352 Tasting Notes

78

I don’t feel so good right now, so I’m trying to distract myself with a combination of Big Bang Theory, Steepster, and pineberry honeybush. I think it’s helping a little. This is a classic fruity honeybush, the pineapple pops out at me the most out of all the flavors. I’ve never tasted actual pineberries, nor have I seen them, in fact, this tea is the first time I’ve ever heard of pineberries.

Honeybush is such a nice nighttime (caffeine free) option for me. I don’t care for the woodiness of a lot of rooibos blends, a lot of the fruit blends are too tart for my liking (with the excessive use of hibiscus), and as much as I enjoy my mint teas, I think I’d get bored with them if I drank them every night.

I’ve read a few reviews describing honeybush as watery, and in all honesty, in comparison to black, green, and even some fruit teas; honeybush is a tad on the watery side. The good thing about this is that when I make honeybush I tend to just leave the mix brewing with little harm other than a little extra sediment.

As far as honeybush goes this is good, but it’s not my favorite…yet. I feel like this one has the potential to grow on me even more as time passes. That does seem to be how honeybush works with me. It just slowly trickles its way up my rating scale.

Fjellrev

Hope you’ll feel better soon!

canadianadia

Thanks Incendiare – I had a rough night and morning, but I am feeling much better now.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
drank White Christmas by 52teas
352 tasting notes

Finishing off the last of this from my 12 days of tea sample. Pretty good, but it just doesn’t blow me away like some of Frank’s other blends.

I tend to view mint as a staple rather than as a special ingredient, so I imagine that this greatly colors my opinion of this tea. It’s a nice black base and the mint nicely compliments it with that cool refreshing feeling, like a snowy Christmas day. Yeah…great choice for the end of May Nadia!

I get the appeal of this tea, I’m just the wrong audience to fully appreciate it.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

Geeeez this tastes extra good today….I’m talking extra, super-duper delicious. Hmmm? The power of the sipdown perhaps?

Such a yummy seasonal treat, it tastes like warmth (if that makes sense to anyone other than me, it will be a miracle). I can see myself ordering it again next Fall/Winter.

Somebody commented about making lattes in one of my tealogs for a different tea from a day or two ago, and now I have latte on the mind. If I ever figure out how to make them with minimal mess/effort, this tea is one that just seems to scream latte. Too bad I’m a lazy and impatient tea-maker – When I want tea, I want it right NOW!!! I’m very teamanding

mmmmm….. I’ll be savoring this to the last drop. Till next time dear friend

Lindsey

Haha, “teamanding” is awesome. I’m the same way – I would love to make lattes, but they’re just too much darn work!

canadianadia

I looked it up online, and it lost me at “steaming wand” – hahaha!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78

I’m surrounded by boxes from the move. Boxes, boxes, boxes everywhere, and one of them contains my teapot! GASP!!! The horror!!!! I feel certain that I labelled the box with my teapot to be opened first, but I can’t find it :O I’ve resorted to using the old one from my family’s house… it’s just not the same. lol…I’m such a whiner eh?

Today is a good day (missing teapot aside) it’s my hubby’s fortieth birthday. I was hoping to throw him a big birthday party but it just so happened that the construction start date for the reno was booked for today, and we didn’t want to delay that. So instead I’m taking him out for dinner tonight. After packing, cleaning, prepping, and reno planning the slower pace of a quiet dinner out is a welcome change. When we got to the house last night I was happy to see that my tea order was waiting here for me. I had promised myself that I would order from another place other than 52teas, to broaden my horizons, but I somehow placed 2 orders with them again. My reasoning for the 1st order was that I was running out of honeybush, and the second order was because they had a sale…yeah…I have no self control when it comes to this company

This tea has a lovely toasted taste, but I’m having trouble tasting the cherry cheesecake aspect. The smell of the dry mix has it, but in the sip, I feel like the genmaicha buries the cherry flavor more than I’d like. I occasionally get the taste, but it’s like a momentary whiff in the background, and then it’s gone again. I’ll have to experiment a bit to see if I can coax the flavors out. Perhaps it just needs a bit more time to cure? Hmmm…

Fjellrev

Happy birthday to him! And moving always seems to mess up one’s tea enjoyment haha.

Ze_Teamaker

Genmaicha iced latte maybe?

canadianadia

@Incendiare- So true, it seems I misplace my teapot every time I move. It can’t be too far, it was one of the last things I packed.
@Ze_Teamaker – That sounds good. I’ve never made latte before, iced or otherwise. I’m sure it will be a worthwhile experiment though.

