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drank The Vanilla Marshmallow. by 52teas
1711 tasting notes

Oh no, the pressure of writing the first tasting note on this one. I tried this the day that my parcel landed and have had it a couple times since, wanting to experiencing it more than once before considering writing anything. Silly me still has my taster of Amethyst’s Gold from my last order waiting to be cracked open, so I can’t compare for the time being, but at the very least, I can compare—mentally—to the original French Vanilla Assam available a few years ago. As a side note, merely thinking of the original 52teas blends is making me feel really old. How time flies! I remember trying French Vanilla Assam in my very first order back in… 2012 maybe? It feels like yesterday. It doesn’t help that I’ll be reaching a birthday milestone in a couple weeks, which has been leaving me crying in my sauerkraut as of late.

So, this blend, I’ll be quite honest. When I opened the package, I was quite disappointed. The scent of the dry leaf smelled a little dusty. Nineteen-02’s Coffee Caramel comes to mind, whose base I sadly described as “pseudo-stale” and reminiscent of Metropolitan teas. Maybe it’s just my nose but that’s what I’m getting.

Steeped, it smells extremely lightly of melted vanilla caramels. In flavour, I am picking up mostly on honey notes, a touch of dried fruit, and there’s a slight smokiness in the far background. It’s not that malty, which I was expecting it to be. I can pick up on some marshmallow root but it’s quite faint, and is completely killed off once milk is added. Overall, it’s a decent blend but not my favourite. I’ve already tried the other two fundraiser blends but have yet to write about them, but I will say right now that I prefer the other two!

Sil

oh no! i was really looking forward to this one…it’s on my list to try today/tomorrow

Indigobloom

Oh dear. This tea is the reason I ordered the trio.
Also… HUGS! birthdays can suck. Atleast there’s sauerkraut <3

Sil

oh man.. i missed the b-day milestone comment. I feel you on that one!

Fjellrev

You never know, maybe I’ll be the odd one out. I love my blacks on the bolder, maltier side and my vanilla to be OMGWTFVANILLA-level vanilla.

Honestly, so weird to think of trying teas from years ago that only felt like yesterday!

Evol Ving Ness

I love my blacks on the bolder, maltier side and my vanilla to be OMGWTFVANILLA-level vanilla.

Me too. :(
However, I fully expect this particular tea to make me sing out in jubilation regardless.

And birthday. I feel ya. Mine is in a couple of weeks too. Do we share a birthday!?

Fjellrev

Ohh, maybe we do!

Evol Ving Ness

Forgive me if I don’t remember. Birthdays generally do not stay in my mind.

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Sil

oh no! i was really looking forward to this one…it’s on my list to try today/tomorrow

Indigobloom

Oh dear. This tea is the reason I ordered the trio.
Also… HUGS! birthdays can suck. Atleast there’s sauerkraut <3

Sil

oh man.. i missed the b-day milestone comment. I feel you on that one!

Fjellrev

You never know, maybe I’ll be the odd one out. I love my blacks on the bolder, maltier side and my vanilla to be OMGWTFVANILLA-level vanilla.

Honestly, so weird to think of trying teas from years ago that only felt like yesterday!

Evol Ving Ness

I love my blacks on the bolder, maltier side and my vanilla to be OMGWTFVANILLA-level vanilla.

Me too. :(
However, I fully expect this particular tea to make me sing out in jubilation regardless.

And birthday. I feel ya. Mine is in a couple of weeks too. Do we share a birthday!?

Fjellrev

Ohh, maybe we do!

Evol Ving Ness

Forgive me if I don’t remember. Birthdays generally do not stay in my mind.

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