1041 Tasting Notes

96

Finishing off my last bit of this chocolate-cherry-molasses-malty goodness today. It’s as delicious as always, and, while sipdowns of my favorite teas usually make me sad, I know I’ll be ordering more of this as soon as November rolls around.

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

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100

Tea of the morning. I’m absolutely enchanted by this tea. It has a nice toasty note as well as lemon and rose. As the tea cools the muscatel flavor appears which blends beautifully with the citrus and floral notes. So, so good!

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94

Peppermint and vanilla… I like. I also like the ease of a tea bag when I’m tired, so I often reach for bagged herbals in the evening. This one is simple but good. I’m impressed that the vanilla holds its own with the mint given how stong the mint is in this blend.

TeaBrat

I bought this today… ran out from last year :)

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86
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1041 tasting notes

Sore throat? Check. Ears hurt? Check. Scratchy throat? Check.

Oh well, at least I have good tea. This is soothing and tasty at the same time. Definitely one of the under appreciated H&S blends.

Cameron B.

I always get earaches when I’m sick, too… Hate it. :(

Fjellrev

Aww, hope you get better soon!

Fjellrev

And I totally agree, it’s underrated to the max.

TeaTiff

Hope you get feeling better.

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100

Tea of the morning. I woke up to frost on the ground this morning, and I knew I wanted this in my mug. It’s so warming and unique. There’s a sweet fruity note along with smoke and spice. The combination is absolutely delicious. The end of the sip is very clean leaving just a touch of heat in the back of the throat. Nice.

I removed my infuser a minute earlier than I normally do, and the difference was amazing. There’s a lot less smoke and the longan fruit note is much more pronounced. Because I’m a fan of smoke I’ll keep to a longer steep time, but this one was very nice, too.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
1041 tasting notes

Tea of the morning. This is full of nice, rich chocolate notes as well as roasted grain. The end of the sip is a tad dry, but it’s not unpleasant. So good as my morning eye opener.

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

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100

This has been in my cup all day. There’s the flavor of good crusty bread along with a squash-like note mixed with honey. The end of the sip is all salted caramel. Mercy all, I do love this tea.

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

This sounds amazing. Salted caramel, crusty bread…mmmmm :D

gmathis

Sounds like that could be breakfast all on its own!

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96

Still drinking this. Still loving it. I feel like I’ve settled into a set of teas that I really enjoy which makes for happy sipping but terribly boring tasting notes. Not sure what to do about that. I can say that I have enough leaf left for one more serving of this, and then I’ll be able to order the new version of this tea. Yay!

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

Haha I have 2 servings of this left that I have been hording b/c this is sooo good. I should just finish them and then it will give me an excuse to order more right? Love love love this one.

lolainred

I do love this tea, too.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

So excited to hear what people think of the new one! :D

Lariel of Lórien

There is a new version? Nobody told me.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yep! It was announced in my “Big News” post :-) Launched a few days ago! :D

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96

Comfort tea. My son and I were in a car accident earlier today. We, as well as the driver of the other car, are fine (thank goodness!), but it still rattled me. I’ve been extra jumpy and sensitive, so I decided to calm myself with this lovely tea. Right now it’s everything I need it to be – hot, soothing, delicious, and easy to resteep. Sigh.

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

Glad you are alright… how’s the car? This kind of thing really can shake you up!

darby

Oh no! Take care. Accidents, no matter how small, can rattle you for life! My hubby complains about my back seat driving because of an accident I was in.

Veronica

Thanks. The car is dented but we can still drive it. I’ve been in an accident before but never with my child in the car. That’s what shook me up the most. My son, on the other hand, has already moved passed it and is happily playing in his room.

Darby, I completely understand! I backseat drive for the same reason. This is the second time I’ve been hit because someone didn’t see me in their blind spot. I want to tell everyone I drive with “Check your blind spot!” over and over again.

Terri HarpLady

Glad you’re ok!

caile

Glad you are ok!

Michelle

So glad you are okay and that the tea eased your nerves!

Cheri

I’m so glad you’re okay. It is scary when you’re in an accident like that. I had my share earlier this year, and I know I spent quite a while afterward being paranoid about other cars on the road and in parking lots.

Veronica

Thanks everyone!

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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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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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