1789 Tasting Notes

Made a suprisingly nice ice tea for lunch considering the age of the box (before CS updated the company logo) and the carelessness with which it was stored (shoved semi-closed in the back of a desk drawer). Lots of honey scent and flavor; not much darjeeling.

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drank Rooibos Chocolate Mint by KTeas
1789 tasting notes

This one was from Doulton (and continued thank yous for all the little surprises in your care package!).

I do like rooibos, but I am still trying to classify the flavors and additives that belong with it. Chocolate, definitely. Mint…not sure.

I think this would be better with some doctoring…maybe a bit of milk or a spritz of sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
jessica

I drank a yaffa rooibos today and i enjoyed it chilled! it was really nice actually since the blend included oranges and chocolate pieces… i think you would like it

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Trixie Belden and the Missing Tea
A Steepster Mystery

The first morning sip was fine, light, and winey. But within twenty short minutes of pouring it into a travel mug, the flavor was flat and tasteless as dishwater. Did a nefarious and sinister villain switch the mugs in transit? Who wishes the poor tea taster to suffer a poor morning cuppa? Can the missing flavor be recovered? Only Trixie and her new tea-sniffing Labrador named Tippy can crack this case!

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sad but funnily put story

gmathis

I believe a porta-mug that doesn’t suck all the life out of your tea is my equivalent of the Grail.

__Morgana__

LOL. I remember Trixie! Gosh, and Cherry Ames…

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Very, very, very pleasant iced! Doesn’t lose its peachiness at all.

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drank Sweet Potato Pie by Adagio Teas
1789 tasting notes

Jillian kindly shared this one … catching some starch, catching some toasted marshmallow in the way-background, sweet on its own without additives. I’ll give it a “strange but friendly like the white-haired neighborhood cat lady.”

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

At first I wasn’t sure about this one but it does grow on you.

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drank Decaffeinated Black Tea by Tetley
1789 tasting notes

Still looking for a good stout black decaf tea for those mornings when I don’t need to be revved up like a jet engine. This isn’t it.

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

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Smells heavenly; disappointingly hibiscusy. Just had a small sample, so I’m chilling it and adding a bit of grenadine syrup to see if I can camouflage the tartness.

(MUCH better after overnight in the fridge with a generous dose of grenadine, but now it’s more like HI-C with no tea-ishness to it at all.)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Black Currant by Tea Forte
1789 tasting notes

More detailed review is up at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/ (with some other really enjoyable tea & product reviews - I’m enjoying reading them.)

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drank Pomegranate Delight by Twinings
1789 tasting notes

Nice to find a local Bob Evans that serves a selection of Twinings instead of food-service-grade stuff. This was nice, even though the metal carafe couldn’t keep the water hot as I would have liked. Nice balance between the black and the “juicy fruit filling.”

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Tried this one chilled without having a cup hot first, but it makes a good plain summer cooler… poured into glass bottles, cooled, straight into the fridge. I’m never very precise with my water temps, but I must have accidentally hit the butter zone on this one—no bitterness or strong veggie taste at all.

(Sorry, wombatgirl … this does deserve a limerick, but a have a post-lousy-night’s-sleep headache that’s even making full sentences a stretch. Maybe next steep.)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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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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