85
drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
1341 tasting notes

BIG thank you to Azzrian for this sample!
Best served lukewarm!
This is the second time I made this, the first time drunk hot and oversteeped (3-4 min). It was terrible!
But… then I cut the steep time down and it got a little better. Added 1/4 tsp sugar and the burnt taste seemed to mellow out.
And then! as the cup cooled, it got really good!! ohmygoodness, the creamy custard really came out. Only a hint of strawberry but hey I don’t mind. This is fantastic!
SO glad I discovered the proper way to enjoy this delightful creation. I usually prefer my tea hot, so this is a surprise for me! walking upstairs with my tea, I was preparing to give this a ho hum rating. Lucky I checked my email first or I’d have alot of editing to do :)

BTW… for weeks the site has been bugged up, and I’ve been unable to view my notices. I’d click on them and nothing happened! then today, they are all gone. All 1600 of them… so if I’ve missed any comments, please forgive me! Ignorance is not bliss I tell ya :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

1600 notices?! Whoa!

Azzrian

So happy you liked it!

Sil

See! Bring down the. Temp and steeping time and franks blacks are much better :)

Indigobloom

CHAroma, I’m really not sure how that happened. Probably why it got wiped out! lol
Thanks again Azzrian, you seriously rock :P
Sil, it really does!! though I love the blueberry danish tea any way it’s made. sooooo good!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I have 15229 notices. I stopped checking. I get them all emailed to me, and I keep the emails with comments that I need/want to respond to until I have time to respond.

CHAroma

Holy crap!!! That’s insanity!! And I thought I was a busy blogger with my average 20-50 notices, LOL!

On the subject of this tea, I also found that it needs a lower infusion time. I’ll try lower temp next time too. Thanks for the tip!

Indigobloom

Kittenna, when someone comments on a post that isn’t mine, which I’ve liked, I don’t get those via email. Otherwise, I don’t mind them getting erased like that.
CHAroma, oh that took weeks, months actually, to get there! and it refreshed itself at one point to.
A tricky tea, but SO yummy :)

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CHAroma

1600 notices?! Whoa!

Azzrian

So happy you liked it!

Sil

See! Bring down the. Temp and steeping time and franks blacks are much better :)

Indigobloom

CHAroma, I’m really not sure how that happened. Probably why it got wiped out! lol
Thanks again Azzrian, you seriously rock :P
Sil, it really does!! though I love the blueberry danish tea any way it’s made. sooooo good!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I have 15229 notices. I stopped checking. I get them all emailed to me, and I keep the emails with comments that I need/want to respond to until I have time to respond.

CHAroma

Holy crap!!! That’s insanity!! And I thought I was a busy blogger with my average 20-50 notices, LOL!

On the subject of this tea, I also found that it needs a lower infusion time. I’ll try lower temp next time too. Thanks for the tip!

Indigobloom

Kittenna, when someone comments on a post that isn’t mine, which I’ve liked, I don’t get those via email. Otherwise, I don’t mind them getting erased like that.
CHAroma, oh that took weeks, months actually, to get there! and it refreshed itself at one point to.
A tricky tea, but SO yummy :)

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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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