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Another cold-brew. Still some bitterness, but it had quite a bit of delicious flavour too. I think I have about a cup’s worth of this left now – the rest will soon be on its way to Sil!
This has a nice blueberry flavour, but without the addition of milk I find the Assam base makes “the pastry” taste a bit dry and overdone. After merely tolerating this tea for the last month I decided to add some soy milk today. When I did that the blueberries gained a tangy creamy friend, which makes for a very convincing cream cheese sauce. Huge improvement! Now I can enjoy finishing off the rest of this.
I should also add that the aroma is amazing, and exactly like a Blueberry Danish. I want candles, soap, and other similar products, that smell like this tea.
The aroma of the dry leaf is awesome! I cold brewed this in my mug on the way to work. The flavor is amazing. It’s fruity and juicy. It’s also nice and smooth. The flavors mesh well together. So happy I took this today.
Got this is a swap from Sil.
The dry and brewed tea smells like those sour cola gummy candies. It doesn’t make me think like, Coke, and rum.
The brewed tea tastes like watered down dark rum. There is a very slight cola flavour in the aftertaste. I added some white sugar and it made the cola aftertaste a bit stronger. I am not tasting lime at all.
I will most likely try the rest of my sample as a cold brew.
Edit: Definitely more flavourful after it cools. Tastes more like that sour cola gummy smell I got from the dry tea.
Made this as a cold brew. Brewed for about 26 hours. Tastes like flat Barq’s rootbeer. I prefer to drink pop when its flat, so this is delicious. I could have added a bit of sweetener to give it a more pop-like taste, but it was good without sweetener as well. I think this one might be good steeped in soda water.
Sipdown! Yay, working my way back down to a manageable 50 (plus a few samples, but those don’t count, right?)
ETA: I fail on the trimming down my cupboard front. I needed a new iced tea pitcher, so just ordered one from DavidsTea… along with 2 individual teas + the entire summer collection. Sigh, I’m incorrigible.
Sipdown! My nightly drinkings have used up the last of this. I’m 99% certain that I’m cultivating a bit of a cold now, and really wish I had an extra cup of this to comfort me, but I don’t. Ho hum. Time to dig something else out of the stash!
OK I decided that I’ve had enough flavored black teas for today. So I pulled out this one from the box that JackieT sent me.
HHHmmmmmm what do I think… It’s strawberry, but I think of it more as red licorice candy than strawberry milkshake. I think that it is a little bit too sweet, candyish. I wish it were a little bit more tart. I like it, this is more of what I’m in the mood for.
Thanks Jackie for letting me try this.
Another Sil Sampler Sipdown.
Without a doubt, this is my favorite sample from 52 teas. Honestly, I haven’t really tried that many of Frank’s teas.
This one is quite tasty!
I still have my package of this somewhere…well yesterday my intended cold steep was the rest of my 12 teas of Christmas packet but there was nowhere near enough for even a cup. So I left it for over a day hoping it might work out…and it did! I was worried it was going to taste terrible from sitting that long, and the only reason it did was because it was so light. I think this one is just light colored anyway? It’s been awhile.
So anyway I still want to marry this tea.
Sipdown! I had this one last night while having movie time. I used a little extra leaf and it just brought out all the awesome flavors in this one. It was even better as it cooled. I really loved the hojicha in this and it really blended well with the other flavors. It really made me want to try some plain hojicha. 52 teas has always had blends that I love and everyone should give them a try!
I really wanted to love this tea because of the name. My husband loves it. To me, it’s another novelty flavor that hardly tastes like tea at all. It’s fun and pleasant to drink, but my cravings are usually aimed towards tea (and flavored teas so long as the tea isn’t lost to the flavors).
This tea tastes like a melted stick of chewing gum. The marshmallow gives it that gummy-like texture. Unlike the 52teas Lime Jello Salad tea, I could see myself drinking this tea again, but not too often.
Hmm, thought I’d typed this in already when I had it a couple days ago at work but I guess not. This tea tastes like it’s name. The dry leaf smelled mostly like pineapple gum but upon tasting it there’s a savory taste of bacon and sweet pineapple. It’s definitely something to try but not something I can drink everyday.
I bought this tea mostly for my father and husband. They both like spicy cinnamon and they are both a fan of Butiki’s Winter Fire tea, so I thought this one would be for them too. I can’t handle the Winter Fire tea at all. It tastes alright, but I feel like I am suffocating for just a moment after each swallow. My mother and sister felt the same way. I attribute it to the hot peppers. This, having cayenne pepper and all, I figured would not be a good match for me. And it supposedly has Lapsang Souchong in it too! Oh, no thank you to that! Adagio’s custom Smaug blend was all the Lapsang Souchong encounters that I ever needed.
