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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
886 tasting notes

This was the tea i was possibly the most anxious to try from the sampler pack, except maybe the strawberry pie honey bush, which I’m hoping to have later tonight. I of course googled what the heck zabaglione was before having this tea (no Italian in me haha) and oh my goodness, it sounds so good! Definitely going to try making it lol.

So now onto the tea. I like to go into trying a tea without expecting it to be crazy good, and this seems to work well with 52 teas – I am always very pleasantly stunned at actually how good they are! This one though, ooh… Man that dry smell. Pure strawberry milkshake with thick cream. I want to eat the tea. Yummy smell indeed! I steeped for 2 mind with about 200 degree water. The steeped smell has lost their creaminess, but a rich true strawberry smell is present, along with the characteristic 52 teas base, which I’m growing to enjoy :). The flavor is mostly strawberry and black tea, but then… This aftertaste… It’s creamy and soft. There’s the zabaglione. It’s not a rich, cloying, too creamy cream flavor, quite light. Actually, this is remarkably similar to Zen Tea Life’s Strawberry cream, but I think the base in this one is better. Not as strong. Maybe the cream is also stronger in this. Whatever it is, I like it, and it seems to be getting a soft mouth feel as it cools. Eh, but there is a bit of astringency, it is growing as the tea cools. A tricky beast. Tasty all the time, but man does the cup change! My favorite was somewhere in the middle lol. I’m very happy I am able to try all these excellent blends from 52 teas, 2 for 2 so far! Rating: 83, and subject to change.

VariaTEA

I LOVE strawberry pie honeybush! I actually placed an order for 52 teas because there was only 1 pack left and I was not about to let that slip through my fingers. Sadly I checked the site tonight and there are 4 more blends I am dying to try but I am trying to not buy more tea (with the exception of Della Terra this Friday)

MissLena

I tried strawberry pie honeybush tonight :D but I fell asleep while it was cooling so when I woke up it wasn’t very hot :( I stuck it in the fridge for tomorrow morning! I will write a tasting note on it when I try it properly haha, but the half cup I had was pretty amazing!

MissB

Heh, VariaTEA, I got an email about those four blends (saying they’re back in stock). I ordered three of them, so I’ll happily share mine with you to try them out, too.

VariaTEA

It is so cruel how they keep getting small amounts of different things and you need to keep ordering and ordering especially since my packages go to my dad first (cuz he lives in LA so I can avoid shipping) and then he sends them up to me. Banana Pudding was the first tea I wanted to try and now it is back in but I placed an order less than a week ago :(

MissLena

Haha yep, I almost always have at least one tea order in the mail..I just love trying new ones :D I’m ok with the small amount in the sampler pack for now because I really do not have cupboard space anymore..and Black friday tomorrow…sigh.

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VariaTEA

I LOVE strawberry pie honeybush! I actually placed an order for 52 teas because there was only 1 pack left and I was not about to let that slip through my fingers. Sadly I checked the site tonight and there are 4 more blends I am dying to try but I am trying to not buy more tea (with the exception of Della Terra this Friday)

MissLena

I tried strawberry pie honeybush tonight :D but I fell asleep while it was cooling so when I woke up it wasn’t very hot :( I stuck it in the fridge for tomorrow morning! I will write a tasting note on it when I try it properly haha, but the half cup I had was pretty amazing!

MissB

Heh, VariaTEA, I got an email about those four blends (saying they’re back in stock). I ordered three of them, so I’ll happily share mine with you to try them out, too.

VariaTEA

It is so cruel how they keep getting small amounts of different things and you need to keep ordering and ordering especially since my packages go to my dad first (cuz he lives in LA so I can avoid shipping) and then he sends them up to me. Banana Pudding was the first tea I wanted to try and now it is back in but I placed an order less than a week ago :(

MissLena

Haha yep, I almost always have at least one tea order in the mail..I just love trying new ones :D I’m ok with the small amount in the sampler pack for now because I really do not have cupboard space anymore..and Black friday tomorrow…sigh.

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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