First off, thanks for the sample Azzrian!! I so badly wanted to try this out and feel uber grateful to have the chance!
Now on to the tea… Hmmm, I’m not sure about this one. I think it’s one of those cases where there was so much hype about everyone loving it that my expectations are higher than normal. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great tea and I totally get the cotton candy association… but the “candy” part is a bit weak for my tastes. Maybe I should have used more leaf? (I thought I was being generous with my tea/water ratio!) or perhaps this would go better iced. Second steep, I added a dab of agave and it was a bit better. Oh well, it’s still very good!!! holding the rating til I try this iced. at this point though, I’d give it an 84.

Azzrian

If I sent you enough do try it iced! Hot brew then stick in fridge! I brew it really strong, add extra water, chill. YUMMM

LiberTEAS

This is really good iced. I found that the cotton candy flavor really seemed to come in to its own in the aftertaste, it tasted very much like yummy cotton candy.

Alphakitty

The cotton candy taste is definitely more prominent the colder the tea is, I made a big glass iced and found the flavor fading towards the end until I threw some more ice in.

Kittenna

I felt the same, Indigobloom. I am really wishing I bought a teabag so I could try it iced… I’m feeling like I’m going to cave to (another) 52teas order really soon… even though Amanda will be receiving stuff to send to me.

Indigobloom

I’m not an iced tea girl but it sounds like I must do it that way! just to see. The curiosity is niggling at me :P
Kittena- I hear ya on that one! if they had any more double choc decadence left I’d splurge myself!!

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Azzrian

If I sent you enough do try it iced! Hot brew then stick in fridge! I brew it really strong, add extra water, chill. YUMMM

LiberTEAS

This is really good iced. I found that the cotton candy flavor really seemed to come in to its own in the aftertaste, it tasted very much like yummy cotton candy.

Alphakitty

The cotton candy taste is definitely more prominent the colder the tea is, I made a big glass iced and found the flavor fading towards the end until I threw some more ice in.

Kittenna

I felt the same, Indigobloom. I am really wishing I bought a teabag so I could try it iced… I’m feeling like I’m going to cave to (another) 52teas order really soon… even though Amanda will be receiving stuff to send to me.

Indigobloom

I’m not an iced tea girl but it sounds like I must do it that way! just to see. The curiosity is niggling at me :P
Kittena- I hear ya on that one! if they had any more double choc decadence left I’d splurge myself!!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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