So why am I sitting here with a cup of this tea anyway? I don’t really know. I seem to be having an OCD issue causing me to try out teas just because I have to simply say that I tried them. Here and there, if I am in the right mood, I can override the OCD, but not tonight. Of course, I only brewed a tiny tea cup of this.
The Lapsang Souchong is completely lost on me in this tea. I know it is in there sparingly, but that’s some powerful stuff to hide even in small quantities. I’m getting just a small touch of the same sensation that choked me upon swallowing Winter Fire, but not enough to actually make me cough. That all being said, this is really just a strong cinnamon flavored tea. It’s not fooling around when it comes to flavor.
I like cinnamon plenty, but I don’t usually crave it in a tea unless it’s blended with other ingredients too. This is a tea that I will likely drink more of simply because my husband likes it too, but I won’t be reaching for it when I’m making tea for myself alone.
Last tea of the evening! Figured i should round out the evening with a tea that is nearing the end of my package…though for this one i DO have a second package thanks to jackieT
Still enjoying this over the strawberry pie from 52 teas, this one has a much smoother, creamier base to it without the intense cinnamon flavour that strawberry pie has. YAY for a great saturday sipdown :)
I am more than partial to Chai blends and when I saw this new creation I knew it would be a winner. The initial dry leaves have a wonderful crisp and creamy lemon scent with the aromatic spice blend in the background. Once brewed, the Chai spice is at the forefront with an incredible creamy lemon finish at the back of the palate. The pairing of the savory, spicy Chai against the bright lemon flavor works incredibly well and makes for an indulgent cup. With every sip the flavors seemed to bloom and develop even more layers came through. It’s fortunate that I snapped up a few pouches of this one when it came out as I am already half way through my first pouch. :) In short, if you are a fan of Chai or spice teas you then you can’t go wrong with this tea.
thank you kallieboo for a sample of this one! I’ve got a bunch of tasting notes to catch up on since i got distracted organising my itunes and backing up my computer. Lots of silly things that i’ve been doing today.
This one isn’t bad. I’m not as in love with it as a number of people are, but it’s nice to finally try this. I like the marshmallow/mint combination.
Since trying Banana Jack from Element Teas I have been on the hunt for a really good banana flavored tea. When I saw that Frank had released this tea I snapped it up because I knew I would not be disappointed. I was right!
The banana flavoring is spot on. There is no fake candy flavor or funky aftertaste that is common in a lot of banana flavored teas. And while I am not a fan of coconut in real banana pudding, it works in this tea. I was worried that the coconut might overshadow the banana because there were some big pieces of dried coconut in my infuser basket, but happily it plays a supporting role. I think it also helps lend a creamy taste to the tea.
I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite teas this summer. I’m looking forward to trying it iced and sweetened with simple syrup. This might also make its way on to my Memorial Day picnic menu. I’ll serve a basic black tea and then have this as a sweet tea option. Something tells me it’ll be a hit.
Sad to see this one go. It was tasty as a summer cold-brew but it’s time to move on to different teas! I wish I had hot-brewed and chilled the last batch, though, only because cold-brewing does seem to bring out some undesirable bitterness for me.
Having a bit of a furniture crisis here. Can’t seem to fit my china cabinet and table into the allotted space. Soooooo I decided to drink some tea. It’s been cool and rainy here today, pumpkin it is.
I got a sample of this from JackieT – Thanks Jackie.
Sadly I didn’t love this. It’s far too subtle for my tastes. I get some pumpkinish spice, some sweet could be caramel, not really any cheesecake.
Glad to have tried it, would not seek out more of it.
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.
I think this must be the chocomate. It HAS to be because the other tumbler has Teajo’s Earl Grey in it and those are different animals.
I don’t know anything about this tea as I’m reviewing it ninja style at work, writing the text in a draft email that I’ll copy/paste from when I can pop online. It really reminds me of coffee. It’s dark and strong, and there are a few cocoa notes in there, as well as something like bark. It makes me feel like I should wake up! I haven’t hard much to eat/drink this morning besides tea so I’ll slow down on finishing this until I get some lunch, otherwise I have a feeling this will make me feel heady and dizzy.
Thank you Sil for the sample!
Oh and I can’t wait until next week when I get set up in my new office with my own computer and I won’t have to worry about people walking by and looking at me on the internet. Don’t get me wrong guys, I do work really hard. But I do it so that I can take mental breaks whenever I want them.
Tea of the afternoon here. It’s funny how many blecchy reviews this blend got and I loved it, it just goes to show you how subjective tea ratings really are.
I steeped this and then refrigerated it and added soymilk. Now it reminds me a bit of a bubble tea. It’s quite refreshing this way. I want more teas with cardamom. ;)