1849 Tasting Notes

drank Ginger Snappish by Bigelow
1849 tasting notes

FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tabby

Hahaha, if I see this, I’m going to have to get it now.

Ost

Yah!!

Rosehips

This is a fabulous tasting note.

gmathis

One does not have to be wordy to be eloquent ;)

OMGsrsly

Woohoo!

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
1849 tasting notes

This morning, I was in dire need of raspberry leaf infusion for medicinal purposes, but straight-up, it’s not a happy-good-morning wake-up flavor. So I pulled out a bag of my old favorite Traditions strawberry tea and filled a DIY bag with the raspberry leaf. Pulled the strawberry out first and let the rest steep strong. Tasted pleasant and did the trick.

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It smelled like the real deal dry, all white chocolate creaminess; steeped, the stevia took over. Had to dump it. If you like heavily pre-sweetened dessert teas, this might be OK; if you want the freedom to sweeten lightly on your own, not so much.

TeaBrat

Republic of Tea is almost always a disappointment to me

TeaBrat

Republic of Blah… ;)

Fjellrev

Yikes. I nearly got tempted by their tins yesterday. I’ll steer clear!

gmathis

I remember when I was still a novice and thought RoT was the best of the best :)

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Way too much licorice and anise in this for me to be a fan, but I’m not going to waste a warm cup on a snowy day. Toned it down a little with almond milk and a sugar cookie. Sugar cookies fix nearly anything.

scribbles

Agree with the sugar cookies :) yummmmm

ashmanra

SNOWY???

gmathis

Three sloppy inches! Pre-Thanksgiving snow isn’t unheard of here, but it’s generally just flurries and dustings. We holed up for the after noon and watched the Hobbit.

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drank Chinese Oolong by Bigelow
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Hubby got this box of bags for himself…always makes me smile when he chooses a tea; it’s a rare and pleasant occurrence. Sticking with the recommended two minute steep yield, its mild and leans toward roasty-toasty rather than floral—definitely our household preference in an oolong. Pretty good stuff.

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Temperature is about 10 degrees warmer than it’s been all week, but the sky is heavy and gray and threatening snow flurries, which makes the chill penetrate deeper. I am freezing after a traipse out for lunch and a bit of shopping.

Correction: I was freezing. Starting to thaw out with this wonderful flavored green tea. It’s warm and creamy in texture, smells like maple walnut brittle, leaves sweetness on your tongue, and disappears from the cup way-y-y-y too fast!

tantonino

I’m afraid of what the rest of the week feels like!

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Ahhh—there’s the caramel! It shows up when you don’t leave the bag in the cup. I’m still trying to get used to the cinnamon, but it’s drinkable.

OMGsrsly

I saw the Christmas teas today, but they wanted $4.50 per box! Hopefully there are some left and they go on sale. :)

gmathis

Confounded seasonal marketing!

Suziqzer

Crazy isn’t it. Sometimes there are coupons for them.. Gotta keep an eye out though.

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drank Misty Mint by Farmer Brothers
1849 tasting notes

Food service grade bagged herbal. Not especially strong, but drinkable. You can’t mess up mint much.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Equal parts this morning: some elderly Adagio Caramel plus some Ahmad Hampton Breakfast to put some meat on its bones. (Hampton Breakfast—now that’s one to boot you out the door. Strong stuff. Boots like Herman Munster’s.) Drinking it fast before I realize I should’ve put some milk in int.

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For a bagged, self-promoted hi-octane breakfast tea, Bigelow has done well. One would expect high caffeine to translate to tongue-shriveling bitter strength, but that’s not the case. Tastes like a decent English breakfast tea with a slightly sweet uptick at the end. Caffeine effectiveness yet to be determined.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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