550 Tasting Notes
wow definitely spicy in the cayenne pepper way. very exciting!
you guys probably already know how much i like the other smaug tea. i’m kinda a pusher of the stuff. but i’m one of the only people to like it which probably means i’m either a special snowflake, or totally cray cray. (place your bets now)
so you won’t be surprised to hear that i really like this smaug tea too! (yay finally 52teas and me found a happy meeting ground!) but i also kinda wish it had more lapsang. long live lapsang!
Thank you Scheherazade so much for sending me this! i’ve wanted to try it for so very long! and now my curiosity has finally been quenched!
i’m glad i have a few more cups worth to brew and knowing me i will probably treat them like leafy liquid gold.
Thank you CHAroma!
(I’ll write more later)
this is gonna sound weird and just plain old wrong to a lot of people. but, ya know how some people just don’t like lapsang, or others maybe really can’t enjoy a dark puerh? well, i kinda suspect that maybe i don’t like senchas.
i’m almost embarrassed.
and i bet it means that one day, like a year from now, after more and more tea drinking and learning, i will suddenly become a sencha fanatic. but for now, mmmm…it’s not really my thing.
Thank you Shelley_Lorraine for teaching me new things and helping me challenge my preferences! always grateful to be challenged! always.
my first and only flowering tea.
it was fine.
i took pictures. that’s what flowering teas are for right?
woah i really LOVE the idea of drinking tea inspired by a specific landscape.
i would maybe recommend this one iced.
and/or mixed with some white wine haha!
thank you KallieBoo! this one is festive!
again. the tea smells great. but the flavor just ends up tasting like genmaicha to me.
i don’t get any of the more delicate flavors.
i think my tastebuds just aren’t sensitive enough. i’m just not that kind of tea drinker is all.
Thanks to KallieBoo! for the masterful variety of samples! i’ve had a blast!
NOW, let me ask does anyone happen to have these two teas so I can try them?!?! i really really want to try them!!
i emailed the company to see if they have any leftovers. i would swap or trade or pay or whatevs if anyone has a tin rattling around the back of their cupboard.
(my cupboard isn’t up to date but i’ll update it if this is a thing that might happen.)
so. yea. ok.
Douglas Fir Tip Tea
White Sage and Wild Mint Tea
Ummm wow okay i just received over 150 email notices from steepster hahah! like from the past 3 days all at once. it’s tea chaos!!
my della terra order came yesterday !! hello malt shop my old friend!
had to try the peanut butter fudge of course.
It’s a nice treat. Basically kinda like malt shop with a tinge of peanut butter added. And colored sprinkles? that’s cool. it can be my birthday tea. celebratory and stuff!
malt shop is still my current fave, but happy to add this to the heart pile.
okay this dry leaf smells really good!
and the brewed cup smells nice enough. not thrilling but really nice enough. but the taste is just kinda, idk, flat. i get the maple in there. but it’s kinda dry. i probably should have added a little agave.
but oh geez 52teas i keep wanting to click with your teas, and it just doesn’t happen. at least not yet.
BUT i have hope! cuz i have another cup or two of this left. i’ll add agave next time for sure. and i’ll keep trying!! i really will!
thanks for the tasty taste CHAroma! i love maple oatmeal too. well, also i like ALL oatmeal!
this was my late night reading tea last night!
(i also read a great dark story with BAMF Phil Coulson in it. i will confirm that these two things together were extra awesome.)
i opened the sealed tea pouch and was apprehensive about the hibiscus. but i’m trying to not give hibiscus such a bad rep in my head and be more open-minded about it. (the employees of the awesome local tea shop declare that they ‘love’ hibiscus. and i trust them so much that i figure maybe it’s like sour beer. maybe it’s a flavor you adapt into?)
so yes, it was fruity and sweet but not painfully tart. and i thought i rinsed my mug well, but maybe the scent from the chai i had earlier was till attached to the pores of the surface, because i got a touch of cinnamon notes in the cup. which i THINK may be a nice trick to enjoying hibiscus! it definitely added to the experience.
thank you Shelley_Lorraine for this evening treat!
from the Traveling Tea Box!
this tea is so so pretty! like amazingly pretty.
and super subtle in flavor.
i’m gonna save what little i have left and brew it in my glass gong fu this weekend.