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I was in the mood for a peach tea, and this one sounded dreamy today! I had to open my sample. Also, I must say I can’t wait to get my 52Teas sampler from the campaign! Sadly, they mostly look to be ones I’ve already tried, but I could easily have more in stock of any of these, since all of the 52Teas I have are samples anyway (except for four of them).

First steep// just boiled // 1 min
As I poured, this blend seemed to steep fast and smell automatically peachy, so I went with one minute. I didn’t want the robust assam taking over the flavors! The steep color is fairly dark! Even before tasting, the cup actually smells like a crumble with butter and brown sugar. It doesn’t taste quite like that though. The assam is certainly strong, but I can still taste wisps of equal parts peach and blackberry. I’ve had bad peach and blackberry teas before but this one is nice. I don’t see actual peaches or blackberries in the mix but maybe that is just my sample. The cinnamon is barely making itself known, even though there was plenty of that.

Steep #2 // just boiled // 2 min
The assam is so strong I could probably steep it more than twice. It’s pretty bready. It has lost some of the butter & brown sugar scent this time. The assam fits well with this blend, since it seems that it tastes a bit like blackberry on its own. I did a Steepster search for “52 Assam” and I’m surprised only 16 results came up – considering how many teas they’ve created, I’m surprised assam isn’t used more often. I wish there was more of the butter/brown sugar flavor that makes the fragrance so lovely. Overall, this could be one of my favorites from 52Teas.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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