562 Tasting Notes

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drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
562 tasting notes

Discover TTB #12

Man, 52Teas just nails their raspberry flavor! This tea is sweet and fruity and jammy…tastes like I stirred a spoonful of raspberry jam into my cup. The creaminess isn’t really coming through for me, but I don’t mind. A great tea to start my day with!

Flavors: Jam, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Butterscotch Potion by Tealyra
562 tasting notes

Discovery TTB #11

Peppercorns in a butterscotch tea? I had to try this one just because I was so intrigued by the appearance of the dry leaf! It had a sweet butterscotch aroma when brewed, but the flavor was mostly the white tea base (which I don’t mind at all, since I love white tea!) with subtle hints of butterscotch, cinnamon, and pepper. Kind of an odd combination, but somehow it works pretty well! I don’t think this is something I’d reach for often, but I’m glad to have sampled it.

Flavors: Butterscotch, Cinnamon, Hay, Peppercorn

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I received an early Christmas gift in the mail yesterday: the black tea gift set from Tea Chai Te! I’ve been wanting to try their “Mount Hood Vanilla” blend for ages and I’m so excited to finally own it, along with several others. This is the one tea in the gift set that I wasn’t quite sure about and sadly it isn’t for me. The description is accurate…this is like drinking melted red hots! Way too much cinnamon for me. I’m sure there’s someone out there who loves cinnamon and will adore this tea, so I’ll be popping it in the Discovery TTB for someone else to enjoy. :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mastress Alita

I love Tea Chai Te! Their Spiced Vanilla Chai (which uses the Mount Hood Vanilla as its base) is one of my favorite teas, ever!

Inkling

Oh boy, another one to add to my wish list!

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Discovery TTB #10

This blend has a delightful caramel aroma! The flavor is on the light side…smooth, slightly sweet caramel with just a hint of spice. I didn’t really pick up on any pumpkin. Overall, a pleasant cup of tea but nothing special.

Flavors: Caramel, Smooth, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Discovery TTB #8

I finished off the last little bit of this one and sadly I wasn’t impressed. I didn’t get a specific strawberry flavor…more of a vague, artificially fruity flavor with an unpleasantly sour aftertaste. Maybe it was the age of the sample? Not going to rate this because I’m not sure I had it at its best.

Flavors: Artificial, Fruity, Sour

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
52Teas

Yeah, this one is pretty old – from 2013.

Inkling

That would explain it! :)

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Discovery TTB #7

Wow, another tea with cinnamon in it that I actually like! Despite “cinnamon” being in the name, the flavor is actually more like a blueberry muffin: sweet and fruity with just a hint of spice. And surprisingly, there’s no unpleasant stevia aftertaste either. There was only about a teaspoon and a half left in the bag, so I finished it off…sad, because I’d love to have this one in my collection!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Blueberry, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
tea-sipper

I think I included this one for you as it was on your wish list. I’m glad you liked it. :D

Inkling

Aww, that was so kind of you! Thanks.

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Discovery TTB #6

I’m not generally a big fan of smoky teas, but this one is lovely! It has a good amount of smokiness without tasting burnt and the malty flavor of the Assam adds a nice depth to the flavor. I may be hang on to this one!

Flavors: Malt, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Discovery TTB #4

I tend to shy away from most blends with cinnamon in them, as that’s a flavor that tends to overwhelm. But this one smelled delicious, so I decided to give it a try. And I wasn’t disappointed! There’s a good mix of maple, cinnamon, and apple flavor without any one taking over. A nice morning treat!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
AJRimmer

I don’t love apple or cinammon in tea, but this one really gets it right, in my opinion!

tea-sipper

Yep, this is a cupboard essential for me now. I think I’ve had this tea the most in the last couple of months.

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Discovery TTB #2

There was only a teaspoon left of this one, so I finished it off. It was a very light black tea with a mild, fairly natural mango flavor and an unfortunately sharp aftertaste. Not a huge fan of this one.

Flavors: Mango

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Discovery TTB #1

First tea I’ve sampled from the box and it’s a good one! This is the kind of black tea I love: sweet, smooth, and malty with a lovely chocolatey flavor and no astringency. It also re-steeps beautifully! I think I’ll be hanging on to this one.

Flavors: Chocolate, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

Just about everything in my cupboard is available to swap, so feel free to ask!

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