The Boston Tea Company
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Recent Tasting Notes
Tea bag sip down! (I’m so nowhere even sort of close to 200 anymore…and I was soooo close). So I don’t want to hear anything from any of you but I LIKE this one lol apparently a green earl grey isn’t too bad a tea to me. Much prefer it to some of the black earl greys that I’ve had. Haha. So thank you CHAroma! The bergamot is a little more mellow or something, which is creating a not to bad cup of tea. :)
Teabagsipdown! Tank you CHAroma! I have to say that this one got a good sniff after being brewed and then after a quick sip, it may have started its journey down the drain. In part because I dislike jasmine it also because this doesn’t smell a lot like jasmine..just a random floral scent. Th taste wasn’t much better. My other half said it smelled like aunt jemima’s underwear…whatever that means lol
Tea bag sip down! Aka time for me to try all the green tea bags that CHAroma sent me to try! So there will be a few of these since I’m not as partial to green tea as black teas, so I’m getting the folks here to drink some of these with me :) they could use some sort of intake other than beer lol
This one is pretty tasty for a bagged tea. Of all the greens that CHAroma sent me, I think this one will end up being my favourite.
Nt too shabby for a bagged tea! Thank you CHAroma for the wonderful teas you sent. I’m enjoying getting the chance to try a few of the bagged versions from this company. I am not getting an overly strong pomegranate taste, but there’s enough to balance out the green tea and make this a decent cup :) something I might consider for those times when I don’t have enough time to brew up loose leaf.
It smells so good. Once brewed the liquor is reddish, like a red ale. The assam base is quite nice, bold, malty & strong, most of the Earls I’ve tried have this assam base. I don’t know if my whole milk is killing the citrus/bergamot flave, but you hardly taste it, even without the milk. Have to try it again.
We waited until the idiots—er, combat shoppers—went home, then cautiously hit the local retail zone to pick a couple of very modest mom-and-mema-in-law gifts. Kohl’s looks like a war zone. But as we were looking for oven mitts that didn’t cost the price of a robotic arm, we discovered a small assortment of Boston Tea Co. gift teas at Bath and Body Works.
…which prompted me to promptly dig through the stash at home to see what Boston Tea stuff I still have. Their varieties are consistently good. And since it was in my hand, I made a pre-dinner cuppa of this really nice dragonwell. It is what good, plain green tea is supposed to taste and behave like: a teeny bit of citrus sharpness without being bitter, not finicky about time or temp as long as you don’t deliberately boil or stew it. The green tea equivalent of a perfectly comfortably fitting pair of jeans, all broken in.
Lovely damp and dreary afternoon. The leaves on the giant maple in the yard have fallen almost simultaneously (whoomph!) and it really does look like a yellow and tan shag carpet. Hard to keep my eyes off the window.
(My opinion of damp and dreary afternoons will shift radically come January and February.)
Knowing that I was likely to spend the entire afternoon with a cup in my hand, I figured I’d better steep something that wouldn’t caffeinate me into agitated insomnia tonight, so I picked this nice go-to dragonwell. Boston Tea does everything properly and elegantly. This is gentle, lovely to look at (huge leaves), not too vegetable-y. Steeped beautifully a second time.
I don’t generally crave green teas. (Need that club-you-on-the-head Assam/breakfast stuff.) So I guess it’s a something to say that this is becoming a particular favorite of mine. Not too vegetal, not too light, pleasantly cereally, enough personality that you know you’ve drunk something, instead of wrinkling up your forehead and wondering what just happened.
I’m such an in-yer-face strong black tea fan, I never know how to classify the subtlety of good greens. This one I’m supposed to review for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, and it will take some additional contemplation. First impression was good—gently woodsy-nutty, not green-beany.
It’s a good evening to contemplate, though. On this Sunday a year ago, I was gulping tepid food-service grade tea in a hotel with no power, accepting dry clothing from strangers, and watching rescue vehicles begin to pour into my flattened neighborhood to begin pulling bodies out from piles of wet splinters. (A friend asked me to publish a little of our story; it’s here: http://lifewayvbs.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/meet-the-vbs-writers-gg-mathis/)
I just want to say for the record, I am profoundly grateful to the God who protected us and to the friends and total strangers who generously and kindly helped us piece our lives back together. Because of Him and them (and some of you wonderful Steepster friends, too), this evening I am calmly and quietly rocking in a secondhand patio glider, analyzing this lovely cup of tea, and enjoying the peace of a neighborhood where the trees and ground are unbroken.
May Joy be where you are, too.
Quiet. Deliciously quiet. No air conditioning needed. Neighborhood is shutting down for the evening. Nothing but crickets.
That has nothing to do with this tasty tea, but I wanted you to enjoy the stillness with me.
My packet is getting so old, I had to check to confirm this is still available from Boston Tea, which it is. It’s like Sunday morning sweet rolls. Not overly sugary, the almonds aren’t bitter, and smoooooth. Not for weekday mornings when you need booted awake, but slow weekend mornings on the back porch? Perfect.
Finally. Feet up with a lovely cup of cookie sweetness. But it’s “proper tea biscuit cookie” sweetness; not pastry-shop sweetness. The flavor balance tips toward almond. Oh—like those windmill-shaped cookies with the almond slices in them. Remember those? Grandma used to get ‘em. (My week has been filled with “Mom used to…” or "Grandma used to’s.")