526 Tasting Notes

61
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
526 tasting notes

My last cup of Lady Grey. I have to admit that I did develop a fondness for the Lady hot with milk. It was a very nice afternoon drink. I don’t see myself going out to get this tea again but I don’t see myself turning a cup away either.

Final Score: 50

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
526 tasting notes

Backlogging:

This tea makes a great bowl of oatmeal. I made the oatmeal with a little bit more tea than I did last time so the consistency wasn’t as gluey. Just drizzling the agave over the oatmeal tasted much better than stirring it in too. I think I finally broke my addiction to using tons of butter, cream, and brown sugar! This way is much tastier and better for you without all of that butter and sugar.

I had to explain to mom what I was doing. She was making faces at me when I was making my oatmeal.

I had the rest of the tea with a little bit of milk. It is definitely a punch you in the face kind of tea. I don’t see myself drinking this all the time but I could see myself getting different samplers of it to see how it tastes from different companies.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
__Morgana__

Never would have thought of using tea to make oatmeal. Interesting idea, though. Did you use milk in the oatmeal as well?

MegWesley

Says I didn’t but there is nothing preventing you from using milk in the oatmeal. I just poured some freshly brewed hot tea over plain dry oats.

MegWesley

That is how you know I’ve been doing Plurk/Twitter for too long. I typed in “says” before my comment. lol!

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69
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
526 tasting notes

Do not forget this tea when you are making it. I came back to pick it up and it was strong! Good but strong. I made this using the extra water left over from having tea with mom. I also added 2 tablespoons of our family’s cocoa mix and a splash of milk in it. It was really good. The tea and the cocoa just blended together. The cocoa didn’t overpower the tea at all.

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61
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
526 tasting notes

Hot with milk. Still good. Nice drink to have right after supper when you are talking with your mom.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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67
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
526 tasting notes

Apparently this is my comfort tea today. I have been having a bad headache and dizzyness since last night and this is the first thing I grab in the morning. It is also apparently one of the teas I really want some milk in. A nice comforting cup of tea.

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50

Backlogging:

When I was making a cup of English Breakfast my boy decided to make himself a cup of this. I had a few mouthfuls and it wasn’t that bad. It didn’t taste as strong as it could have because he had a big glass of water for one little teabag. This was my first time tasting ginger tea so I’m surprised that the ginger wasn’t that strong.

I’m not sure what my impression is on this one. I would try it again but I would want to make it over at my house where I don’t have to use water from an instant coffee maker.

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67
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
526 tasting notes

Backlogging:

I made myself a cup of this when I was over at my boyfriend’s house. I used hot water from their 1-cup instant coffee maker. I had enough sense to run a cup through before putting my teabag in to try to clear out most of the coffee taste. It still had a little bit of coffee residue but didn’t alter the taste of the tea by much. I put a little bit of organic milk in too.

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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61
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
526 tasting notes

Apparently my internet decided to not work for me for a second. Just a long enough second that I couldn’t copy the note that I had just written.

It has been rainy today and I ended up reaching for the Lady since I don’t want to give up on her yet. This time I put milk in my mug before I added the teabag and the boiling water. This allowed the perfumed taste to not be as apparent and made it quite pleasant.

I think the Lady is going to become the staple for my “meh” teas. I would drink it if I was offered it but I wouldn’t go out of my way to pick it up anywhere.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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34
drank Green Tea with Mint by Bigelow
526 tasting notes

I was making a salad and decided that I wanted a cup of tea more than I wanted a glass of Coke. So I decided to drink this tea. Now, to be fair this tea is probably nearing two years old and tasted fine to me last Tuesday. But now I know what I was tasting in the tea was the sugar I added to try to remove the not good taste.

I remember really liking this tea when I got it but not drinking it because I was brewing it too hot and making it bitter. Now, it just doesn’t taste good compared to my other green tea. Maybe it is the age or maybe it is the brand. I don’t know. What I do know is that I got rid of my last four teabags of this because I’m not going to enjoy drinking it.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
526 tasting notes

I think I get hungry with the time. I know my body isn’t telling me to eat because I just ate two hours ago and I’m still full. It is physiological. So, I break out the tea.

My brother came home from school early (half day) so I offered to make him a cup of tea as well. He chose Tension Tamer from Celestial Seasonings. I’m actually surprised anyone in the house likes it.

I got water ready and decided it is time for some Irish Breakfast. I picked out a bigger cup than usual so I might have had twice as much water than what I normally use but I don’t think it is much of a problem for this tea. It is really bold. It really reminds me of coffee and smells a little bit like my dad’s decaf JFG coffee to me. It would be really good first thing in the morning.

I put a little bit of milk in it with some agave nectar. It smoothed out the flavor a bit into something a little bit more low key for right now. Not by much though since I didn’t put that much milk in it. I had my brother try a little bit of it and he likes it. In fact, if I can get up early enough, he would like to have a cup before school. I think I would make it with a little more milk for him. Possibly only a 3 minute steep too so it would help him wake up better but not be too strong for him. He normally drinks herbal tea.

I do like it right now but I’m not really sure what to think about it. I think I would have to drink it a couple more times to really get an opinion on it. I do know one thing, I would probably get some packets of this to help me wake up in the morning at school. It would help wake me up since I am not a morning person and actually help me stay awake. That would be a good thing considering that I have an “early” class at 9 for next semester. And one of them actually requires thought while the other requires I be awake because it is physical activity.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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I like Steepster, but I find that I come and go as I please. I might spend months on here and then disappear for no apparent reason. It depends on how busy my life is.

I have been moving solidly into the loose leaf tea territory lately and loving it. I have a french press I like brewing my teas in and I have all of my teas straight with no additions the first time I try it.

I like to try everything and I am starting to like everything. I love black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea, yerba mate,and honeybush. I’m still not the biggest fan of roobios, but that is probably because I haven’t found the right brand yet.

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