1916 Tasting Notes

Looks a little like salad dry in the pouch…definitely a woodsy flavor to it (drnking it with a chocolate chip cookie remedied any valerian mulchiness). So far I haven’t met a tisane that will put me out completely on its own—will have to report later on any possible zzzzz effect.

ashmanra, I put Tazo outside so I didn’t have any help steeping it :)

Anna

The word ‘pouch’ always makes me think of kangaroos, so it’s always very weird when I see it in other contexts. I just wanted to get that off my chest.

gmathis

Language is a funny thing. Packet, then :)

Anna

Haha, nooo, ‘pouch’ is fully legitimate in this context, and I LIKE thinking about kangaroos. Keep pouchin’!

ashmanra

Well, did you sleep? :)

gmathis

Ended up supplementing with a Tylenol PM due to a headache, so that sort of messed up the integrity of the experiment…

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(Yeah, I’m still here. I think.)

I’m still thinking on this one. Previous comments hold; it’s somewhat spicy, but spicy in the bass range—you get it at the tip of your tongue after you’ve swallowed. Don’t think it’s really strong enough (to my taste, anyway) for a breakfast tea. Maybe brunch or elevenses. Still a very, very, very good Ceylon!

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Ahhhhhhhh. Weather mild enough to work outside in shirtsleeves, finally able to continue picking up branch fallout from the ice storm a week before Christmas. This is my break and I am drinking it with immense pleasure in the patio glider. Just a good quality longjing with long, flat leaves and a little sweetness.

For second steep, I threw in a pinch of mystery white chai from a work buddy; there’s just a tiny hint of cinnamon in it now. Equally pleasant.

K S

Jealousy! We are supposed to get a bit of a warm up this week – maybe into the 50’s by Thursday. Our branch fallout is still mostly snow covered. The patio glider and tea sounds so nice.

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drank Premium Green by Stash Tea Company
1916 tasting notes

Bagged grocery store version, returned (with apologies) to me by MIL…I forgot she can’t have green tea for dietary reasons. Nothing to sing show tunes about, but I might whistle a little about it under my breath. An OK mid-afternoon grab and go with low temp and short steep.

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For someone who doesn’t much do honey in tea, this nook in my cherry wood tea chest is emptying out fast! It’s gentle, nicely balanced, a no-brain steeper. Not nearly as syrupy cloying as the Ludens cough drops we’d eat full boxes of during the sermon on Sundays, but brings back that sensory memory.

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Challenged or inspired by all you sipper-downers; it’s time to follow suit and take back the kitchen. This is perfect for a mild and sunny day. Decent black tea base, sweet, natural-tasting pineapple.

If you’re interested in finding it, previous tracking down of this one led me to believe that it was a privately branded Metropolitan Tea blend. which is still available at several places including Culinary Tea.

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Non-teaist co-workers even commented on how lusciously scented this is—-it makes the whole room fragrant. Beautifully peachy. A Cheapster Steepster winner since you can pick it up inexpensively and locally.

Helena

nothing wrong with cheap as long as it’s good!

Lynxiebrat

LOL. Another is Perfect Peach by Bigelow. Loved it since my teens.

gmathis

I’ve got a couple bags of Perfect Peach I haven’t tried yet. Will take care of that soon!

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drank Marango by Savoy Tea Company
1916 tasting notes

Chose this one for its scent—-one of those you could just bury your nose in and leave there. Not being a mango expert, the fruit flavor reminds me more of apricot/peach, but it is deep and rich and sunshiny tasting. Nice change of pace.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
1916 tasting notes

Serendipity.

Little bit of elderly Bourbon Rouge from Mariage Freres.
Scant teaspoon of cacao nibs.
Cinnamon stick.
Loooooong steep.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

You, too, can do this at home :)

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This is a cup of cheerful. The sweetest, fruitiest, perkiest Assam I can remember having in a long while. Also a good and easy steeper; meticulous time management not required. Even better.

TeaBrat

sounds delightful :)

gmathis

I’ve really been talking up my stuff from Single Origin since I got it…it’s all very good quality and none of it is a bit finicky.

Sil

they’re on my list of teas to try more of once i get through a couple more orders…so i’ve been watching your reviews :)

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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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