1767 Tasting Notes

Read the ingredient list before tasting and was automatically prejudiced against it: hibiscus is the FIRST item on the list; licorice powder is the last. Two blecchs in my book. But it’s OK. Fruity without being painfully zinger-y. Then again, I’m concurrently eating jelly beans and lemon wafer cookies which may be tainting my taste buds.

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drank Novel Teas by Bag Ladies Tea
1767 tasting notes

This was a get-well treat from one of the most well-read people (and one of my favorite people) on the planet. The tea itself is basic black English Breakfast tea, nothing unusual about it, but I am grateful for the thoughtfulness and enjoy the quotes on the tea tags. This morning: “Books had instant replay long before sports.”

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Back, more or less, to the land of the living after four weeks of unplanned sick leave. As it is, there wouldn’t have been much for me to post - it’s been so torturously hot in our area the thought of a hot drink made me cringe. That and my beverages, out of necessity, were running toward IV fluid and Gatorade.

But now that I’m back at work with air conditioners running full blast, a nice morning cuppa is quite pleasant, such as good ol’ Celestial Seasonings, which I’ve reviewed at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1007/tea-review-celestial-seasonings-authentic-green-tea/.

Happy Wednesday.

JacquelineM

Welcome back! Glad you are feeling better :)

Jillian

Welcome back – I hope you’re doing okay.

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Reviewing in more detail for itsallabouttheleaf.com, and will update when it’s posted. Mild and genteel and pleasant.

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drank New Vithanakande by Harney & Sons
1767 tasting notes

Made a pot of this on the low temp/short steep side and chilled it. Nice and light on a hot & humid 4th of July.

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drank Banana Dulce by Art of Tea
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Just updating: a lengthier review (and this is still good stuff!) posted at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com.

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drank Pai Mu Tan by Teaopia
1767 tasting notes

I’m beginning to think white teas are the reason non-teaists call it “hot leaf juice.” Used double the leaf I would normally use, kept the steep time at a minimum, and ended up with m-a-y-b-e a little mild buttery flavor in the cup, but not much. I think I’ll return to something with a little meat on its bones, thank you….

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Expect a longer review later on www.itsallabouttheleaf.com (I’ll update as I see it posted) but this is one mighty intriguing blend - I continue to be fascinated that blended tea without further flavorings or additives can taste like a million different things.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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When I saw how much this increased in volume during steeping—-easily triple what I spooned into the cup—I was sure I’d ruined it. Surprisingly, there was very little of that overcooked veggie taste; it was light and grassy and not bitter.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Jillian put this one up for adoption and it came to live at my house. I’m having a hard time deciding what a goji berry tastes like—-can’t separate it from the white tea flavor. But drinking it cheerfully and waiting for it to make me look, uh, youthier?

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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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