81 Tasting Notes
Sooooo… all my friends are saying that they hate this tea because it tastes like cough syrup. However, I’ve been fairly addicted to it since it came out, and I personally didn’t understand the cough syrup thing until…
I realized I had a childhood addiction to grape flavoured dimetapp (like my parents would have to take it away from me because I’d drink the whole thing). THAT’S why I love this tea. Tastes just like it!
This. Is. Amazing. I was thinking that this could go either way – it could be really good or really terrifying. Luckily, it’s totally the former. When I smelt the tea, I was sceptical. It gave me the same feeling as DTs Salted Caramel – a tea I don’t personally care for. Regardless of my intital feelings, I decided to brew a cup, and it was phenomenal. I couldn’t believe it tasted JUST like candy corn. Delicious and sweet, almost like honey.
Holy stromboli! It doesn’t get much better than this. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t order this because I already love DT’s Blueberry Jam and I was looking to see whether or not it was indeed the best blueberry black tea. Wrong! This one takes the cake by a mile! It’s the first pastry tea where I can actually taste the flaky danish-y goodness. The blueberry also tastes much more “real” compared to other blueberry teas. I didn’t put any sweetener in it – the blueberries sweeten the cup nicely on it’s own. However, a splash of milk really brings this blend to life. Really happy I ordered it!
I can’t believe I waited so long to try this tea – probably because I’m not the world’s biggest licorice fan – but still… there are so many other things going on in this tea that the licorice just plays a part, but is not the entirety, of the tea. Star anise and chocolate is not something that I would ever put together.
But it works! It works magically! The star anise is the first flavour I get followed by this chocolate-coconut-y magic. MAGIC, I SAY.
Tin and permanent collection worthy. Fantastic morning tea for fall/winter.
I wanted so much to like this tea. I bought 50g after smelling a few different herbals that would be good iced. It smelt like fuzzy peach candy and I was sold. I tried the blended sample of the peach tranquility tea with the strawberry rose champagne and it was pretty good (too sweet, but I attributed that to the rock sugar they seem to put in everything). I actually forgot about this one in the steeper, so it had a good 10 minutes to form a heavy flavour. Unfortunately it was very lackluster. Far too mild as an iced tea (unless you cold steep… I just found that the ice diluted the flavour to the point of… well… “what’s the point?”). I downed it like I would water, it was very smooth and the after taste was peachy enough. Would not buy again.
I normally don’t shop at Teavana because I find the sales associates to be far too pushy, but since working in the mall, I’ve established who isn’t and I go in when they’re working. Regardless of this, I’ve always found Teavana to be quite pricey so I tend to go to local tea stores or my all time favourite, Davids.
I wanted to get some teas for the last blast of summer heat that Canada is experiencing and with the help of the non-pushy sales girl opted for 50g of Sakura Allure for one of my teas. The smell of it in store was overwhelmingly cherry, however once I brewed it, I noticed it was much more tropical than it smells. It’s a shame in a way since I was looking for a pure cherry tea, but I still have Indian Summer (Davids) as well to deal with my addiction to cherry flavoured teas.
Overall I like it – the green tea base was a good choice and I love the subtle hints of rose. I’d purchase again.
I bought this one in my last 52teas order on the advice of a friend since I love chai tea. I really like this blend – the chai spices are really nice (I had yet to try a 52Teas chai, so this was a nice introduction). What makes this blend special is the punch of lemon midway to the end of the sip. It’s not overpowering by any means, but it is certainly present. It’s like dessert in a cup!
Yuck! I don’t know what is wrong with this tea but I’ve now tried it three times over the course of the last six months and I just hate it. The black base is weak and I don’t get salted caramel from this whatsoever. More like suntan lotion (I get a similar after taste with Redbull). Something to do with coconut not meshing well with something else. Tried it black and with milk. Ended up only drinking half before throwing it out. What a shame – really wanted to like this one.