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drank Breakfast in Bed by 52teas
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I just loved the idea of this one… though I didn’t drink this with breakfast in bed. More like helping my dad with speech (he has been improving after last year’s stroke.. he keeps working at it which is great. Somehow he mostly misses the what or the noun/ subject when he is saying a sentence, if anyone has any tips for that) and then another mug while reading outside. The blend features black tea (of course, it’s for breakfast) with two forms of roses and a Rose Congou base, cinnamon and vanilla. The rose is definitely wafting around in the mug, though not too strongly. I’m also tasting occasional hints of cinnamon. I feel any 52Teas blend that mentions vanilla never has enough vanilla. The black tea is a bit light. But there is a satisfying quality to the first mug that somehow does say it’s an indulgent breakfast treat. I’m wondering why 52Teas never has yerba mate bases though… or oolong?
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoons for a full mug// 15 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

Flavors: Rose

52Teas

I have an Oolong tea on the website: http://52teas.com/oolong-teas/

As for Yerba Mate, I’m not the biggest fan of Yerba Mate so I’m going to be pretty picky about the base – and because I’ve been so busy with other things, I haven’t really taken the time to do any taste test comparisons.

tea-sipper

Ah, okay, I missed that oolong! I can understand your pickiness with yerba mate.

Evol Ving Ness

Personally, I am quite content with 52Teas once in a while oolong offerings. There always seems to be an oolong or two available and they are always ranging from good to stellar, incorporating a good variety of roasts and cultivars. Works for me.

52Teas

@tea-sipper – I’ve had some good experiences and some very bad experiences with Yerba Mate – and my first few experiences happened to be very bad experiences and so it has kind of ‘triggered’ me. Since those bad times though, most of my experiences have been positive so I do plan to have yerba mate blends eventually – as well as guayusa. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones.

@Evol Ving Ness – thank you! :)

tea-sipper

Oh yes, guayusa would be even better! There hasn’t really been good guayusa blends since Butiki.

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52Teas

I have an Oolong tea on the website: http://52teas.com/oolong-teas/

As for Yerba Mate, I’m not the biggest fan of Yerba Mate so I’m going to be pretty picky about the base – and because I’ve been so busy with other things, I haven’t really taken the time to do any taste test comparisons.

tea-sipper

Ah, okay, I missed that oolong! I can understand your pickiness with yerba mate.

Evol Ving Ness

Personally, I am quite content with 52Teas once in a while oolong offerings. There always seems to be an oolong or two available and they are always ranging from good to stellar, incorporating a good variety of roasts and cultivars. Works for me.

52Teas

@tea-sipper – I’ve had some good experiences and some very bad experiences with Yerba Mate – and my first few experiences happened to be very bad experiences and so it has kind of ‘triggered’ me. Since those bad times though, most of my experiences have been positive so I do plan to have yerba mate blends eventually – as well as guayusa. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones.

@Evol Ving Ness – thank you! :)

tea-sipper

Oh yes, guayusa would be even better! There hasn’t really been good guayusa blends since Butiki.

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