1876 Tasting Notes

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
1876 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
1876 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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Delightful every time!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Chocolate Tea by Harney & Sons
1876 tasting notes

When I first started drinking tea I couldn’t wrap my head around the thought of combining these two flavors. I mean, tea is tea and chocolate is chocolate. I decided to try this one after I enjoyed Florence so much. It is VERY GOOD! It isn’t just Florence minus the hazelnut, either. I add milk and that really intensifies the chocolate flavor, and I do add a bit of sugar but that’s just me! If you wanted a great chocolate dessert and didn’t want a lot of calories, this should take care of it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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First, the leaves smell awesome! And I mean, AWESOME! It is a sweet aroma without really smelling like honey, and TEA! I don’t really smell the smoke in the dry leaves so much. (I opened a packet of lapsang once and thought I had stuck my nose in an ashtray. Yeh, this isn’t like that at all.) The wet leaves DO have the smoky aroma and it is mmm-mmm-good. The tea? Delightful! I added milk and sugar and drank it all on the way to the gym, ooh-ing and aah-ing the whole time. And it is organic! I haven’t had many lapsangs, and I understand that this is supposed to be about the same thing as a bohea if that gives you an idea of the strength of the smoke. No wonder the Dutch came back for more…..

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Lori

Ooooh bohea smoke level is soooo mug better than the typical in your face LS….

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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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