31 Tasting Notes
I like this tea straight up. I’ve found that it’s best brewed @ 200F with a tsp or just over for 3 min. Too hot or too long brings out some unpleasant notes in the base black tea.
When it’s good, this tea is very good. The cream and slight vanilla notes are delightful, it needs no sugar or cream because it tastes like it’s in there already. There’s no artificial or chemical aftertaste like I’ve experienced with other vanilla/cream teas.
All around, an excellent post-breakfast tea.
When I tore into the package – I tore right through the filter bag, so into the French Press it goes.
The tea itself looks pretty boring, just small brown leaf pieces. But it smells, well, like rainbow sherbet. There’s no pretense of ‘real fruit flavors’ here but it wouldn’t be rainbow sherbet if there were.
I brewed it at 200F for 3 min in about .75L.
The cold aroma is muted fruit, but it tastes great. There’s the orange, lime and raspberry with cream and some sweetness. It’s a little like adding melted sherbet like a syrup to iced tea but in a good way.
If this is any indication to what 52teas has in store, I can’t wait for the next one.
I love this blueberry tea as much as I hoped I would when I ordered it. The taste is true blueberry but it took me a while to figure that out because I really just want to sit and smell it in the cup all morning long.
I was concerned about the stevia making it too fakely sweet, but it is light and barely noticeable.
This is a pretty good flavored black as long as you brew at 195-200F for 3 min or less. Any more than that, and it gets bitter.
It’s better as an iced tea than hot. When cool, I find the blackberry almost overwhelming, so I’ve made the last few batches of iced tea with the blackberry blended with vanilla or cream black.
I got this is as a free sample from David’s Tea from a recent order. Dry, it looks nice and smells fantastic. Upon brewing, it smells carmelish, but there is definitely something off in the aroma. A bit like artificial chocolate which I really dislike. There’s also an unpleasant oil slick on the surface. But, it tastes quite good. The salted carmel and toffee translates well to the cup and plays well with the tea. That being said, I don’t think it earns a place in my (crowded) pantry. I just can’t get over the aroma.
With my Harney and Son’s Vanilla tin empty and an order from TeaGschwendner brewing, I decided to give their Vanilla a try. I am a bit disappointed. The vanilla taste is a little hollow and slightly artificial. Perhaps if I adjust the brewing time or temp it’ll improve.