1849 Tasting Notes

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Yeah…this is one of those I’ve logged so often there’s nothing new to tell you except it needs to be imbibed often. Especially on six-degree mornings. It’s toasty. It’s un-ruinable.

ashmanra

This is a really nice tea. Really, really nice.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Tulsi and peppermint to un-kink the knots in the back of my neck. Maybe I need to take a bath in this :)

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drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
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Another morning where all the sweetness I can get (artifically or otherwise) is necessary. If you haven’t tried this, think burnt sugar instead of Milky Way or Caramello bar. Stay warm and be safe, wherever you are.

CelebriTEA

Mmm…ok…for me this means half of a HUGE pink grapefruit
With tons of Sugar In The Raw dumped on top and baked at 350
Until sugar is almost burned…grapefruit is kinda mushy and so YUM!
First tried this in Jamaica

yyz

Same to you! Though we had a freakishly warm day today.

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drank Kaporet Kenya by Single Origin Teas
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Of late, mornings have been hard. Seasonal blahs coupled with flannel sheets that are so comfy I snoodle down under them until the absolute-last-have-to-get-up minute; so tea has been whatever I can fling into the cup and still make it out the door on time. (Looking at the weather forecast, much more snoodling ahead.)

At any rate, I took time for a good cuppa this morning. This is. Smooth and deep without being so strong you have to temper it with milk. Not a bad one in the batch of Single Origin Teas I’ve tried so far.

Nicole

Snoodle is a fantastic word. Into the vocabulary it goes!

gmathis

I stole it. Big Bang Theory. Penny uses it to describe what you do in the Arctic in a blankie with sleeves.

Rosehips

Snoodle!

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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Storm looming; seasonal grinchies kicking in about a month early—-NEED THIS!
Oversteeped and the green tea in here is pouting a little, but the eggnoggity goodness is still there.

CelebriTEA

Ok, I LOVE Creamy Eggnog from Butikit, but just say I am out and Jonesin
for some eggnog tea…is this a good “stand in” in an emergency?

CelebriTEA

Butiki…sometimes I spell dyslexic :-)

gmathis

I haven’t tried the Butiki, but I will venture that it’s a plausible substitute. Nice with milk, but sweet and cinna-vanilly on its own; relatively easy to hunt down at chain groceries; inexpensive.

CelebriTEA

I am going to look for it.
I love the Butiki version with a spot of cream.
Sometimes it is so nice to have these friendly, inexpensive versions available ;-)

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94
drank Misty Meadows by Savoy Tea Company
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Flipping back through recent notes on this one, it seems to be the subconscious go-to for moments of mild creative frustration: in this case, it was losing a wrestling match with a Cricut mat that is losing its sticky (those of you who know how expensive those confounded mats are understand the need to beat them into submission until they’ve lost their last iota of tackiness).

At any rate, this lovely orange-almond green is perfect for an afternoon, slightly sweet, easy to steep. One I will chase down next trip to Arkansas.

TheTeaFairy

I love tea names…Misty Meadows, how inspiring, I would purchase just based on that :-)

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Distressingly close to the bottom of the packet. Don’t have many new adjectives for this one (sweet, bright, peppery and perky used previously); but it has been consistently and reliably good, appears to be in the can’t-ruin-it category. Well worth checking out if you need something pleasant to go with your elevenses.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Little Boston Tea Co. Dragonwell left from yesterday with Pomegranate Grape Green from Savoy Tea Co. Light and fruity; good afternoon cuppa.

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We waited until the idiots—er, combat shoppers—went home, then cautiously hit the local retail zone to pick a couple of very modest mom-and-mema-in-law gifts. Kohl’s looks like a war zone. But as we were looking for oven mitts that didn’t cost the price of a robotic arm, we discovered a small assortment of Boston Tea Co. gift teas at Bath and Body Works.

…which prompted me to promptly dig through the stash at home to see what Boston Tea stuff I still have. Their varieties are consistently good. And since it was in my hand, I made a pre-dinner cuppa of this really nice dragonwell. It is what good, plain green tea is supposed to taste and behave like: a teeny bit of citrus sharpness without being bitter, not finicky about time or temp as long as you don’t deliberately boil or stew it. The green tea equivalent of a perfectly comfortably fitting pair of jeans, all broken in.

Hesper June

Wait…Bath and Body Works sells tea?

gmathis

Oops—-correction. Bed Bath and Beyond. All those B’s confused me!

Hesper June

Haha! Thats ok…I just had not been in a B&BW for 6 years and if they now had tea, I was gonna check them out;)

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Today we suspended the “no-decorating-till-December” rule, and so I am sitting next to a homey Christmas tree: a hodgepodge of faded and salvaged ornaments from House That Was, unfamiliar but lovely gift ornaments from friends that helped us rebuild, and a few precious handmade felt-and-sequin fat-belled Christmas birds my mom made and my sister passed along.

Nothing else would do but Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. Cinnamon stick included; accentuates it beautifully.

Bonnie

Need to watch an old Christmas movie. Sounds nostalgic and delightful.

gmathis

Fiddler on the Roof. “Tra-DITION…..Tradition! TRA-dition! Tra…dition! The Ma-MA! The Mama! The PA-pa, the Papa!”

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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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