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50
drank Tropical White by Bewley's
111 tasting notes

Looks like I forgot to add a note for this one.

I’m not really sure it is a tea. That is all.

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67
drank Dublin Morning by Bewley's
50 tasting notes

This was my morning tea of choice this AM. Since I try to get my caffeine in before noon, I really went for it this morning with a strong black tea. My box is almost gone. I enjoyed this tea. Not fancy but reliable. I pretty much knew what I was getting, a tea I can add adequate amounts of sugar and cream to and be truly comforted. A good friend to have on hand.

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71
drank Irish Breakfast by Bewley's
1082 tasting notes

It may not be morning and breakfast has long passed but I am in urgent need for a builders tea (strong, sweet and milky). I’m trying to do my house chores which should have been done on the weekend but I was out of the house most of the time. I need to defrost my freezer and clean the fridge, mop the kitchen and do some clothes washing. I’ve done a few other bits but my back is killing me today, must have been all the walking I did on the weekend. A cup of tea and a little time to relax should do the trick before I carry on.

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This is a nice tea, subtly smoky and malty but smooth and with good strength. Perhaps not as strong as my personal taste for a breakfast tea but not far off. Half way down the cup and it tastes much richer than it did before and with a touch of gentle spice.

Good quality and nice flavour considering it’s a bagged tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

This nearly invincible builders’ tea is reserved especially for snowy and weathery days. (Thus a small tin gifted by ashmanra months and months ago is much like Elijah and the widow’s jar of flour. Good story. You should read it.) Steeped it strong and black, let it go cold on my desk till it was stronger and blacker, sloppily heated it back up in the microwave—still drinkable and kept me propped upright all day.

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

Thick fog this morning. Me and the weather. (Right now, any weather phenomenon that involves moisture is serious atmospheric news.)

So a kick out the door was in order. This did it, although, due to my kitchen sloppiness, I picked up a little bit of yesterday’s Marco Polo in the cup as well. Delicacy with hobnail boots. (Yeah, I know, WASH the tea strainer, don’t just rinse it. I will. Tomorrow. Maybe.)

Bonnie

nice delicacy and hobnail boots

CupofTree

wow too bad I can’t send you some rain, its nearly flooding here because of hurricane Ike out west.

gmathis

Floods aren’t fun, either! We may get some remnants of Isaac by end of the week, so we hear! (Hopefully AFTER he has tamed down!)
Rainy weather is so tea-friendly, though!

CupofTree

oh good, that’ll give you some needed water then! Issac should definitely tame down by then.
yes, rainy weather is the BEST for tea :)

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

The only flavor descriptor you need for this one is STRONG. No chestnuts, berries, hibiscus, or scented blossoms wafting on a gentle breeze. Uh-uh.

Stealing a quote note from my friend ashmanra: “If you want a tea to kick your fanny out the door and remind you to eat your veggies OR ELSE, you can stop looking.” Oh, yeah, how I needed it this morning. Eyes won’t open and I list to one side after zoot-suit swing dancing with my kids in music class yesterday. Strained thigh muscles from doing that goofy thing where you wiggle your knees back and forth and cross/uncross your hands at the same time (and, might I add, loving every minute of it).

Bonnie

Great mental picture! I would have fallen over like a mealy bug and curled up into a ball!

ashmanra

Bonnie: LOL!

gmathis

This is not my bunch, but here’s a sample of what I’ve been up to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFmv5VkxmdQ

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

This time, I let Clipper Gold just barely shake hands with the water (2 min), and it was still sharp and wakey-uppy, but I could taste the subtler notes (burgundy/fruit) and my tongue wasn’t numb ;)

Shorter steep time is a plus when you oversleep and you’re dashing around to get out of the house, huh?

ashmanra

Look at you! Finding that silver lining! :) I am happy to hear you got a little extra sleep, sorry you have to rush, though.

gmathis

Well, maybe I should be a little more accurate. Alarm went off as usual, eyes opened, the rest of me just loitered longer than necessary.

teawing

I dozed a little too long myself this morning, no cup for the ride, had to wait till I got to work for my first one…Yorkshire Gold is doing the trick though :)

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

(The sequel)

This stuff has a mind of its own! Left to its own devices in my fridge, it darkened three shades to dark walnut and strengthened three notches as well. I think this is going to be a go-to iced tea at our house.

For hefty tea lovers only…oops, I meant hefty tea lovers, not hefty tea lovers. I’m medium and I like it just fine.

ashmanra

It scared me. Sandy, too. Their Irish Afternoon is almost TOO weak, though.

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drank Clipper Gold Loose Leaf by Bewley's
1717 tasting notes

In the tin, this looks almost identical to PG tips loose leaf…tiny, crumbly, and dark. Ashmanra advised that all you need to do with Bewley’s is “show the water to the tea.” I let the introduction linger for a little under three minutes, and wow! What a nice, stiff-upper-lip morning wake-up! First flavor equivalent that hit me was “dark wheat toast.” Hefty enough to be breakfast on its own, and by lunchtime, I believe the pot will be strong enough to walk itself to the refrigerator.

Looking forward to trying some on ice after some manual labor.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Bewley's
2469 tasting notes

bitter, even in a mug mug and at the minimum brewing time listed. No biggie, since I was planning to add Bailey’s anyway. 2 tbsp smoothed it out nicely :-)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Irish Breakfast by Bewley's
2469 tasting notes

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drank Irish Breakfast by Bewley's
2469 tasting notes

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drank Irish Breakfast by Bewley's
2469 tasting notes

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drank Irish Afternoon by Bewley's
2469 tasting notes

Added a touch of honey and 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream. Heaven in a cup….

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
VegTea

That sounds like my kind of happy hour. :)

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drank Irish Breakfast by Bewley's
197 tasting notes

Very nice if not exciting tea brewed loose – good morning tea.

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65

I actually bought this tea as a possible substitute for my beloved Original Blend, which I am almost out of. It has that strong character that I associate with Irish Breakfast tea, but I find that it doesn’t give me as much of a kick as the Original Blend.

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82

When I have had a late night and have to wake up early the next morning, this is the tea that I turn to. It never fails to wake me up, and I’m particularly fond of the Assam-Kenyan-Rwandan tea combination. I just wish it were easier to find in the UK.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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67
drank Dublin Morning by Bewley's
1592 tasting notes

I was having a headache all day. I am guessing it is a mixture of lack of sleep, having all my energy and calories seeping out, etc… I decided to make this tea. I used up the last bag sent by adagio breeze . This helped a lot! I think I forgot to have my morning tea today. My tea habits have gone out the door. My electric kettle has rust; I do not have a tea kettle; and my pots are teflon coated which alters the flavor of the water, so I have been microwaving my water. So, I haven’t been able to enjoy my oolongs, greens, or puerhs (I am pretty picky about how they are prepared).

Anyway, I didn’t have any milk, but the sugar was good enough with it. I put in some condensed milk, which changed the flavor entirely. Good, robust morning tea overall; though this isn’t something I would purchase.

CHAroma

Your electric kettle is rusty?? Oh dear.

Charisma

Yes I was surprised! I was cleaning it with vinegar and water once in a while, but I noticed a spot of rust at the bottom that I couldn’t remove. I didn’t think that could possibly happen! >_<

CHAroma

Yeah, it’s probably time to get a new kettle.

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