1813 Tasting Notes

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drank Decaffeinated Black Tea by Tetley
1813 tasting notes

Didn’t want anything herbal, but also want a good night’s sleep tonight, so I popped in some fresh mint leaves from Peppermint Patty (the potted mint plant we’re coddling through frost weather by hauling it inside every night) … that helped fill in the flavor gaps.

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drank Novel Teas by Bag Ladies Tea
1813 tasting notes

This morning’s quote on the bag tag: “My home is where my books are.” (Looking forward to spending some time there this weekend.)

Still a fair-to-middlin’ morning breakfast tea requiring no preparation thought whatsoever.

JacquelineM

A friend just gave me a package of these! How long do you usually steep for? :)

gmathis

Hmmm…probably around 3 minutes, but I tend to prefer stuff on the lighter side. I’d give it a taste and let it go a bit longer if it isn’t stiff enough for you.

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drank Turmeric Ginger by Rishi Tea
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Wow! It has a little burn to it … reviewing in more detail for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, and my chief observation is that it’s nice to find a medicinal herbal that doesn’t have lemon as its flavor mainstay. May be helpful and handy come cold and flu season.

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65
drank Chamomile Citron by Tea Forte
1813 tasting notes

There’s a lot going on here! About one taste bud zing to each item in the lengthy ingredient list: pop, pop, pop! Curiously stimulating for an herbal.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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33
drank Spicy Chocolate by Kusmi Tea
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I’m going to call my first try “user fail.” May not have prepared it long and strong enough; just couldn’t get much more out of it than spicy water flavor, even with a little milk. Won’t be so chintzy with the leaves next time and maybe we’ll get some real chai-itude out of it.

Lori

This is one of those very very mild French teas.

Meghann M

Sorry to hear the first try was a disappointment. I truly loved this tea, hope more leaves will do the trick for you!

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63
drank Pumpkin Pie by Adagio Teas
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Just enough left to enjoy between now and Thanksgiving. A good fall tea, but at this point (returning from travel), I’m just thrilled to be drinking ANY tea that doesn’t taste like burnt hotel coffeepot and chlorine!

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66

Made on a rainy Sunday afternoon … dark red-brown, deep and winey. I think this one needs a bit of care; I can see how it would go bitter really easily.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Awake™ Full Leaf Tea by Tazo Tea
1813 tasting notes

Haven’t had this for a while, nor have I had it served to me by Starbucks in the big sachet. So it’s stiffer and stronger than I recall. That’s not a disadvantage on a very sleepy Monday a.m. That wouldn’t be darjeeling I’m tasting in the background? Nahhhh….

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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75

Light on the leaf, light on the time, and this is wonderful!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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67

I think my general aversion to jasmine teas comes from the fact that the only prepared samples I’ve ever tasted are sweetened to the point of hummingbird feeder syrup. This one doesn’t come on nearly as strong and is rather pleasant. Not getting any pomegranate, really, but maybe it’s just toning down the flowery flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
JacquelineM

sweetened to the point of hummingbird feeder syrup = great!!!

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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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