2805 Tasting Notes

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Yay my 52Teas order came last night!

I really like the honeybush and raspberry combination. Luckily, there wasn’t a strong almond flavour (because I’m not a fan of almond), but there was lots of raspberry. I would have liked more vanilla and cookie/cake notes, but I can’t really complain because it was still a great evening cup.

Special thanks for 52Teas for being so kind and understanding. I received replacement teas for the 12 days of tea box that got lost in the mail. I sincerely appreciate this act of kindness and continue to support the company for their amazing teas and the excellent customer service.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Honey, Maple, Nutty, Oats, Raspberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more
tea-sipper

Better late than never! and that was certainly awesome of Anne :D

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83
drank Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
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Flavors: Apple, Cream, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Vanilla

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75
drank Pineapple Angel Food Cake by 52teas
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I’m not sure if I got this from a TTB or from an exchange, but I was glad to sip this down because I can’t keep buying tea until I make room.

I used ~5g (2 tbs) which was all of the sample that was left.

The brew smells floral but not like orchid. It smells a bit sweet and fruity also.

As for taste, this is very fruity, like raisins and dried fruits. Prune, plum, dark and sweet with some tannic undertones. No floral or grain notes. I really enjoy how strong the raisin flavor is, I’ve never had this much dried fruit without Earthy or toasted grain flavours present.

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Fig, Fruity, Raisins, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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This is a sipdown on a sample from JK7Ray of the 2016 harvest of hairy crab. I like this oolong because it is sweet, floral, and creamy. The smooth creamy mouthfeel makes it a really nice tea general drinking. This is an unroasted oolong, and it isn’t very oxidized. It doesn’t have the mineral or toasted barley notes of a roasted oolong and instead the sweetness and complexity comes in the form of cream or floral nectar tastes.

Flavors: Cream, Floral, Milk, Orchid, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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72

I think this is a sipdown of an older tea. Hopefully I don’t have yet more teabags stashed in other purses.

I really want to like this tea, but because I bought a box (25 ct I think?) I’m really sick of it. Also, it is bitter. Therefore, it is not drinkable unless you have soy milk on hand which I only do at home and not on campus (then I’d have to pay). I find it difficult to finish off flavoured black teas that go well with milk because I spend most of my time out of the house with only hottish or cold water.

Anyway, it tastes like pumpkin spice: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. The bitterness and tanicity is off-putting. There is a natural sweetness and warmth from the spices.

Flavors: Bitter, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Tannic

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drank Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha by 52teas
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This is not exactly a sipdown, but I’m counting it anyway because I finished up a taster size from Starfevre and I’m counting that as a sipdown even though I have a newer pouch of this (I think) in my cupboard)

Flavors: Cream, Marshmallow, Toasted Rice, Toasty

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This review is for a red and white teabag from Paisley Label (a brand from Two leaves and a bud) so I hope this is the right listing.

I drank this with some hazelnut coffee creamer (Silk brand hazelnut soy creamer) so I didn’t get the full array of subtleties this tea has to offer. However, I find most E.B. blends are fairly boring and I wanted something richer. I got some brisk tannin and malt with a bit of honey in the aftertaste, similar to honeysuckle. It is made from a blend of Indian black teas, so I’m thinking it is probably Ceylon and Assam types. It is a bit generic (as most EB are) but was a solid cup.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Tannin

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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I took a little sample from the TTB a while back for a day like today. I really enjoyed trying some new teas today.

A bit prone to bitterness but fairly flavourful and fruity. I didn’t find it sweet at all or particularly fruity, but the hints of white grape and apricot are faintly there.

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Tannin, White Grapes

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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