As fate would have it, this is the other tea I drank this afternoon, when randomly pulling out teas from a bag I need to drink down sooner rather than later. A good choice for a comparison against DT’s Lemon Pound Cake, as it turns out!
The base definitely wins here (for me), because it’s a greener oolong and the “oolong-ness” comes out nicely, whereas the tea base is less prominent in DT’s (it’s also a more oxidized oolong). So depending on what one is looking for, that may or may not be a good thing. For the citrus flavouring, yes, this one is limier, but they’re fairly similar. Both creamy and delicious. DT’s probably wins there, but only because creamy lemon is slightly tastier than creamy lime, and the flavouring is stronger, perhaps because the base is also lighter.
Anyways, comparing apples to oranges here, really, but the 52teas version is definitely of higher quality, but flavouring-wise, they’re both quite good. I greatly enjoyed both cups today, while tiny baby fussed, and fussed, and fussed some more. Sigh.
ETA: Forgot to look for the glitter. Next time.