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Another 52Teas blend from a while ago that I never wrote a tasting note for. I should love this one as it is pineapple and spicy on a lovely dragonwell. Again, to be fair, this isn’t the freshest blend I have from 52Teas but it’s still delicious. I think the pineapple pieces should have been bigger! Somehow the heat isn’t noticeable enough for me here. I hope the pepper flavors don’t disappear in teas over time, as they age. I like my teas spicy when they should be spicy! But I like the overall result here. The dragonwell really takes over the flavor anyway.

MrQuackers

It’s a shame to waste high quality tea that was meant to be appreciated. There are plenty of fruity blends out there. I don’t know 52 teas was thinking

MissB

I hate to suggest another company’s teas in a comment, but…. if you want spicy, try Kapha from TeaGschwendner.

LiberTEAS

MrQuackers: I was thinking about fulfilling a request that a customer made. :) This was a custom made tea.

tea-sipper

MissB — I believe YOU sent Kapha to me a while back. :D

MrQuackers

Liberteas: I guess if you had to choose between killing a customer or using Dragonwell in a blend, then it’s ok. But I draw the line at requests for orange coolaid flavoured $72 / 20g matcha.

52Teas

MrQuackers: She was one of our very generous contributors to our Kickstarter campaign. Without contributions from her and others like her, we wouldn’t have been able to take over 52Teas so I honor most requests. I don’t flavor Matcha – it’s too messy, too expensive and the margin that I’d have to mark it up to make a profit would be so much that I doubt I’d get many takers so I don’t see the point. I like my Matcha unflavored or if I want flavor to it, I’ll mix it with coconut water or another specialty water to give it flavor.

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MrQuackers

It’s a shame to waste high quality tea that was meant to be appreciated. There are plenty of fruity blends out there. I don’t know 52 teas was thinking

MissB

I hate to suggest another company’s teas in a comment, but…. if you want spicy, try Kapha from TeaGschwendner.

LiberTEAS

MrQuackers: I was thinking about fulfilling a request that a customer made. :) This was a custom made tea.

tea-sipper

MissB — I believe YOU sent Kapha to me a while back. :D

MrQuackers

Liberteas: I guess if you had to choose between killing a customer or using Dragonwell in a blend, then it’s ok. But I draw the line at requests for orange coolaid flavoured $72 / 20g matcha.

52Teas

MrQuackers: She was one of our very generous contributors to our Kickstarter campaign. Without contributions from her and others like her, we wouldn’t have been able to take over 52Teas so I honor most requests. I don’t flavor Matcha – it’s too messy, too expensive and the margin that I’d have to mark it up to make a profit would be so much that I doubt I’d get many takers so I don’t see the point. I like my Matcha unflavored or if I want flavor to it, I’ll mix it with coconut water or another specialty water to give it flavor.

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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
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.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!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

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. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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