228 Tasting Notes

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drank Irish Breakfast by ESP Emporium
228 tasting notes

I used the directions on the package to brew this one. It ended up being a VERY dark brown color, almost like I was drinking black coffee. The flavors were VERY STRONG IN YOUR FACE and lacked any nuances. I will try with less time if I make this again. I do enjoy a hearty English Breakfast but this is not for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Secret Garden by SerendipiTea
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I finished my stash of this last night. This is a relaxing caffeine free tea. See previous notes.

Lala

I want this tea just because of the name!

Ellyn

Yes! I love that book/movie, etc.

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100
drank Jubilee by Fortnum & Mason
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Another tea I love. See previous notes.

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drank Cucumber Mint by Tea Forte
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I drank this last night to relax. This is the second teabag I have had of this. I LOVE IT. I LOVE all cucumber teas I have tried For some reason – even though I drank it hot – this tea is very soothing. I liked it so much I went to order it online at the tea forte website. However, shipping is only free at $50.00 and I only wanted this one item. ALAS, I had a brainstorm! I looked on Amazon and they also had the loose leaf. With Amazon Prime I got it shipped to my house for free! YAY!

Has anyone else ordered tea from Amazon? I have purchased other tea forte items (kati cup) from amazon in order to utilize the prime shipping. Looking quickly I noticed some Art of Tea items as well as Teavana and Adagio on Amazon.

Back to this tea – To me this is calm in a cup.

Hesper June

I have ordered tea from Amazon, and I have not had any problems with freshness or quality.

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100
drank Krampus Brew by Handmade Tea
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Tea of the morning. Yum. I feel like I am a broken record with this one! It is so good!

Claire

I felt the same way about this one! Perfect blend.

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58

This sample came from my liberteas tasting box. It tastes good slightly vanilla and sweet but nothing super memorable.

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100
drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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This is my tea of the afternoon. My tea travel cup is so wonderous at holding a temperature that I made this tea at 6:00 Am this morning and it is still warm, even after sitting in my COLD car for hours and hours.

This tea really is fantastic. The flavors are so light, fruity and comforting. This really is a quality tea and I am thrilled it is in my collection.

Tabby

Marco!

Ellyn

POLO!

whatshesaid

Looking forward to trying it!!

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drank Jasmine Pearls by Wegmans
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SIPDOWN!

I had a small amount of this that has been in the cupboard for some time. This tea is a drinkable, jasmine pearl tea. Nothing remarkable.

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drank Krampus Brew by Handmade Tea
228 tasting notes

After I realized how much I loved this tea yesterday I had to have it again this morning. OH, YUM. This time I got more of a light cinnamon note along with the winter flavors…

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drank Krampus Brew by Handmade Tea
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WHY OH WHY did I wait so long to try this tea? OHMYGOSH it is so wonderful. THis makes me sad that I am no longer a Handmade Tea subscriber. I had so much tea coming out my ears that it did not make sense for me to keep subscribing. BUT this blend! IT Epitomizes winter! I can almost taste the pine trees.

Caleb hit it out of the park again. This tea is a true delight.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Sil

oh man… wish i was a subscriber to this..they finally opened it up to canada but i havne’t had a chance yet lesigh

Terri HarpLady

I’ve considered subscribing to Handmade Teas.

Sil

back off woman! you already get verdant well before me hahaha. My verdant order still isn’t at my house..though it matters little i suppose since i’m not there :P

Ellyn

There is more then enough Handmade Tea for everyone! :)

Lala

Sil: I checked this out, because I too am interested, but the website still says for US only. Do you know a secret that the rest of us don’t :)

Kittenna

Haha, I just checked it out too. Probably a bit expensive for me, but if someone went halves with me, Sil…. (depending on shipping costs). :P

Indigobloom

another one goes on the shopping list…!

Becky

I agree, this was a very good tea that makes me wish these blends were available longer. I only have a couple teaspoons left and I’ve been hoarding them for a particular type of mood. Maybe if I do well on this presentation I have due on Friday…

Sil

lala – they haven’t advertised that you can get it in canada (no idea why) but essentially if you have a card that goes through once you check out…they will send it to canada. it’s a little weird but if you can pay them, they will send to you lol i haven’t looked into it beyond that but that’s what they told me via Facebook.

Caleb Brown

Hey guys! Sil is exactly right, I’m currently shipping to 3 great Canadian customers. I haven’t updated the website yet because I want to slowly ease into iinternational/canadian shipping, but by all means, Lala, sign up anytime!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email me: [email protected] :)

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I like all kinds of tea and am open to new things. I am learning about all kinds of new tea and am working on pushing my palate with new tastes.

Looking for new tea shops/houses/cafes and finding new teas to sample is often part of the adventure!

Bringing varied teas to work makes the day interesting

I live in Framingham, MA with my husband, a cranky orange cat and an oversized chihuahua.

I am open to tea swaps from around the world and tea meetups if anyone is in the Greater Boston/ New England area.

As of 7/6/14 I am working to make every tea I own appear in my cupboard…including things I only have a small amount. Look around! Want to swap?

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