545 Tasting Notes

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Yes, I’ve had this one before too, also during The Great Unlogged Period. It’s from the 2011 Xmas sampler.

This tastes exactly like hot rainbow sherbet in a cup with some black tea underneath that comes out more as the cup cools. This was my first tea of the day yesterday.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
CupofTree

wow this one sounds incredibly interesting

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74

This morning I steeped this one as my wake up cup for a change from A&D’s R29 Ceylon of the past two mornings. It was rich and flavorful and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

2nd steep: 8 mins 30 secs
With breakfast of over easy eggs with siracha and multigrain toast with butter and strawberry conserves.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
DaisyChubb

YUM wish I could have joined you for breakfast

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70

Yesterday morning I steeped this one again as my wake up cup and it provided the same tasty goodness it had the previous morning. I think the addition of quite a bit more leaf to these A&D teas is proving to be quite a good thing. I am again finding myself reaching for plain black teas first thing in the morning instead of pondering which flavored black tea called to me.

2nd steep: 7 mins
With breakfast of over easy eggs with siracha and multigrain toast with butter and strawberry conserves.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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53

Backlogging. 2 days ago. Sunday night.

Yet another tea that I’ve drank half a box of already but didn’t log during The Great Unlogged Period. I don’t have a lot to say about this one. General berry flavor more than blueberry and tart.

For this cup, I added honey, thinking to try it as a last night throat soother for a break from Lemon Zinger with honey. This tea really does not work with honey. But I suspected that might be the case.

From previous cups, I know steeping for only three minutes brought out the berry more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Missy

Lol, I like “the Great Unlogged Period.”

CupofTree

me too haha

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol There was actually a Great Unlogged Period followed by two brief Unlogged Occupations.

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70

Yesterday morning I tried out the new and improved leaf amount from A&D’s Holiday Blend on this one. I had been having the same problem with this tea – on the weak side and kind of generic tasting. And boy did it help! So much more yum now. I taste oatmeal or some kind of warm grain with maybe a touch of hay or straw as it cools.

2nd steep: 7 mins
With honey. Soothing to my still sore throat and newly developed cough. (But it’s okay because I’m actually feeling much better and like I’m on the getting over end of this cold.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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74

Yes, I have a cold in the middle of August. Wtf is up with that?

So yesterday morning I wanted a cup of black tea and honey. But I’d finished all my black teas that I knew went well with honey. Time to try something new. I had originally thought to try the R29 Ceylon. Indeed, I had opened the cupboard to grab it but was pulled to make this again even though I thought it would not taste right with honey. Boy was I ever wrong. This was so good and soothing with honey and carrying all the yummy characteristics of my last time having it, just muted a bit by the sweetness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

Hope you get well quickly…sniff!

Missy

Get well soon :D

The DJBooth

Such a good tea I’m sad I was not able to get this one when I still had a chance…feel better soon!

Skulleigh

Ugh, summer colds. Hope it doesn’t linger long!

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74

Backlogging. 3 days ago. Tuesday morning.

On a whim, I added even more leaf than the last time and omg so so good. This is it. I actually really like this tea now and can’t wait to try it again like this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Backlogging. 4 days ago. Monday night.

I remember this tea being so weak no matter how I steeped it that I ended up having to use two bags to get a decent flavor. However, I used a small mug this time so I decided to steep just one bag the maximum recommended time. It came out sickeningly strongly spiced with no tea taste at all. I could only drink half the cup. I think I have about 6 bags left and I think it’ll be awhile before I have this one again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

It’s only good if you’re SICK! WHAT? You don’t like something from COLORADO? What’s wrong with you?! I’ve been on the factory tour?! The best part is stepping in the MINT ROOM! It knocks you over! Haaaa! (I only like the tea with the tiger on it …Bengel Spice or whatever…

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol I’m jealous. My parents and my youngest sister have been. Her husband was stationed at the Air Force base near Denver when they were dating. They too said the same thing about the mint room. lol And they brought home an absolute ton of teas from there that you cannot get here. My fave was a Vanilla Honey Chamomile.

Nicole

I liked the Honey Vanilla Chamomile as well. :)

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74

Backlogging. 4 days ago. Monday morning.

Had to see if I could replicate yesterday’s delicious experience. I could. Omg this tea is so much better now.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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74

Backlogging. 5 days ago. Sunday morning.

I tried even a bit more leaf that morning and it was so much better. I could taste a stronger tea now and notes of things, like richness, chewiness, and a hint of smoke.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

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