1000 Tasting Notes
I finished up the last bit of this earlier. I probably should have finished it a few months ago though as I think a bit of the flavor has gone by the wayside. Oh well, it was still pretty good.
I picked this up on a whim from the grocery store and I have to say it isn’t half bad! It really reminds me of a slightly less sweet, coffee-free Pumpkin Spice Latte. The pumpkin is present, spices are balanced, and the stevia isn’t overpowering. Many of the holiday teas from CS have been hit or miss with me, but this is pretty good.
Mmm…this tea is definitely helping me feel better (my 6 year old students are great at sharing everything – especially germs!)
This is really making me happy tonight! This tea is smooth like you would get from Jasmine Pearl green tea, but there is a slightly malty punch from the Yunnan that surprisingly makes a nice match. I’m not sure this would be a tea that I would purchase, but I’ll happily drink my sample.
I could have swore that I had already used up this sample, but there it was tonight in my sample basket. Wow, this really reminds me of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but better because of the creme brulee aspect. The base is smooth with very little astringency and the spice and pumpkin are in perfect harmony. I’ve had other pumpkin teas that should have been called spice teas, but the pumpkin in this tea is clearly the star. I’m a sucker for anything and everything pumpkin this time of the year so I’m pretty glad this got lost in my sample basket until tonight.
This is super good, but then, everything I’ve had from Butiki has been good. Okay, I’m sold – onto my shopping list this goes.
The husband recently discovered that he enjoys honeybush teas so I ordered a pouch of this for us. When it came in the mail today, he smelled the tea and asked to try it. He was on his way to run some errands so he told me that he would likely just try a sip and let me have the rest of the mug because he wasn’t really in the mood for hot tea. However, he took one sip and finished the mug within 3 minutes. Then he asked me if this was a permanent or limited edition from 52teas. Apparently he really likes this!
Since I didn’t get a chance to drink this earlier, I made myself a pot tonight. It is delightfully flavorful and even has a hint of buttery pie crust. I’ve had this before but I don’t remember it being this good!
When I saw this had been reblended, I just had to order some. I LOVE genmaicha and it has been WAY too long since I’ve had any in my cupboard. The first infusion was fairly smooth and just really toasty plain, I added a pinch of sugar and the marshmallow emerged beautifully. On the second infusion now and it seems more balanced than the first. I’m really enjoying this one!
Every time I have this I wonder if it truly is decaf – the flavor is just too rich! I’m running low on my pound bag, but until then it is amazing. On the bright side, there are lots of vanilla specks at the bottom of the bag so each pot is more vanilla-y than usual.
Okay, finishing up the last of this gem tonight! :( It will be missed – I didn’t crave it often, but there were times when nothing else would do.
Tea of the morning! I am up way earlier than usual for a Sunday morning due to sinus issues so I figured caffeine was in order. This is pretty good today, as usual, but I really think I was craving some more green tea with honey as that seems to make me feel better. Oh well, there is always time for more tea!