1849 Tasting Notes

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drank Honeybee by The Simple Leaf
1849 tasting notes

Wow! I kept looking for honey and flavorings in the ingredients … there’s just a gentle oolong flavor up front and an afterglow when you swallow that would make Pooh Bear giggle. Nothing but really, really, really good tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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60

Firstly, thanks, Jillian!
Secondly, I should know better than to do light, delicate little tisanes with break room tap water.
Thirdly, this is nice and pleasant and summery, but I’m not getting any cucumber—just the lemongrass. A very hot, humid weekends looms; I think this will be great iced.

Addendum: VERY tasty iced.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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54
drank Body & Soul by Leland Tea Co
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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.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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60

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.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

White tea in Authentic Green Tea?

AmazonV

It’s a white green blend

Cofftea

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

gmathis

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

Cofftea

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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80
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!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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64
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.)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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34

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.

Preparation
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.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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36
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.

Preparation
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.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 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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