3656 Tasting Notes
I was sent this tea from CuppaGeek for review on Sororitea Sisters but more than that, it came as part of the Tea It Forward program which donates $1 of each $5 box sold to the Flagg Foundation for Mental Wellness, which is pretty awesome.
This is a Bai Mu Dan with peppermint and spearmint and while I enjoy a mint tea, Bai Mu Dan just isn’t my favorite. Nonetheless, this was a nice tea with the mint remaining smooth and the whole drink being very fresh and natural. It was a very clean tea and really quite relaxing while brewed hot. I also tried this iced but the base was too floral for my tastes.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/07/white-thunder-from-the-love-tea-company/ (I know the site says CuppaGeek wrote this, but again, I swear it was me)
I had this tea a few times now and I do enjoy it. The thing is, I always get excited about “cotton candy” flavored things so I scooped this up as soon as I saw it (which wasn’t soon enough since the large size was sold out by the time I made my purchase). With that said, I always forget that cotton candy, for the most part, is just sugar so when I first tried this I was a little let down when it was basically a sweet genmaicha. However, I do like a good genmaicha and this is a tasty one even if it wasn’t the flavor party I expected when I bought it. Plus, it is pretty to look at so I am happy I stocked up.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/17/cotton-candy-genmaicha-from-52teas/ (and yes, I know the site says its a review by Sophia but I swear, I wrote it).
A Christmas Night unlike any other. The expected orange and clove is no where to be found in this christmas blend. This is a black tea with ice cream bits and chocolate and strawberry pieces and it smells just like a strawberry milkshake.
I had a whole 25 gram sample to work with so I made this plain, as a latte, and as a smoothie. Though this tea was unique relative to the many Christmas teas on the market, different doesn’t necessarily mean better.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/01/christmas-night-from-tea-taxi/.
This was a fun cup of nostalgia and one beautifully colored tea. However, it was also a big cup of hibby tartness with a bit of berry and a touch of vegetal flavor.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/30/purple-snozberry-from-paper-box-goodies/ and whatever you do, don’t google what a Snozberry is!
This is one pretty tea and it is quite aptly named. It has the typical honey flavor of A Quarter to Tea blends but also has a lot of lovely apricot notes and almond that sits on the tip of your tongue.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/30/honeyed-apricots-and-almonds-chun-mee-from-a-quarter-to-tea/
This sample from Evol Ving Ness got the chocolate milk latte treatment. It is awesome given it tastes like marshmallows melting in a hot chocolate with some chai spice to make it interesting. The cardamom is what stands out most to me but there is a fair dose of ginger at the tale end of the sip too. Thank you Evol Ving Ness for the chance to revisit this in a new way.
This is one chocolatey tea. Not milk chocolate per se but rather a more cacao like flavor. With that in mind, I thought brewing this as a latte might add some creaminess to this blend. It definitely was a nice way to prep this tea and thankfully the coconut still came through. Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/29/calico-black-cat-tea-from-52teas/
Another genmaicha to check off the bucket list. This was a nice one, though not one I NEED to restock over other genmaicha blends that are more easily accessible. Check out my full review (an my sister’s rather extra color description) here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/26/harmony-tea-from-mellow-monk-2/