1855 Tasting Notes

drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
1855 tasting notes

Thank you to JacquelineM for this tea! I didn’t realize I hadn’t added it to my cupboard until I sign on to add a tasting note.

Hubby and I split a toasted Everything Bagel with cream cheese for lunch today, and this was my lovely, lovely, chocolately roasty tea to go with! I drank the whole pot by myself, and fixed a pot of Marco Polo for hubby (I am adding a tasting note from him for that tea) since that is his new favorite. Merry Christmas to all the Steepsterites!

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Breakfast with hubby today – he’s off work! Yay! Made a liter pot ( with the Jungle Love cozy!) of this to go with cheese toast and toasted buttermilk bread with blackberry preserves. It was good, but had begun to get bitter at the end as it cooled. Added milk to counteract but still ended up with heartburn. Not a bad tea usually, though. Note to self: drink it faster!

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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One of my students who has tea with me each week brought a tin of this as a Christmas gift! EEEEE! I made a pot of it today and hubby tried it for the first time and guess what? HE LIKED IT! He is a man who commits to few teas, so this is an important event! Delicious, of course.

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Sandy

I am so glad he LIKED it and you got the tea you were craving. Good tea experience all around!

JacquelineM

That is a FANTASTIC present!!!!!

Meghann M

Such a terrific present, you are a lucky lady to have nice students. Glad that your husband liked it.

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
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Two steeps of this today – the second is surprisingly good. There are few teas I really like on the resteep, but some of the best teas take it very well. This was a tea party tea, and today we were joined by an 8 year old boy! He liked it very well. Amazing mom exposing her kids to good tea from a very young age! This went with freshly made bread and blackberry jam, and marshmallow snowmen covered in chocolate!

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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Needed a strong woman beside me today. Went for my biopsy results – not so good, but not the worst it could be. Tea is good. Breast cancer sucks.

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JacquelineM

You are a strong woman too.

“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

and I’m beside you in spirit :)

Sandy

Me too, me too!

ashmanra

Aw, thanks! It means more than you can know!

gmathis

Will keep you in my prayers as I see your posts.

Doodleology

My thoughts are with you.

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Needed a tea to go with a quick lunch and it had to be one that hubby would drink. Ceylon Extra Fancy to the rescue! The leaves are quite large and it is a smooth, very drinkable tea. You won’t stay up at night thinking about it, but it is very servicable and better than reaching for the grocery store stuff. Takes additions nicely, even if you feel like adding cinnamon, cloves, or other flavorings to fancy it up some more.

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I used this as the base for my London Fog tonight, and hubby – who is very picky about his tea and only likes about three different ones – liked it! I made a pot of this tea and added some Sucanat, vanilla, and milk. Yummy!

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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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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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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drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
1855 tasting notes

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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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.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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