1767 Tasting Notes

drank Body & Soul by Leland Tea Co
1767 tasting notes

Did a cup double-strength, twice the leaves, and iced it down. Now I’m getting the orange peel I missed the first time around. Still not a hunt-it-down-and-club-it-on-the-head-and-bring-it-home tea, but a nice-to-have-tasted-on-a-hot-afternoon one.

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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A nice bagged alternative for the times when you just don’t want to fuss. The white tea erases a little of the green-veggie aftertaste you get in a lot of teabag greens. I’m thinking it will ice down well.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

White tea in Authentic Green Tea?


It’s a white green blend


I love both white and green teas, but I don’t like deceptive names. :(


There’s a little banner on the box that says “white tea added for smoothness.”


Well that makes it kinda ok, I still wish names of certain teas would be a more accurate reflection of the tea itself.

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drank Kookiedoodle by Leland Tea Co
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Another apology to donors because of my disorganization…swaps and samples have gotten a little jumbled in my messy kitchen, but I think this was a treat from Lori.

At any rate, this is the closest approximation to homemade baked goods I’ve ever tasted in a tea. Makes me think of sugar cookies more than snickerdoodles, but now I have a severe craving for both. Splashed in just a little skim milk and yummy-doodle!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
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I put my sample straight on ice.
Not very strong. Just mild and nice.

(With apologies to Ogden Nash and wombatgirl…I just didn’t have a whole limerick in me.)

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Minty to the point of mentholatum, so I added a bag of Twinings plain green tea to tone it down a little. It’ll do.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Cherry by Adagio Teas
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This brew, my dear tea-drinking neighbors,
Reminds me of cherry Life Savers.
I left it too long,
So it came out quite strong,
But I don’t look on it with full disfavor.

(Will give it another whirl iced. Sometimes the strong fruity stuff just does better cold.)

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Organic Green Needles by Rishi Tea
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I definitely felt like I was getting my daily allotment of green vegetables on this one. A little overcooked-tasting, maybe, but if you like strong greens, this one’s for you.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Banana Dulce by Art of Tea
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I am not a banana fan, so I approached this sample from Doulton a little suspiciously, but
…wow! The chamomile, banana, and coconut work really nicely together—you can’t really taste where one ends and the other begins. Furthermore, chilled, this is a nice smooth summer cooler. I can see myself tossing in some orange or pineapple juice to make this more punch-y.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Corn Tea by Dong Suh
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Wombatgirl procured some corn tea
And sent a small sample to me.
You don’t have to be brainy
To perceive it tastes “grainy”
But it’s popcorny pleasant, you see.

(I dunno … I may drain this limerick thing dry!)

Yep, liquid popcorn. Going to ice some down for a yard work tea and see how it goes.

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drank Black Currant by Tea Forte
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Really nice—a nice round fruity taste, not tart and none of that nasty hibiscus hiding behind the good stuff :o)

But I’m wondering … do you consider black currants to be more grape-ity or more blackberry-ish? I am having to re-think my opinion.


For me, black currant is more of a fermented grape flavor… when I taste wine, I taste black currants. But I can also taste the blackberry flavor in there too… sort of a pleasant meld of the two fruits…


I would think more blackberry-ish. Maybe a blackberry crossed with a bit of strawberry?

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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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