1693 Tasting Notes

79
drank Irish Breakfast by Trader Joe's
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Some mornings - like the mornings it takes three times as long to get your eyes open and twice to get dressed because nothing feels cozy enough - you just need to grab the first bag that doesn’t require anything but hot water. This fit on a bad clothes day when nothing else did (beverage or apparel, either one.)

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79
drank Irish Breakfast by Trader Joe's
1693 tasting notes

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31

The Mount of Olives varieties I’ve tried up to this point have been surprisingly nice. This one doesn’t live up to the standard, but only because I am not a licorice fan. They’ve used it as sweetener in an otherwise nice chamomile and now I feel like somebody’s rubbed a glue stick on my tongue!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Meghann M

Oh, no! I didn’t know licorice was in this. A friend at work gave me a bunch of this to try. I may have to open it tonight to see how bad it is!

AmazonV

why do people toss licorice in everything :(

gmathis

Wish I knew! (I’m not a big sweetener fan in general.)

Jillian

The same reason they put hibiscus in everything, I guess.

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67

Too tired after work to fuss with loose leaves tonight, so this is the first bagged herbal I grabbed out of my tea chest. Cringed a little when I saw “licorice powder” in the ingredients, but surprise! it’s hiding behind the nice fruit flavor. This one’s worth repeating. I’ll have to go paw through my collection to see if there are any extra bags lurking around.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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66

Finishing up a sample; this is really not a breakfast tea—-there’s too much there for half-awake tastebuds to have to think about it. But light and fruity and nice.

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46
drank Serene Dream by Rishi Tea
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76
drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
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84
drank Forté Breakfast by Tea Forte
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My new acronym for Assam is A Specially Strong Awakening Morning tea. This one fits perfectly. Further review and introspection (gladly!) forthcoming for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but suffice it to say that as an Assam fan, this one moves toward the top of my list.

Stephanie

Love the acronym! :)

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Good for a chilly morning. Reminding me a little of PG Tips in consistency—ground fine, but a little less tang to it, more earthy and still a little sweetness dancing around in the background.

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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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Southwest Missouri

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