1873 Tasting Notes


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.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Cherry by Adagio Teas
1873 tasting notes

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.)

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Organic Green Needles by Rishi Tea
1873 tasting notes

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.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Banana Dulce by Art of Tea
1873 tasting notes

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.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Corn Tea by Dong Suh
1873 tasting notes

Wombatgirl procured some corn tea
And sent a small sample to me.
You don’t have to be brainy
To perceive it tastes “grainy”
But it’s popcorny pleasant, you see.

(I dunno … I may drain this limerick thing dry!)

Yep, liquid popcorn. Going to ice some down for a yard work tea and see how it goes.

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drank Black Currant by Tea Forte
1873 tasting notes

Really nice—a nice round fruity taste, not tart and none of that nasty hibiscus hiding behind the good stuff :o)

But I’m wondering … do you consider black currants to be more grape-ity or more blackberry-ish? I am having to re-think my opinion.


For me, black currant is more of a fermented grape flavor… when I taste wine, I taste black currants. But I can also taste the blackberry flavor in there too… sort of a pleasant meld of the two fruits…


I would think more blackberry-ish. Maybe a blackberry crossed with a bit of strawberry?

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I don’t know what it is about sourdough toast and honey that makes this tea peachier, but a really nice breakfast combo!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
1873 tasting notes

Credit and thanks to Doulton for the opportunity to try this one: nice strong sugar-cookie vanilla. Very sweet, but not sticky-sweet. I’ll give it …. an Ernie on a zero to Kermit scale. (Just seems like the day for all things friendly and Sesame.)

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Malted Genmaicha by 52teas
1873 tasting notes

A limerick tea:

Oh, my! What an interesting green.
Unlike many others I’ve seen.
You can’t taste much rice,
But ooh, it’s still nice!
Sweet and malty—-it’s fit for a queen.

(More succinctly—like drinking the inside of a Whoppers malted milk ball. Yum!!!!)

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

love the note!


This note is so cute!

Meghann M

great tasting note for a limerick tea :)


Wow, still trying to get my head round this one.

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drank Cardamom Tea by Culinary Teas
1873 tasting notes

This smelled so strong in the pouch, I was afraid I was going to have to push the slider clear down to Mr. Yuk. Don’t have to go that far, but I’m not gettin’ much o’nothin’ … Maybe a little piney or cedary hint in the background, which would be more appropriate if I were in the porch swing of an Ozarks cabin on this soggy day, instead of stuck at a desk. Bottom line—diluted Mr. Clean.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 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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