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188 Tasting Notes

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drank Gingerbread Chai by 52teas
188 tasting notes

♥♥♥ In my last tasting note, I compared this to Adagio’s gingerbread spice tea. I think this is actually better and more flavorful (although I haven’t had Adagio’s recently). This is a great comforting tea.

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My order from 52teas came yesterday! I’m so excited! I don’t have to ration my tiny samples anymore. :) I really love this tea. Nice roasted flavor that isn’t overpowering, subtly sweet and cinnamony. Mmmm!

Frank, if you’re reading this..out of curiosity, are the flavors used in this tea vegan? I think I read somewhere that they are unless otherwise indicated, but I was just wondering.

52teas

100% natural, Kosher and vegan, yes. Glad you are enjoying it.

VegTea

Awesome! :D

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drank Neapolitan Honeybush by 52teas
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Backlogging from yesterday. This is a nice tea, but nothing really stood out to be about it. The chocolate and strawberry flavors were nice, but the honeybush tasted a little bit medicinal. Not bad, I’m just not sure if honeybush is my favorite base for an “ice creamy” tea.

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drank Gingerbread Chai by 52teas
188 tasting notes

This is probably as close to the perfect tea surprise for this Christmas morning as I could get. This has a great spiced gingerbready flavor. It reminds me of Adagio’s gingerbread tea, which I haven’t had in a couple of years but a really liked as well.

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drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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This is just delicious. I had this with soymilk and a little sugar, and that really brought out the pineapple, coconut and rum flavors.

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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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This is very nice, but not quite as strongly flavored as I had hoped. I haven’t had it with sugar yet, though, only with a bit of soymilk, so I might bump up the rating when I try it again later. The creamy custard taste is definitely there, but the strawberry seems like more of an afterthought that adds a subtle sweetness.

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Wow..! This was an unexpected hit! The overall effect is definitely right on – I think I like this better than the real thing (I don’t love raisins in my bread due to the texture). My favorite part is the subtle toasted flavor combined with the sweetness of the cinnamon and raisin. I can’t really taste the raisin flavor by itself, but I think it does come through in the finished effect. Love it!

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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This was a first for me – I’d never had maté before! In this blend, I’m still not really sure what mate tastes like, but it doesn’t seem bad. I am sort of afraid of the caffeine content, though! I can tolerate a couple cups of black tea spread over the day, but I never drink coffee so I’m not used to large amounts of caffeine at one time. Anyone know how much caffeine maté generally has? Anyway, I only made half a cup and mostly tasted the chocolate. Not too bad, but nothing special.

LiberTEAS

I would say that the caffeine in Mate is higher than in black tea… although I am not sure of the exact amounts in either. I will say that as someone who used to drink coffee but could not tolerate the effects, I find that Mate is not as harsh as coffee is.

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drank Banana Peach Green by 52teas
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I am building experience with green teas! Due to a chaotic morning, I was not in top tasting form and didn’t even drink half my cup. This is fruity, but I couldn’t really taste the banana. Not bad, but I’ll have to give it another shot sometime when I’m more relaxed. :)

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drank Emerald Lily by Rishi Tea
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Hmm, I actually quite like this one. I’m not really into green teas, but the name “emerald lily” and the description of this one really caught my eye. With the big, long, curly leaves, I was concerned I didn’t have enough leaf – but now I’m wondering if I’ve been preparing some other greens too strong? I have some Dragonwell that sort of freaked me out with the super strong fruit and veggie flavors, but maybe it was just too much leaf!

Anyhow, this is subtle and lovely with a mild fruity and flowery flavor. I’m not sure that I’m getting toasted pine nut..but..maybe. :)

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