1812 Tasting Notes

drank Clearing Tea by Sacred Rose®
1812 tasting notes

Sampled this one for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com; review pending. I need to do a little research about which, if any, of the ingredients have a diuretic effect (could have been coincidence), but drinking this before bedtime resulted in a much-interrupted night’s sleep, and it wasn’t because of any caffeine :)

Cofftea

By the name it wouldn’t surprise me!

Geoffrey Norman

I actually have this one to try but haven’t yet.

Cofftea

Just looked at the ingredients… not sure about the others, but I know spearmint is a diuretic for sure. Anything that says detox is.

gmathis

Not a bad thing; next cup, I’ll just time it a little differently!

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drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
1812 tasting notes

Made a big pot this morning specifically for the purpose of icing down after an afternoon of pending yard work. My tin is beginning to remind me of the widow’s jar of flour (if you’re a prophet Elijah fan, you’ll get it :) … every time I think I’m getting to the last scoop, there’s just enough for one more…

Cofftea

Totally get that and LOVE when teas do that. My matchas and chais do that a lot.

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First iced tea of the season. (Yay, spring!) Hadn’t had this for a while; it’s pleasantly light but still enough blueberry that after icing it down there’s some taste on your tongue.

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The write up of my first clumsy, but not entirely successful experience with pu-erh is up:

http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2070/tea-review-grand-tea-year-2000-7542-green-pu-erh/

gmathis

Whoops…not entirely unsuccessful.

Gary

Great Review I Liked the Description “Almost maple-sugar sweet and leafy”
Thats the kind of Tastes and Flavors that I like to “Pur Sue”
Keep on Steepin

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drank Leaf Tea (Loose Leaf) by Typhoo
1812 tasting notes

A treat—-was able to pick up an experimental ounce bulk at my getting-better-all-the-time favorite little health food store. Looks just like PG tips—ground fine, but used in the same proportions, seems to be just a tetch lighter and brighter in flavor (not in appearance). Would have to do a side-by-side comparison to be sure, and tea geeky as I am, I’d love to do that, but time is going to be a tight commodity this week. (Sigh. Not a great thought for an early Monday morning.)

Michelle Butler Hallett

Oooh, Typhoo. Haven’t sipped that in years. Must keep my eye out for the loose version.

ashmanra

gmathis, I love you! You made my day by saying “tetch”. I haven’t heard that since my mom passed away. My oldest relatives used tetched, het, yonder, riled up, and such regularly! I know exactly how much is “a mess” of collards. Sigh. The Southern language is truly a child of Shakespeare, having descended nearly unchanged from Elizabethan English.

gmathis

Yep—a mess of spinach for salad, and it looks like it’s clabberin’ up to rain outside today. Just holler if you want to compare further Ozark/Southern Missouri vocabulary words… and if you haven’t read “Christy,” you need to, for the colloquialisms alone!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Souther US English bears some resemblance to Newfoundland English, which remained very much unchanged from the late 1600s to about mid-20th century. Back in university, I sounded out a phonetics-written speech from Shakespeare (Juliet, “What’s in a name?”)m the phonetics supposedly showing how Elizabethans pronounced the words. Know what I heard? A blend of Newfoundland and souther US accents.

I’m all for learning to read and write in Standard English, but the dialects are often much richer in vocab. Cuppa tay, now.

Michelle Butler Hallett

You might hear “tetch” here, too. More often pronoucned “titch.”

gmathis

In the book I’m going on and on about (set in Cutter Gap, Tennessee, circa 1912), one of the discoveries of the main character is the wealth of Scots-Irish heritage that’s been buried under years of neglect, including the ballads that hearken back to Bonnie Prince Charlie.

ashmanra

Since I was a musician and performer from age 7, many people thought I was British when I was growing up! I spoke like the people I listened to all the time – namely Rex Harrison and Christopher Plummer – my heroes! But I can do terrific impressions of several Southern accents and lapse into one when I speak to a real Southerner. The Southern Belle is the most fun. My elder sister actually speaks that way! She used to lean toward me when my parents best friends visited and whisper, “They don’t know better, they’re Yankees.”

Someone asked me once if we pronounced “aunt” as “awnt” or “ant.” The answer was….neither! If you are saying, “This is my aunt,” you pronounced it “ant.” But if you were calling your aunt by name, it was “aint!” I had an Aint Ethel, and Aint Inez, and Aint Neal….they would have died laughing if we had said “awnt” and would have accused us of putting on airs!

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This one’s in the queue at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but it’s good—really good! The word ambrosia was used in the review. And rightfully so. :)

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Hooray for inexpensive bulk buys! This smells great dry and has huge leaves—all leafy and lawn clippingy. The tangerine is light and pleasant. Had my trial-run straight up, but I’m thinking I might actually toss in a little sugar to see if the citrus kicks up a little.

Geoffrey Norman

Oooooh, my word. I love tangerines. And white tea. This sounds perfect.

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Another inexpensive bulk buy from favorite health food hangout. “Robust” and “astringent” in Frontier’s product description about gets it. It’s dry enough to make me lick my lips after each sip. A little milk may be in order.

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Hard to get started this morning; so I treated myself to a morning cup of something really good. This is a yummy liquid illustration of “God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.” Surely Paul had a cup of this in front of him when he was writing 1 Timothy!

(Actually, probably not … try as I might to verify it, I don’t think tea hit that part of the Mediterranean until much, much later.)

ashmanra

I told my girls I bet the “trees by the river of God whose leaves are for the healing of the nations” in Revelation must be tea trees! :)

Jim Marks

If the Greeks and Romans had access to tea, they wouldn’t have been all aggro on every body, ne?

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Revelation 22:1-2

Which, by the way, is mostly just quoting Ezekiel 47, Zechariah 14 and Psalm 46

gmathis

Amen and amen!

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Wrote a longer review for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, so I’ll keep this note succinct: bready, sweet, toasty, and superb.

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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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