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Another from Annie— thanks so much for sharing! I better write a tasting note now, as I have less than a teaspoon left. I LOVE 52Teas’ marshmallow genmaicha blends, so always happy to see more variations. This one looked like mostly popped rice (and I didn’t see any peppermint candy in my serving). However, there is plenty of mint and marshmallow flavor. It’s a surprisingly delicious combination. The briskness of the mint with the creamy marshmallow is great. It seems like a dessert! This is a unique blend, yet straight forward. It is what it says it is!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 28 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 27 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep
2019 Sipdowns: 32 (52Teas’ Butter Pecan… tossed the last couple of teaspoons because this one is probably around 10 years old and the flavor is just WEIRD now. I don’t mind old teas but not OLD teas.)

52Teas

was that the original butter pecan? From Frank?

tea-sipper

yes,it was Frank’s blend.. it sadly didn’t age gracefully. the flavor was completely different from when I first tried it, when it was an old tea even back then. but the tea was way past the age of me expecting it to be delicious. I hate throwing tea away, but this one was just off.

52Teas

Yeah, that is one drawback to flavored teas especially – is that the flavors won’t hold up for years – so it is not my recommendation to hoard these teas (trust me, I do understand the tendency to hoard teas!) – enjoy them while they’re still fresh and you’ll get the most enjoyment from them. :)

tea-sipper

Yeah, hopefully that was one of my oldest teas!

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52Teas

was that the original butter pecan? From Frank?

tea-sipper

yes,it was Frank’s blend.. it sadly didn’t age gracefully. the flavor was completely different from when I first tried it, when it was an old tea even back then. but the tea was way past the age of me expecting it to be delicious. I hate throwing tea away, but this one was just off.

52Teas

Yeah, that is one drawback to flavored teas especially – is that the flavors won’t hold up for years – so it is not my recommendation to hoard these teas (trust me, I do understand the tendency to hoard teas!) – enjoy them while they’re still fresh and you’ll get the most enjoyment from them. :)

tea-sipper

Yeah, hopefully that was one of my oldest teas!

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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… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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