but my passions include my records, tea and books (not necessarily in that order!) I embrace local food and good cooking as much as I can, and place great value on time with family and enjoying the bounty of nature. As of January 2014 my husband and I finally moved to the country to be closer to family and continue our journey in a family home. We have been wanting to do this for a couple years, so we are very excited to follow our hearts. We also have a wonderful kitty named Emma that is the princess of the house.

I am drawn toward good Chinese blacks, enjoy some herbals and the odd roasted oolong. Greens and whites can make me nauseous, but I will have flavoured ones on occasion. While I don’t yet adore puerh, I am giving it my best effort. Chamomile and coconut are the devil though, I wish they didn’t exist. Mint has been a particular favourite of mine since childhood, and I enjoy both flavoured and pure teas though unflavoured blacks are tops for me.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: WOW. This is the cream of the crop.
71 – 80: This is a solid tea. I enjoy it, and would recommend it to others, but may not repurchase.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. May try again to improve.
41 – 60: Bleh. Might finish it, but it’s not to my taste OR just doesn’t impress me at all.
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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