1934 Tasting Notes

Just getting acquainted with this one—for some reason, I associate Keemuns with cooler weather, and there hasn’t been much of that lately. Jackee was worth the wait. Didn’t use a timer and I think I may have been a little impatient, but even so I’m getting that nice burnt sugar sweetness that I wouldn’t normally expect. Excellent.

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Chamomile generally tastes like … well, chamomile. It takes over whatever blend it’s in. In this case, it steps aside a bit for the other ingredients. I haven’t tasted enough teas with linden and hyssop to recognize the flavors well, but I am getting a nice almost citrusy taste with each swallow. Really, really nice.

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Lots of jasmine, not much green. I wish I knew why I don’t really like jasmine, it smells so nice. Must be because it tends to be kind of pushy and crowd out whatever else is in the tea blend. Definitely the case here.

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drank Coconut Vanilla White by TeaFrog
1934 tasting notes

Sweet and creamy enough, it feels like candy for breakfast. A little bribe to get a Monday started…

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This is another one that does better as a sun tea or a cold brew, which seems to be taming the tart in the hibiscus. Chilling it highlights the cherry-berry flavor instead.

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drank Green Spring by TeaGschwendner
1934 tasting notes

I am the most inconsistent person on the planet, so it’s nice to land on a tea that is consistently and predictably good. This is! You do, however, have to pay attention to time and temp to keep the butterscotch thing from turning into bitter-scotch…so I’m saving it for weekend treats when I have a little more time to take care.

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I’m thinking the name should probably be “Organic Green Tea With a Possible Hint of Mint But You’ll Have to Concentrate Really Hard to Actually Taste It” Some of this is probably due to work microwave and the inability to carefully control time and temp, but I’m getting a lot more of a bitter gunpowdery green flavor than any mint. It’s not bad, but one of the few—if any—H&S blends I don’t think I’d repeat.

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drank I Love Lemon by Bigelow
1934 tasting notes

I like my citrus to be circumspect and well-behaved, not brassy and obnoxious. Thus, this little herbal blend is about right for me. Not tart at all, just sunny and cheerful.


I think all citrus should conform in this way!


This is my go to tea when I have a bad sore throat, becuase of its sunny disposition. Nothing else will do!

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drank Mambo by Adagio Teas
1934 tasting notes

Felt a little adventurous this morning, so tossed in a bit of shaved unsweet coconut. The coconut doesn’t “blend,” exactly, but it complements. Two separate flavors tap dancing at the same time.


Then they are clearly not Baptist. :D


Uh…creatively moving…(we’ll find a way around that little technicality!)

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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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