1757 Tasting Notes

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Tried a sample. Could’ve been user error on my part, but tasted a lot like lawn clippings.

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I’m amazed at the longevity of this tea—-I’ve had my box for longer than I can recall, and it brews up just fine. Usually gets dragged out for antioxidant purposes when I suspect somebody’s exposed me to a cold or flu bug. In the summer, I brew with home-grown spearmint and ice it down.

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drank Acai Green by The Republic of Tea
1757 tasting notes

Was just introduced to this at a conference last week (the person in charge is also a dear friend and kept her tea basket at our disposal!) and was pleasantly surprised. Nice and fruity without a sharp twang to either the fruit or the green tea flavors. Probably should have steeped a little longer.

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

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drank Cinnamon Stick by Bigelow
1757 tasting notes

Just returned from a trip plagued by airline delays and lack of good water to brew with. This was the only tea in my little travel stash that could overpower the nasty hotel water taste. Under normal circumstances, it’s a nice alternative to chai—-has a nice spice-rack cinnamon flavor instead of tasting like red hots.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
1757 tasting notes

I actually gave it the full steeping time; 7 minutes seems like eternity, but I can now concede to the “brothy” descriptions. Not sure about buttery….I think white tea just isn’t my cuppa.

takgoti

SEVEN minutes? Great Thor!

gmathis

That was the recommendation on the tin…it really takes that long to get any taste to it at all.

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drank Apple Cider by Bigelow
1757 tasting notes

Nice. Takes a long time to steep it strong enough for my taste.

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Not a bad coffee sub. Less of an abrupt jolt into wakefulness; more of a gentle come-on-you-can-do-this tug.

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drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
1757 tasting notes

I believe Culinary Teas sells this brand in bulk, which is what I have. I’m on the tail end of a pound, so it’s starting to get a little old, but still a fruity favorite. In the summer, I ice it down and add a little extra grenadine syrup.

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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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