drank Cherry Almond Gunpowder by 52teas
116 tasting notes

From TGCTTB (round 3)
I tend to really enjoy gunpowder teas and I love cherries so when I saw this one in the box I knew I had to try it. My holy hesitation is that I didn’t want it to come out artificial but given some of the reviews here that hopefully won’t be the case.

The scent of the dry tea is very interesting, cherry (sweet but yet tart) mixing in with the slightly spicy green notes from the gunpowder, honestly it’s certainly not something that I would have envisioned but it’s definitely got my attention, especially with the little darker notes from the almonds.

First impressions? Huh… Good, almost sour cherry flavor lifted up by the gunpowder vegetal notes. The natural spice form the tea also adds an interesting contrast to the cherry flavor. I don’t get much from the almond until the back end of the sip, at that point too there’s a fair bit of astringency as well.

Overall? Not bad! I’ll have to see how the following cups are but this is one that could see holding onto :)

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 221 ML

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Ever since I discovered the wide world that is loose-leaf teas, I haven’t been able to go back. It doesn’t seem to matter what type it is or if it’s “straight” or “flavored” tea is my thing. It’s actually quite funny as I’m surrounded by coffee lovers who just can’t quite grasp why, to me, tea is better than coffee. :D (which considering it’s less-than a 5 minute walk to each of 2 separate Tim Horton’s, a Starbucks AND a Second Cup… that’s saying something!)

On the whole I tend to prefer my tea strong and “au natural” with no sweeteners, milk or other additions, but like most everyone there’s always exceptions to the rule… just not many of them.

Aside from tea I love reading (especially if there is a fireplace or campfire involved), camping/hiking, horseback riding and Healing Touch (similar to Reiki). Oh and computers and board games (euro style, is there anything else? ;)) and… and… chuckles OK so I have a large variety of interests.



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