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tweed and hickory

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Would like to thank the great TheTeaFairy for this sample. I didn’t like it much, I got mostly kinda generic base and a bit of vanilla. I added creamer and sugar and it was a bit better that way but still nothing I’m going to rush out and buy.

Thanks for sharing your off the beaten path teas with me, fairy!

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drank Banana by tweed and hickory
225 tasting notes

0 for 2 on tweed and hickory, you guys. I guess I’m not grown up enough to appreciate bitter. Thank goodness I didn’t do 4-5 minutes like the tea fairy suggested. I stopped at 3. Are all Tweed & Hickory teas Sri Lankan? Both the ones I got from TheTeaFairy were. But I’m not one to generalize.

I wish I could love this. Half the people at our “food factory” are Sri Lankan (the other half are from Hong Kong), they probably would not be proud of me right now.

Thank you to TheTeaFairy for this sample. I have a feeling you thought I would be way better at tea than I actually am. I have all these grown up teas… Sorry. No go on this one! But thanks, now I am no longer curious about Tweed & Hickory. I think for a while I’ll stick to what I know: the beaten path :)

I must look up the definition of delicate one day. Maybe it means barely there. Or maybe “now you see me, now you don’t”. I’m referring to banana in here. it’s too bitter for me to dig around and find it.

I was trying to avoid going out to get a burger and fries. This is not helping.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheTeaFairy

Hahaha! Hurry, go for the burger for god’s sake!!! It’s so funny, I though it was a mild tea!!! It’s not you, probably my fault with my habit of over steeping everything!

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drank Hazelnut Vanilla by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

tried this again today and it’s not my favourite. there’s something about this one that is missing the mark by just enough that it seems off. Ah well, can’t win them all and i certainly appreciate the teafairy sharing new teas with me!

__Morgana__

I have this vision of the tea fairy leaving tea under peoples’ pillows while they sleep. LOL

Sil

that would be awesome…

Cavocorax

hahha – I love it Morgana!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Morgana that’s a cute one! Im actually not much of a sleeper, so maybe that’s exactly what I’ve been doing at night :-)
( sounds like a great job, doesn’t it??)

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drank Peaches 'n Cream by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

I had a small cup of this earlier to see if i like this as a hot brew. I’m still sadly, over my peach happy place, but this is just slightly different enough for me to appreciate it and enjoy it. The last little bit is off to terri for her to give this one a try. Thanks again TeaFairy!

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drank Green Apple by tweed and hickory
225 tasting notes

I totally should have read the description on line before making this tonight. Then maybe I would have changed my expectations and wouldn’t have been disappointed. Because if I were reading “tangy and astringent” would have likely opted for a different one tonight.

I was thirsty and thought yeah, iced tea, since TheTeaFairy who sent me the sample — thank you! — said she prefers it iced. I really thought I was getting green apple and it sounded delicious. I got no apple in sight just a bunch of astringent base. I thought to myself “ok, I know, maybe this is like the SBT: watermelon, a bunch of sugar will make a lot of difference”, so I added 3 tsp to the 14 oz iced tea I had in the mason jar. Nope, still no green apple.

Also, I have yet to develop appreciation for Sri Lankan tea. Thanks again, TheTeaFairy for leading me in this exploration but no promised land in this one.

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drank Mandarin by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

“i know you don’t like bergamot, but maybe you’ll enjoy mandarin?” says the handwritten thoughtful note from the *teafairy Let me tell you…this smells AMAAAAZING. it’s 100% a MANDARIN smelling tea. this isn’t orange, or random citrus, this is mandarin. And i, am a sucker for mandarins :) So great choice teafairy! I brewed this one up and man was it a tasty, tasty delicious treat. Seriously..this one is UBER delicious, especially if you love mandarins :)

Edit: 170

__Morgana__

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drank Banana by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

So apparently, when i get things in my head, i inadvertently just kind of go for it. Lamost down to 170 teas today after adding my weekend splurge to my cupboard. Not that i’ll hit 150 but apparently my brain is in sipdown mode when choosing teas haha

This is another from my dear teafairy, which will also be shared with terri along with all of the lovely notes on each of the teas so that she can enjoy the comments from the teafairy as well :) This is actually a really lovely banana tea. It’s really subtle, which i’m coming to see is the name of the game with Tweed & Hickory, but that’s fine by me. I like teas that make me pay attention to them :) This is similar to Foxy Roxy but also not. I am really digging the banana flavour of this one..thank you for sharing madam!

Bianca G.

ohh, I’m always on the look out for banana teas. i’ll have to add this one to my list to try.

Sil

It’s a subtle banana, not in your face…

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drank Melon by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

mmmm so i forgot to cold brew this, but i did let my hot brew cool off and it was pretty tasty. I’m sending the rest of to terri because these teas are naturally flavoured so she might enjoy them as she doesn’t do artificially flavoured teas heh.

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drank Peaches 'n Cream by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

thank you teafairy! I made this one iced to start because as some of you may know, i’ve been REALLY off of “peach” as a flavour. That being said, this smelled different than the peach i’ve gotten used to. The verdict? This is pretty good! It’s creamy and delicious and a different sort of peach that i quite like! I added a weeeee bit of sugar t the cold brew halfway through and the flavours just popped! thanks a bunch teafairy!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Yvonne

Oh my, this sounds amazing.

Tuscanteal

I think this tea is made by Metropolitan Tea Company. Tweed and Hickory has an excellent selection!

gmathis

Culinary Teas has a large selection of Metropolitan Teas, too.

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drank Hazelnut Vanilla by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

the teafairy sent this one my way with a note that she doesn’t like it much but given the flavours, thought that i might enjoy it. I’m still undecided. I can taste the vanilla, but not so much the hazelnut. I think this one may also be a bit picky in terms of steeping times so i may need to dial the temp and timing back. Not a bad start though.

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drank Melon by tweed and hickory
4044 tasting notes

thank you teafairy This is a really delicate tea. The flavouring is really nice and not the least bit artificial. It’s not a strongly flavoured tea but it is tasty! I’m looking forward to to trying this as a cold brew :)

TheTeaFairy

Yay! Yea I too find their base tea to be pretty tasty on its own. You’re instincts are good, I actually preferred it iced :-)

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