1794 Tasting Notes

75

I think the key is not to steep this tea for too long. At 3.5 minutes the ginger is at just the right strength although I do wish that the peach flavour was stronger, although it’s still detectable. It does taste a bit on the astringent side today for some reason.

This is my last bag of this (it was part of a green tea sampler) but I’d buy this tea again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

I need to find a loose leaf version of this

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85

So I decided to follow suit with everyone else and drink an almond tea (marzipan is close as I have). The nutty-sweet, uncomplicated flavour is great after a big supper (the boyfriend made a wonderful steak) and the hint of rooibos tartness is nice without being too harsh or unpleasent.

This one is definite on my (short) list of rooibos teas that I actually enjoy drinking.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Mate by Blue Teapot
1794 tasting notes

It’s been awhile since I’ve drunk this so I decided to give it a go for something different today. The taste is very vegetal as I’ve said before but it has a richness to it that’s nice enough. I am noticing that I feel more awake and energetic, which is a point in this drink’s favour.

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

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80

Yawns This is a good wake-up call this early in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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65

This tea brews up a beautiful deep red colour and it smells like hot fruit punch!

As for taste I hate to say it but it’s quite similar to every other ‘tart’ tea out there where the flavour is dominated by the hibiscus. It isn’t nearly as bad as in some teas (Stash I’m looking at you guys) and I am getting faint notes of other fruits so I’m willing to give this one points for that. Definitely nothing recognizable as mango though, although I might try less steeping next time and see if that alters the flavours at all.

On an unrelated note: Artichoke Green Tea?! What the hell Adagio?!?!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

This does smell and taste baked but it’s almost more a yeasty, fresh-baked bread sort of taste. But I’m also noticing a vegetable-like undertone, almost like spinach. Cooked spinach and bread? Spinach bread? XD

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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50

I figured with all the horrible stress I’ve been under that my body could use a bit of a clean-up, here’s hoping it actually helps.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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65

I’m not sure how old this is, it’s been sitting in my mother’s cupboard for an unknown length of time so the quality might not be up to par. Still it’s a pleasent, smooth tea that’s easy to drink early in the morning.

One question, what exactly is supposed to be IN an English Breakfast tea? I’ve heard in various places that it’s supposed to be: pure Keemun, a blend of Ceylon and Assam, a blend of Ceylon, Assam and Darjeeling, pure Ceylon, the list goes on. So which one is the ‘true’ English Breakfast???

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
teafiend

I was thinking about that today when I had some of the Twinnings verison. They of course don’t include whats in it, only black tea.
After looking around, I think any blend of all the above is considered English Breakfast. But then what makes it English vrs. Irish? Tre confused, someone needs to answer this…

Kitch3ntools

so you got me looking and i found this silly website that kind of explains whats in “english breakfast” and alot more information than need be http://www.mrbreakfast.com/ask.asp?askid=22

threewhales

Thank you for the above link kitch3ntools!!! It was very informative:)

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80

Rrr, I need to get a filter with a finer mesh for this tea because I HATE having to pick bits of rooibos and chamomille out of my teeth after I drink it!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Russian Caravan by Tea Center
1794 tasting notes

It might not be my absolute favorite, but this is a great tea to drink on a cold, blustery day when I can practically feel winter stretching out it’s hands.

This is the first time I’ve tried brewing tea with those little T-Sac pouches. It’s less cleaning-up and fewer stray leaves left in my cup but I think it maybe ‘blocks’ some of the flavour a little bit.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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