1027 Tasting Notes

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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I used my last tea bag, and I have to say that this will go back on my wishlist. It’s a great vanilla/eggnog tea, and I enjoyed having it around this winter. I’ll definitely pick up another box if I spot it on the shelves next fall.

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80

This was my morning tea. I wanted something minty, and I really like the smoothness of the mint in this blend. I still have a fair amount of this left, so I’ll probably focus on drinking it down over the next few weeks. I know once spring arrives I won’t want to drink my winter/holiday teas, and I don’t want them to just sit for months and months. It’s a tough job… ;-)

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90
drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Wegmans
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I had this tea earlier this evening, and it was every kind of yummy. As always, I added sugar and milk, and, as always, it tasted like a delicious almond cookie.

This is so good I think I’m going to buy a bunch of it the next time I’m at the store just to have on hand. I’m afraid they’ll take it off the shelf soon since it’s part of the winter tea line. I’m not ready to run out of this tea/dessert-in-a-cup yet!

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

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96
drank Anji Bai Cha by Nannuoshan
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My last Nannnuoshan for today. I’ll save the oolongs for tomorrow. ;-)

Oh my goodness, I love this one. It’s smooth and buttery with a light sweetness and a delicate sugar snap pea flavor. I felt like I was drinking something decadent as I sipped, and I can honestly say I’ve never thought that about a green tea before. This tea definitely took me to my happy place. The quality of the tea is excellent, and it resteeps very well (a big bonus in my book).

Another one for my wishlist. Thank you, Nannuoshan for the chance to sample such a nice tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I am so excited for mine to arrive, Anji Bai Cha is one of my favorite teas ever!

Ubacat

So looking forward to trying this tea!

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90

This is a good one. There’s lots of malt, bread, chocolate and smoky notes, and they’re all very well balanced. It’s not a heavy tea, but it’s a full tea – if that makes any sense. I like the amount of smoke in this tea as it enhances the other notes in a really nice way. To be honest, everything about his tea is really nice. It’s just super tasty, and it’s going on my wishlist.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
TeaTiff

Nannuoshan has caught my eye. Must be all the reviews:) Which tea that you have tried is your favorite? You seem to have very similar taste as mine.

Veronica

I really like this one and I like the Anji Bai Cha. If you like green teas I’d give that one a try. It’s like springtime in a cup.

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89
drank Long Jing Shi feng by Nannuoshan
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This is another sample sent to me from Nannoshan. Thank you!

The first thing I noticed was how incredibly well sealed the Nannoshan sample packages are. I had to pull out my heavy duty scissors to cut through the packaging. Once I did get the sample open I could smell a nutty/vegetal scent from the leaves. I also noticed that the dry leaves were long and a beautiful bright green.

Once steeped the flavor was not as strong as I was expecting given the smell of the dry leaves. Instead there was a soft nutty flavor and a light sweetness. There was also a bit of a mineral note at the finish. The tea tasted clean and very fresh. Even though the flavor was soft it had a brightness to it as well that I really like in high quality Long Jing.

I kept wanting to say there’s a floral note in this tea, but there’s not. The natural sweetness of the tea along with the over all softness of the cup gives the impression of something floral-like. Overall, a very nice cup.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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100

Tea of the morning. I felt like it had been a long time since I’d last had this one, but apparently it’s only been a few weeks. That just reinforces how much I love this tea. Not having it in my cup for almost is month is way too long. To make up for the time we spent apart I’ve already had three cups of this lovely today. I love the baked bread and molasses notes as well as the salted caramel note at the end of the sip. The resteep was a bit more malty and earthy, but the other flavors continued to be present as well. Really, really enjoyable.

This is just a cup of yum.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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My life has been crazy hectic (in the best possible way) lately. Even though things are good I’m still feeling a bit frazzled just because I’m so busy. As a remedy, I was determined to carve out a little time for myself tonight to relax, read some of my favorite blogs, and drink some comforting tea. Since I love me some vanilla I made a big mug of this and am enjoying each and every sip. It’s a cup of vanilla deliciousness. Oh yeah, this is exactly what I’ve been wanting.

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100
drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
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Tea of the morning. Still loving this one.

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

This tea never disappoints!

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87
drank Tanyang Gongfu by Nannuoshan
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Thank you Nannuoshan for this sample!

After reading a brief description of the teas from a card Gabriele included in my samples box I thought this sounded like a nice late morning tea. The dry leaves are thin and wiry and smell like dry hay with a slight cocoa note underneath. The tea steeped to a much lighter color than I was expecting given the four minute steep time, but the results were lovely. There was a nice toasted grain flavor with hints of cocoa slipping in and out as I drank. As the tea cools there was more of a bready note at the front of the sip, which was nice in combination with the other flavors. Even with its lighter color I’d say this is a solid medium bodied tea, and I enjoyed having it in the late morning, but I also think it would be great as an afternoon tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 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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