1855 Tasting Notes

drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1855 tasting notes

Woke up early and had breakfast with a friend who was on her way home from working night shift at the hospital. Bagels, Queen Catherine, Marco Polo, and a great friend. Who could ask for anything more?

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Boiling

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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Delicious pot of tea with hubby this morning. I do find that this tea must be drunk up right away or the last cup is bitter from sediment. That is not a hard task as good as it is! As always on this one, milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Holiday Chai by Stash Tea Company
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I haven’t had teabag tea in quite a while, but since I did I am glad it was this one! I have been longing for something flavorful and this fit the bill. Sweet, spicy but not too spicy, this has mostly clove flavor to me but that hint of rum flavor comes through. A very nice tea, and this is my first ever Stash tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1855 tasting notes

Who else could I possibly drink today?

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Boiling
gmathis

Hope all’s well!

ashmanra

All is well, I guess, but the meds wore off and I am sooooo sore!

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drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
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My first impression – not as good as Harney and Sons Golden Monkey but twice the price. Sticking with Harney and Sons. It does have some of the character of Harney’s GM, but I don’t think it is quite as caramel-y or honeyed. The aroma is very nice. I will try resteeping soon. They recommend 2 to 3 minutes steeping time, while I give Harney’s 4 to 5 minutes and get no bitterness. I have read that this one gets bitter if you leave it longer. We’ll see how the experiments pan out. Sweet hubby bought this for me on his lunch hour while at a class in another city! Mmmmmmwah!

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Boiling
JacquelineM

I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to hit NYC during my break after catching this cold then getting hit with snow, so I placed an order for H&S Golden Monkey and Earl Grey Supreme. It came yesterday and I’m so excited AND relieved. :) :) :)

ashmanra

Two very yummy choices!

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Another tea that ranks as “just okay” and fits the need for tea with a meal. Not bad, but nothing I would rush to place another order if it ran low. In fact, I probably won’t replace it! There are soooo many really yummy teas!

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Boiling

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A decent tea to go with a meal. Strong enough to stand up to red meat, but not so spectacular that I wish I was drinking it by itself. Not bad, and organic to boot.

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Boiling

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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I am so glad I made a pot of this to go with my Everything Bagel today. (Well, just half a bagel because I was splitting with hubby.) We spent FOUR HOURS in the surgical office and diagnostic center for preparations for Thursday’s surgery and my tea and bagel had run out well before we left. I was threatening to eat the plant on the corner table, figuring if it was a poisonous one I was in the right place….a good tea to start the day.

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Boiling
gmathis

Yuck and double yuck on the wait. Did you have a book or fidget toy to keep you docile? (I’d need one, anyway :)

ashmanra

Oh how I wish I had taken a good book. Instead I was subjected to all those hours of some news network giving the same 15 trite stories over, and over, and over…

Sandy

y didn’t you take your ipod? haven’t u learned anything from taking Mima to the doctor?

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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So lovely and rich for Christmas Eve! Had this instead of the Ferraro Rochers – good girl!
Milk and sugar made it decadent.

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Boiling
gmathis

It’s my habitual intention to go for a nice after-dinner cuppa instead of the chocolate, but … well … sometimes you just need both.

ashmanra

My real vice is a homemade chocolate milkshake. Sigh. I MEAN to have tea instead, I really do!

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
1855 tasting notes

When JacquelineM sent me a sample tin of this a while ago, hubby would pick up the tin and sniff appreciately now and then but he was too busy at work to have tea with me and taste it. I finally got him to try it a few days ago and he LOVES it. This is a big deal since up to now he would only drink varying forms of mild Ceylon teas!

He drank a WHOLE POT with his half of the toasted Everything Bagel for lunch. How fortunate that I am getting TWO tins of it for Christmas! :) I was a little deflated, however, when he said, “Mmmm, tastes like Crunchberries.” Not exactly a high falutin’ description of a premium tea, but he DOES love Crunchberries so I supposed it is high praise!

Preparation
Boiling

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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