Aimee Popovacki

hmmmm that sounds like a good tea!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76
drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
352 tasting notes

I forgot that I was planning on trying this iced when the weather warms up, and instead I drank it hot again. Now that I finished off my sample I’m not sure if I’ll jump at buying more unless maybe it was available as part of the 2 for 5$ promotion.

It’s not a tea that I find myself reaching for with much enthusiasm, but I’ll have to read reviews to see if having it iced is the secret to turning it from meh, to mmm. As a hot black tea, I find myself favoring teas with a bit more depth and oomph than this one. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t wow me. I’m on the fence about repurchasing this one.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
352 tasting notes

This morning I had 52teas pancake breakfast, and now I’m just finishing off my sample of Oh Canada. Hmmm…Perhaps I’m craving pancakes? The tea will have to do for now as I have to pack up the house for the temporary move.

I’ll probably pick up a sample of this again from time to time in the future (which is saying something – I’m quite fussy with red rooibos). The maple syrup taste is sweet and front & center. If you normally drink tea with sugar, I would suggest trying this one as is before you add anything.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

74
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
352 tasting notes

Lowering my rating for this one…I just can’t seem to get a consistent result with this. Sometimes it’s over the top delicious, but other times it’s a bit like a watered down coffee. Hmmm….maybe it’s something I’m doing wrong. In any case, I’m lowering my rating to make sure I don’t buy it again.

JustJames

that’s a good way to keep track! color coded for your convenience and everything, lol.

canadianadia

That’s true! Bonus :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

87

This is an amazing strawberry black tea. I can’t wait till we get another run of good warm weather to try this iced.

As with many of 52teas black teas, it does take some minor considerations to get the absolute most out of the flavor. I tend to favor heating the water so it is hot, not boiling. It’s usually hot enough that I can blow on and sip immediately, without scalding myself. (This is perfect for me because I am always a bit impatient to take that first sip of tea).

I made this tea yesterday to enjoy during our last major design meeting before the construction starts. Becky, our designer, was mid-sentence explaining something when she took a sip and said “wow that tea is so delicious”. I enjoyed mine black, and I put 2 sugars in hers upon her request (I used yellow sugar).

Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 specific flavors of black 52teas that are absolute must haves in my tea cupboard (there are probably many more). This is one of them!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

61
drank Enchanting Moments by Sierra
352 tasting notes

Happy Mother’s day!

I’m trying to finish some of my random samples and teabags before we have to move back out of the house for the renovations which are scheduled to start on the 21st. What is that? About 9 days? Jeesh! I’m such a math whiz! I’m terrible at count downs. Am I supposed to count today? Do I count the day that construction starts? Yeah…If you can’t tell, I was always the kid that miscounted the number of days till Christmas…some things never change! Well, in any case, I don’t want to misplace any of my precious tea in the move!

I imagine some of you may be getting tired of hearing about my reno-ventures? I apologize, but I’m darn-tootin’ excited :D

This little individually wrapped teabag is one I picked up at an overnight stay at my favorite Hotel. It contains mint and chamomile, and it tastes exactly like that…minty flowers! What is going on? Am I drinking tea or pulling weeds! Ugh! Needless to say chamomile is not my favorite tea ingredient. Clearly this is not a tea that I would want to buy for myself, but as a hotel freebie, I shouldn’t really complain. (chanting quietly)…focus on the mint…FOCUS ON THE MINT

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
drank Chocolate Malt by 52teas
352 tasting notes

I finished my third pouch of this tonight and just realized that I’m all out :( (Darn it! I thought I had another pouch tucked away!) I tend to brew this honeybush quite strong, using heaping teaspoons of the leaf in boiling hot water, and I just leave it brewing for hours. Some of the sediment does escape, but that doesn’t ever bother me.

I can’t believe how fast I finished that last pouch. I’m quite sad about it really. So contrary to those quirky little candid kid AT&T commercials, fast isn’t always better than slow. Hmmm… I think I’m going to have to watch a couple of them to distract me from this sad little sip-down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61LjTwME7w lol! I love the random thoughts kids have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3R-rtWPyJY hahaha! Picturing it!

ahhh…I feel better already. I’m not sure if the commercials did the trick or if it’s the fact that I just placed an online tea order- retail tearapy

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

A little something about my interests? – In no particular order, I love tea, makeup, paper crafting (card making), home renovations, and gardening.

As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P

Location

Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer