1771 Tasting Notes

I had enough for another cup of this, and though I was not overly enamored of my first attempt at pu-erh, I decided it was worth it to try it again.
And I’m glad I did! I used a bit less leaf, and steeped it less aggressively, and this time a creamier cup came out, with notes of the toffee, as promised!
I still don’t think I’m going to be leaping into the world of pu-erh, but I might mosey in.
Just goes to show that, if you can, always give tea a second chance.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1771 tasting notes

I have a little more time on Tuesday mornings, before I have to go to work. This means I brew a proper pot, and use one of my tea cups and saucers, as opposed to the mug I’ll haul around with me on busier mornings.
This was the tea I decided I would brew today, and am glad it was in the pot, as it was a particularly difficult morning.
I was getting dressed, and could not get the zipper of my dress up. When I tried to move it down, it would not go down either. So I spent a good while today trying to either get my dress on or off, and had to end up cutting the zipper (which had broken), to get me out, and then throw together another outfit to wear to work.
Sheesh. Its gonna be one of those days, isn’t it? Bleh! At least I started the day off right.

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This is the sort of tea that, when you drink it, you suspect is good for you.
Its a bit herb-y, and maybe its the name, but you get the sense that someone sits, sipping this tea, musing on the existence of the universe and other great mysteries of our time.
I was a bit afraid of it (green & black blends do not always work for me), but it was actually fairly nice. I don’t think I’ll buy any, but I wouldn’t turn down a cup.
And a sample sipdown! Yippie!

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Argh Monday! And that particular kind of Monday where you are tired, all the clients are calling with complicated things, and all the appointments are running late. Simultaneously people are walking in off the street with no appointments, everyone is grumpy, and you suspect lunch will be late.
This is a very cuddly sort of rooibos, warm, with a touch of nuttiness to it which is pleasant.
I’ve really liked trying this one! And its helped with this bonkers morning.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
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I’ve had a few sachets of this since my original review, and I’ve reordered my thoughts somewhat.
In terms of chocolate mint teas, I like Harney and Sons version better. Its richer, creamier, and generally feels more like a mint chocolate.
This is thinner, and the chocolate note is fading to the mint note. But its not bad. I’m certainly not going to have any trouble drinking this, and I’ll even enjoy these cups.
Ahhh, but a cup of tea is nice this morning. It was a long weekend, very busy, and not as much sleep as I’d like. I forsee much tea today.

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My first try of Golden Snail!
This is so mellow, so warm, and almost yeasty in flavor and smell. I am reminded very strongly of bread.
I’m glad I’ve got more, as I can tell that there are layers and layers upon flavors, things that would be very fun to try and taste in the depths of this tea.
But today I got a warm, malty tea with an almost “chewy” mouthfeel, and overall a warm feeling.
Golden snail! I love that there are teas call Golden Snail.

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It was so much fun to try this!
Warm, woody, nutty, a bit odd, this tea was a good way to pep up the afternoon.

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My goal to taste all the teas (currently in my cupboard) is mostly an exciting challenge! Look at this tea! Didn’t it sound good when you got it? Why havn’t you tried it yet? Get crackin!
And then there are the teas that I have trepidation.
Poor pu-erh, a teas that I live in apprehension over. Its probably not pu-ehr’s fault, I’ve hardly had any of it. But I cant move past the idea that this is a tea that is Not For Me.
No good reason there.
Super Starling! sent me this, as we share a love of all things sweet, but though caramel and toffee sound delightful, I’m wavering at the pu-erh.
But I’m being brave, so I brewed it.
I don’t taste a single note of caramel or toffee, alas. Just te pu-erh, which remains not my favorite. Oh well.

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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Its been a bit of a rough morning, I had to have a somewhat urgent doctors appointment before work, but the good news is that I am alright. I am quite glad about that!
But I started my day with this, which was comforting and nice, I’m pleased to say. There are those mornings when you just need that niceness.


Glad to hear you are ok!


Glad you’re ok too!

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drank Orange and Spice by Bigelow
1771 tasting notes

Wait, I’ve had this before? Yes, it looks as if I must have!
I was sent a teabag of this by, of all things, a perfume vendor, who adds little surprises to her packages. It was a nice touch, though I like the perfume better than this tea.
This is not the Christmas in a cup that I was expecting with a name like orange and spice. I don’t get either orange or spice, actually. I get hibiscus and maybe the tinest hint of orange?
In any case, it was hot and soothing on the throat today.


I’ve written elsewhere that this is the herbal version of Constant Comment, which is a nostalgia/comfort tea for me. I agree that it’s not as strong as you’d expect, but it’s still pretty tasty.


Oh is that it! I knew this seemed familiar, and I can see what a comforting sort of blend this would be.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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