1842 Tasting Notes

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Stash Tea Company
1842 tasting notes

As soon as I poured in the water the infusion turned bright red. Y halo thar hibiscus. ⌐_⌐

The taste is of something I’d not quite describe as apple (apple and hibiscus together maybe?) which gives it an odd sweet-then-fruity-then-tart sucession of flavours. It’s mixed with some rather nice and mild spices – I’m tasting cinnamon and what might be allspice or possibly nutmeg.

It’s not bad, like most of Stash’s herbal-fruit teas it doesn’t need the hibiscus (or at least not as much) but in my opinion it’s better than most produced by this company.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

Steeps 2 & 3 of this tea were good too. #2 was maybe even a touch stronger than the first one because the leaves had time to untwist and open fully. It tasted a noticably thinner on the third steep so I don’t think I’ll take it any further tonight. One of these days I’ll see how many steeps I can wring out of this tea. :D

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Rena Sherwood

Just how large is your tea cabinet? Or do you have a warehouse? :-)

Jillian

Hah, I wish! It’s a small corner cabinet so it’s not that big (although the boyfriend says otherwise). XD

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I haven’t been brave enough to try more than three steeps on any tea. One day I will though.

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80

The leaves are really neat to look at, dry they’re a dark grey colour and loosely twisted – they’re also very big, which makes judging how much leaf to put in a bit difficult. When they’re steeping the leaves turn green but with reddish-brown spots, almost like the tea is rusting. Of course I know this is caused by the partial fermentation but it looks quite neat. The brew is fairly light, the colour of pale amber when I did the first steep at 4 minutes.

This tea goes surprisingly well with leftover chinese food – or maybe not so surprising considering the origins of this tea. It’s seems to make the tea taste particularly light and fruity, like peach maybe.

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80

Mmmm, peachy-keen.

Sorry, I’m just not feeling terribly creative or verbose today. :/

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

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80

Hopefully this will help me wake up and get me ready to face the day. :D

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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65

Fruity but not really what I’d called mango or passionfruit though, sadly. I want to love this tea but it’s just not doing that much for me.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90
drank My Friend by Bag Ladies Tea
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I had to make myself another cup of this. Caramel and vanilla, mmmmm.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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35
drank Japanese Treasures by Blue Teapot
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I’ve got maybe 2 cups worth of tea left.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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This seems to be a morning staple for me, mostly because when I first wake I’m too sleepy cough lazy cough to want to fiddle around with strainers and loose-leaf tea.

Yes, I’m bad. I know.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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38
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
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Does this count as adding to the ‘Vanilla Vogue’? I added some honey to the tea and that improved the flavour slightly from the last time I drank this tea – I’m actually getting a bit of vanilla now, though it’s still pretty weak.

I’m also, incidently, eating a bowl of Vanilla-Almond Honey Crisp cereal. XD

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Angrboda

It’s got vanilla, it counts.

Jillian

Yay. :D

Rena Sherwood

In my younger days, when I had money and wasn’t yet on Prozac, I would pair teas with the scents of candles, bubble baths and body lotion. All you need is vanilla body lotion, bubble bath or scented candle to complete the vanilla universe.

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