221 Tasting Notes

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Why do companies insist on giving their teas misleading names? The aroma of this is divine creamy-spicy-chai, but the flavour is a lot more muted and is more like a basic vanilla cinnamon tea. Still tasty, but I wish more of those chai spices would come through in the cup!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Oh yummy!=D

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drank Honey Green Almond by T2
221 tasting notes

Ohhhh this blend smells incredible. Everytime I’m in my kitchen I have to grab the packet and take a whiff like some I’m crazed tea huffer. Its like dipping your nose into a honey pot! The almond gives it a little sharpness and stops it from heading into the too sweet category, but aside from that you don’t really notice it. Honey honey honey oh honey! Decandant on its own but I love it with a little milk before bedtime, I don’t think this packet will last me very long at all!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

You crazed tea huffer, you! :) :) :)

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drank Elegant Grey by Stir Tea
221 tasting notes

Having previously shunned Stir Tea after some incredibly disappointing experiences with their blends, I was wary of dropping $16 for a bag of their earl grey. If it wasn’t for a good tea fiend friend of mine raving about it, I wouldn’t have given it a second look.

Needless to say I have been drinking this by the gallon! The aroma is a deliciously strong bergamot and orange, with the flavour coming through in the cup just as powerful. Great with milk or without, I think I’ve found a back-up for when my precious Earl Grey Excelsior is out of stock!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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77

I was surprised to see such an ordinary blend from 52 Teas, but my disappointment was only limited to the lack of crazy – not the flavour! A deliciously strong cinnamon vanilla tea, a cup of this is just begging to be drunk alongside a pile of snickerdoodles fresh from the oven. I refuse to drink it any other way!

I’m sure I’m not the only one wanting to see a blend with gummy bears or more importantly, something along the lines of this: http://twitpic.com/2qf42y. Whaddya say Frank? ;)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
52teas

ROFL! Awesome! Not sure what we would put in there though. You have to be a little more specific.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Freakin’ Awesome. Just hysterical.

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drank Sydney Breakfast by T2
221 tasting notes

T2 do a lot of breakfast teas that aren’t what I’d envision to be a breakfast tea at all really, they’re just flavoured teas with the name ‘breakfast’ slapped on them. Sydney Breakfast is actually a weak earl grey masquerading as a breakfast blend so its disappointing if you want either, but a cup of this makes for a really nice light afternoon tea with a ghost of bergamot. Best enjoyed plain (and if you ignore the word ‘breakfast’).

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
52teas

You’re back! I was worried about you. You had logged Monkey Fart and Kitchen Sink with no notes, and I kept checking back to see what you thought and… silence.

I got another order from New Zealand today. I realize it’s a big country, but I had to wonder if it was someone referred by Ms. Sweet.

Serendipitea

That would be me – I put in the NZ order last night, well it was more like 3am this morning actually .. I just realised I’d missed out on the Cinnamon Raisin Toast I was longing to try so thought I’d better snag the other things I’ve had my eye on before it’s too late, and while the 3pouch deal was on :D

52teas

Awesome! Thanks for the business. I always love sending packages to far away places. So far, we have shipped to almost every state and every territory or province in the US/Canada, France, Denmark, Israel, the UK, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany and Australia. I have a big world map at the shop that we put pins in every time we ship someplace new. Wish I could find one to put on our website.

Anyway, thanks again.

Miss Sweet

Haha aw, I’ve just been swamped with work and other projects at the moment! I’ve got a ton of teas to log, hopefully will get some more up in the next week (along with my love letter to Earl Grey Cheesecake because, MY GOD).

And yay for another 52 Teas drinker in NZ!

52teas

hehehehe We like love letters to our teas.

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drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
221 tasting notes

Oh how I loathe banana flavoured things, so I knew I sadly wouldn’t enjoy this blend! It tastes like a creamier version of those banana lollies you’d get in $1 mixed bags that I would always pick out and give to my friends. My fellow banana-flavour-loving friends (who I gave the tea to) assure its deliciousness!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 15 sec
loupea

I’m not a huge fan of banana flavoring either, but even if I was the name would kill it for me.

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drank 2001 Nights by The T Shop
221 tasting notes

Luckily I wasn’t “looking for a legendary experience” as the description asks, otherwise I would have been sorely disappointed. A little fruity, a little floral, all around a “nice” tea. Nice in that inoffensive and uninteresting way though, and far from ~ legendary ~. SIGH.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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After a hectic week of work, studying, late night movies and flinging my beads around till the wee small hours of the morning… I’m in desperate need of some rejuvinating today. This Australian grown CTC (from the looks of it) brews up almost black in color and really holds its own among the array of chai spices, which has a sweet little kick of liquorice root. I’m not sure how rejuvenating this blend truly is, but I definitely feel like I can face the rest of today without keeling over.

I only had a small sample of this so I really need to track down some more, because I know this would be fantastic brewed stovetop in milk!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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The dry leaves smell like those cinnamon lollies, as does the resulting brew. This blend packs a pretty weak cinnamon lolly taste though, plus I could do without the sugared syrupyness coating the back of my tongue and making me want to throw up – both from the sensation and the heavily sweetened flavour. Way too sweet, where’s the spice?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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