Tangerine Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Teas, Marshmallow Root, Natural Flavours, Tangerine, Vanilla Bean
Flavors
Citrus, Marshmallow, Smooth
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by apieceofquiche
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Oddly enough, with this glorious cup of goodness, the marshmallow cream introduced itself with a nice surrounding black tea base in the very first sip and the tangerine citrus presented in the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Happy New Year Everyone! I wanted to have an easy session today, so I went the way of western style tea brewing. I threw some of this in the tea infuser, boiled the water to 195 F, and allowed the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I definitely taste tangerine and marshmallow in a strong way. I wouldn’t say it is reminiscent of a cupcake, but it is still pretty tasty. I like this hot, because citrussy marshmallow feels odd to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think I was expecting more of a creamsicle flavour with this tea, which it isn’t quite, but it’s still pretty tasty. The tangerine is prominent and reminds me a lot of tangerine pu’erh, without...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

Way back – it’s been over a year now! – during the start-up Kickstarter campaign, I promised my customers a Tangerine Pound cake with Marshmallow Frosting Tea. Well, this tea started out to be that tea. But then as I was starting to formulate the recipe for this tea, I decided that I’d rather go with the idea of a tangerine cupcake rather than a tangerine pound cake, mostly because when it comes to pound cake, it’s all about the butter. I thought that the marshmallow and the butter would compete with each other. So maybe I’ll do a pound cake another time – but for now, I wanted a cupcake with marshmallow frosting. A Tangerine Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting!

I started with my organic black tea base of teas from India and China and then I added marshmallow root and dried tangerine segments, some vanilla bean and some natural flavors to create this yummy, dessert-y tea. The tangerine is bright and juicy and the marshmallow and vanilla add a really nice creamy element to the cup. A really yummy spring-time treat!

organic ingredients: black teas, dried tangerine segments, marshmallow root, vanilla bean and all-natural flavors.

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Oddly enough, with this glorious cup of goodness, the marshmallow cream introduced itself with a nice surrounding black tea base in the very first sip and the tangerine citrus presented in the after sip. Perhaps my experience with this tea is a bit different than my first review of it because I added the slightest smidge more leaf and steeped today just a bit longer than I usually do. So, I don’t know whether this particular base is more finicky than 52teas usual lovely black base blends, or the stars need to align themselves for me to have a perfect cup of this. Today’s cup was pretty close to perfect. I have a couple more spoons of leaf, so the experiment continues.

Fjellrev

Yay for a perfect cup! It does sound promising base on its name.

Plunkybug

I definitely need to check 52Teas out again soon. So many lovely sounding blends on my steepster screen.

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I wanted to have an easy session today, so I went the way of western style tea brewing. I threw some of this in the tea infuser, boiled the water to 195 F, and allowed the tea to steep for 3 minutes.

Real simple.

Notes: The black tea base jumps forward immediately upon drinking; fortunately, it’s smooth and mellow. I’ve a tendency to be skeptical with black tea/black tea blends due the majority of them having bitter notes, and unsuitable to my palate. There is a subtle note of tangerine in this blend, but that’s all I’m tasting—black tea base & tangerine. Maybe this tea needs a little something-something (cough sugar cough) to bring the other notes out, but I don’t work like that, so the world may never know!

PS. Have a wonderful year everyone! I’ll hopefully have more reviews up & look forward to reading your tea adventures in 2017!

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Flavors: Citrus, Smooth

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I definitely taste tangerine and marshmallow in a strong way. I wouldn’t say it is reminiscent of a cupcake, but it is still pretty tasty. I like this hot, because citrussy marshmallow feels odd to me cold.

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I think I was expecting more of a creamsicle flavour with this tea, which it isn’t quite, but it’s still pretty tasty. The tangerine is prominent and reminds me a lot of tangerine pu’erh, without the pu’erh flavour (obviously). And I can actually imagine that the creaminess I can taste is marshmallow fluff. The black base also works well here (solid, not astringent at all). This won’t be a favourite tea for me (orange citrus just isn’t a flavour I tend to go for), but it’s pretty accurate for what it’s supposed to be!

Sil

Mmmmmmmm

Kittenna

I’m sure I could share a sample of this one if you reminded me that I made this offer – I’m still not organized enough to put things in appropriate piles (also, I’m in Kitchener and the tea is at work).

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52teas is quickly becoming one of my go-to companies for flavorful black tea blends. I love that Anne creates a new tea on a weekly basis. I don’t like that I have to place orders so frequently to avoid having a tea sell out while I wait to see what the next TOTW is. Thankfully (for my tea budget) many of her recent TOTW blends are green teas, rooibos/honeybush-based and/or floral, so there’s been a lull in my ordering. I tend to jump on her black tea blends though, and I’m glad I picked up two large bags of this tea that was the TOTW the last week of April.

I don’t get a lot of cupcake flavor, but the tangerine and vanilla marshmallow notes are divine. Again, the black tea base is lovely and smooth. The tea is slightly sweet and has delicious tart citrus flavor. The tea also takes milk and sweetener well; I’ve used stevia drops and almond milk this morning.

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