882 Tasting Notes

95

I had this one earlier today. I love cinnamon teas, and I really love this cinnamon tea. For some reason I only drink this during the autumn and winter, but when I do drink it I enjoy it so much. It’s wonderful plain, but add a little sugar and it’s like liquid Red Hots candy. Yum.

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93
drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
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I can’t decide if this is an fall tea or not. The name is certainly appropriate for this time of year, and I am a big fan of Halloween. The tea itself has a wonderful spearmint and vanilla flavor, and there is a nice creamy feeling to it as well. It’s a great tea to unwind and relax with, and given that that’s exactly what I’m aiming to do today I guess that makes this an excellent fall tea. ;-)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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86
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I woke up earlier than I intended to a cold rainy day and a chilly house. A great time to drink this, one of my favorite fall teas. In fact, I think I’m going to spend today drinking fall inspired teas, or at least teas that remind me of autumn. This one could end up in my cup several times today. The mix of cranberry, almond, and vanilla is soooo good!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
carol who

I love those fall teas. too. Some should be coming your way soon. :)

Rosehips

I love to drink this when its rainy. Its just so lovely.

Veronica

Carol. I know, and I’m so excited! I’ve been thinking about which teas I want to add to the box, and it’s not even here yet. :)

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93

Yet another Whispering Pines tea. I’m on a roll!

I’m drinking the old version of this blend. I steeped it for seven minutes and was rewarded with notes of honey, chocolate, malt, cinnamon, bread, and smoke in an almost syrupy thick tea. Oh, so good. I’ve already resteeped the leaves once. I’m going to steep them one more time to eek out all of the yummy goodness in this blend.

I only have one serving of this left, and while the hoarder in me wants to hold on to it I think I’m going to finish it off this weekend so I can get the new version of this tea with my next WPT order.

Win! Win!

Lariel of Lórien

There is an actual S’mores tea? Yums!

Veronica

There is, and it is amazing. :)

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90

Tea of the morning. This is an unusual Keemun. It’s light and fruity with underlying honey notes. There might be a little chocolate, but the plum, raisin, and dried date notes are at the forefront. I pick up the pine – very light and clean – in the smell, but I don’t taste it. There’s no smoke even at the end of the sip. Overall, I like this a lot. For me, this is an afternoon tea. I think the lighter body and soft sweetness of the tea will be wonderful as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

My order from Whispering Pines arrived today, and I’m happy to have this one back in my cupboard and my cup. It’s biscuity with notes of squash, malt, honey, stone fruit and salted caramel. Delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Lariel of Lórien

All hail the Ailaoshan!

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96

Tea of the morning. I feel like I’m in a loop with my breakfast teas, but I like them all so much that drinking them over and over again is a pleasure. Today it is North Winds, and the molasses note I tasted last time showed up today, too. I’m not sure if I missed it in all of my previous cups or if the flavor is stronger in this particular set of leaves, but regardless it is really, really delicious. It lends a fall flavor to an already full bodied tea. So, chocolate, cherry, malt, and molasses… is it any wonder that I’m happy to wake up to this tea?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cheri

I really should order more of this one, too. It’s delicious.

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92

Tea of the morning. I sipped on this while sitting on my front porch watching the lunar eclipse. Everything was calm and lovely. I enjoyed the mix of fruity, spicy, malty notes in this tea while watching nature do her thing.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
882 tasting notes

Taking a tea break. Love having a few minutes of calm with one of my favorite teas. I continue to be a fan of the bergamot and vanilla blend in this tea. Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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92

A malty, raisin-y, cocoa-y cup of awesome.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.

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