211 Tasting Notes

I love curry anything, so requesting a sample of this was a no brainer for me. I am totally digging this. It is absolutely delicious. It’s sweet and mildly herbaceous. The curry is present and warming. I’m also getting a bit of peppery ginger bite.

This is quite brothy and would be perfect for chilly fall or winter days. I almost felt like adding a touch more salt and pepper to it.

Thank you Cameron B for the sample…soooo goooood…mmmmm !!!!!

Cameron B.

Yay, I’m glad you liked it! This one is my favorite of the savory teas. :)

scribbles

Nom, nom, nom. I wonder if any Canadian vendors carry this. Am gonna have to start looking around.

Cameron B.

I got mine from Amazon. :D

scribbles

Thanks! Good to know :))

Sarsonator

I got mine from Amazon, too! They have a mix pack of several flavors :)

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This doesn’t taste the same, from what I remember. I must have the ‘added flavour’ version. meh. Fortunately I only have a couple of cup’s worth left. Once it’s gone, it won’t be coming back. At least not in my cupboard.

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sad. people…I so sad… I sipped this down !!!! o.O

I love this tea so much!!!… sniffles

Ok…is not the end of the world, especially since I have another sealed ounce (which I am sooo hoarding). Hopefully this will be back in the fall lineup. If it is…I am so gonna order an obscene amount (obscene for me, anyway)…perhaps in the style of TTF :) and then i’m gonna hoard that obscene amount… so there! :-)

I LOVE YOU, YU LU!!! Please don’t ever leave my cupboard!!!

Nightshifter

Lol, obscene amount. Love it :)

looseTman

An obscene amount & a Yixing to go with it! :-)

scribbles

Ha ha…obscene, indeed!! …I do so looooove this one. Am debating 8 oz!!

scribbles

Yep…looseTman…am getting that beautiful yixing(see pm) for my beloved yu lu!!! :)

Lala

I think YULU should be the new YOLO.

scribbles

Haha… YES!!! YOLO!…and this is, well this… (insert your idea of ‘just so damn yums’) have you tried yet, Lala? Perhaps I need to send some your way?! heh heh :)

Lala

Oh yes, I love this one too! This one and Zhu Rong are my Verdant favs.

scribbles

Duly noted!! :)

looseTman

Only 8 oz. of a “beloved” tea: “I LOVE YOU, YU LU!!! Please don’t ever leave my cupboard!!!” A tea that’s loved that much and is only seasonally available deserves at least a pound! :-) That Yixing is indeed a beauty! Check out new reply.

gmathis

(I’m trying to say “I love you, yu lu” five times fast. My tongue keeps getting tangled.)

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Backlog…from last night.

Well, I am more than pleasantly surprised. I lean more towards tea’s without added flavours, but I had been curious about the 52 blends since discovering Steepster, and lovely Lala generously shared a bunch of samples. This is surprising good – I couldn’t imagine how that pancake mouthfeel would present itself in tea form but it’s wonderfully represented. Got lots of butter too. The maple made a special guest appearance a couple of times, but very elusive.

This would definitely satisfy my pancake craving. I only have pancakes once or twice a year…when we have brunch breakfast at work for sponsored charities…and I pack ‘em away like nobody’s business. I think I will have to keep an eye out on frank’s site to see how often this is available…this will definitely do for those in between times.

Thank you Lala! yum yum!!

Lala

You’re welcome! Glad you enjoy. I think this is one of the best 52 Teas.

Aimee Popovacki

definitely one of the best from 52 teas… its one of my favorites!

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drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
211 tasting notes

This is my very first 52teas blend. I’ve been curious for a long time about these blends, but for some reason, have always delayed on putting in an order. Thanks to Lala, I can try some of the blends to see how I like them before putting in an order.

I like this quite a lot. I didn’t get much in the way of dry leaf aroma, nor did I find an off-putting nor offensive odours in the brewed version. I was actually kind of surprised at how pale the brew was, I was anticipating something….else. What I really like about this, is it does taste really creamy with a hint of orange.

I don’t usually do a second infusion of flavoured tea’s, but thought I would see how this would hold up. Flavours are still there, but I let it infuse too long so I did get some bitterness as well. My fault.

I think next time I may add some sweetener of some type just to see if it makes the orange pop a little more. But this is still really tasty without added sweetener.

