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On The 1st Day of Christmas, 52Teas sent to me …


Yep, it’s back!  The 12 days of Christmas tea box from 52Teas.  I’ve been looking forward to this!  Even though I’ve probably tasted most of the teas in this box, as I’ve ordered just about every tea that Frank has created this year, I’m still excited to see which teas he has included, as well as excited to revisit some of my favorites!

Yes, I realize that the 12 days of Christmas aren’t supposed to start until after the holiday, but, Frank has started his own tradition of sorts, making the 12 days start on December14, and end on Christmas morning… and I personally like it this way, it makes for a very fun countdown!

For the first day of Christmas, 52Teas sent to me …


This tea definitely deserves a spot in the 12 days of Christmas package, because it is one of my favorites from the last 12 months or so.  Actually, this one was released on the week of November 22, 2010, and my review of this tea was published on December 7, 2010.

Frank, being the “Willy Wonka of Teas” that he is, has managed to capture the flavor of buttered popcorn and add it to his blend of Nilgiri and Assam black teas.  And as weird as it may sound, it is actually really delicious.

This tea is best served hot, in my opinion (Cold popcorn is just kind of … meh!) and I recommend adding a tiny pinch of salt to the cup.  It doesn’t need sweetener, but, if you want to add it, it’s quite alright.  I happen to like to add a little bit of agave nectar to this tea, it gives it a “Kettle Corn” kind of taste.  Yummy!

Yep, it is nice to revisit this one … and it tastes as good now as it did back then.

I anxiously await to see what tea tomorrow – the Second Day of Christmas! – brings!

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5 Comments to

“On The 1st Day of Christmas, 52Teas sent to me …”

  1. Profile photo of thepurrfectcup December 14th, 2011 at 3:57 pm       thepurrfectcup Says:

    I haven’t tried my sample yet. Sadly when I opened it I failed to see there was a small hole in the bottom of my pouch and I lost half my sample. :(

    • December 14th, 2011 at 11:14 pm       TeaNsympathy Says:

      The same thing happened to mine!! Tragedy!! Managed to save enough in order to try it, just hoping it won’t have gone stale!!

  2. Profile photo of liberteas December 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm       liberteas Says:

    My sample had this problem too, but, fortunately, I opened the box when I first received it to check for any possibility of this happening (sometimes, those heat sealers just don’t work as effectively as they should), and I caught it … as well as one other (check December 17th). Unfortunately, this did ruin the surprise for these two days, but, better to have my surprise ruined than to have no tea to try!

    I would contact Frank (if you haven’t already), because he is good at making things right when they go wrong. :) One of the reasons 52Teas is my favorite tea company is that I get excellent customer service.

  3. Profile photo of thepurrfectcup December 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm       thepurrfectcup Says:

    Good call on Dec 17th! Looks like I will move that to one of the bags I purchased from you too. I’ll let Frank know. Thanks for the tip on that too!

  4. Profile photo of origamimei December 16th, 2011 at 2:51 am       origamimei Says:

    I can’t wait to try this.

Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!