514 Tasting Notes
I should learn not to putt ratings in my reviews, because when people go back and read my reviews and see that it’s not the rating I said previously… THE MADNESS!
I was happy to revisit this tea, but I’m sending the rest off in a swap to maison ^^ I will repurchase at a later date, as this tea is amazing (even if it does taste like banana bread without meaning to)
After many tastings and resteeps and a few more cups, I have decided that this is, in fact, my new, solid, favorite 52teas.
(I’m taking today and doing a quick re-shuffle of ratings to what I currently think of the teas, as it turns out I am too a person who falls in love on first sip but has a hard time with commitment. haha!)
This tea is the only exception. Of course, the likelyhood of it being reblended is not in my favour at the moment, but wow.
I take this tea either 2 m steep time, straight or 4 minutes +resteep latte, with Rolo Nesquik on the top to be fancy . Dang that’s fancy.
Anyyoohoo, the caramel, the cashew, the chocolate and the tea base all satisfy me on a level I haven’t quite reached with other 52teas. Thanks Frank. Post Christmas re-blend? :D
I gave this tea a try today, and I have to say I’m not a fan. Judging from the reviews I might have got a bit too much licorice in my cup!
I don’t mind licorice, but it sticks to the back of my throat in a strange way… anyways!
This tea wasn’t as minty as I was hoping, given the name. I looove mint tea with cream and spice teas with cream, so I gave it a try since this has both! It worked out pretty well, but again, a bit too licorice-y for what I was expecting.
I probably won’t go out of my way to try this one again. I’ve been having some bad tea luck lately o_o hopefully my tealish order will remedy that ^^
Okay, so I cold steeped this overnight and I HAVE to up the rating because this is a whole other monster! A delicious monster!
The strawberry has come out to plaaay! Not only that, but with an intense rich strawberry-ness with just a hint of rose and a chocolate/tea base. It’s like a fancy iced tea – what bottled iced tea should be. I am over the top happy with this discovery, and if anyone else has a potpourri problem with flowery teas (I hear ya Faith!) , try this. Holy mama. Deeelish!
First of all: to my swap friends! I have a few swaps ready to send out (I have everything prepared for everyone I am swapping with at the moment), but our car is in the shop! D: That’s my main way to get to the post, but I’m hoping to send them out on Saturday (which means they will ship out on Monday, bleh! Apologies for the lateness, but know that I care so much about my steepster family!\
However I don’t care much for this tea.
Too similar in flavour to Gail’s Gold Remedy, I feel like I should be sick. and I adoore ginger, but I think more in food than in tea.
The puerh does give the tea a great earthy base that is quite unique, but sadly, not my tea of choice – no matter how good it is for me.
On a better note, I’ve been taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator! woop.
This is what I wanted The Earl’s Garden to be! Not the gross bitter mess that it is. I digress:
Light and fresh Earl, with a twist! This twist is orange, and it compliments beautifully. It did not resteep very well, I had to dump the last half of my cup because something tasted off, but that first steep was lovely. Not overpowering, just right!