3229 Tasting Notes
This is a note for the new 52teas version (if there was a Frank era version… I don’t recall. The image suggests yes). It’s fairly tasty, though not as sickly sweet as I wish it was – I mean, it is cotton candy after all! I prefer something like Boo-Berry Cotton Candy, and the black tea version, although this base is definitely more forgiving.
This tea is really delicious. I think I’m most in love with the base tea – which is an amazing oolong with the lingering “umami” oolong feel – and the banana/spice combo is light, realistic, and not overwhelming yet still flavourful, making for a heavenly cup. I likened it to my beloved DavidsTea Banana Oolong, and while it’s not quite the same, it seems that the qualities I enjoyed in that tea are present here (lingering mouthfeel, and similar flavours). Overall one of the best new teas I’ve tried in a while.
Just opened this today… another victim of having too many teas (things get misplaced and I forget I ever had them!) Anyhow, this tastes much like Boo-Berry Cotton Candy, with an added custardy/creamy aspect. So in other words, pretty yum. Sweet candy blueberry mixed with cream and a nice smooth green base (with a short steep, of course).
Hmmm, so I have some new-52teas “Black Currant White Peony”, and I think this would technically be the right entry to log it under, but I’m not sure, since every other entry is from at least 4 years ago!
Anyways, I hated the original version of this tea (gave it a 45) as the leaf tasted/smelled like play dough. No such issue with this reblend, but I’m not sold on it. Apparently black currant white teas just don’t work for me. Upping the rating, but really not a fan, unfortunately.
I think I sipped down the last of my last Frank-pouch of this the other day (maybe I’ll report on that later, maybe not), but this is a review for the new 52teas version. Which, as it turns out, I liked better. I never really cared for the original, although many other people did, but the reblend is pretty delicious. A nice black breakfasty tea with great sweet maple flavour.
Picked up a bonus 50g of this tea on April 1st, because I actually really like it. The tea description suggests that it’s addictive – it’s kind of true! This last cup definitely had more jasmine – kind of like a sweet jasmine custard. Can’t taste the green tea, but this is really more of a dessert tea.