From 2017, still sealed. I picked this one this morning since of my 2017 52Teas blends, it has sunflower seeds, which I know can be a finicky ingredient about going stale. Since my packet had never been cut open, though, I’m hoping it’s still fine but figured I should probably give it sipdown priority before the seeds get any older!
I’m up at the crack of dawn making tea because my cat has no understanding of “Daylight Savings Time” and as far as she was concerned, this is the time we always have breakfast, NOT an hour before breakfast time. I (begrudgingly) decided to oblige her than face more dawn hour dermal abrasians to any bits of skin exposed from my covers. I don’t think any tea could do much wrong to me at the moment, least of all a 52Teas blend…
Smells deeply fudgy, with some wiffs of caramel and nuts in the aroma as well. Has a nice, strong, chocolately taste; a very smooth, creamy/fudgy sort of chocolate taste. I do taste the nutty component, a bit softer than the chocolate, but present; I’m not sure if I could place any particular nut, though my brain is leaning toward hazelnut… that may just be because I strongly associate their taste with chocolate, because I’m one of those people that will eat Nutella by the spoonful.
Sweet, rich, just the tiniest hint of saltiness, and entirely satisfying. Even if I wasn’t only half-conscious, I’d be entirely digging this cup.
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Hazelnut, Nutty, Salty, Smooth, Sweet