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Flavors: Frosting, Tannin
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“Yep, I really like this one. I think it is perfectly fine as is, subtle but glorious. A bit of glazed donut comes through, as does a bit of vanilla. I am sad that my sample of this is...” Read full tasting note
“Sample from VariaTEA this is actually pretty darn close to a glazed donut. It reminds me a lot of my favourite little timbits. I don’t think i need this in regular rotation or anything but i am...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown (291 – though more like 316 since I have a few teas that need to be added to steepster) I finished this yesterday on my birthday since it seemed to fit the theme of the day. I say this...” Read full tasting note
A VIT! Very Important Tea
I originally blended this tea as part of the Breakfast Inspired Sampler Add-On for the start-up Kickstarter campaign, but I do have a few packages of this tea remaining.
This tea was crafted with a very special tea base (a Thyolo OP1 from the Satemwa estate in Malawi). It’s a fair-trade and rainforest alliance tea – and it’s seriously good stuff!
I used this tea as the base for flavors to create a Glazed Donut like experience – and all I can say about this is YUM! So good!
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Sipdown (291 – though more like 316 since I have a few teas that need to be added to steepster)
I finished this yesterday on my birthday since it seemed to fit the theme of the day. I say this because my family surprised me with (1) donuts from my favorite donut shop, (2) a giant donut cake, and (3) an entire unicorn themed sweet table (to match my rainbow hair) made by the very same baker who made my sister’s sweet table and cake for her wedding. It was a delicious evening filled with many varieties of my favorite treat…donuts! So how could I not have this tea as well which I am happy to say held its own among the many donut offerings, like a yummy glazed krispy kreme.
From the Great Canadian Tea Box Round 5
I really like this. It’s not super super donut-y, but I’m suggestible enough that it works for me, and I like the base and the flavouring. I like vanilla in general, and thinking of it as a vanilla flavoured black tea, this is one of the nicest I’ve had…I want to keep the rest for myself…it’s so good.
I thought I wrote about this, but I guess not. Overall, it’s a decent tea, though I feel like I’d prefer a different, more malty and chocolatey base with the glazey vanilla flavouring. That said, I think it would then become Chocolate Glazed Donut tea (I am not opposed to that idea). The base here needs to be a bit more… bready(?) in my opinion, but I’m pretty happy with how the glaze flavouring worked (vanilla, yaaaas).
I got this as a bonus tea with my order of samplers. The donut flavor is very, very subtle. I imagine if I added sweetener I’d get more donut flavor. It’s a nice vanilla tea but it’s fairly nondescript. That said, I love the base teas that 52Teas are using in their black tea blends – so smooth.
My first thought was, “This doesn’t taste like glazed donuts at all!” I brewed it for 3 mins and then let it sit for 10 mins per the instructions. To me, it just tasted like another average black tea. I added a little sweetener and let it cool off even more.
When I returned to it, the cup was barely above room temperature. But it was tastier! Now I can see the parallel to glazed donuts. The vanilla is more pronounced once its cooler. The sweetener helps make it taste more like icing. It’s pretty good. I’ll definitely enjoy the rest of this one iced.
I think I need to realize that tea will never be as good as the original thing it’s inspired by. I always think, “Ooh donuts! I want a donut tea!” And then I’m disappointed that it tastes like tea. Silly me. So if you have reasonable expectations, then you will enjoy this tea. Just don’t expect it to magically transform into a hot gooey donut.