Peet's Coffee & Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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We are in a drought in my neck of the woods, which is a massive problem, as its farmland around here. But today it smells like there may be rain.
To help encourage the atmosphere, I am drinking this, my favorite winter tea. And, if we are lucky, we shall have some rain around here as well.

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100

One of my all-time favorite writing-time teas. Be careful not to over steep. The line between perfection and bitterness is very thin.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Ti Kwan Yin by Peet's Coffee & Tea
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I had a cup of this today at my local coffee shop (SO happy when coffee houses carry quality teas as well instead of that bagged tea crap). What a pleasant oolong! It had a light roasted flavor and leaves that did well with a second steep for the cup as well. When steeping, make sure you give these leaves ample room to expand. Like all oolongs, they will expand a LOT, and the more space they have to unfurl, the happier your leaves will be and the better your cup will taste.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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89

First tea of the morning, while walking to work.

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80

Yesterday we went to see the 2nd Hobbit movie in a theater that had broken heat, not such a great thing because it was fairly chilly and overcast outside. When I got out I was dying for something warm and selected this at Peet’s. I don’t think I’ve ever had this particular blend before. definitely malty, other people mentioned fruity but I actually thought it was a bit smoky? hmm. I enjoyed it with a touch of sugar and soymilk. It was nice and robust. I would definitely get this one again, I think further experiments are required for me to make a proper assessment… he he.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Too bad about the shoddy heater, but I hope you enjoyed the movie, at least.

TeaBrat

yes, I did!

Fjellrev

Good good! I haven’t even seen the first one yet. :/

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85

I am barely upright and awake at the moment. I needed a reliable and tasty tea to ease me into today. Bingo.
This is the perfect spiced orange tea. Its so warm and well balanced.

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65

Sharing with a coworker, who was blown away by the campfire.

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65

Lapsang and eggs for the morning.

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34

The citrus was a little overpowering for my tastes. Not a terrible tea, but certainly not worth the price.

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89

This morning’s tea of choice, since I could not have any last night!

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Just a tasty afternoon cuppa.

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89

Oh the irony that this should be the first tea that I drink in 2014…
Happy New Year!

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85

This was the obvious choice for today. Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

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89

Delicious morning cuppa. Must have more of this, this afternoon.

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76

I’ve never had this tea so I thought I would give it a try this morning after passing Peet’s. I am finally getting my sense of smell back, which is nice. This blend is really festive, I’m getting a lot of clove and citrus but the vanilla is good here too and makes it nice and creamy, especially with the addition of soymilk. Not sure that I need to buy any of this for home but certainly would not turn down a cup if it was offered to me. I’ve never been incredibly keen on orange spice teas but this is better than most I’ve tried.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Free cup with the purchase of another tin of Winter Solstice. Good choice.

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Chilled, first thing in the morning, because I didn’t want to drink it last night.

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85

Had some of this at lunchtime. It was a treat. And they were almost out in my local Peets!
I knocked over my tin yesterday, and lost some of this leaf, and lost some of it into my sink. Not a lot, but enough to hurt me in my tender little soul. Its a good tea! Its only around this time of year! I wanna keep it!
Well, I’ve still got plenty, it will be alright.

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