1848 Tasting Notes

drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
1848 tasting notes

A yummy pot of tea with my bagel this cold and rainy morning! It was quite good, but I think Queen Catherine would have been the better choice to go with my asiago bagel. I hadn’t had one before – our Panera is new, always packed, and usually sold out of LOTS of stuff unless you go really early. The asiago bagel tastes almost identical to my homemade cheese bread, so now I really really want to make homemade cheese bread…

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Boiling

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I usually like this one, but today it followed Emperor’s Red by Premium Steap, and that is a hard act to follow. Since I was taking my tea without additions, this one was a bit astringent. With milk it would have been much better. A great Ceylon, though, especially if you take your Ceylons with milk and sugar.

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Boiling

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drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
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Yummy! This was the first tea party tea today, and was very well-liked. So smooth, chocolate-y aroma, and honey notes. Delicious just as it is!

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Boiling

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The final tea party tea today! This is always a winner. You could almost call it “Paris Light.” We needed something smooth and flavorful to end the tea tasting. Lovely! I still wish it came in loose leaf. Harney and Sons is considering offering it that way, so if you have tried it and like it, send them a message or post on their facebook page and maybe we will get it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
1848 tasting notes

A good morning, even though my Everything Bagel was stale! If I skip a week or so having this tea I forget that it has a touch of smoke, and when I make it next I fall in love with it all over again. So glad my one pound bag came – I don’t want to be without this one!

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
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So so good! This tea is rich, full-bodied, sweet, and honeyed like no other. What a fabulous tea! Even my guests drank it sans additions today, and they are sugar and milk people. I love my Golden Monkey so much. Can’t run out of this one – must get more on the next order!

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Ruby #18 by A Southern Season
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Oh my! I LOVE this tea! I think this is the first tea I ever had sans additions. You can not oversteep it – it just won’t get bitter! It is so soothing to my dry throat right now. It rebrews beautifully, which is a good thing because I have one more student to teach!

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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I want TEA! But it is late, and I want something strong because it is very cold. So I made this but added a bit of ground clove and some freshly ground cinnamon. I couldn’t find any ginger anywhere! I must have used it all. It is a nice, fresh, satisfying cup for after chicken soup!

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Boiling

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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An everything bagel, a whole 22 oz pot of tea, and a rainy Sunday with the down comforter on the bed ready for my nap. Ahhhhhh….

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1848 tasting notes

Ha! Adding a tasting note on someone else’s tasting of this tea! My youngest daughter has been afraid of Catherine for a long time. She tried it once and loved it, but then forgot how much she liked it and was put off by the lightly smokey aroma and would drink it no more. I talked her into trying it again today and she pronounced it, “A really seductive cup of tea.” Now THAT’S good tea!

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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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