Mermaid

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Coconut, Hay, Sweet, Sweet, warm grass, Tropical, Umami
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Sipdown (257) Thank you for sharing this one, Sil! There is something a touch bitter here. I think it’s the base tea. Beyond that I get blueberry and coconut but both flavours are a bit muted....” Read full tasting note
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  • “My sampler was packed with coconut flakes, so I’m surprised I’m not getting more coconut flavor from this blend. The primary flavors are lime and blueberry, with just a hint of tropical pineapple...” Read full tasting note
    65
  • “So I still had a whole thing of water left over from the ETS tea (which I had no desire to re-steep), so I figured I’d go for this instead. Mmm, yes that is much better. There is a gentle sweetness...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sample from an order. Not one I would have thought to grab even though I do love a good green tea when pineapple is involved. This was light and refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable. Rest of this...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

Tea of the Week for September 2, 2019!

This tea is meant to serve as my final goodbye to this summer. At least, I hope summer is on it’s way out. We had some really pleasant weather here in the Pacific Northwest (Read: it’s been cool & we’ve even had some rain!) But then, we’ve also had a few rather warm days that leave me a bit worried about if I can start saying & be comfortably certain that fall is finally here.

But enough of that. As I was saying – this tea was meant to be my final goodbye to summer. I envisioned this tea many months ago – after trying a sample of my supplier’s Japanese Tamaryokucha Green tea. I envisioned it as a tea to celebrate my daughter Lilith’s birthday – “Mermaids” are something kind of special between the two of us & I wanted to create a mermaid tea for her birthday. However, I didn’t yet have this Tamaryokucha in stock in time to blend it for August’s teas, so I put it off until this month.

The Tamaryokucha is sweet & smooth. Mild! No astringency at all. It is just – wonderful. I find myself enjoying it far more than Japanese Sencha. It makes a delightful base for this blend of pineapple, coconut, blueberries & a hint of lime. A tropical flavor – but just a little different from your average tropical thanks to the blueberry notes.

A really delicious tea that is fantastic served hot – and even better cold-brewed & served cold! So refreshing! It is, of course: organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free!

organic ingredients: green tea, pineapple, coconut, blueberries, limes, lime leaves & natural flavors

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Sipdown (257)

Thank you for sharing this one, Sil!

There is something a touch bitter here. I think it’s the base tea. Beyond that I get blueberry and coconut but both flavours are a bit muted. Overall, I don’t particularly care for this one but that’s probably for the best since there are so many other 52 Teas blends that I enjoy. Can’t love them all.

Sil

hilarious…i don’t even remember having this one. Maybe it was a free sample or something? (i’d check my rating/cupboard/whatever but steepster sucks)

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My sampler was packed with coconut flakes, so I’m surprised I’m not getting more coconut flavor from this blend. The primary flavors are lime and blueberry, with just a hint of tropical pineapple and coconut. The base tea has a seaweed taste that (to me) doesn’t go especially well with the fruit flavorings, but it does match the name!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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So I still had a whole thing of water left over from the ETS tea (which I had no desire to re-steep), so I figured I’d go for this instead.

Mmm, yes that is much better. There is a gentle sweetness to this tea, along with strong umami flavors and other savory notes. Warm hay and sweetgrass present, and there’s just enough coconut there to give it some complexity. It’s just tropical enough that it is pleasant, but not overpowering. Very tasty. I don’t drink enough of these 52teas Green Teas, as I only have the Breville 1-Touch to use as a kettle, and I get downright paranoid about dropping it on the trek from my bedroom to my kitchen. (Yes, my Breville is in my bedroom. I don’t have enough counter space in my teeny apartment kitchen.) Pretty much anything you see me brew up on here of the Black or Herbal variety, the water comes from my Bunn. (It’s a hybrid device with an attachment for just making hot water.)

Anyways, this is tasty. Another hit from Anne. Great job, as usual.

Flavors: Coconut, Hay, Sweet, Sweet, warm grass, Tropical, Umami

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
52Teas

I’m glad you enjoy it. I totally understand your paranoia about dropping your one touch – I also have one – I’ve had one for like 9 years now – but it’s not the original ‘one’. The first one I had was 4 years old when the glass jar broke – and unfortunately, they do not (or at least they did not, I haven’t checked in on them for a few years) sell the jar as a replacement, you have to buy an entire unit! Fortunately, they were kind to me and replaced my broken one with a refurbished one on the condition that I return to them my old base, which I happily did. Within two years later, I broke the replacement/refurbished jar (sigh!) and I called customer service again and they were generous enough to offer me a savings on the replacement unit, which I took them up on and now I have my third one touch – and I am so paranoid about it breaking! I mean, it’s the most used appliance in my kitchen second only to the refrigerator which is constantly running, but other than that, it’s utilized the most. I feel your pain!

Shanie O Maniac

Yeah. The paranoia runs hot with that. I sort of want to invest in a variable temperature kettle that I can possibly fit in my kitchen beside the Bunn. The One-Touch is too big with the base, but I think a smaller kettle would fit. Then it would be right in the kitchen, and I wouldn’t have to transport.

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Sample from an order. Not one I would have thought to grab even though I do love a good green tea when pineapple is involved. This was light and refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable. Rest of this is set aside for variaTEA to enjoy ( also side note it makes me laugh that my iPad autocorrects variaTEA’s name to have the tea in caps ) lol

VariaTEA

I realized that is how my name is stylized on here so your iPad knows…

Sil

I taught it after typing your name that way a bunch heh

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This is a tea that matches its name well. It does smell of seaweed and water and some undetermined spicy aromas of faraway tropical lands. The taste is savory and umami: seaweed, cooked spinach, succulent grass and some exotic spicy notes.

All strands blend well and create a unique and memorable taste that I had no desire to dissect. Very mermaidy indeed. Usually green tea-based desert blends leave me underwhelmed but not this one really impressed me.

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This is one of last month’s teas – I cold-brewed it overnight to enjoy today. It’s a different drink when cold-brewed, in my opinion. The green tea becomes a bit more prominent here, reminding me a bit of a gyokuro. I am still getting the fruit notes which add a nice dimension to the overall cup but what struck me most was the notes of green tea I am getting.

Fortunately, those green tea notes play well with the notes of sweet and tart that I get from the variety of fruits in this blend and I also find myself able to pick out the different flavors as I continue to sip on this. The coconut is a bit more prominent in a hot cuppa – here, it becomes more of a tropical note, sweet and creamy for sure but not quite as strongly, definitively coconut to me as it was with the hot taste test. The pineapple is sweet and just a little bit tangy – and that tanginess is accentuated with the presence of the lime which is definitely more prominent in the cold-brew versus the hot-brew. The blueberry comes through at first as more of that berry tingle towards the end of the sip and into the aftertaste, but as I continue to sip, the blueberry comes forward a bit more.

It’s a really nice composition. I didn’t sweeten this pitcher of tea but I’d imagine that a bit of sugar would bring out the fruit notes a bit more. Me, I like it just the way it is.

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