drank SBT: Grape by 52teas
188 tasting notes

I’m still trying to figure out my favorite way to make these teas. This time I cold steeped first, and forgot to notice the time when I put it in the fridge so not sure how long it was in there before I removed the bag for a hot steep.. Oops!

Dry it smells of grape soda or candy… sweet grape candy.

Steeped, the same grape flavor comes through, but not too strongly. The cold steep was better than the hot steeped version in strength of flavor and mouth feel. It was much more thick and rich than the hot steeped afterwards. The hot steep almost has a bitterness to it although I steeped a bit under normal black tea temperature and kept to the 3 mins or less. I have considered doing both steeps and then blending them to see what the results of that are.

Hubby fully expected that this tea would be primarily for our son, but he took it to work this morning not knowing what flavor he was getting. He was surprised when he liked it and asked what it was. I think he expected it to be more like grape Kool-aid mixed with tea when he had seen the package. You can certainly imagine that with this blend if you try. I have yet to get my son to try it.. Maybe tomorrow ;) I’m anxious to see what he thinks of this and Monkey Fart. Thanks MissB for sending this my way !

Flavors: Grapes

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!



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