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1625 Tasting Notes

drank Ginger Snappish by Bigelow
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I also ginger-snapped up some of this on our Christmas run to the city. I now feel quite well-stocked for the winter!

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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I found some! I found some! Had to drive clear across the state to do it, but I snagged some in time for Christmas! Sweet and nutmeggy, better with milk. Thank you, Dierberg’s!

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It’s cold and lead-balloon cloudy, I’m working on a writing assignment that’s about to wring me dry , and I needed a little internal sunshine. This is cheerful and fruity without being too tart—-now where’s a sun lamp?

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drank Chamomile Citron by Tea Forte
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Finally had the opportunity to sit down and write a thoughtful and positive review on this one for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com. Then as hubby wandered by, I stuck the cup under his nose and asked, “What do you smell?”

“Bug spray.”

Rest assured…it’s better than that!

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drank Mulled Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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In the pouch, this smelled great (fruitcake in a cup) and I succumbed to temptation and picked out some dried fruit bits to chew on in great anticipation while I prepped this. I mean, fruit and peppercorns? Cool!

Steeped…maybe not so much, maybe I should’ve let it go a little longer. Spice hints with no fruit. I don’t sweeten often, but tossed in a sugar cube and that helped a bit. I may have been better off eating it raw :)

Still, I believe I owe thanks to Doulton for the opportunity to try this one…I’m pulling out some winter-ier samples that I tucked away for lower temps.

Geoffrey Norman

This sounds like the perfect thing to add to a vat of grog!

gmathis

I’m not very groggy, but I can see this at Jack Sparrow’s feast table. Might be a nice add-in to hot cider.

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drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
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Just a comfy old favorite to match my Saturday morning-at-the-writing-desk ratty jeans and baggy Mizzou sweatshirt. The grenadine scent this morning makes me think of fruitcake…which makes me hungry for fruitcake…which makes me shake my head because if I’m that ADD this early in the morning, it’s going to be a LONG way to 1200 words….

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drank Blueberry Green by Trader Joe's
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This is really nice. Leads with the sweet blueberry and ends with a little green tang.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Hong Tao Mao Feng by Drink The Leaf
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As I was slurping this out of my Tervis Tumbler (best travel mug in the world; you can taste what’s in it instead of just the lid) I was thinking this is far too fine a tea to waste on a gloomy, cloudy Thursday morning.

It smells great, both dry and in the cup. I could just stick my nose in the pouch and leave it there. It steeps up golden and malty and honey-ish…no flavoring or additives, just great tea.

Then again, maybe this is just what I needed on a gloomy, cloudy Thursday morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
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I think I’ve finally mastered this one: make sure water is nowhere near close to boiling and barely let the bag get wet. No bitterness this time around and the pomegranate is nice and fragrant.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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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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