1112 Tasting Notes

drank Tan Yang Jing Zhi by TeaSpring
1112 tasting notes

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Just wanted to note how very much I’m enjoying this. It’s too delicious to do much typing. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Roastychocooooooohalittlefloral. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Oh my! As good as Emperor’s Red?

JacquelineM

This is a little different — I think it tastes more like a Keemun Mao Feng!

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drank Booooo-long by Unknown
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I, too, got a GREAT card from the wonderful and talented card maker otherwise known as gmathis! Mine had the most wonderful olde fashioned black boot on it – I know it belongs to a very elegant and stylish witch – with an adorable green Halloween background full of her tiny monster friends.

I am drinking the oooooooooOOOOooooo-long she included in the card right now, and it’s delightful! A bit roasty and the end of the sip has that greenfloral wonderment that is so typical of oolongs.

Why, why, why don’t I drink more oolongs, this stubborn mule of a tea drinker asks herself?!?!? I am so glad that I have leaves enough for another pot of this. It’s delicious and such a nice change of pace.

THANK YOU GMATHIS!!!!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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…and another beloved tea, finished. We are drinking our last pot of this creamy vanilla delight with a little sugar and half and half. Intoxicating! I love that I can taste the vanilla bean itself in this one. I’m very sad to see this one go. I have a little of another vanilla tea in my cupboard, but once it is gone, I’d like to repurchase this again. I also miss Golden Moon’s Kashmiri Chai in my cupboard so I will have a nice amount of restocking to do. :)

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramelized Pear by Art of Tea
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I started taking this one with just a little honey, for a most fantastic hot pear/caramel/apple cider type evening treat. The honey brings out the caramel notes for me, and the pear is juicy and lovely. It was such a nice change of pace after having a rooibos chai almost every night since it got chilly!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Tan Yang Te Ji by TeaSpring
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Well I certainly went through that 50g fast!

Roasty, grainy, chocolatey. When I’m too busy to think about what I want, I always pick this flavor profile — I’m always happy with what I get. I love it in every season, in any mood. I’d order it again in a heartbeat…if I was ordering tea. (I’m down to 50 in my cupboard — imagine me beaming proudly at my restraint!!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Amandine Rose by Teavana
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Veeeeeeeeeery nice with a butter croissant :) I am still finding the tea base a little weak, but the nutty, floral flavor mixing with the buttery, flaky pastry — who could complain!?!?!? :) It is so enjoyable that I’m going to save this tea especially for the days that I treat myself to a croissant. YUM!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Truly chilly today — perfect for two little pots of Hot Cinnamon Spice! Excellent for clearing through the tail end of my flu, too. The spice and energizing black tea were both appreciated.

I’ve been doing well with not buying any new tea like I said, but it sure is making for boring tasting notes for you guys :( My apologies! They would read like Diamond Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee, Hot Cinnamon Spice, Gong Fu Black, Gong Fu Black, Ceylon Black Tips, Ceylon Black Tips, Diamond Jubilee, Goldfish crackers, goldfish crackers, goldfish crackers ad nauseum!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

And what’s wrong with a little predictability?

MegWesley

But a little predictability makes it even more exciting for when a brand new tea pops up! Or when you have a brand new revelation about a tea you have.

JacquelineM

True, guys! But I misssssss you all. I will put in a little tasting note even if I have nothing revelatory to say as a hello :)

Indigobloom

Time for a swap!! :P

Rabs

::hugs::

Kashyap

have any of you tried Market Spice? the house blend is real cinnamon oil and citrus, with clove…and I think a much better and truer cup…but then…if I was at home…I would just add mulling spices to black tea, local honey, and chrysanthemum flowers and enjoy it that way :)

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This tisane was wonderfully comforting last night. I think my cold is actually a flu … sigh. In any event, I felt great relief after having a cup of this with some honey. Warm, and my breathing improved. Good flavor and not “bitey” – I love that it’s organic, too.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Veronica

Sorry you are so sick! Hope you feel better soon.

JacquelineM

Thanks! I am hoping for no fever today.

ashmanra

Hope you feel better!

Bonnie

Me too…get well!

JacquelineM

Thanks guys! I’m here with Thomas Sampson right now and am smiling :) He tastes good with maple syrup ;)

ashmanra

Yay for Thomas! Glad you are feeling better.

teatime traveler

Ahhhh, I’m not even ill and I feel better from your appreciative description, Jaqueline. Thanks for letting us know.

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I’ve managed to get a cold and can’t taste a thing, but the hot, soothing, GOOD is coming through loud and clear. Pure comfort, and no funny tastebud business (hate how colds can make things taste like FISH to me. This Ceylon tastes sweet and comforting — without tasting like anything — I know it’s strange but some of you must experience this when you have a cold, right?)

I haven’t linked to it yet on here, but I started a book blog a bit ago! Today’s post is about having a cold, and of course tea is mentioned as one of the ways to feel better: http://jackiemania.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/comfort-reading/

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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