1958 Tasting Notes

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drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
1958 tasting notes

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Nice, gentle, smooth, a little sweet. Enjoying mine without milk. It’s been a while since I’ve had Charleston Tea Plantation’s American Classic, but I think this is the better of the two—less of a sharp tang on the tongue.

P.S. Ices down nicely, too.

ashmanra

I hope to visit this plantation in June when I go to my niece’s wedding!

gmathis

It’s on my bucket list!

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Many cherry teas are either tart enough to burn off half your taste buds or taste really artificial like cough syrup. This one’s a nice happy medium with a believable fruit flavor. Unsweet cherry pie.

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drank China Classic Oolong by foojoy
1958 tasting notes

This was served with lunch at a local noodle and curry place in an old-fashioned light-bulb shaped decanter like they served diner coffee in when I was a kid. (Sort of clashed with the elegant rectangular platters.) Anyway, for a bagged oolong, it wasn’t bad. No subtlety, just warm and a little nutty.

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Was able to connect briefly with my best tea drinking buddy while on the road and she brought me a do-it-yourself kit with this blend and several packets of turbinado sugar.

Tasted it straight up, then after adding the sugar crystals, and couldn’t taste much difference.

I do like this better than most chai blends because of its naturally sweet personality…most chais to me taste like somebody randomly emptied the contents of their spice cabinets into a tin. Not getting any citrus from the Samurai Chai part of the mix; but plenty of the cinnamon and pepper from the Ayurvedic half.

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drank Premium Ceylon by Bigelow
1958 tasting notes

Had this on an American Airlines flight. While it had the potential of being a nice, smooth Ceylon, it was hard to tell—-when you travel, it all tastes like hotel water and the styrofoam cup :(

ashmanra

I got tea at Barnes and Noble once, and never again! The tea was so hot I think it defied laws of physics because it should have turned to vapor at that temperature, and I could taste was paper cup! I decided if I ever get tea there again, I will take my Joemo and just ask for the bag! Hope you have a better tea experience soon!

gmathis

Looking forward to a couple of unscheduled days at the end of the week to do exactly that.

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drank Clearing Tea by Sacred Rose®
1958 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
1958 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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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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