1412 Tasting Notes
another tea that hits the target!! I think “wow” is going to become that word I associate with 52Teas. The Wayne’s World throwback. Hey, do ya think they “drank” alota tea? ;P
This is a reallllllly good tea. It’s pumpkin pie in a cup!!! and just the way I love my chai teas— I’m very particular in chai, and don’t indulge often… but when I do, this is what I want. I never would have associated pumpkin (ok I know this is not an official chai but it certainly fits my bill for one!) with a traditional chai tea but it makes sense… I mean, the pie and chai borrow from the same spice rack. (hehe, I’m a poet)
I love how it lends that smooth pumpkin flavour, but balances it out so perfectly with the kick of nutmeg n friends.
With some sugar (really brings out the flavour) and milk, this could seriously stave me away from the oh-so tasty real thing.
Thank you Jenn for sharing!!!
Thanks again to the fan-tea-astic Jenn for sending me all these samples!! My gratitude is endless after having tried this one.
I made this to consume whilst cleaning house, and boy was it deeeeeelicious! Like tea and hot chocolate rolled into one, this tea is made for cocoa lovers.
With milk and a tad bit o sugar, this made my afternoon duties bearable. When will they come up with self cleaning kitchens and bathrooms???
It wasn’t as rich as I had hoped but then I somewhat expected that when the dry leaves wafted a light yet distinctly choco-note at me.
Also, I don’t know why but it tastes a hair chemically to me, but then I’ve seen that before in other chocolate scented/flavoured products. (ever tried chocolate gum? it was interesting to say the least)— not that it detracted in any way from my worshipping this cup.
I think it happened to just hit the spot, matching my tea craving so precisely that I was floored by it. Not to mention that the previous cuppa that I’d made (of an assam I got awhile back) tasted stale. Ugh!
From ugh to WOW in five min… yeah that will put anyone in shock :P
This seems to be my go to tea lately. Funny, when I found the Rose Congou, I thought it was destined to be my tea “home” but for some reason I always end up reaching for this oolong. Lord knows what would happen if I ever found my elusive roasty toasty heaven in a cup! :P
One day, I WILL make it to 7 steeps, it’s a goal of mine.
Oh, something I really love about this one is that even in the second and third steep, it never loses the sweetness. I think maybe in the third it gets a tad weak, but not if I do short steeps. What does the fourth steep door hide hmm? Ahhh, like I said… one day!
Now, off to watch some more mindless television while I take my mind off this incredibly long and awkward week!
I expected to love this tea!! but no, I did not :(
The creamy butter taste hides the “white” (I can’t stand that about many DT brews!! many points lost for that in my rating here) part and mixes oddly with the caramel note, almost reminding me of rooibos in an odd way that I can’t quite identify.
The second steep was better, less overwhelming, as expected! More delicate and bright. I could have gone for a third steep but didn’t really care to. Atleast I didn’t need to add any sugar.
Overall, I did enjoy it, marginally… and of course it was nice to have tried it- esp since I was in a rush and had no time for trying one of the many lovely samples I recieved from Jenn!
Anyhow, I really miss posting here as often as I once did. Hopefully Rogers will get off their lazy a$$es and hook me up!
Another backlog! from Friday
I forgot that I tried this in store already, but it was so good that I don’t mind. With a tiny pump of agave, it was liquid perfection! none of the harsh rooibos flavour tickled my throat… and the banana really came out. yummm. I’m tempted to buy some up before they get rid of it in store…
P.S. I apologize for not looking at everyone’s reviews! I’ll get to it sometime this week, promise! :)
Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I had an itch to give this one another go, and for some reason really liked it this time!!
I had some beef jerky with it (the ONLY thing that can make me happier than tea, though I don’t have it often. This stuff was freshly made, and organic! bestill my carnivore ways :P)
Anyhow, I swear it tasted as if I added lemon to the brew, even after I added milk. It was quite yummy, but then for the second steep I thought to myself… what I added honey? and no milk. Well, I don’t normally have black tea without milk, but that is most definitely how I will be having it henceforward!! It blew me away. Just wow. Now I regret having wasted so much of it with milk.
Not a very versatile tea, but then most of mine aren’t! raising the score on this…
Big thankyou to Jenn for sending me this sample!! You rock my tea world!!! :)
Wow, this was certainly an interesting, and entertaining experience. I accidentally oversteeped this one at 8 minutes (look, she did it again!).
I definitely taste raisin! and toast! and butter!! Go 52 Teas for hitting the target!!! It was tasty.
But… well, there is a medicinal aspect there that I’m not sure about. The second steep is better, not as overwhelming.
I suspect the “raisin” part, and the way it blends with everything else is what throws me off. shrugs
Lesson learned! I have enough left for one more cup. Maybe some milk will tamp down the medicinal impression I get? and less leaf! I never know how much to use with this ceramic mug/filter… even with my scoop. but it’s so convenient! and purty!! le sigh
SO. I’ve had this extreme craving for a deep, roasty, mildly nutty OOLONG TEA for weeks!!!
and this was my latest attempt at quelching it. Was I successful? not quite. However I don’t regret this purchase. I needed an oolong for the office anyhow.
The taste is indeed bakey, and fruity just as the description indicates. No sugar required, it’s very sweet all on it’s own, even into the third steep! I wish I’d had time for more :)
I do wish it had more oomph though. It was a little weak on the oolong part and too heavy on the fruit.
The shop didn’t have the “roasty” oolong I waaaaaaant sooooo badly so I had to settle for this, but really it’s not such a bad deal!
They had an oolong/black blend that piqued my interest but I’m wary. That’s a big committment to make! I was 80% sure I would like this one, and if I didn’t well a friend of mine offered to take it off my hands.
Oh, and something else- the leaves had twigs living amongt them! and they were crunchy. Dried out as if they’d been left out of the tin in the sun! Meh. It makes a decent cuppa so it can’t be that badly dried out. (right??)
I think I need to hit up Tea Dynasty. Oi, Zeus help me… please don’t let me buy more tea!
(says the girl who can’t stop thinking about sampling the new David’s tea, or that roasty oolong. or malty assams or… oh dear, I could go on forever)
So my kettle at the other office is STILL not up to snuff, and this is what I’ve been drinking out of it despite that. I’m gonna start having bad associations with that tea, eeek, can’t let that happen!! Oh well, the kettle got a bit better after I boiled some vinegar in it. Time will work it’s magic, I hope! :)
Anyhow, my ’net at home is still down. I miss this place!!!
This was lovely!! bravo Harney, bravo!
Thank you to QuiltGuppy for sending me a sample (ages ago, but I’ve been neglectful of my sample pile)
I was worried that the cinnamon would be too much but it isn’t at all. Just right in fact! The orange and spice mix easily together, creating such a seamless transition that I can’t find where the citrus part begins.
If I didn’t already have cinnamon heart, I’d be pining for this one to be sure! but practicality has me by the neck little sigh (If I use the star, it will bold half my msg because I used that feature above!)
The second steep brought out the plastic again, so I won’t comment on that. Argh!
Now I wish I’d saved it to try with milk. Mmmm…