1705 Tasting Notes

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drank Detox by Kusmi Tea
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65

Really, really nice balance of the two flavors. Not too much of one or the other; perfect peach-i-cot.

The little brown rabbit next to the work picnic table kept eyeing me while I was sipping and smiling. I offered him some, but he wasn’t real interested.

TeaEqualsBliss

Sounds like the Rabbit missed out! Maybe he was more of a White Tea fan…or Oooooooolong?!

Cofftea

I would have laughed if you said he drank it… maybe he needs something green like matcha.

LiberTEAS

This is one of the better blends that Metropolitan Tea offers. In fact, I used to create a similar blend that I called “Summer’s Harvest.” This blend is so very much like that one, that I hardly miss my Summer’s Harvest at all.

AmazonV

bunnies do like fruit, but my bunnies have not been too keen on tea either

gmathis

Let’s see…wasn’t it chamomile that Mama Cottontail offered Peter when he went belly-up after a buffet in Mr. McGregor’s garden? I’m a little rusty on my Beatrix Potter.

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65
drank Christmas (Rois Mages) by Kusmi Tea
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Doulton tucked one of these into her Shirley Temple package - I’m loving the little muslin tea bags (anybody remember Gold Rush bubble gum?) - and the “tasty and competent” rating previously posted stands. I didn’t pay close attention and let the water get too hot, boiled it instead of the 90C recommendation on the tag.

I’m getting a lot more almondy-cakey flavor than I am fruit and spices, but if I just had a piece of my mom’s fruit’n’apple cake right now, this would be a perfect match.

Amendment/addition: I tossed the back half of the mug on ice at lunchtime and tasted about twice the amount of spice. Usually it’s the other way around. Hmmm.

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Not as sweet as I’d expected, more like an infusion of blackberry bark, rather than the berries themselves. OK iced.

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82

Let this slide well past five minutes, a little skim milk in the bottom of the cup … even nicer! Rarely do I sweeten, but add a sprinkling of sugar to this, and I think we’ve got dessert.

(Addendum: tried it iced after lawn-mowing detail; not as good, but still OK.)

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77
drank Eight Herbs by Red Leaf Tea
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The most effective calm-ya-down blend I’ve tried in a long time. Longer review at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/ (I’m a bona fide reviewer now!)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
S

Oh cool! I’ll check out your review :)

JacquelineM

Congrats!! :)

gmathis

I always said my dream job would be to write the catalog blurbs for Harney and Sons and/or any other tea print catalog … this comes close :o)

__Morgana__

Hehe, well done.

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76
drank Acai Green by The Republic of Tea
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Woke up craving this for some reason … haven’t been eating well or properly during the past few days (stress), so I’m wondering if the purported nutritional benefits of the acai berry are calling out to me. Mom always said that your body automatically craves whatever nutrient you need the most…

Stephanie

I believe that too!

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74
drank Champagne Mojito Green by 52teas
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Minty? Got it. Dry lime? Hiding, but I think it’s there. Champagne? I’m a teetotaler so I’ll just have to take 52teas’ word for that one. Thinking this would be really nice chilled, if not iced. Thanks, Lori, for this one—-hoping this cup will chase the cobwebs out of my head; half of a 1500-word article to write this afternoon.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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54
drank Body & Soul by Leland Tea Co
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Dry, this looks like very pretty potpourri. Nothing that sets it off distinctly from most calm-ya-down herbals, but nice and light on a rainy afternoon after a tense week. And lemongrass. Lots of lemongrass, which I like.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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79
drank English Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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English breakfast, in my personal set of tea stereotypes, is Irish breakfast that just couldn’t make the varsity team. But this is a really nice surprise. Stout enough to wake you up, not just jostle you. Cheapskate that I am, I tend to use about half the leaf I normally should, but I splurged this morning and put a full two-spoon measure into my travel mug. Glad I did.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
Auggy

Ha! I love your definition of an English breakfast (and not just because I tend to agree with it!)

S

I love your description of English Breakfast :) I know what you mean…for me, English Breakfast is just Sugar Tea…a little bit of tea and a lot of milk and honey and white sugar, nomnomnom!

LENA

lol…I totally agree.

gmathis

Made a pot that wasn’t quite as strong this morning; catching some “toasty” that didn’t pop out earlier. Still nice.

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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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