1767 Tasting Notes

drank Backyard Botanicals by Custom
1767 tasting notes

Thought some of you might like to post to this generic category, something like the Chance Combinations that gets a fair amount of traffic.
Feel free to edit the description as you see fit.

In this case, courtesy of k s and company, we’re enjoying homegrown chocolate mint. You’ll have to ask him for the particulars of the variety, but you better believe this is pleasant! Cold steeped a couple of teaspoons in the fridge on a hot afternoon. There is definitely something in the baseline of this tisane that has a Hershey bar aftertaste. So I ate a Hershey bar with it. It just had to be.

K S

It came in a white package with black letters and read chocolate mint. (I guess now a days it would be blue letters) Actually I got it at the local greenhouse this spring.

I have never tried this on its own. I always add it to something, usually puerh. However, the Hershey bar and this idea I must try. I always have a stash of Hershey dark chocolate bars around.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Terri HarpLady

I have some chocolate mint growing in my herb garden this year. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s getting bushy enough now that I will have to start using it.

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Pinched this one in the fridge with a little baking soda.(So glad you taught me that trick, fellow Steepsters!) Truthfully, I may have overdone it a little bit—the idea is not to turn it into baking soda water, but to take the acidic edge off. But there is a noticeable difference in the sharpness/brassiness of this cheapie tea. And playing alchemist is just fun.

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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Our friend ashmanra advises that this is chameleon tea: three minutes for rose with apple; four for apple with rose. Opted for the latter. Very Granny Smith; very refreshing. As I was rocking and sipping (watching Tazo the Therapy Cat conduct his morning grooming routine), the thought came that this would be tasty sweetened. I’m not usually a sweetener…but the week’s been full of sour grapes. Maybe that’s why ;)

ashmanra

So glad you liked it!

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drank Wake Up Call by Savoy Tea Company
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Equally nice iced when you double up on the leaf. Crisp. If I didn’t know what was in it, I’d tag it as good, plain green tea.

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I had forgotten that this has its own listing, but it’s too much effort to backtrack all the chance-combos and re-categorize. It’s just been a “too much” day all around, Charlie Brown. Sigh. Slump.

However, the bright spot was the evening’s steep-speriment: equal parts red raspberry leaf and dried lemon verbena, courtesy of the horticulturally talented k s. Left to steep easily 20 minutes, partly to wring all the herbal goodness out of the raspberry, and partly because it is just too wicked hot today to drink anything warmer than tepid, so I just let it cool in the cup. Perfect pairing. The lemon out-lemoned the strong leafiness of the raspberry leaf and made a nice little evening tisane.

K S

No Terri has skills. My wife and I put it in a pot. IF the sun shines and IF it rains we get growing plants. Last year everything just died.

Terri HarpLady

Last year everything died at my house too. It was just too damn hot last year. I’m enjoying this year much better. :)
I used to drink LOTS of Red Raspberry leaf. Such a great herb for women, especially women of child bearing age. I’m grateful to be considerably past that age, & so, even though I have raspberries growing, I haven’t drank the leaf for years. Maybe I should try mixing some with some of my lemon verbena…hmmm…

We were doing some serious weeding in the garden today, & somehow the lemon balm has found it’s way clear across the yard from where it’s suppose to be. Drew was smelling it, wondering aloud if it could be made into a pesto. I told him I didn’t see why not (although we have plenty of basil…), & sure enough, there are recipes online!

Sil

hmmm raspberry leaf, eh? hmmm

Lynxiebrat

Mmm I’m crazy about pesto! Unfortunately, My Dad hates it so I can’t make much with it.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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The soda pinch trick works! This isn’t a particularly acidic tea, but it isn’t an expensive one, either, so I threw a few bags into water in the fridge, pinched some soda, and let it steep. There is a noticeable difference in flavor—-the sharp edges are now rather gentle and smooth.

When this quart is gone, I’m off to Arm & Hammer some of the cheap grocery store brand to see what happens.

OMGsrsly

I do this for Yorkshire Gold, which is an incredibly strong tea. Works like a charm. :) I think I’ll try cold steeping it with a pinch of soda, just to see. Usually I hot steep then chill.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Continuing to see some medicinal effect of raspberry leaf (ladies, highly recommended!) and experimenting with ways to un-tree-leaf the taste. Mixed in some homegrown mint. Not an unpleasant blend, and might be nice iced.

JustJames

watch yourself… both raspberry and blackberry leaf drop blood pressure (as i discovered when i was building and steeping my own iced tea blends and kept having to stop while climbing the stairs).

gmathis

Duly noted!

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drank Wake Up Call by Savoy Tea Company
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This green tea blend with a mate’ kick is very refreshing on a hot summer morning, and as mentioned previously, you don’t notice the ginseng flavor much. Would try some cold, but I keep drinking it up before any makes it to the fridge. Larger purchase predicted. Oh, shoot—that means a trip back to the tea shop. What a tragedy :)

K S

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it.

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drank Orange Creme Dreams by Talbott Teas
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My tin is getting a little long in the tooth, so I blew several spoonsful on a cold steep in the fridge. Not so much. I’m OK with chilled rooibos, this particular blend doesn’t handle it well. Too tart for my liking and smelled a little like stinky shoes.

Warm, it’s fine. Orangey, creamy, little tart but not obnoxiously so like it was this afternoon.

Sil

hot brew then cool it?

gmathis

Probably—that works better with greens, also. And there’s a good measure of hibiscus in this. Hibiscus never does what I want it to.

Sil

Heh this sounds delicious though….from the name. I am a sucker for orange cream flavour

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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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