1954 Tasting Notes

drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
1954 tasting notes

Page 232 of Ye Olde and Flaky Tea Drinker’s Companion (I made that up, don’t look for it on Amazon) states flatly that when the morning temperature dips below 20 degrees, nothing but PG Tips will antifreeze you. Who am I to argue.

No real maple syrup in the house, but a drizzle of Aunt Jemima made it almost as good as pancakes.

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There my not be The Ye Old and Flaky Tea Drinker companion but you may be on to something there!

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Swap from a work friend … not impressed. It’s still fresh and conditions may change as it cools, according to other reviews, but there’s just a whiff of cherry. Not enough for me to call it flavored black tea. Hinted at black tea, maybe.

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Review up: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2557/tea-review-boston-tea-pineapple-paradise/

(It was written, as you’ll see, quite a while ago — but if you’ve got a bad case of the December blues and need something to lift the clouds a little, maybe a little tropical “vacation” might be in order.)

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drank Vanilla Bean Creme by Leland Tea Co
1954 tasting notes

This one hasn’t been stored well or wisely—just in a baggie, but even so, it’s got a nice smooth black tea base and medium-strong vanilla flavor. Not cloying, just gentle and pleasant. I suspect it’ll blend well with lots of odds and ends.

Joy to you today. Yeah, even on a Monday.

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drank Oolong by Unknown
1954 tasting notes

This was one of the first things I picked up on my first re-stock the pantry run to Fox Farm (local health food and goodie store). Price hasn’t changed for months. Just a good, tawny, tasty oolong. And I still haven’t remembered to ask what the brand was…


Sometimes the best teas end up being the onces we have the least amount of information about!


True that.

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This is sweeter and milder than many of the keemun teas I’ve had. Generally I associate Keemun flavor with burlap feed sacks and cattle barn scents (a good memory—I’m a farm kid). Those sensory things are present, but not not nearly as pronounced. Still a good basic black tea.

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Weather cooperated for one pickup truck load from the farm (it’s been raining on Saturdays like clockwork), so I am now in possession of the microwave stand that is no a longer a microwave stand, but my Mobile Tea Storage Unit!

Because of that, I spent a pleasant hour or so mumbling to myself (my preciouss……oh, look, my other preciousssss……) and sorting shelves by category, and I was unable to unbox some wonderful post-storm gift teas I hadn’t been able to get to yet, including this one.

No mini-chips in this one, my white chocolate piece in this morning’s cup was full size. Appearance is a little milky because of the melted chocolate. Flavor is spot on. Texture—nice and silky. Tasty and well done!

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Husband saw this and brought it home today. I have been consistently pleased with anything Lipton has put out in their premium pyramid bag line, and this is no exception. The pineapple is strong and sweet; a little syrupy and a nice complement to really mild chamomile that stays in the background.

Leaving the bag in the mug doesn’t hurt a thing. My 81-year-old dad, headed this way from the farm anyway, thoughtfully filled the trunk of his car with a few of the things we had in storage that he could comfortably lift. One of them was a box of teapots and service items. It is a pleasure to drink from a mug that isn’t chipped or have an insurance company logo on it. If you’re doing that tonight, consider yourself blessed.


ohh I will have to look for this. I have a weakness for pineapple flavored things.


I do, consider myself blessed!
this sounds really tasty

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Only enough left for a coupla cups, so I was hoarding for a special occasion. Does Wednesday count?

This one is just so good, it makes me smile after every sip. There was a big honkin’ rose petal in the spoonful this morning, so it’s plenty floral, but not chemically or artificially so.

Thinking this would be a good welcome-to-the-world-of-floral tea for newbies.


Half way to Friday, works for me.


Wednesday is just as good as any occasion to celebrate!


Sounds like a good reason to celebrate!

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Doctor wants me to drink more water. (Posted a plea for inspiration for how to zizz up hot water in “discussions.”) Somebody left a bunch of these for grabs, so I dragged one through my hot water about four dunks worth.

I am not a jasmine lover, but this is strong stuff, so it scented/tasted my mug enough I don’t feel like I’m drinking bathwater. I’m thinking that if I let it go prescribed time, it would be so flowery I couldn’t stand it.

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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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