3108 Tasting Notes
This review is for the new 52teas 2015 reblend, courtesy of Indigobloom (thanks!!)
The five of us kind of split a mug of this shortly before OMGsrsly had to head to the airport, so we wouldn’t have quite so much tea to drink. Good plan, as we all then tasted the same thing. I was quite fond of this, and felt like it tasted quite like banana bread, with a distinct lack of runts flavour, and a lovely buttery/bready essence. Apparently I was in the minority, however, which was ok because that meant I got to finish the mug!
Anyways, I’d happily order some of this to have around. Tasty.
Met up with some lovely Steepsterites today and had a wonderful time! Came away with too much tea, though, and sorely regret not hauling things out of my stash to bring and offload, too.
Anyhow, this tea came from the huge order that keychange made from East Indies recently, and is one she was not fond of, in part because it didn’t taste like cherries. Well, it didn’t taste like cherries to me either! However, it had the cakey sweetness of other teas like Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and Blueberry Crumble, and therefore I found it delicious. Also, sparkles. I didn’t really write down anything more about it, so should probably re-review later, but it was tasty.
Thanks for sharing, keychange!
Brewed this a bit overly strong on the weekend, but still quite enjoyed it. Deliciously coconut-creamy chai. Once I retrieve my teabags on Wednesday, I’ll have another cup or so of it. I have also been reminded of the fact that I have a caramel(?) chai from the same company, which is quite good. I’m not sure where it is, but now I want it… haha.
I don’t mind the flavour of this one overly, but it smelled a bit fishy while I was brewing and drinking it (ew), and the mate is just too… earthy for me. Minus the fishiness, it smells pretty decent, and the flavour isn’t bad, but I much, much prefer Spiced Pumpkin. The spices here are a lot less apparent (to the point where I can’t even really pick out what I’m tasting). Won’t be picking up any more of this tea.
This is great, but would be perfect only without the honeybush. I get a bit of a scratchy throat when drinking it, likely for that very reason.
Otherwise, it is pretty much the perfect pumpkin spice tea, IMO. Nutmeg, cloves(?), pumpkin, whipped cream… love the aroma, love the flavour. Despite the honeybush, I’ll probably grab 50g. I love love love nutmeg in teas, and also pumpkin spice.
Guys… this is BETTER than DT’s Vanilla Orchid. Fresher, and missing that strange fake-flavouring aftertaste. I would probably prefer it without the osmanthus flavouring, because I’m not a huge fan of floral, but it’s still really good. I wasn’t expecting this. It wasn’t even a tea I really chose – it was a substitution for Dark Chocolate Oolong, since someone bought that out before me.
Pretty happy with this tea. I love a creamy, vanilla oolong.
So I unfortunately oversteeped this the first time I had it (forgot it was gyokuro and needed a super short infusion), but I did still drink it. I’m not sure if it was my imagination, but I felt like I could taste the vanilla, and really enjoyed it. The jackfruit seeds, not so much, though there was one in the infuser. I’ll have to keep a closer eye on it next time. Rating tentatively for now.
Later infusions were really only gyokuro.