6388 Tasting Notes

Smooth black tea and some sweetness from the fig. Typical 52 Teas spice mix with nothing being overbearing.

Dustin

My brain scrambled the name on this to “Holiday Black Pudding Tea” which would be a totally different experience!

VariaTEA

Oh no lol

52Teas

LoL – rest assured that I have no plans on ever attempting a black pudding tea, unless it happens to be April 1.

Dustin

I’ve been known to be full of gloriously bad ideas!

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drank It’s…Green by Nerdfelt Teas
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Day 3 of my advent was this tea, which I think was left in there from last year. Oops. It was a simple gunpowder based genmaicha. Not as heavily roasted as I expected, but nice toast ones from the popped rice. The gunpowder was smooth and not particularly grassy. It was nice but not a standout.

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drank Salted Caramel Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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This was day 2 of my DIY advent and I was feeling inspired so I topped a hot chocolate with a salted caramel matcha whipped cream. It was soooo good! This matcha is more salted caramel sweetness than grassy matcha and so that paired perfectly with the hot chocolate. Amazing! Plus it looked pretty: https://www.instagram.com/p/Clr_THmOYMX/?igshid=Nzg3NjI1NGI=

Nattie

Ooooh, new ideas! That looks amazing.

VariaTEA

It was delicious!

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Strange VariaTEA TTB: Tea 29

This was day 1 of my DIY advent calendar and Roswell Strange hit the nail on the head with her tasting note. It’s spiced but in the wrong ways with an emphasis on turmeric. That made this very earthy and really not overly enjoyable. Add in the ginger and it doesn’t get any better.

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drank Creme Brulee by T2
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Strange VariaTEA TTB: Tea 28

Thank you thereadersteacup for adding the fandom teas to the box. They’ve been a lot of fun to try and this made for a fun eggnog latte while I worked. That said though, this reminded me of DAVIDsTEA’s Pumpkin Chai except the cinnamon in it is like red hots candies. I thought that was distracting and took away from this a bit for me.

AJRimmer

Just received my first order from this company today – I hope it’s good!

Nattie

Oh dear, I’m a sucker for fandom blends!

VariaTEA

Hope you love them AJRimmer!

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Eggnog Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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