drank Hooghly Holler by Culinary Teas
1828 tasting notes

It has been a loooong time since I had this one. I remembered liking it pretty well. It was the first tea of tea party today. Today was a special tea party day because we were celebrating youngest daughter’s birthday! We had butter cake with boiled chocolate frosting and ice cream and cookies.

I used boiling water but only a three minute steep because I couldn’t quite remember how I made this in the past and I thought I remembered it needing a shorter steep time than many of our black teas.

This tea smells like a great berry tea, and the first two cups we had were awesome. The tea was smooth and the berry flavors were fresh and sweet. After we had finished trying all three of our teas today I went back to this one for another cup.

Oh dear! It really got astringent as it cooled! I tried reheating it and that helped a little.

This isn’t a bad tea, but be sure to drink it fast! It takes a nasty turn if it sits too long.

Azzrian

Happy Bday to your daughter!

ashmanra

Thank you, Azzrian!

Hesper June

Happy Birthday wishes to you daughter!

ashmanra

Thank you, Hesper June! I will pass that along! Ad I just noticed that this has TWO green teas in it. I had forgotten, and since I wasn’t personally making the tea I didn’t see it so I could use cooler water. I will try this one again very soon with cooler water to see if that tames the dragon that comes out as this cools.

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Azzrian

Happy Bday to your daughter!

ashmanra

Thank you, Azzrian!

Hesper June

Happy Birthday wishes to you daughter!

ashmanra

Thank you, Hesper June! I will pass that along! Ad I just noticed that this has TWO green teas in it. I had forgotten, and since I wasn’t personally making the tea I didn’t see it so I could use cooler water. I will try this one again very soon with cooler water to see if that tames the dragon that comes out as this cools.

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