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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
1979 tasting notes

I had high hopes for this tea after falling in love with the strawberry flavors of Strawberry Pie Honeybush last night. Unfortunately, this pales in comparison. I find it has a similar thick mouth feel to pancake breakfast – I think it added to the pancake breakfast tea because it resembled the mouth feel of a pancake but I am not sure if it really goes well in this tea. I also find the strawberry flavor is more prominent in the smell than the taste although it is subtly there. Perhaps brewing this slightly under boiling will help the flavors shine through a bit more. As I had it today, I think this is a nice enough cup of tea but I would far rather spend my money getting more of the amazing Strawberry Pie Honeybush.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ifjuly

uh oh! i just grabbed some for the same reasons while restocking the pie one. hmmm…

Sil

Try 2.5 mins at less than boiling – seems to work better for Frank’s black bases in my experience

VariaTEA

ifjuly – don’t worry, this tea is not bad at all. I just far prefer the other. Both are good though.
Sil – thank you! I will definitely try that out next time

moraiwe

I struggled with this one for a while too. 190-195 for 2.5 min seems to be the sweet spot.

CHAroma

I second Sil’s recommendation. That brewing method revolutionized Frank’s black base for me.

MissB

Another one here chiming in – definitely less than boiling for 2.5 minutes.

Dexter

(Making mental note – 2.5 minutes for 52teas black bases….)

VariaTEA

Thanks everyone! I will definitely be sure to have a 2.5 min steeping time with water just below boiling.

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ifjuly

uh oh! i just grabbed some for the same reasons while restocking the pie one. hmmm…

Sil

Try 2.5 mins at less than boiling – seems to work better for Frank’s black bases in my experience

VariaTEA

ifjuly – don’t worry, this tea is not bad at all. I just far prefer the other. Both are good though.
Sil – thank you! I will definitely try that out next time

moraiwe

I struggled with this one for a while too. 190-195 for 2.5 min seems to be the sweet spot.

CHAroma

I second Sil’s recommendation. That brewing method revolutionized Frank’s black base for me.

MissB

Another one here chiming in – definitely less than boiling for 2.5 minutes.

Dexter

(Making mental note – 2.5 minutes for 52teas black bases….)

VariaTEA

Thanks everyone! I will definitely be sure to have a 2.5 min steeping time with water just below boiling.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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