1822 Tasting Notes

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drank New Vithanakande by Harney & Sons
1822 tasting notes

Tried to perk up my aging stash with a hint of mint from my home-grown Peppermint plant (Patty). I think I needed to hint louder, but it’s a nice combo.

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Bought this in bulk, so I don’t have a label to refer to … may not have the title quite correct. Tiny little grains that steep up a little dark, a teeny bit earthy, and sweet. Nice.

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66
drank Bedtime Story by Lipton
1822 tasting notes

Discovered this weekend that this is a good leave-the-bag-in-the-cup selection; flavor doesn’t change much, regardless. Soothing.

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Fighting a mild cold, so I tossed in a couple teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves from my own plant hoping for a Vapo-Rub vibe. Didn’t quite work—I really have to hunt for the mint taste. Wonder if it’s due to leaf-drying error on my part (I just let them air-dry.) But it’s warm on a scratchy throat.

JacquelineM

Herbs lose so much of their vim and vigor when dried – it’s just one of those things. A sad thing though!!

Cofftea

Really? I don’t find that at all. I’ve never added fresh mint to a tea.

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Wrote a more eloquent review for future posting to www.itsallabouttheleaf.com. Okay, maybe not eloquent, but at least more wordy and full of adjectives and verbs and things and even a lame attempt at quoting Shakespeare. But at any rate, here’s the first sip:

My first experience with lapsang souchong was pretty disastrous—-reminiscent of sucking pork rinds—-so when I first opened this tea packet and the first whiff that hit my nose was souchong-like “smoke,” I was very apprehensive.

But, intrepid tea taster that I am, I persevered and was pleasantly surprised. The big, black loose leaves brew up a luscious, clear red-gold color. At three minutes with boiling water (again, I erred on the side of caution thinking this was going to be really strong) the smoke taste does lead the caravan, but the other teas in the blend add a little sweetness and balance.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Rouge Bourbon by Mariage Frères
1822 tasting notes

Some flavorings are perfect with rooibos—-vanilla being one of them. This is a fine, fine balance of the two flavors, even better with a little milk.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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56
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1822 tasting notes

All this needed was a little love. (Milk.) Much better than my first experience.

JacquelineM

love. (Milk.)

Hee! ♥

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m – a – y – b – e just a hint of the herbs and fruit on the back of your tongue as you swallow. No scent to speak of, but it’s not a bad tea if you’re just needing some hot leaf juice.

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61
drank Cocoa Creme by Oren's Daily Roast
1822 tasting notes

Another one that’s been in hibernation over the summer months; glad I could resurrect it. One of the closest-to-coffee teas I’ve ever had. And some groggy mornings, that’s a welcome thing.

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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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