What The Fluff?

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Organic Black Tea, Organic Cornflower, Organic Natural Flavoring, Organic Vanilla Beans
Flavors
Banana, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Citrus, Cocoa, Coconut, Cream, Floral, Hay, Malt, Pine, Sweet Potatoes, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Vegan
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “Past sipdown – I enjoyed this but have nothing to comment on at this point… accordingly to invoices I should have a large bag of this kicking around somewhere, once I locate it, so will have to...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Cold Brew Sipdown (1537)! I really thought this tea was going to be super well suited to being cold brewed and even though it was tasty it wasn’t quite as nice as I expected. The vanilla and...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea made it to my final battle of my sipdown tournament inspired by Mastress Alita! It got this far because it’s a lovely tea and this cup is no different . I don’t think I have much new to...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “Sipdown! I have been drinking a lot of tea but haven’t written a lot lately. I’m having a burnout issues between work and covid so i barely want to do anything except watch tv/sleep/read when i...” Read full tasting note
    78

From 52teas

Tea of the Week for May 11, 2020!

Our New Temporary D’s Tea!

During our last inventory, I realized that we’re about out of our French Vanilla Marshmallow Assam & so it is about time to replenish our vanilla and/or marshmallow black tea in our permanent collection (aka D’s Teas!)

This time around, I started with our lovely Chinese black gunpowder tea which has a naturally sweet flavor to it. Then I added a little bit of Laoshan black tea (a tea known for it’s chocolate-y tones) and a little bit of Fujian black to round out the blend. My goal was to create a really smooth tasting base blend that wasn’t too astringent or aggressive. I wanted something that would allow the fluffy notes of vanilla to shine through. while still offering a really pleasing, rich black tea flavor.

I believe I accomplished that! This blend is really flavorful. Bold & assertive – without bitterness & without overpowering the softer, fluffier notes of vanilla. The overall cup is really smooth & oh-so-pleasant to sip. It’s also VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen free!

ingredients: black teas

organic ingredients: black tea, vanilla beans, cornflower petals & natural flavors

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15 Tasting Notes

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Past sipdown – I enjoyed this but have nothing to comment on at this point… accordingly to invoices I should have a large bag of this kicking around somewhere, once I locate it, so will have to write more at that time. I’m generally a fan of all of 52teas’ vanilla-themed blacks, though, to varying degrees. Tentative 80 rating.

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12469 tasting notes

Cold Brew Sipdown (1537)!

I really thought this tea was going to be super well suited to being cold brewed and even though it was tasty it wasn’t quite as nice as I expected. The vanilla and creaminess were there but I think what pulled me out of it a little was that something about the black tea base was a little metallic and mineral and it shifted focus away from that really lovely vanilla flavouring that Anne uses. I think I need to really try and remember that so that in the future I can be more mindful with cold brewing any of the other similar teas like this from 52Teas.

Evol Ving Ness

Odd that this should happen with a cold steep. Does it happen hot too?

Roswell Strange

It hasn’t before when I’ve made it hot :/

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This tea made it to my final battle of my sipdown tournament inspired by Mastress Alita! It got this far because it’s a lovely tea and this cup is no different . I don’t think I have much new to say that I haven’t said already. It’s a solid black tea with a nice marshmallow note throughout. Simple and thus easy to have again and again. However, as much as I love this one, Cereal Milk by Dessert by Deb took the win. Check out my tasting note for that tea here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416670

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Sipdown! I have been drinking a lot of tea but haven’t written a lot lately. I’m having a burnout issues between work and covid so i barely want to do anything except watch tv/sleep/read when i have 5 seconds to myself. Kiddo’s been more full of beans than ever these days so i can’t imagine what she’s going to be like when she hits 2! Some of our regions are back on lockdown, which doesn’t really change things for us but it’s disheartening to hear.

This tea however? Delicious! Sad that i missed out on the last 52 teas advent…i really thought orders had to be in, but i’ll live vicariously through variaTEA again this year lol.

VariaTEA

There was one available earlier today. I don’t know if it still is but you could try to snag it. Also the burnout is really real. At least you are doing work because school hasn’t been happening the way it should for me.

52Teas

The one that was available yesterday has sold – but – as it turns out, I do have one additional one – if you want it, Sil. If I don’t hear from you, I’ll be adding it to the website tomorrow. Let me know!

Sil

@ 52 teas, sorry about that, been a crazy weekend/monday didn’t see this earlier but appreciate the thought.

52Teas

@Sil Hopefully you’ll be able to join in the fun next year. Each year, we’ve sold more than the year previous – so I’m proud of that progress we’ve made with that – so I’ll be making a few more next year.

I hope things are going well with you – stay healthy and safe!

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1466 tasting notes

A bit of astringency. There is a bit of a coconut flavor to the vanilla, so it’s not my favorite vanilla black blend.

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May 2020 Blend

I haven’t had the chocolatey goodness of Laoshan Black in ages! Mmm..

The two other black teas that make up this blend add a thin brown sweetness and a kind of bright oompf that’s hard for me to pinpoint or describe.

The Vanilla note on my second steep is slightly reminiscent of Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s Vanille Coco Perfume.. so a kind of creamy floral coconut vanilla (but thankfully far less overpowering)! I’m pretty sure there is no coconut in this blend, or brown sugar, or banana, or cream, but the brain is weird and the sweet vanilla finish is taking it on a spectacular journey. Second steep is good. Also, name of tea is accurate.

Flavors: Banana, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Citrus, Cocoa, Coconut, Cream, Floral, Hay, Malt, Pine, Sweet Potatoes, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Nattie

Gah, this one sounds amazing!

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