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1112 Tasting Notes

YUM! This tea is SUCH a treat! It always takes me by surprise when this wee tea bag produces such an amazingly robust and flavorful tea. The coconut is sweet and in combination with the spices and the milk I added, it tastes like a creamy liqueur! If I was still giving ratings, this would totally be a 100.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Cold, grey, miserable. A paper to finish. Mountain Malt is definitely the “best tea for the day” (like Little Edie picks the “best costume for the day” – any other Grey Gardens fans here?)

Strong and flavorful. Get up and go in a cup. A classic with milk and sugar. I made the 16 oz mug, and oh, it is making all the difference!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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In the throes of paper writing. Oh my poor pea brain! I needed something heartening this afternoon, and this one really did the trick. Sweet, but not too. Invigorating, but in a mellow way – no jumpiness. Comforting with a little milk and sugar. Thank you, dear Coconut!

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drank Ginger by Yogi Tea
1112 tasting notes

I think I got it! 2 cups water, 1 of these bags, 2 slices crystallized ginger, good squirt of honey in each cup. It’s very flavorful without having your lips on fire :) Still a leeeeetle too much black pepper for my taste, but I can deal with it this way.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1112 tasting notes

I’m getting scatterbrained – forgot to log this from last night! We had the rest of our Girl Scout cookies and a nice cup of this :) So good that I only had one Girl Scout cookie because I was enjoying the tea so much. I can not say the same for my husband ;)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
1112 tasting notes

I am drinking my final few leaves of my precious! I have been so dreadfully busy that I haven’t even had time to breathe yet alone go to the tea store, but this calls for an emergency! I am going to schedule AN APPOINTMENT ON MY CALENDAR on pay day (Thursday!) so I can go to Premium Steap and get my roasty friend (and ashmanra! I am going to send some to you!!!! and mrawlins2 – I am going to send your package! I am the worst tea friend when I get crazy like this!! I AM SORRY!)!

Anyway – enough of my psychosis! The tea :) Perfection as usual. Roastyfruity. Chocolateyearthy. So easy to drink. Impossible to oversteep. Love, love, love.

EDIT: I posted a pic on my twitter account of how large and beautiful these leaves are after they are steeped! http://twitter.com/#!/jackiemania

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Yunnan Golden Buds by Samovar
1112 tasting notes

Sweet, light, delightful! I’m having this one in honor of the very spring-like weather we are experiencing today! It tastes like new green shoots coming out of the ground and and sun on your skin!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1112 tasting notes

Girl Scouts were set up in the train station with Girl Scout cookies! Horray! I picked out a box of Peanut butter ones and could not wait until I was finally done class at 9pm to get home, make a nice pot of Vanilla Comoro, and RELAX! The vanilla and caramel were lovely with the cookies! I felt very happy to have some true tea flavor plus Sleeping Ability :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kristen

I have already downed a box of those peanut butter cookies! They are yummy. I love the thin mints too.

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drank Golden Monkey by Premium Steap
1112 tasting notes

Graduation fair today! I had one quick steep before I had to run downstairs and help students all day. It was a good, roasty steep but all too rushed. Ah – next time I will take my time and have a nice bagel with it to make up for it!

Heyes

After a crazy thing like a graduation fair, you’re going to need a nice brew to recover!

ashmanra

You should. After all, this is “Golden Monkey that tastes like a Panyang Congou and goes well with an everything bagel” tea. I think you need a peaceful, reflective moment with a cuppa, a bagel, and schmeer!

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I just finished three languorous steeps of this delight. A good tea base will do that for you :) :) :) I love that sort of roasty fine tea flavor with the bright citrus. I really could drink this every day.

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

I have this already, but my heart still went “pitty pat” with joy when I friend gave me a baby tin from the tea chest because they just didn’t want to try it! I will definitely drink it!

Doodleology

I love earl grey and have yet to try the Supreme. Need to get a sample of this at some point for sure.

ashmanra

Oh do! This one is sooo good. I have several kinds of Earl Grey but this one is my favorite!

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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

Location

Collingswood, NJ

Website

http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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