(52teas (Anne) 2022: 50)
Well, I just ate a bunch of Hershey Kisses so probably not the ideal time to be tasting this tea, but I had a sip earlier too and was pretty meh about it. I guess it’s vaguely citrussy but that’s about it. I’m starting to wonder if flavoured honeybush just doesn’t retain flavours well? It’s 1.5 years old, which in the context of my tea stash, is very fresh, but I seem to have this issue with a lot of honeybush/rooibos teas that are a bit older. Hard to say. Anyhow, it’s alright, but I really feel like lemon cream cheese should be much more flavourful!
Also, wow, 50 52teas and January isn’t even over yet; at this pace I should manage to sample my whole stash by what, June? Out of curiousity, here are some stats on my spreadsheet…
This month, there were 303 52teas entries on my spreadsheet, which separately lists reblends, but combines pouches of tea from the same blending (or, time period of reblending, I don’t know if Anne blends a tea multiple times to fulfill orders!) 6 of these teas are MIA, which either means misplaced, sipped down but not recorded, or possibly, lost to the work mouse of 2018 (although most teas lost then weren’t even recorded). Removing reblends (only keeping one entry for each tea) drops me to 281 unique teas, with 5 MIA. So, if I keep up this pace then sometime in June I should make it through the whole stash… which will of course also grow by 5 teas each month as well, ha.
Also to note, looks like I recorded 5 sipdowns of non-duplicated teas in 2021, so really have not been making a great deal of progress here. Oops.