1924 Tasting Notes

drank Peppermint Bark by Bigelow
1924 tasting notes

With the addition of a little half and half, this becomes a creamy, white chocolate mmmm—minty, desserty confection. Awfully tasty and toothsome for a supermarket cheapie!

Rosehips

I like the word toothsome. I should use that more often!

gmathis

I think I swiped that from JacquelineM, who’s been MIA of late. That was her word for Vanilla Comoro.

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drank Wild Black/Dian Hong by Teabook
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This was a tasty departure from my usual kick-your-fanny-out-the-door black tea rut. Somewhat lighter than a builders’ tea—had a nice toasty, bready feel to it. My sample from K S came in a little pre-measured packet, probably measured for a slightly smaller mug than I used today; a little extra strength/less water would have made it even more pleasant.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Equal parts Market Spice Butter Rum + Touch Organic Keemun x (a filter you used to make Marco Polo yesterday and didn’t rinse out very well) = a Bob Ross happy accident that sort of resembles warm root beer. Eh, I took a chance :)

Sil

hahahaha awesome :)

Fjellrev

Bob Ross would be so proud of you.

gmathis

You ought to see the way I color happy little trees!

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The Enabler (aka my husband) saw me fondling this at an out-of-town trip to World Market and just silently put it in our cart. I love him.

My tea-newbie love affair with Republic of Tea, back when I was just a beginner, had generally cooled off, but this has stoked the fires again. Blueberry rooibos isn’t anything new to flavored tea fans, but add the caramel and vanilla and this becomes pie-sweet and velvety textured. As always, first cup with no additives; next time, milk to make it blueberry crumble with sweet cream.

Sil

awesome

Em

Yum!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Remember Sheldon’s itchy brain? I am hopelessly scratching at a dozen unresolved tasks and issues, NONE of which I can do a confounded thing about this evening.

In hopes of soothing said itch, I made a strong cup of tulsi. just bulk bin stuff, but it is warm and lemony and soothing to the body. Hoping for a similar effect on the mind soon.

Nicole

Oooo…. hate itchy brain.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Equal parts dried elderberries + cocoa nibs x a steep while I was in the shower = raisinets! (Nobody said immunity boosting had to be dull.)

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Ha-ah! Found some! Granny Smith juice up front, a hint of burnt sugar in the back. Another one that may improve more with a little dairy and sugar, but I’m far too schleppy to get up. (Reveling in the dregs of a decadently quiet holiday weekend: tree up, cat snoozing on my lap, “Fiddler on the Roof” cranked up loud. L’chaim!)

K S

I see you survived the morning.

gmathis

We did OK. Sunday teaching is different from classroom teaching—-you really need smaller groups and numbers so you can talk instead of refereeing six conversations at once. All the same, I love this rowdy bunch. You can see these wonderful glimmers of what kind of people they’re going to be.

Kristal

Ohh sounds like it may make a Good latte!

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drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
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Breaking in to the distressingly dwindling hoarded stash this morning: can now find PG Tips bagged locally, but not loose leaf. But some cold mornings, strong, sharp, stout builders tea is the only thing that will do. Like when it’s your week to teach seventeen fifth and sixth graders who are post-Thanksgiving sated, have been cooped up inside during a four-day weekend because of a multi-day deluge, and pre-Christmas hepped. Praying for grace and a sense of humor!

Nicole

Did you ever get any of the PG Tips Strong One?

gmathis

No, but it sounds about my speed! (Or will, come January!)

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drank Peppermint Bark by Bigelow
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Yep, about 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa nibs did the trick. All it needed was a little love, Charlie Brown.

Maddy Barone

I went to the VID’s Tea website to order some tea. I had both Peppermint Amore and the Snow Day in my cart, but when I went to check out they added a $25.00 cross border shipping fee!I’ve ordered from them several times without being charged a ridiculous fee! So now I know how my Canadian friends feel. I aborted my order, and I’ll look for this one at the grocery store. Hmph.

gmathis

$2.38 where I was. (Pricey shipping keeps me from ordering tea often; probably a good thing: I’m running out of cabinet space as it is :)

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drank Peppermint Bark by Bigelow
1924 tasting notes

Another cheapster from today’s impulse haul. It’s more minty than barky—the chocolate hits you a couple of beats later. I’m thinking that a little doctoring (milk and some cocoa nibs) would bump this up from pretty good to mighty tasty.

Gary

Cheapsters are Keepsters, I had the Barrington Earl Grey, I think it Made the Day, Still Thankful

gmathis

:) There’s a lot of reasons to like those bagged cheapsters—easy to tote, steep away from home, and swap!

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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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