190 Tasting Notes

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drank Banana Peach Green by 52teas
190 tasting notes

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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drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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Black currant is one of my favorite “everyday” tea flavors, so this was definitely a pleasant surprise to find in the 12 teas of Christmas set. I must admit, I’m just not a big fan of white tea. Maybe my palate just can’t appreciate the subtlety, or maybe I just enjoy black tea too much – I’m not a big fan of greens either. This was not bad, but the white tea I think is jut too “delicate” for me. I like the currant flavor, but I think I still prefer black tea over white. I could see this making excellent iced tea, though.

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Another great tea! Without any sweetener or milk, this is delicious with great chocolate and mint flavors. I think Dan and other’s description of a liquid thin mint is just about right! This would be a great after dinner tea (even better if it were decaf).

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drank Sheri's Blend by 52teas
190 tasting notes

This is just so good! It has a really nice balance of flavors and makes for a very warming cup. This is the kind of tea I could make for non-tea drinkers to attempt to get them hooked. :)

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
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When I saw the chunk of coconut, I thought perhaps I had gotten two of the pina colada rooibos! But, no, it is the lovely coconut cream pie! I’m happy because I wanted black tea, and I realized from the pina colada blend that I really like coconut flavored tea. Hooray!

The strongest flavor of this tea is coconut, but I also detected some custard flavors too. Very yummy and dessert-like just with milk. It’s not oh-wow-amazing, but I do like it.

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drank Chai With Chocolate by 52teas
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This one is right up my alley! I love chai, and who doesn’t love chocolate? With soymilk and sugar, it tastes like a spiced hot chocolate. I’m getting cinnamon a bit more than the other spices, but that’s fine by me. I do wish I could taste the black tea more – I don’t think I prepared it too weak, but it’s hard to say for sure.

Jillian

This is from the 12 Days of X-mas sampler?

Cofftea

Have you tried their Mayan Chocolate Chai?

VegTea

Yes, this is from the sampler! This was my first 52teas order, so I haven’t had a chance to try any other flavors yet. The Mayan chocolate chai does sound intriguing!

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drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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This is quite nice! I feel like I’m tasting mostly coconut, but I think that might be because the coconut and pineapple meld together really well. I’ve never had honeybush on it’s own, but now I’m curious to try it. I’ll probably also go for a second infusion tonight—anyone know if this tea is good for that?

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drank Cacao Rooibos by Custom
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Backlogging from last night. This was pretty tasty – a subtle chocolate flavor comes through best when milk and a little sugar are added. I used 1.5 tsp rooibos and 1 tsp cacao nibs in about 10 oz water.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Backlogging from yesterday.

I tried this with 1 tsp cacao nibs. The cacao nibs definitely added something, but it wasn’t as chocolaty as I had hoped. It had a full-bodied bitterness and a very subtle sweetness. I added milk and sugar to the second steep, which was a bit more of the dessert tea I was going for. The chocolate flavor was subtle, but I’m going to try it again sometime, maybe with rooibos or Ceylon black tea.

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