1921 Tasting Notes

drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
1921 tasting notes

Weather has been such that I’ve been keeping a warm cup in hand constantly, and as a result, caffeinated myself into a fizz over the weekend. Trying to scale it down a bit, and this is a nice, office-friendly, error-resistant departure from full black caffeinated.

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Saying goodbye to this one…klutzily knocked over the tin last night, which left me just enough for a farewell mug this morning. By far the nicest, gentlest ginger-peach combo I’ve sampled. One more thanks to TeaBird, who originally sent me this treat.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Oh, my sympathies on knocking over the tin. I did that woth some prized Assam not long ago and nearly cried.

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Full review up at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1816/tea-review-lochan-tea-glenburn-estate-2010-first-flush-darjeeling/ So far I am wholly impressed by the quality of the Lochan samples I’ve had the opportunity to try. Good stuff.

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drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
1921 tasting notes

Many of the chocolate-based teas I’ve experienced lose their chocolate-iness after they sit very long. Took me a while to get through my sample cup because I was trying to wax poetic over it for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, and even after it was stone cold, it still smelled like a really good box of chocolates.

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Sticking with my previous opinion…there’s nothing absolutely outstanding about this purchase-in-bulk tea, but its cheap, basic, and goof-resistant. A solid pantry tea.

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drank Peppermint by Lipton
1921 tasting notes

Judging from the package design, what I’m currently drinking must be old (but the whole thing was still shrink wrapped). It’s gentle mint, not sharp, but what I need for a no-caffeine midafternoon perk-up.

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Dinked around with my own blend last night and added an equal proportion of chamomile … not until I’d imbibed half the cup did I realize that I’m two thirds of the way to my own faux Foxtrot! Further experimentation pending.

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drank Organic Apple Red by Tazo
1921 tasting notes

A good, thick choice for a cold day. Like some of the other reviews I’m seeing, you have to let it set quite a while to get pronounced caramel and apple (and then it has to go back in the microwave to warm up since our building is like an igloo).

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drank Cocoa Creme by Oren's Daily Roast
1921 tasting notes

Bitter cold, sub-zero wind chill, and the general January mopes are driving me to swig copious quantities of every chocolate based tea in my pantry. Added a sloppy teaspoon of caramel syrup and not regretting it a bit. This is still the coffee-ist tea I’ve ever had, but I prefer the gentle caffeine buzz to the slam-you-up-against-the-wall a.m. jolt.

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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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