973 Tasting Notes

89

Mmmmmmm. The banana 52Teas uses is the best. The cinnamon is pretty mild, but the absolutely delicious combination of banana and toasted rice is more than enough flavor.

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66

My boyfriend and I drove to Solvang a couple of weeks ago. Nothing was open except for a few shops and bakeries, but it was nice to get out of the house. I bought lots of incredible pastries and some fresh bread, and stopped at the Solvang Spice Merchant. I’ve been extremely interested in herbs/spices lately, plus they had tea! I bought a couple spices, as well as this tea. It was pretty expensive ($11/ounce). But, I was interested in the flavor profile, and I’m all for supporting small businesses.
It has a lovely, strong amaretto flavor. The flavor is as I expected. The base tastes like a standard Assam. Both the amaretto and cinnamon are light.

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78

Still working on sipping through this. I’m down to 1-2 cups. This cup wasn’t as tasty as previous ones. The pancakey flavor is much more muted, and the lack of freeze-dried strawberries in this cup led to a lack of strawberry flavor as well.

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Tearunners really hyped up this tea (they seem to be good at that).
This isn’t my favorite. I’m getting notes of tobacco, honey, and savory miso broth. Unfortunately, I didn’t really care for any of the offerings in my first TeaRunners box, so probably won’t be continuing with the subscription.

Flavors: Honey, Salty, Tobacco, Vegetable Broth, Vegetables

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52

I haven’t really been drinking straight green teas over the last couple years. I gravitate towards black teas and lightly oxidized oolongs. But, I like to have a couple straight greens on hand in case I have a craving, so I was pleased to see this in my Tea Runner’s box.
This smells sweet and grassy.
The flavor reminds me of jiaogulan- very sweet and green. The sweet flavor is actually turning my stomach a bit.

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55

Another offering from the Tearunners box for January. I love oolongs overall but I’ve really started to prefer more lightly oxidized varietal. This is more heavily oxidized, so I was dubious about whether or not I would enjoy it. This is also from Nepal, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Nepalese oolong before.
This smells quite interesting- very savory, with some jammy fruit notes.
The first thing I notice is the drying effect I’m experiencing with each sip. There’s a bit of astringency, which is distracting from the actual flavor. There are some floral notes, and a slight jammy flavor. It’s actually reminding me of a black Assam. Not something I’d gravitate back to.

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68

Sipdown 22- 2021
A perfectly nice green tea. Mostly tastes of toasted hay, with some bright vegetal notes. There’s a slight nuttiness as well.

Flavors: Green, Hot hay, Nutty, Vegetal

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52

Sipdown 21-2021
Received this in my SipsBy box.
This is pretty mediocre. It has a bit of a honey flavor going on, but not as much as I’f expect by a black tea that has the word honey in its name. Overall, it’s pretty flat tasting and doesn’t have much depth to it.

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78

Had a cup of this at work yesterday, and I still find it quite enjoyable. I left it unsweetened, and it really hit the spot. It has the distinct 52Teas pancake flavor, with an authentic strawberry flavor.

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70

I don’t love mint teas, but I love pistachio. The love of pistachio and my curiosity got the best of me with this blend.
The first thing I notice when I open the package is the intense smell of amaretto (which, I’m guessing, is the pistachio flavoring). The flavor is much more subtle than I was expecting based on the smell. It’s mostly peppermint, with a hint of sweet pistachio.

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
Brutaliteas
August Uncommon
Lupicia
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Marshmallow
Vanilla
Marzipan
Almond
Honey
Smoke
Cocoa
Malt
Sweet Potato
Banana
Pineapple
Melon

Dislikes:
Stevia
Red Rooibos
Coconut

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.

Location

Los Angeles, CA

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