176 Tasting Notes
This was a free sample from The Jade Teapot. I chose this because I love Adagio’s White Blueberry, and pomegranates are good too. So why not combine them and see what happens?
It smells fruity. The pomegranate smells a lot stronger than the blueberry. In fact, I can’t smell any blueberry, but blueberries are light and pomegranates aren’t, so I guess that is to be expected.
This is a little overpowering. I expected this tea to be light, but it’s a very full bodied tea and I’m not sure I like it. It is overly sweet from the pomegranate, and I can’t taste the blueberries or even the white tea base. Still, it isn’t all bad. I’m not going to be able to finish the cup, though. I still appreciate the free sample from The Jade Teapot.
I got this from Teaplz, who seemed quite eager to get rid of it. We’ll see if I can understand why.
This had lumpy chunks of something mixed throughout the leaves. I’m not sure if they were bananas or walnuts… When steeped, it smells lovely. I smell bananas and chocolate, not walnuts. If this tastes as good as it smells, we will be in business. I really like bananas, so I’ve got pretty high expectations for this. However, I’ve never tried any banana flavored tea, and I’ve also never tried anything from TeaGschwendner. So… here goes nothing!
Oh, nice! All the other ratings were dauntingly low, but I like this! It’s not really bananas or walnuts, but it’s good. I actually can’t tell what I’m tasting. It’s sweet, fruity, but very subtle. If I were rating this based on how much it tastes like banana and walnuts, it would get a very low grade. However, I rate things based on overall taste. And this is good! Thanks, Teaplz!
This was a free sample from The Jade Teapot. It sounded lovely, and I was intrigued by the idea of the star shaped white tea. My sample didn’t have any stars : (
I took this plain, without milk or sugar. I can smell the vanilla in this very strongly. Something also smells faintly of smoke.
This is quite nice. I can taste the Assam as well as the vanilla. I also get a hint of something fruity, like a very light tangerine. It really is a soothing tea.
The smell of this one is exactly like Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast! I was so impressed. I steeped this, threw in a bit of sugar, and sat down to work on some Sociology work. The smell is mostly cinnamon. The taste, however, is wonderful! It tastes like cinnamon and raisins, with a little smoothness that suggests butter. Wow! I really, really like this one. 52teas is 5 for 5!
I just polished off the rest of the sample that Ricky sent me. Thanks again, Ricky!
The look of this tea in the bag really wow-ed me. There are huge shavings of coconut in there! To be honest, I’m not crazy over coconut. I like it best in moderation. And I’m not sure if I’ve ever even had coconut cream pie. So I’m going to rate this tea on how it tastes, not by how it compares to the real thing. And I should mention that I threw a pinch of sugar into this one. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, but I’ve also been trying a lot of desserty teas lately.
The color was a lot lighter than I expected it to be. But the smell is strongly coconut, as it should be, from all those huge shavings in there! I can also smell the black tea base just a little under all that wonderful coconut.
Yum! It tastes like it smells: lots of coconut with a bit of black tea. The sweetness isn’t too much, it’s just right. I could drink a big glass of this and not get sweet-overload (and I am going to, since I’m drinking this out of my jumbo cup). I’m thinking that I should have added milk to this, since I can’t taste any of the cream. But that isn’t stopping me from enjoying this.
So hooray to yet another 52teas tea that I have liked! They’re batting 4/4 right now (I think, I honestly can’t remember whether I’ve tried more than 4 of their teas. If I’m wrong, I’ll come back and edit this post).
EDIT: It was the 4th tea I’ve tried, I just double checked. Also, this is my 101st tasting note! The 100th note sure was epic… If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out the comments on the note before this one!
This came in the mail today! My first order from 52teas, but not my first experience with them. I’ve been pleased with them so far, so let’s keep the good teas coming!
This smells very strongly of raspberry. I’m not particularly fond of raspberries, but I certainly don’t dislike them. However, I love cheesecake and things with cream cheese, so I had to try this. I can also smell the honeybush base underneath all that raspberry.
It actually tastes like a danish! I can taste raspberries the most, but the aftertaste is sweet like cream cheese and frosting. Wow! I’m drinking this unsweetened and without milk. It doesn’t need sweetener, but I think a splash of milk would benefit this.
The only thing that is disappointing is that I wish there was more of a cream cheese taste. It’s barely there, even in the after taste.
Yum, the aftertaste really makes me happy. Today has been a good tea day!
I’m working my way through all the stuff that Ricky sent me. I was pretty excited for this one because I love apple pie.
This actually smelled like apple pie. I could smell cinnamon and other spices, as well as a pastry crust. I’m not entirely sure what vanilla ice cream smells like, but I could smell something in the tea that smelled like what I think it smells like. [Wow, talk about a run-on sentence. I hope you could follow that.]
I took this with some milk and sugar, but not too much of either. I tasted a lot of cinnamon and some buttery pastry crust. I got some vanilla on the back end, but not a ton of apple. I would have liked a lot more apple, because otherwise it could just taste like any kind of pie (in liquid form). This wasn’t a decadent tea, but I wanted it to be. It’s supposed to be modeled after a dessert, after all. The whole thing was sort of watered down, but still delicious.
What concerns me was the killer stomach ache I got right after drinking this. I half expected an alien to come bursting out of the center of my stomach, reaching out towards the ceiling in an effort to escape. My professor actually asked me if I needed to be excused since I was sweating and gasping and grabbing at my stomach [to stop the alien?]. Now, I understand that there could be many causes for this stomach ache. It could have been the mayo I had on my Subway sandwich for lunch, it could have been the Malted ChocoMate I had in the morning (although I sincerely hope not!), I could even just have a stomach bug. So this stomach ache is not going to detract from my rating; this was still a nice tea.
Again, I’d like to thank Ricky. I hope he’s enjoying the teas I sent him as much as I’m enjoying the ones that I have received!