I think that 52 Teas is fast becoming one of my favorite tea companies. They may not have the widest selection but their special blends are a particular delight. As I’m working on writing a tea book and talking about specific teas and contact info. for the companies I can guarantee you that this company will be in the book!
Now, I m 56 years old and while I, like so many others, hole up at home with our Netflix movies these days, as a movie struck teenager and young woman I lived in movie theaters and the 2 things I always loved to buy for the movie were Milk Duds and Raisenettes. SO, when I read a review here for this tea I thought, “Surely, there’s no way it could be THAT good.” BOY, was I wrong!
My daughter came over and we snooped around in the teas and both decided we had to try this tea. We opened the pouch and both went “Oooooooooooooh, Ahhhhhhhhh.” and it smelled exactly like the favorite movie candy. We brewed it with great expectation and it smelled as good in the cup. The only thing that I will say, because it is a delicious, delightful tea, is that I always seem to be disappointed when something smells divine in the pouch and then the cup but doesn’t quite hold up when drinking it. I brewed it the maximum recommended time and the liquor looked lovely and not weak but the flavor itself, while pleasant, just tasted too weak too me. Tasty, yes, but as full bodied and flavorful as I would have liked, not so much.
Maybe it’s just me. I have long searched for the perfect (for me) chocolate tea and while many of them smell divine in the pouch they always taste too weak to me and don’t have enough really toothy chocolate flavor in them (Again, for me, I’m sure many others would disagree!). I don’t know what the answer is. I find that some teas that don’t quite hold up flavor-wise, for me, with black leaves — and black flavored teas are some of my favorite teas — but some of the most delicious flavored teas that really seem to hold the wonderful heady taste that match the aroma wafting up from the pouch are rooibos based and I wonder if the rooibos itself has more holding power with some of the flavors that need a little oomph? And rooibos teas are perfect night-time teas.
In any event, this tea smells divine and is a lovely cup of tea but I’d like a more full-bodied flavor. Definitely worth trying and I know I’ll enjoy the rest of the rest of the pouch. :o)