1887 Tasting Notes
This was best cold. I tasted mostly the delicious banana that 52teas uses. Below that, I catch a little maple. There’s nothing specifically pancakey, but I enjoy it, as I enjoy all 52teas banana blends. I had the regular pancake blend many years ago, and that was much more pancakey.
I’m not a huge coconut fan, and this is very intensely coconut in a way that sort of lingers in the throat. It’s paired with tangy fruit that might be pineapple. This is refreshing cold, but it has the disadvantage of not being my preferred flavor profile. I liked this more as I worked my way through the bag, but it was still a little strongly coconut-y for me. I used up the last of it with the last of another 52teas green rooibos blends, and I enjoyed it best of all diluted like that.
I had a super good green apple bubble tea the other day, and I was hoping this flavor would go in a similar direction. Really, this tastes quite pleasant, though only vaguely fruity. When I got to the bottom, where most of the powder had settled, it was thankfully not bitter like matcha sometimes gets when it settles. Instead I finally tasted the tart apple, which was nice and almost candylike with no negative qualities. I just wish this one had mixed better so I could have tasted that throughout. The flavor was pretty accurate and fun when I could taste it.
This one is named pretty accurately. The main flavor is the coffee-like base that’s a little too strong/acidic for me. On top of that, I taste a zingy fake raspberry. I don’t really love the raspberry flavoring they use – maybe it’s too acidic with the already acidic base? But with enough soy milk, this blend is decent enough, and it tastes even better after resting 24 hours in the fridge. I didn’t really enjoy the resteep – too heavy on the coffee.
When I was a kid, pistachios were too expensive for our family to buy. As an adult, I enjoy always having pistachios in my pantry as a sort of indulgence, and I use them in all sorts of recipes. I’ve made pistachio macarons before, and this tea is nothing like its name. I was surprised when this ended up very fruity and floral. There’s so much rose in here – why? The resteep was much too rosey. When I drink this cold, I do sort of enjoy it. It’s a decently refreshing fruity floral blend, but the name is all wrong. Though there are some whole pistachios in the bag, they don’t contribute anything to the flavor. I drank about four cups of this, and I don’t think I’ll have more since I’m tired of the rose.
The blackberry smelled so jammy and delicious when I opened the packet. I have to say that hot, this tastes like not much. Luckily, I rarely drink my teas hot beyond a first taste. At room temperature with milk and sugar, this was pretty desserty and fun. The milk helped it achieve that parfait direction that it didn’t really have pre-milk. The blackberry goes really well with the black tea and is just jammy and nice. I don’t often crave fruity black teas, but I finished this packet much faster than usual.
This tastes really nutty from all the almonds in the blend. I might get a little vanilla too, but definitely some general dessertiness. This is different from other Teeccino blends I’ve had, and I might prefer this milder seeming base to the other one. I like having this one with almond milk to accentuate the nuttiness. I’d consider buying a larger bag.
The scent of this one is totally juicy mango. The flavor is more of a green mango, and I don’t really taste any passionfruit. The flavor here is really fruity and nice cold – it just requires overleafing to taste it enough. As it sits, some bitter black tea shows up more than I’d prefer. So the lesson is to drink this cold, but quickly.