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1769 Tasting Notes

drank Ruby #18 by A Southern Season
1769 tasting notes

Ah, my pale gold treasure! This is the lightest black tea is have ever seen, and is delightful without milk and sugar. It can handle it if you want to add milk and sugar, but this tea has such lovely nuance that I take it plain! Just enjoyed it as a virtual tea party via Skype with my travelling tea friend.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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A mild pu erh, just right today after a heavy lunch and accompanied by some whole wheat low sugar chocolate mini-muffins. Mmmmm….

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank White Tiger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1769 tasting notes

This was a sample sent by TEAEQUALSBLISS. Thanks! The aroma is grape-y, almost like a soft drink or candy. Smells good! The flavor is fruity and good without tasting like candy. It has enough flavor to keep your interest, not enough tartness or fruitiness to overpower. The aroma is the big thing with this one. A good tea, and very refreshing on this hot day.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I bought this one with the intention of drinking it iced, which I have done only once. It is very good iced, but I also enjoy it as a hot tea. It has a strong, fruity aroma, and surprisingly it steeps to a very pale straw color. It has very nice flavor. We drank it unsweetened today, and my friend kept commenting on how very sweet it was. It is a nice tea, not too tart (don’t think of it in the vein of Tazo Passion), and very refreshing in this abominably hot weather! I want to try rebrewing these bags and see what sort of result I get….

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Wonderful tea! I drink this one with no sweetener, no milk. This is one of my little luxury teas that I enjoy in the afternoon with a light snack like tea cookies or little eclairs.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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Excellent cup this morning! It is medium strength, not smoky, not astringent, full of good tea flavor. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Palm Court by Harney & Sons
1769 tasting notes

Drank this side by side with Malachi McCormick’s blend today, and this time I DID notice the astringency. Not that it is terribly astringent, just that when compared to MM it is a noticeable difference. A good tea, I think I like it better for afternoons with a snack than for my mid-morning cup.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Had this one side by side with Palm Court this morning. This tea is what it claims to be – a decent cup of tea and a good breakfast companion. Not pushy, pretty laid back, and nice to be with. Not a lot of smoky keemun flavor, definitely has the smoothing effect of the assam. A good keep-it-in-the-cupboard tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
1769 tasting notes

This tea is FANTASTIC without milk or sugar! One of the few that I can drink that way and really enjoy it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four 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.

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