March Mad(Hatter) Tea Tournament! Round #4
This is honestly not really the teas I thought I’d end up with. I guess it’s good to have a reminder to revisit teas. And fun to compare teas. Much like one of my favorite things, the arbitrary Tournament of Books, is about comparing two random books.
Match #1 52Teas – Spiced Cucumber Melon VS. Teavivre – High Mountain oolong
A perfect blend up against an oolong that was never really a favorite and lacked distinctive notes. Winner: Spiced Cucumber Melon
Match #2 Octavia – Berry Mocha Truffle VS. Tealyra – Parisian Sparkling Wine
Another tough one. Both great blends! But the lovely black tea that accomplishes what it’s trying to do perfectly wins over the herbal that accomplishes what it’s trying to do perfectly. Winner: Berry Mocha Truffle
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52 Teas – Spiced Cucumber Melon VS. Octavia – Berry Mocha Truffle
I didn’t see this final coming! This has been so fun. Of course two flavored teas make it. What can I say, I like what I like. Both the ultimate of flavor combinations. One a green tea base! One a black tea base! The Berry Mocha Truffle is a lovely chocolate berry blend, but is it the best of its kind? I don’t think so. The 52Teas might be a bit faded now (I just noticed it’s five years old) but when fresh this is unbeatable! It’s magic! Some ingredients here shouldn’t even work for me! My original note mentioned a tea magician created it. It’s a unique one and memories of these teas also help. Winner: 52 TEAS - SPICED CUCUMBER MELON!!!!!!