176 Tasting Notes

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drank Chocolate Cheesecake Chai by 52teas
176 tasting notes

This was wonderful, as expected. I have MeghannM to thank for this one. The chocolate flavor isn’t too obvious, but that doesn’t stop it from being delicious!

Lisbet

Ohhhhh I like the vanilla cheesecake chai. Curious about this one.

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85
drank Cucumber Melon Green Tea by 52teas
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I’m increasing my rating on this one because it really hit the spot today. Maybe I’ve finally gotten my steeping parameters right, but this just really tasted good today! It’s good hot out of the teapot, and in my opinion it only gets better as it starts to cool off. My favorite was when it was just barely lukewarm. I’ll be coming to this one more regularly now, that’s for sure.

Cofftea

This tea just makes me say one thing… “Aaaahhhh..” Well that and “YAY!” lol.

52teas

Psst. I broke down and ordered some cucumber flavoring, so we can reblend this one when I get it in. Maybe some other cucumber blends?

Jaime

Frank, I just heard Cofftea squeal from here.

Cofftea

HAHA! Before I saw your comment Jamie, I literally went “OH MY GOSH!” out loud in my empty house! I listed a bunch of cucumber blends somewhere. Just do a discussion search for cucumber. I remember cucumber wasabi matcha being one. Cucumber melon matcha would be amazing as well. I make a smoothie I love. 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, 1/4 cup musk melon, 1/4 cup honeydew and a tsp of matcha.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Think I’ll be trying this one.

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89
drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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52teas has been on a roll lately. They’ve been producing blends that are all appealing to me, and when I try them, the wonderful descriptions turn out to be true! It seems like I spend a lot of time kissing Frank’s you-know-what on here, but it is sincere.

The package was full of bright red gorgeous strawberry hunks. I can smell this cup of tea sitting next to me on the table, that’s how strong the aroma is. The aroma is more sweet and creamy than tart and berry-like.

This is really good. It’s creamy in the wonderful way that coats your entire mouth. That sensation is complemented quite nicely by the strawberries, which I imagine would be even stronger if I had added sweetener to this cup. The strawberry taste lingers on your tongue. Another fantastic 52teas blend!

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This is yet another cream cheese/cheesecake blend that I couldn’t resist buying (knock it off Frank! I’m trying to afford college!).

The smell of both the dry leaves and the steeped tea is very much like blueberry, as is the taste. There’s an extra element of creaminess to this; I suppose that’s the cheesecake. The blueberry taste hits the back of your throat as you’re swallowing. It’s not quite as tart as I was expecting, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This will definitely be a good morning tea for me to bring to class.

LiberTEAS

re: (knock it off Frank! I’m trying to afford college!). I know, right? It kills me when I see his new offering every week and it’s one that I MUST have. He needs to make something that I won’t want. LOL

Caitlin

Haha – I third the trying to afford college thing – I keep caving on tea and I need to afford Grad School too – oh joy!

LiberTEAS

Well, I’m trying to afford college on another level… trying to afford putting my daughter through it.

Meghann M

I’m trying to afford life after college. The time when the student loans are paid back, also the time when I am wondering what I thought I would do with my French degree :) Franks blends are just too good!

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I got this in the mail today from Meghann M who was generous enough to send me some. Thanks very much!

I made this using the stovetop method, which I have never done before. I was nervous, having read some horror stories of curdling milk lately. I could tell I was doing something right when I licked the spoon. Oh boy, this was gonna be good.

This tastes like regular chai to me (which is delicious and super decadent). I definitely taste the vanilla, but the cheesecake not so much. The spices taste fairly muted, so perhaps I should add more leaf next time. It will be interesting to compare the chocolate version of this, which Meghann M also kindly sent.

This is one of the more delicious drinks I’ve ever made. Today has been a good, good day.

Cofftea

Yay for chai success- both in the chai itself and in the prep!

Meghann M

Yay! Glad the preparation and tea worked well for you. I think I best wait a week or so to avoid any milk mishaps. I wish there were more cheesecakey flavor to this. Maybe it will be found in the chocolate version.

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85
drank Earl Grey Cheesecake by 52teas
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This morning I took this with cream and sugar. It makes for a rich cup of morning tea, but I’m still not getting as much cheesecake as I would like.

Cofftea

Boo for not enough cheesecake!

Erin

I have yet to taste a tea advertised as cheesecake or cream cheese and have it actually taste like what it’s supposed to. But this is good regardless.

Ewa

This is very true. I like my cheesecake flavored teas, but I am never sure if I would actually know they were cheesecake-flavored if I didn’t..know that they were cheesecake-flavored.

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85
drank Earl Grey Cheesecake by 52teas
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I drove to class just to find out it had been canceled, so I’ve got some extra time this morning in which to drink tea!

By now you are probably all aware of my love affair with cheesecake (if not, just look at a picture of my stomach and/or thighs and you’ll see just how much I enjoy the stuff) so I had to buy this. The smell of the dry leaf was very lemony and tangy. The steeped tea smells almost exactly the same as the leaf only slightly less strong. This seems promising!

I’d say there’s about a 3:1 ratio here of Earl Grey to cheesecake. The earl grey seems to be of a high quality, and it is delicious and full of great citrus (bergamot, actually) taste. The cheesecake is more of a lingering taste on the back of your tongue, but it is there. I don’t know how much of an actual cheesecake taste this is. It’s more of an Earl Grey Creme. However, this is still great. My mouth is quite happy.

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80
drank Hawaii-Grown Oolong by Samovar
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I’ve been drinking a bunch of infusions of this today while I work on a paper. The buttery mouth feel was striking. It has a heavy mouth feel but a very light taste, if that makes any sense. My mother described it as “earthy” which also seems fitting.

I received this from takgoti a few months ago, so thanks!

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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I received this in my fabulous takgoti box a while back (thank you again, wherever you may be). I’m always apprehensive when a description isn’t provided on Steepster of what the tea is supposed to taste like. Not because I want to be biased, just because I’d like a little warning. I have to be in a certain mind-set for cinnamon teas, for example. When I sniffed this cup of tea, I smelled berry, which was reassuring. I really like berry teas, especially when they’re a black base, as this is.

And this is extremely delicious. The first part of the sip is sweet and creamy, and as you’re swallowing, you get a hint of tartness that makes your mouth water and your tongue tingle. Fantastic. The tartness lingers for a really long time, with tiny strawberries exploding onto your tongue every once in a while. I’ll definitely be adding a tin of this to my cupboard come winter. Thank you, takgoti!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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68
drank White Ginger by Golden Moon Tea
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I’ve had this sample hanging around for a while now. I’m pretty eager to try it, although I see it has received some not-so-good reviews. This doesn’t really concern me because a lot of people didn’t seem to like Golden Moon’s White Licorice either, but I loved it.

The aroma of the dry leaf is just your average, meat and potatoes white tea smell. I don’t detect any ginger.

If I randomly drank from a cup of this, I wouldn’t know I was drinking something that is supposedly ginger flavored. I can’t taste ginger, I only taste a nice white tea. This tea tickles your tonsils on the way down, so maybe that’s the ginger. It would be nice if I could taste it, though.

I don’t taste ginger, but what I do taste is good.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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