1834 Tasting Notes

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drank Minty Mint Green Tea by Bentley's
1834 tasting notes

A reversal of my review of another Bentley’s tea (pomegranate). This one doesn’t smell very impressive—-kind of woody and stemmy, but it’s surprisnig pleasant. Candy cane sort of mint.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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My experience with sencha is very limited, other than I knew it looks like lawn clippings. But the sweet and nutty flavor—really sweet for a green—surprised me. Thanks to Tea Bird for broadening my horizons!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
1834 tasting notes

Co-worker surprised me with a 3-tin pack of Bentley’s green teas; this was my first test run. Nice fruity aroma, but I think I left the bag in too long; the green went bitter on me. C’est la vie…I have 49 more bags to get it right.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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61
drank Cocoa Creme by Oren's Daily Roast
1834 tasting notes

Most definitely a coffee analog. Sweet on its own, but will try the next cuppa with some cream. It’s getting the eyes open this morning, for sure!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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67
drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
1834 tasting notes

Light, tasty, and smooth; not heavily green or vegetable-y.

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drank Red Bloom by Adagio Teas
1834 tasting notes

Pretty to watch it unfold in a glass mug…light without being too jasmine-y floral…was enjoying the whole aesthetic experience in my backyard with a book (Hood by Stephen Lawhead…quite good so far) … and then a bug flew in it and died. Sigh.

Cofftea

I’m ordering the Jasmine ones later this month- they’re the featured tea for the roots campaign!

Garrett

Bug infused tea sounds great!

But on a more serious note… I love blooming teas, I really got into them for a while. I don’t have many anymore though, All I have is some fairy peach green tea that isn’t too nice aesthetically… I enjoy a lot of blooms from Teoposy

gmathis

I’m enough of a farm kid a little, uh, extra protein doesn’t gross me out; it just sort of lost the soothing effect, it being all belly-up and all… :o)

Cofftea

Time go get more Garrett! And support tea farmers!=D

__Morgana__

Awww, the bug just adds to the “nature” no? Lol.

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64
drank Assam Gold Rain by Teavana
1834 tasting notes

I think I finally got the proportions right so I can actually taste this again. About 1 1/2 t. where you’d normally use a single teaspoon. Still smooth, still mild, but I can taste something besides water now.

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drank King of Pu-Erh by Teaopia
1834 tasting notes

Earthy? How about “eau de farmyard?” But that’s not a bad thing. The aroma sort of put me off, but if you hold your breath when you sip, the flavor itself is just nice and dark. A dig-in-the-flowerbed kind of dark.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Meghann M

This aroma is what scares me off of Pu-erh’s altogether. I still can’t get past my hayfield greens, so I’m way far from trying these. Glad the taste is dark and good though!

gmathis

Glad I experimented; probably won’t repeat that one.

mikemcg

I find the aroma to be one of the best parts of this tea. This explains why my friends were so put off when I brewed some for them.

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76
drank Joy by Tazo
1834 tasting notes

I oversteeped a little …. can’t be very precise at work, but this does work iced. The cold brings out a little bit of a floral essence.

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drank Lemon Ginger by Davidson's
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I’m getting more ginger than lemon. Which isn’t bad; it’s nearly the flavor equivalent of Bigelow’s Ginger Snappish holiday tea. And now I need a cookie to go with it…

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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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