I finally got to try the special tea that 52Teas created for me as part of their Kickstarter campaign, and it definitely lived up to the hype!

To start, I was concerned that I gave Anne and Amethyst a tricky one to try and replicate, but they definitely delivered. This reminds me a lot of the Ho-dduk treat my fiancee loves so much (and I do too). It’s got that sweet cake flavor that’s like the fried dough pocket. It’s got the sugar and nutty notes from the brown sugar and walnuts fried on the inside. This tea is all types of good. Plus, I left it to cool for a while and the flavors were even more pronounced, which is a nice change of pace because usually ho-dduks are so hot they burn the crap out of your mouth.

I’m super pleased with this one and couldn’t have asked for a better custom tea to be made in Steepster’s/my name. Thanks to the ladies behind 52Teas for the wonderful treat!

If you’re interested, they’ve shared a little more about the tea on their tasting note here: http://steepster.com/LiberTEAS/posts/337703

Lastly, sorry for the ridiculous name. It’s obviously a duck, duck, goose pun…and coincidentally, one of my nicknames is “goose”. But it’s quite a mouthful to say, my bad.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Butter, Cake, Cinnamon, Nutty, Sugar, Sweet, Toasty

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 30 OZ / 887 ML

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