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drank French Toast by 52teas
2221 tasting notes

Thanks Cavocorax!

Is it just me, or does the spicing of this tea taste an awful lot like Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake?? (It’s not just me.) In fact, I could probably have been convinced that they were the same tea. I don’t have any CPC left to compare, though.

Anyhow, basically, this is a nice spiced blend – a lot more spicy than I usually make my French toast, not that I do it often. I’m not really tasting any eggy/breadiness, just spices. And I do like this spicing. Just a little disappointed that it doesn’t taste more unique.

So, points for deliciousness, but minus points for not being different (or really to me, tasting like French toast). Also – 2 min infusion = no astringency, so if you have problems with that, I’d recommend it.

ETA: I happened to chill the second infusion of this one, and omg, I got major frosting flavours with it. Literally like a frosted cinnamon roll. It was delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

i’ll get cavo to send me some of this and do a comparison withe the caramel pumpkin cheesecake..which is coincidentally what i pulled out to put in my travel mug today haha

CheshireEyes

I’d say it’s missing the more buttery maple taste that it needs to make it taste more like french toast.

Cavocorax

Yesss – I’ll set some aside for you Sil!

Tealizzy

Try using 185 degrees and adding a splash of milk…I find the bread flavor pops more. :)

QueenOfTarts

Oh, darn! I bought one of these and have yet to try it. I personally didn’t enjoy caramel pumpkin cheesecake.. a bit too much spice. I will definitely give this one a try iced, though.. you made it sound delicious!

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Sil

i’ll get cavo to send me some of this and do a comparison withe the caramel pumpkin cheesecake..which is coincidentally what i pulled out to put in my travel mug today haha

CheshireEyes

I’d say it’s missing the more buttery maple taste that it needs to make it taste more like french toast.

Cavocorax

Yesss – I’ll set some aside for you Sil!

Tealizzy

Try using 185 degrees and adding a splash of milk…I find the bread flavor pops more. :)

QueenOfTarts

Oh, darn! I bought one of these and have yet to try it. I personally didn’t enjoy caramel pumpkin cheesecake.. a bit too much spice. I will definitely give this one a try iced, though.. you made it sound delicious!

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I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

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