1942 Tasting Notes

drank Green Tea by The Boston Tea Company
1942 tasting notes

Closest match I could find on the Boston Tea website for the bagged green tea in my little treasure chest.

Not as good as Boston Tea’s Dragonwell, but still a mild, unfinicky, slightly cereally green. Was perfect for an afternoon feet-up break from writing (deadlines looming) and housework (who let the floor get so skanky?)

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It’s shortcutting, but P.F. Chang frozen-section dumplings are pleasantly close to the restaurant original. This was a perfect “dessert” afterward; the lemony-mint makes a perfect digestif when you over-dumple.

__Morgana__

Love the term “over dumple!”

Anna

Is it even possible to not over-dumple?

gmathis

Not at my house!

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A sipdown of a really fine Ceylon—-smooth and deep, no bitterness. On the short list for a reorder.

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Find myself gravitating to this one when I’m worn to a nubbin by winter…breaking open the bottle a month early! No brains, no wait, no steep, add water—warm and cuddly.

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drank Chai by The Boston Tea Company
1942 tasting notes

This was among the bags that came in my Christmas tea chest. I don’t do chai often. However, today’s weather called for something with a warming personality.

Made this mugga (as opposed to a cuppa) with nothing but milk. (Anybody else drink unsweetened chai? Or by definition, should it just be drunk sticky with syrup or sugar?) Can’t tell if it’s the cloves or cardamom, but one spice is overpowering the others.

But for a bagged variety, it is decent, especially when you’re sitting in a warm sunbeam with a napping cat. That just makes anything taste better.

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drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
1942 tasting notes

When there’s a (-) in front of the number on the thermometer, nothing else will do. Strong and warm as wool socks.

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This packet is getting old but has held up nicely. With a light temperature and steep time, it is rich and caramelly and soothing on such a wickedly raw day. Already got word that we get a rare snow day tomorrow (generally, even when school is closed, administrative staff is expected). I may have to have another cup then.

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Picked this because it’s a cold, cloudy, raw afternoon; need to be slamming away at a due-too-soon writing project instead of tasting notes, so I’m anticipating multiple cuppas to keep me going—-resteeps should keep the caffeine level manageable.

Used water that was a little too warm on this one, so it’s heavier on the “bite” than my previous experiences. But sometimes a little bite, judiciously applied to the proper spot, is what you need to get off your keister (keester? keyster?) and get to work.

gmathis

Interesting that the archaic definition is a suitcase…the original junk in the trunk? (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

Anna

Nailed it.

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With one round of snow and ice just now beginning to recede and another barreling toward us at full speed, something with a little “spring” to it is needed. Tonight, this smells fresh and tastes mildly floral—-bringing to mind the scent of potting soil and greenhouses.

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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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