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drank It's Snowing! by 52teas
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Sil mentioned a potential 52 Teas order which of course got me browsing on their website picking out teas I may want to sneak into her order. This one caught my eye but in the past I would order blends and realize I already owned them and had never tried them. So, this time I checked and turned out Sil was kind enough to share a sample of this with me. Thank you, Sil!

I figured since I owned this I should try it before ordering more blindly. That’s the story of how I ended up drinking a tea called “I’m Snowing” at the end of June on a day where the sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid 20s.

If I’m being honest, this is a bit bland for me. There are so many teas made by 52 Teas that I enjoy with these various ingredients so while I know Anne is awesome at making each ingredient shine, this fell short of my expectations. Maybe it was the mixture of ingredients that ended up in my spoon but mostly I get a flat black tea with the slightest, slightest hint of ginger and coconut. It makes me want to reach for ginger cola or Anne’s gone bananas…

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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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