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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
1341 tasting notes

How am I the first one to log this creation?! Cool, my first ever 52Teas purchase and I get to break it in on Steepster!! :P
Now the tea. First of let me begin by saying that I just got home from treating my bestie to a facial/mani package. $50 for both of us! it was her b-day a few months ago and we’re just getting around to using the coupon now. What a relaxing way to close the summer :)
So I am in a rather chill mood. Esp since this is a long weekend. sighs
Anyhow, after opening the package I smelled vanilla, not so much marshmallow. Given that I’m not a ‘nilla girl… this worried me a little. But I like mint! so was buoyed by the hope that it’d be balanced out. Which… thankfully, it is!
First half of the sip is mallow/malty with a hint of vanilla and a tiny hint of mint (hehe that rhymes). Very nice. The middle is where I get a deep green tea flavour, and the end is where the mint comes out along with a touch of astringency. That part may be due to my oversteeping by about 30 seconds, and using water that was a hair too hot. I find that blends containing Sencha brew better (for me) when I steep at a slightly higher temp so I went with that, being my default.
My cup is a touch heavy so next time I’ll go lighter for sure. and I am curious how this one fares iced as well.
This doesn’t really taste like Sencha to me, but then I am not familiar with Cloud Mist. From what I’ve read it is fruit and nut like which I can sorta see but can’t really separate out from the other flavours.
Either way, I am quite enjoying this cuppa. So glad I played my first 52Teas purchase card with Graveyard Mist!
Rating: 87 for now, but that may change as I play with the parameters!

CupofTree

Oohs this is the first 52teas blend I really want to try. Sounds good!

Indigobloom

It’s pretty good! not my go to tea though, more of an occasional indulgence. Esp since I now have three mint green teas in my cupboard LOL

Indigobloom

I sense a swap in our future, CupofTree :P

Azzrian

Wow this makes me want to order it! Indigobloom I am amazed you held out all this time on a 52Teas order! Glad you liked this one! :)

TeaBrat

this sounds interesting!

Indigobloom

Azzrian: I wanted to exhaust the local possibilities first! and I got enough through swaps that I didn’t really feel the need to order at that point. but… when I saw this one for some reason I felt compelled to buy. Like my fingers were autotyping my credit info in haha
Amy Oh: no question bout that! not sure yet how much I like it, but I know I do!

Mélissa

Very dark, must try this!

Azzrian

Haha Indigo that happens to me a lot! We don’t have any local places around these parts so online ordering for me it is. I think it would be better if we did have some local places though. I would probably spend less!

Indigobloom

Melissa, it’s very tasty I recommend it!
Azzrian, LOL good to know I’m not alone in that haha. You would think so right?! but… I’m not so sure these days. My cupboard is ever expanding and I’ve only made a few orders online

Sil

we should swap…want to try this but not enough to want to purchase it haha

CupofTree

Oh yay future swap definitely!

Indigobloom

swaps abound. Yay! :P

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CupofTree

Oohs this is the first 52teas blend I really want to try. Sounds good!

Indigobloom

It’s pretty good! not my go to tea though, more of an occasional indulgence. Esp since I now have three mint green teas in my cupboard LOL

Indigobloom

I sense a swap in our future, CupofTree :P

Azzrian

Wow this makes me want to order it! Indigobloom I am amazed you held out all this time on a 52Teas order! Glad you liked this one! :)

TeaBrat

this sounds interesting!

Indigobloom

Azzrian: I wanted to exhaust the local possibilities first! and I got enough through swaps that I didn’t really feel the need to order at that point. but… when I saw this one for some reason I felt compelled to buy. Like my fingers were autotyping my credit info in haha
Amy Oh: no question bout that! not sure yet how much I like it, but I know I do!

Mélissa

Very dark, must try this!

Azzrian

Haha Indigo that happens to me a lot! We don’t have any local places around these parts so online ordering for me it is. I think it would be better if we did have some local places though. I would probably spend less!

Indigobloom

Melissa, it’s very tasty I recommend it!
Azzrian, LOL good to know I’m not alone in that haha. You would think so right?! but… I’m not so sure these days. My cupboard is ever expanding and I’ve only made a few orders online

Sil

we should swap…want to try this but not enough to want to purchase it haha

CupofTree

Oh yay future swap definitely!

Indigobloom

swaps abound. Yay! :P

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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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