331 Tasting Notes
Wow, the dry leaf smells exactly like root beer – that’s so fun! The flavor is mostly just black tea with a bit of a tang that’s reminiscent of carbonation. This mix of black teas is a little harsh for me. I think I’d prefer a different base since it was getting in the way of being able to really taste what this tea is going for. Even though I put several berries in, I couldn’t taste them at all. Also, I think this one tasted a bit more accurate to its name before I added sugar, as I guess the sugar smoothed out the carbonation element. I don’t know. This one is okay, but all I needed were a few sips before passing it along to someone else to finish. I love the idea, but the execution isn’t perfect.
I really love their caramel corn flavor, so I had to try this one before it leaves forever. I brewed it at a low temperature even though the green tea in there is basically non-existent. The flavor is mostly popcorn. It’s tasty! I only got one bag of it, and I think that’s enough since the flavor profile is similar to any genmaicha, and that’s easy enough to find. It makes a tasty second brew as well. I definitely prefer the caramel corn flavor since it has more going on, but I’m enjoying this as well.
We’ve never lived near a Trader Joe’s, so whenever we visited a town that had one, we’d always stock up on everything, including this tea. We’d absolutely demolish pitcher after pitcher of it iced. Unfortunately, they stopped carrying it a few years ago, and I saved my last bag to have on a special day. It’s just as good as I remembered. I’ll miss it so much! I’ve had a lot of honeybush and rooibos, but for some reason this one makes the best iced tea. It’s so smooth and sweet and truly different from other blends. I’ve been meaning to email them and see where this tea is sourced from, but I keep forgetting.
Okay this is the best 52teas flavor I have tried for sure. It’s the most accurate maple syrup I’ve tasted in a tea. It’s really like having a pancake breakfast. There’s no bitterness. It’s light and sweet and doesn’t need milk. The second steep was good too even though I steeped it too long. I love this tea!
I’m almost finished with all the teabags in my stash! The boxes take up a lot of space, so it feels good to get them out. Anyway, this tea is more pleasant than its rating would lead you to believe. It’s essentially what you’d think of when you think English breakfast tea. It’s malty and lighter than some (though I also brewed it at a low temperature for a short amount of time). I wouldn’t seek this out, but it’s not a bad time.
This is a tea I had at a hotel. I like it less than other sleep teas I’ve had. The flavor is pretty muddled. I much prefer the Celestial Seasonings version where it’s pretty clearly chamomile and mint. Need to be careful with the steep times on this one since it can get bitter and strange. It’s okay.
Now this is a well done pumpkin spice. I was worried because I’ve disliked pumpkin teas from DavidsTEA before, but this one is really nice, and it’s even better with milk. The main flavor is cardamom, but that’s balanced with rooibos and the slight spice of the ginger. It does cause some mouth dryness, and there’s a hint of a strange flavor in there, so this blend isn’t perfect, but I’m having a good time.
Thanks to Mastress Alita for sharing! I love strawberry flavored things, and I love how huge rolled oolong becomes when it steeps. The flavor is lighter than I would have liked, but it is tasty. My family loves this one. The base tea is good and lacks bitterness. The strawberry comes out a little bit more when it’s cool. It isn’t flavorful enough for me to buy for myself, but I’m definitely enjoying it! Quite the pleasant oolong.