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drank Almond Happiness by 52teas
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Meh.

This was my first 52 Teas order. Everything I’ve heard about Frank’s blends has been wonderful. I was excited to try this one because I love all of the ingredients in it.

But it was just mediocre. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. It’s fairly flavorless, and the black tea is a bit bitter. I’ve tried 1-2 tsp at 180 and 212 degree water, with milk and agave and without. Perhaps it’s just not for me?

Sil

How long are you steeping for? And it very well might just not be for you heh. Worst case you can likely swap with ppl. Franks teas are generally middle of the road where I’m concerned….ESP since they can be so hit or miss and you can’t restock them most of the time :(so if you really love it, youre SOL

Michelle

I’ve tried from 2-4 minutes. 2 was bland but 4 brought out more bitterness.

rantHappy

I’ve noticed that my orders from 52Teas need to be steeped at a lower temperature. A lot of the teas are a hit or miss for me though. The less adventurous ones seem to be more to my liking.

gmathis

Almonds are tricky in tea, in my experience. There’s about a half-degree of sweet spot, and if you miss it, blech.

Michelle

@rantHappy – This is kind of reminding me of one of Adagio’s flavored blacks. Hrm.

CHAroma

I’d recommend trying 2.5 minutes at 195-200. That’s been my sweet spot with Frank’s black tea blends. I also almost always add skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk) and some Truvia. The milk bonds with the tannins in the tea and cuts out the bitterness. Good luck!

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Sil

How long are you steeping for? And it very well might just not be for you heh. Worst case you can likely swap with ppl. Franks teas are generally middle of the road where I’m concerned….ESP since they can be so hit or miss and you can’t restock them most of the time :(so if you really love it, youre SOL

Michelle

I’ve tried from 2-4 minutes. 2 was bland but 4 brought out more bitterness.

rantHappy

I’ve noticed that my orders from 52Teas need to be steeped at a lower temperature. A lot of the teas are a hit or miss for me though. The less adventurous ones seem to be more to my liking.

gmathis

Almonds are tricky in tea, in my experience. There’s about a half-degree of sweet spot, and if you miss it, blech.

Michelle

@rantHappy – This is kind of reminding me of one of Adagio’s flavored blacks. Hrm.

CHAroma

I’d recommend trying 2.5 minutes at 195-200. That’s been my sweet spot with Frank’s black tea blends. I also almost always add skim milk (or unsweetened almond milk) and some Truvia. The milk bonds with the tannins in the tea and cuts out the bitterness. Good luck!

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