353 Tasting Notes


Matcha TTB

This is just so good! Rich, creamy, caramel matcha goodness with a very slight hint of saltiness. I have tried Red Leaf’s matcha before but for some reason I haven’t tried this one. So impressed. Threw some in cold almond milk. Yum!

Makes me very tempted to make an order. . .

Flavors: Caramel, Salty, Sweet

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drank Cran-Grape Shou Mei by 52teas
353 tasting notes

Thanks Marzipan!

This tastes just like a grape drink you’d get at primary school. Not something I’d reach for all the tea, but it makes a decent iced tea. The grape flavor is about all you can taste with a slight hint of cranberry in the background giving some tartness. I really can’t taste anything else.

Flavors: Grapes, Tart

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drank Vanilla Mint Chai by Rishi Tea
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I am a complete newbie when it comes to Pu-erh. I’m at a loss. It is almost intimidating to start down that road. But after having this, I think I want to start that trek.

The earthy tones that came out where fantastic. And the cinnamon added a sweetness to it. I really enjoyed this and drank it fast. I’m excited now to try some more.

Here are ramblings from my first experience. . .


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Thank you Shae for introducing me to this adorable shop! I am jealous of people that have these awesome little shops around them. There isn’t anything like that or even a tea shop around me. There are tea rooms but they serve flavored Lipton or ROT, which is fine. Just nothing to creative there.

Shae gave me a huge sample of this in our last swap. It smelled so good. But when I brewed it up and tried it, I really picked up a lot of hibiscus. I do like Hibiscus, but this was an overwhelming amount making my first cup really tart. I did play around with the steeping parameters a bit and finally, VIOLA- I had an amazing cup of peaches’n cream delight. I already ordered more for Marzipan and I to try from this adorable company.

Here are the rest of my ramblings thoughts on this one:

Happy Thursday all!

Flavors: Cream, Hibiscus, Peach, Sweet, Tart


I’m glad you were able to get the peaches and cream flavor to come through! What did you end up doing to help with the tartness? I might have to try your technique. :)


I will have to look back at my notes-I’ll let you know. Thanks for the sample-BTW. Can’t wait to try more of their teas!

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Yep. . . .I had to do it. I had to review a Star Wars tea today. I couldn’t help myself! I am a huge Star Wars fan and so is my son who is 9.

This tea was pretty good. . even tho it had red rooibos in it. I could barely taste it. Gives me hope that I might find more blends like this. This one was rich and nutty flavored. Pretty tasty. Not sure if I would pick this one up again. . but it was fun to try it.

Here are the rest of my ramblings. .


Flavors: Almond, Hazelnut, Nutty


This is great! You found a Star Wars tea xD

Roswell Strange

Happy May the 4th!


Adagio actually has a couple different ones. I just happened to have this one. I couldn’t resist!

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Another gem from this cute Etsy Shop!

Chocolate-Check. . . Toffee-Check. . . . Hazelnut-Check. . .This was a delicious chocolate dessert tea. If you love chocolate teas, check this one out.

I need to send this to Liberteas for her take on it.

Here is the rest of my review:


Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Toffee

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drank Mango Papaya Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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Made this one iced today and it is pretty tasty. I instantly thought that it tastes like a mango with a velvety creaminess feel to it. Very well done. The mango provides the right amount of sweetness and fruitiness. Just a simple tea.

I know it is an oldie but it is a goody. One of the issues with 52Teas is that once a flavor is gone, it is gone. I could see myself re-ordering this one. Oh well. I’m sure I could find something similar.

Flavors: Mango

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Oh where to begin. Its been a crazy couple years. My life has completely been turned upside down but I’m very happy where I landed. After going thru a divorce, moving a couple times, and going thru some hard times, I’m finally in a great place. Living with an amazing guy and his hilarious yet full of attitude twin teenage boys, and my two adorable kiddos in Central Illinois and there is no other place I’d want to be.

Now on to the tea: I love all kinds. I’m not a huge fan of red rooibos but I love green rooibos. Beyond that, I’ll try everything once or twice to make sure I didn’t bumble up the steepings. If you are interested in something from me, just holler at me. I’m always up for trying new tea blends or sharing with others!

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