1757 Tasting Notes

More than 18" of snow with drifts half again that high; wicked wind chill; it’s still falling; legs and hips already aching just thinking about the shoveling that’ll have to take place once it stops tomorrow: just needed something hot, dark, cheap, and no-nonsense. Sometimes it’s just too cold to be subtle.

Meghann M

Good luck with the shoveling. It’s coming our way tomorrow. I’m hoping for the best and am happy to be locked in with all my teas and kitties.

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drank Oolong by Unknown
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Still haven’t unearthed the brand of this nice (and wonderfully inexpensive!) bulk tea from favorite local store, though I see big ol’ 25-pound bags on their shelves with characters I can’t deciper. It looks a little leafy and woody and stemmy dry, but is still a good pantry staple, especially on days when you want to be tugged awake instead of booted out the door.

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drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
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Regretfully sipping my last sample of this one. Besides being a good quality blend, it just smells great—clove-y, maybe.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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I’ve been drinking the stuffin’ out of this tin … waking up craving it. This morning (l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ng weary week at work) I kicked it up with a spoonful of dark-chocolate Oren’s Daily Roast Cocoa Creme. Now it’s nearly strawberry coffee.

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drank Rouge Bourbon by Mariage Frères
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In celebration of sending a fistful of finished files to my editor (finito! fantastic! fwhew!) I made myself a celebratory cuppa—with 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint and a daub of chamomile. Faux foxtrot!

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
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drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
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Weather has been such that I’ve been keeping a warm cup in hand constantly, and as a result, caffeinated myself into a fizz over the weekend. Trying to scale it down a bit, and this is a nice, office-friendly, error-resistant departure from full black caffeinated.

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Saying goodbye to this one…klutzily knocked over the tin last night, which left me just enough for a farewell mug this morning. By far the nicest, gentlest ginger-peach combo I’ve sampled. One more thanks to TeaBird, who originally sent me this treat.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Oh, my sympathies on knocking over the tin. I did that woth some prized Assam not long ago and nearly cried.

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Full review up at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1816/tea-review-lochan-tea-glenburn-estate-2010-first-flush-darjeeling/ So far I am wholly impressed by the quality of the Lochan samples I’ve had the opportunity to try. Good stuff.

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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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