1737 Tasting Notes

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drank Assam Gold Rain by Teavana
1737 tasting notes

Still working on my little 2 oz packet; I don’t not like it, but in retrospect, for what I paid for it, I had hoped it would make me go, “Oh, WOW!” instead of, “Oh….nice.”

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Sigh. That’s such a bummer when it happens.

Blacks can be more finicky for me than I thought they would be. On some days? Mind quakingly good. On another day, the same tea might be disappointingly bleh. It leads me to believe that I either need to pay much closer attention to what I’m doing or that my palate is not ill-equipped on some occasions to calibrate itself into the “magic” place.

Here’s hoping you hit a sweet note on the tea before your sample runs out.

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63
drank Pumpkin Pie by Adagio Teas
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I think this has been discontinued and replaced by Pumpkin Spice … tin is running low, but this just seems like the week to finish it.

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75
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
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Running late this a.m. so I dumped this in water and frumped around the house trying to get ready … I am convinced that you can’t ruin this tea, period. Two minutes, five minutes, it’s all good … dump in a little half and half and it’ll cover any steeping error.

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73
drank Formosa Gunpowder by Culinary Teas
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A nice surprise..has more of a sweet, nutty taste that many gunpowder teas. Smooth and not sharp.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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76
drank Joy by Tazo
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Phooey. Rationing because I’m down to the last few bags in the box, and oversteeped. Drinking it anyway on general principles. (Still smells nice.)

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57
drank Roastaroma by Celestial Seasonings
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Cold, wet, rainy, and mopey….feeling low enough I really could’ve used a cup of coffee (sorry, sacrilege!) but a cup buzzes me clear to the ceiling these days. So this is a fair substitute with a little half-and-half. The chicory has a nice chocolately sort of feel.

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75
drank Decaf Apricot by Adagio Teas
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Spent the morning and a good chunk of the afternoon writing hard in a room with no windows…emerged hoping for a shot of real light (I am convinced that I run on solar batteries), and discovered….blecccccch. Iron gray skies. So, to soothe my sagging psyche, I made myself a sunny little cuppa, left it all five minutes as prescribed on tin. Nice, except folding laundry and drinking it simultaneously sorta sucked the medicinal value out of it.

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53
drank Snowberry Blend by Brownlow Gifts
1737 tasting notes

Normally, the tea that comes in gift baskets by foofy girlfiend-gift stores tastes like dishwater. However, this one is pleasant. Brewed strong, it’s berry without being tart. Ices down nicely, too.

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79
drank Irish Breakfast by Trader Joe's
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Still a good morning tea, but NOT in a travel mug. As a matter of fact, I have yet to find a tea I like from a travel mug. All I can taste is plastic lid.

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34
drank Cozy Chamomile by Bigelow
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I’m not much of a chamomile fan—never discovered a variety that I thought tasted different or better—but drinking it strong in hopes it will contribute to a decent night’s sleep.

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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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