1720 Tasting Notes

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
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For some bizarre reason, I woke up craving this; stomach was a little unsettled and some of my strongest sensory “tea-makes-it-all-better-moments” involve good ol’ Lipton instead of the fancy stuff. It’s warm; it’s tea; it’s what I needed.

Tekla

I love Lipton tea. Why all the dissing?

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75
drank Coconut Vanilla White by TeaFrog
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Since this will be reviewed later in detail for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, I’ll try not to steal my own thunder, but this is really, really, really good!

When it comes to white teas, I’ve always felt like the little old lady (I’m dating myself … oh, well… too late…) in the Wendy’s commercial: “Where’s the TEA?” Either my tastebuds have been burned out by too much double-strength assam or my poor stressed brain just doesn’t have the sensory flavors to pick up tea that just hints at having a taste.

But this one is excellent … you don’t have to make a pretense of picking up flavor, it’s there. And it’s there in a yummy vanilla-white-chocolate sort of way. Maybe I need to save my next cup until I have a hollow white chocolate Easter bunny to gnaw on.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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The more I drink this, the more I’m annoyed by the the tart hibiscus because, dry, it smells so lovely smooth and coconutty. So last night I tried to squelch it with a little Rooibos Orange Cream from Franklin Tea. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t “it.” Just enough left to try one more blending experiment. Anybody know a foolproof antidote for hibiscus?

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drank Cherry by Adagio Teas
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Haven’t had this out for a while … and now I remember why. Artificial plastic fruit flavor. But it smells nice. Can’t decide if a tetch of sugar would help or just bring out the Robitussin qualitites.

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84
drank Hong Tao Mao Feng by Drink The Leaf
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Full review’s been posted: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1748/tea-review-drink-the-leaf-hong-tao-mao-feng-3/

…and now I am regretting the fact that I have no more to enjoy.

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66
drank Feather Tip by Franklin Tea Company
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The nice, light golden grassy-fruity personality of this one was triply nice this afternoon because I could drink it outside in the sunshine with no shoes on! Spring just makes some things taste better. Marshmallow peeps, for instance.

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84
drank Forté Breakfast by Tea Forte
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Full review’s now up: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1712/tea-review-tea-forte-forte-breakfast/ Having had this in a small quantity, I’ve decided now I’d like it by the pound :)

JacquelineM

Nice review at It’s All About the Leaf!!! :)

gmathis

Thank you kindly, ma’am … I’ve been really enjoying the ones fellow Steepsters have posted there. (In the interest of trying to be a fairly interesting, if unprofessional, reviewer, I try to spend a little more care on those than my usual ungrammatical stream-of-consciousness ramblings over here :)

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drank Stress Reliever by TeaFrog
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Full review’s up: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1656/tea-review-teafrog-stress-reliever/

Had just a sample, so I can’t vouch for the long-term sedative effects, but it’s still a pleasant lemongrassy herbal.

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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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