1972 Tasting Notes
Well, this is pretty anti-climactic. I don’t know why but I was expecting something mind-blowing and unique . This is not that. It is slightly peachy with a hint of veggie flavor but mostly it is just meh. Well, now, thanks to the wonderful Roswell Strange (thank you!!), I have been able to try this for myself and realize that it is not as special as it might seem.
ETA: As I continue to sip, the veggies come out a bit more which is making this tea more notable and more than just another sorta fruity cup. Still it is not something that I need to have in my cupboard. Though I am glad to have another cup.
Having this again today because I have decided I am going to order the peanut butter version and I was debating if I wanted to order more of this. Alas this cup is not as inspiring as some of the others I have had in the past since the the strawberry is much more muted. With that said, I certainly won’t be getting the two extra bags I was debating but I might add another to the cart. We shall have to see what happens. Nonetheless, thank you NayLynn soooo much for sending me a whole pouch of this tasty tea.
On a slightly sad note, my tea triplet Roswell Strange was so awesome and sent me some more Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra because she knows I enjoy cold brewing it. I was so excited that I promptly set up the tea to cold brew. Then I forgot about it and now, after days of sitting, it has started getting slightly moldy. Alas, I had to dump it all out :(.
Right now I am soo happy to have a big mug of hot tea! I have electric heating in my apartment and the temperature gage is pretty old fashioned (the dial that has notches for ever 5 degrees C) and also outside my actual bedroom. The result of this antiquated system? Despite keeping the dial between 10C and 15C at all times, my room is either freezing cold (as in I am decked out completely in sweats and socks and tucked into bed and I still can’t feel my extremities) or boiling hot (as in I could be naked and still sweating) depending on what notch it is slightly turned towards. So, all day long, I am running in and out of my room turning the dial between basically 12C and 13C, adding/removing clothing, and getting in/out of the bed. The worst part? Before I lost 65 pounds, this was not a problem because I barely put the heat on and was still always hot. Right now, as I sit in my room freezing, I can actually see the positives of gaining the weight back but luckily, that isn’t entirely necessary because I got a big old mug of this to keep my hands and body a little bit warmer…even if it does mostly just taste like honeybush today.
Thank you Dustin, again, for sharing this with me! I was a bit worried that since it has such a unique flavor, the novelty would wear off and I would not enjoy the second cup as much as the first. However, this is still as tasty as ever! Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be available on their site anymore. I am guessing this might be seasonal? Hopefully it is just out of stock though and comes back in when I finally decide to place an order with them.
I LOVE bananas foster so I am sooo glad NayLynn was awesome enough to send me some of this tasty treat (Thank you NayLynn!!!).
First off, the brewed cup smells awesomely delicious – like caramelized bananas (shocking, right?). And as I sip on it now, I am reminded of the 52 tea’s Butterscotch Banana (another shocker :P). There is one exception and that is the base – there is a quality to it that is a touch present but it is lending itself to the rum component of a bananas foster. Overall, I continue to be impressed with 52 tea’s banana blends and am glad NayLynn was so generous with her sample size.
In completely unrelated news, has anyone ever used snapchat? I got the app because a bunch of my friends are spread throughout the country and it is a fun way to keep in touch but also its just really weeeiird.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending this my way. I was hesitant about this given the chai spices and though I am not loving that component of the cup, the apricot is AMAZING and makes me want to keep on sipping. It is sort of a weird experience because at the start of the sip, I find myself making a “blech” face because it is all peppercorns and chai spices but as I continue that gives way to an awesomely fresh apricot flavor that hangs out on your tongue for long after the sip is done. If only Tea Desire made a version of this that was just plain apricot because I could get behind that. However, sipping this now, I am enjoying the cup (at least partially) but I think I will pass the rest of the sample on to Kat_Maria as she might be able to appreciate this whole tea as opposed to merely elements of it.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this with me. I think I am starting to accept some florals into my life and this is one I am actually happy to have tried. It has a sweetness to it while still remaining calming and fresh. It is very nice. Perhaps I will do a side-by-side taste test and compare it to Nina’s take on Jasmine and see how they measure up.