I’ve been going through my tea stash, trying to reorganize it from the mess it has been, and I came across this tea … It’s been a while since I’ve had it, and it is still just as good as I remember it.
“I’ve been going through my tea stash, trying to reorganize it from the mess it has been, and I came across this tea … It’s been a while since I’ve had it, and it is still just as good as I remember...” Read full tasting note
“If I’m going to have a mixed drink, it’s most likely going to be a whiskey sour. When Frank hinted that his next blend would rival the wine-flavored teas, I wished and wished and hoped that it...” Read full tasting note
“I was hoping for more with this one but I did find the Golden Yunnan base tasty and as it should taste. The whiskey flavor and cherry essence was a bit difficult to detect. I did love the smell of...” Read full tasting note
“This tea seemed like the perfect thing to help warm me up on this bad weather day. And since I don’t have to go to work today, it just seemed right (and almost forbidden) to start the day off with...” Read full tasting note
Ultra-premium golden Yunnan tea, blend it with lemon peel and natural whiskey-, lemon- and maraschino cherry flavors. This is all of the Yunnan I have, so when this is gone, it’s GONE.
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If I’m going to have a mixed drink, it’s most likely going to be a whiskey sour. When Frank hinted that his next blend would rival the wine-flavored teas, I wished and wished and hoped that it would be a whiskey sour tea.
Yes, happy Jaime happily bought two pouches.
The Golden Yunnan base is delicious; bold, and not overpowered by the flavorings. As for the flavorings, yes, it tastes like a whiskey sour. Good, full whiskey flavor, just a hint (more like a whisper) of cherry, and somehow Frank managed to make this taste like there’s actual sweet & sour mixer blended in. It’s not as strong on the “sour” part as I prefer…then again, if this were the lock-your-jaw sour that I prefer, very few others would like it…or even make it past the first sip.
Frank, you’re a tea-blending genius. I firmly believe that this should be in the permanent collection, and that you should enter it into the North American Tea competition next year.
I was hoping for more with this one but I did find the Golden Yunnan base tasty and as it should taste. The whiskey flavor and cherry essence was a bit difficult to detect. I did love the smell of the dry leaf and was hoping so much for the flavor to translate. Still it was pretty good. My hubby loved the idea of it.
This tea seemed like the perfect thing to help warm me up on this bad weather day. And since I don’t have to go to work today, it just seemed right (and almost forbidden) to start the day off with a Whiskey Sour tea. I think Frank nailed this tea. The Yunnan is smooth and slightly malty (but only noticeably malty when milk is added), just enough of the Whiskey flavor to rival the actual thing and of course the perfect amount of lemon and cherry flavors. Wow, this stuff is good.
Late morning cuppa.
I still don’t think this screams “whiskey sour” to me; it just lacks acidity/tartness which I think is an important part to any ‘sour’ style drink. However, it’s very full bodied and thick and has really nice malt notes with hints of smoke, cocoa, and lemon peel and I can definitely really appreciate that aspect of it. That’s what I wanted this morning when I selected this – so I was happy it delivered on my flavour expectations.
With the number of 52Teas cups I drink and the number of 52Teas teas I review, you’d think I am a shill for the company, but nope, not. I haven’t even won the sample subscription giveaway yet, but one day, one day.
That said, I am a fan. Not of all the teas, mind you, but a good number of them.
And most definitely this one and so far, all the ones with Yunnan or Yunnan blend bases. Yes, please. Send me all of those.
This one is bready sweet with a delicate smoke coming through, the way a smooth whiskey can sometimes be. So far, I have been avoiding the citrus wedges in the dry leaf, but I am getting wee bits of tartness and the slightest hint of cherry in my sips.
Well done. Bravo! So much joy here.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cherry, Smoke, Smooth, Tart
Made this as a teapop thinking it would be the perfect accompaniment to my meat pie dinner. However, the teapop is highlighting a citrus black tea with the slightest hint of cherry. If I didn’t know better, I would think someone brewed me a cup of Red Rose which just isn’t my favorite. I’ll reserve judgement until I try this plain though.
Still not sure how i feel about this one. It’s sort of like a black tea with hints of flavour hanging around in the background. I think it’s more flavourful when it’s hotter…as it cools it changes a little and seem more black tea than anything. I’ll try adding a bit of sugar next time to see if that helps (if i remember)
Yesterday was a rough day for me, and last night I didn’t get much sleep. I’m lucky I had a bag of this in my stash at work because I really need something to get me going this morning.
I’m sipping away on a huge tumbler of this blend over ice, and it’s really growing on me. It’s strong but not overpowering. It’s malty and a bit smoky but not alarmingly so. I’m still not getting much cherry flavor, if anything it provides a slight sweetness that balances the citrus. The citrus, though, is wonderfully sour in the best possible way.
It reminds me of being in a dimly lit speakeasy-gastropub. The kind that hipsters flock to in droves. The kind that serves nothing but Prohibition era cocktails and reimagined, and often, deconstructed versions of entrees you’d find in a Swanson TV dinner (mmm meatloaf!), and the house jazz band plays Top 40 hits. I’m not saying I’ve been to these sort of places. I’m not a cool cat. That’s how I envision them.
I digress, this tea has proved to be a very comforting cuppa this morning. I’m happy I’ve got another large bag squirreled away at home.