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The tasting note from KS reminded me that this is almost a sipdown…so I decided to brew up a giant mug of it. Ahhh, bliss.

I didn’t appreciate this tea enough while I had 50 g’s of it, and was kind of looking forward to it being gone. Now that I have enough for only 1 more cup, I feel a little bit panicky. Perhaps a Teavivre order is looming sooner than I anticipated.
ashmanra

I don’t think I have had this. I need to put it on my next order.

scribbles

It is a good one.

Dexter

Ditto – it’s a good one. :))

scribbles

When I first tried it, I was in love. Then somewhere along the line, I became sort of ‘meh’ about it. But now that it’s almost done, my appreciation and love has been renewed.

TheTeaFairy

Nom, nom, nom.

scribbles

Oui…tres delish (on mobile…no accent)…

TheTeaFairy

Hehe! You’re doing great, c’est parfait :-)

scribbles

Merci belle dame (no accent: pretty lady, correct translation?) :) please advise is grammar wrong…

TheTeaFairy

Oh! Merci :-) A+ on translation!!

scribbles

Merci…again…you are far too kind re poor en francais/en englais…I see why you are so adored…very patient/understanding/loving

TheTeaFairy

Awww…now I blush…please, YOU are way too kind scribbles!! <3

scribbles

Nooo!!! No blushing!!! :)
You kind and thoughtful. You bring out good qualities in people. I am grateful for people like you…very rare.

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LooseTman generously provided a sample of this in our swap – thank you!

I had the first cup of this earlier this morning, but didn’t write down any notes, but I remember thinking it was smooth, creamy and tasted golden (if that makes any sense). And to be honest, I don’t remember very much of the second steep. I also realized that I had been using too much water per the instructions provided, so decided to try again with fresh leaves a couple of hours after.

Third cup, with fresh leaves and less water produced a stronger, maltier cup, but I also detected some bitterness at the end of the sip as the cup cooled. I tried a second time with the same parameters, but still found a little bitterness, so I added a tad more water. Back to the creamy maltiness that I enjoyed this morning.

This is also a sample sipdown.

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It is really chilly here in TO, perfect for taking beastie down to the ravine for a nice long hike. It’s so peaceful and beautiful there. I guess it was too cold for other dog walkers, since we had the park and ravine to ourselves.

I made steep 4 of this tea when I got back. I’ve had this tea before, and from my notes it looks like I didn’t like it very much the last time. This time around I’m enjoying this a lot more. Roast and charcoal are predominant, goes well on a cool summer day that feels more like autumn. Steep two had very strong mineral notes. Steep 3 and 4 less intense charcoal, but very satisfying and warming roasted flavour.

I guess age mellowed the really intense charcoal that I recall from the last time I had this tea. Thanks to Dexter for the sample!

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I decided to kick start my day with a cup of this malty caramelly deliciousness. I haven’t been wanting assams very much lately, and I have quite a few of them to get through. I think once I finish up the last of my assam I’ll leave them out of cupboard for a while. I find sometimes they are a little too much for me.

This morning, however, this one hit the spot. I can’t believe how much caramel is present. If I added sugar, it would probably come across as a little syrupy. I found some floral, but more in the aroma than in taste, and it went away after a while. Or maybe I just got used to the aroma.

The first steep I let go for 5 minutes. I thought it would be too long, but it turned into a quite a flavourful cup. After such a long first steep I wondered if I would get a second steep out of it, but it was just as delicious. I kinda forgot about it, and steeped longer than 5 minutes. I noticed some bitterness in the second steep as the cup cooled, but I kind of expected that.

Gratitude and thanks to looseTman for providing the sample.

looseTman

Hi Scribbles, You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed this Assam. I see you steeped for 5 min. What were the other parameters: tsp. (g) / oz. / temp.? Thanks!

scribbles

I used teavana perfect tsp levelled in 8 oz of near boiled H20. First steep 5 min. 2nd steep 5+.

Ost

Mmm sounds delicious! I need to find more good Assam!

scribbles

This is the first one where I’ve noticed such a STRONG caramel flavour…so yumminess! :)

Ost

I love caramel flavor in anything! I’ll have to check out this tea!

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My tea journey started in 2012, when a friend gifted me some loose leaf. I guess she thought I was drinking too much coffee. Blown away by the amazing flavours I immediately embraced the loose leaf tea. I still drink coffee, but my main choice of beverage is now tea.

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