140 Tasting Notes
I just received my latest 52teas order on Friday and I’ve already made another order. This is my third order from 52teas in 2 months. I think I have a problem:( I wanted to wait to see what tea Frank would come out with next week, but I just couldn’t wait and cotton candy black tea was down to 3 left! actually, I think drinking this tea made me super excited to make another order and I forgot that I wanted to wait until it was too late.
I am sick right now but have been drinking a lot of tea. I haven’t been writing any tasting notes because I can’t really taste anything. But, even through this cold, I can taste how delicious this ice tea is! I cant really taste the black base, but I can taste strawberry, and maybe some cream and some sort of pastry? Its hard to tell, the only thing im sure about is the strawberry and it is awesome! I’m hoping that my cold isn’t somehow making it taste better, because I ordered the regular version of this tea that was just reblended. I won’t rate until this 2 month long cold is gone! I think it was actually two separate colds, but i had a horrible cough that wouldn’t go away between the two:(
Wow, this is very rose like! I’ve had teas with rose in it, but never as the star of the tea like in this one. It’s a little too much for me, not because it’s not a good tea, but I guess I don’t like rose. For someone that does like rose, this tea would be a must try. I hope I can pass this on to someone who can appreciate it.
The first time I tried this I was still sick and couldn’t taste much, but even so, I found the flavour overwhelming. Maybe I over steeped. I tried this again today and the flavour wasn’t as powerful as the first time, but still quite strong, and not sweet at all. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but I think in the case of this tea, it needs a little bit of sweetness to mellow out the bitterness of the orange peel. While I like the idea of this tea, there is just something not agreeing with me. I will play around with this a bit becuase I really want this to work, I love chocolate orange.
My Butiki order came in today, I’m so excited! I’ve been so excited to try this tea. I made my first Butiki order in May and this was sold out! I just made another order and this was the first tea I am sampling.
This tea is so delicious! BUT, I can’t say that I taste Eggnog. I can taste vanilla, but not spices. So I guess I am a little disappointed that the flavour isn’t all I was hoping it would be, but this tea is good none the less. The green is a little vegetal, but not overpowering.
Had this one again today to decide whether it was a keeper or if it will be going in a swap.
I found this tea extremely tart this time and the flavour sub par. Again, it reminded me of one of my favourites, Silk Road’s Japanese Sour Cherry. The difference is that this tea gets its tartness from hibiscus and it gives you that dry mouth feeling. I don’t know where the sour cherry get’s its sour from, but it’s a totally different mouth feel. This tea does not have any specific fruit flavour, whereas sour cherry is strictly cherry. I guess if this reminds me of sour cherry then it must taste a little like cherry. Japanese sour cherry is an awesome tea and an awesome experience.
But anyway, back to this tea. It tastes like a tart fruit, but not any specific fruit, definitely not pear. I don’t detect any oolong whatsoever, which surprises me because out of all my Teavana teas, this one has the biggest tea leaves to other crap ratio. I can see how someone may like this tea because it’s not horrible, it’s just not one I would restock, or even finish the bag.
I was scared to try this tea due to my lack of success with other Teavana teas. This is the last tea out of my teavana purchase 6 weeks ago that I am trying, it didn’t excite me even before I purchased it, I only bought it because it was on clearance.
This tea is heavy on the fruit, I am not seeing a lot of tea in my bag which really bothers me, because their prices don’t reflect the lack of tea. The flavour is good, but artificial, which is not surprising coming from Teavana. I also cannot taste any of the base at all.
Although this tea is enjoyable, I would not purchase it again because there are far better strawberry teas out there. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing any tea from Teavana again because I find their teas have very little actual tea, their flavours are artificial and you can’t purchase less than 50 grams of a tea.
The afternoon is my white/green tea time of day and I chose this one today as it’s been a while since I had it, I think probably the day I received it in the mail.
I am not a big fan of melons in general, I only have the occasional piece of watermelon, and I’m talking like once a year. I wouldn’t even touch other melons, including cantaloupe. I do like the occasional melon flavoured candy (nerds is the only one that comes to mind right now). I ordered this tea because it was on sale and it had such amazing reviews!
I always steep my whites in warm water because I am not big on waiting around for tea. I usually forget about them and they turn bitter. I hate when I ruin white teas. This one probably steeped for 15 minutes today and it was AMAZING! So delicate and delicious! It is such a natural melon flavour, but better! I can’t attest to the flavour being specifically cantaloupe as I haven’t had one in 15 years or so, but it doesn’t really matter what melon it tastes like to me. Why can’t an actual melon taste like this!
Now this isn’t a tea I would have everyday only because of my dislike for melons. I have to be in the mood. But I would recommend this tea to anyone, whether you love melons or not, it is just that good. Bumping up my rating because it was way better than I remember. I must have over-steeped a bit last time.
This was another sample from BrewTEAlly Sweet. This tea was great! I have only had one other guayusa and I really liked it, and I find I can’t do a strait peppermint tea, it’s just too much mint, so this was a good middle ground for me. The mint went really well with the guayusa. I also only had about half a teaspoon and that flavoured a whole 12 oz cup perfectly, though I let it steep for a good 10-12 minutes. I just made a Butiki order and wish I had ordered this! Next time, I guess. Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet for this sample!