1720 Tasting Notes

drank Tochiotome Green by Lupicia
1720 tasting notes

Dry, this smells like fresh strawberry candy, or maybe the sugary strawberry beginnings of my mom’s homemade strawberry jam. The sugary-strawberry doesn’t come through as strongly once it’s steeped; just a pleasant light green tea base with a fruity aftertaste that stays on your tongue.

Perfect for a genuinely gentle, warm spring afternoon in my patio glider. I may never go inside.

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This little sample from ashmanra arrived providentially. Someone must have told her last week that I would have insomnia last night and need something substantial to prop me up this morning before heading to church and facing a roomful of fifth graders hopped up (pun intended) on Easter candy.

This is a wonderful breakfast tea. I’ve been smiling at the descriptors in other reviews: Fruity. Apple. Malty. (Oh yeah.) Rich. Smooth. All true. “George Clooney in a tux…” not sure about that one :)

I think this will get me out the door.

Happy Easter, tea friends. May it be a day that brings lasting joy.

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drank Cherry Pu-erh by Nature's Tea Leaf
1720 tasting notes

Second steep. Cherry dissipates pretty quickly, but it still leaves the nice pu-erh base. Not too muddy tasting.

And of course, it tastes better because…
a) it’s warm enough to taste it outside while watching laundry on the line fluttering gently in the sunshine
b) it’s sipped in the company of Tazo, our free-range, no-strings-attached, no-obligation yard cat. (Solid black. Citrus green eyes. Tazo just fit. No special emotional attachments to the brand.)
c) it’s accompanied by fresh brownies and a fistful of malted milk eggs.

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drank Cherry Pu-erh by Nature's Tea Leaf
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Amazing what happens when you read the directions. Two teaspoons. I had been way underleafing. Done properly (well, I never know if I’m doing pu-erh properly…) it tastes like a good slab of cherry pie.

Based on the NTL varieties I have tried, the one thing I’ve observed they consistently do well is create real-tasting fruit flavors. Not a bit of artificiality about this one.

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With honey. It certainly sweetens, but doesn’t mask the dark-green-leafiness.

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This came to me via a co-worker to whom it was served at a hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Looked up the company; it’s Singaporean and has a very tony, elegant website. Opened the pouch; beautiful fabric bag. Tasted the tea; flat.

It’s a basic, “brown” tasting breakfast tea, getting a little bitter as it cools. Kind of a disappointment, as I had anticipated something posh.

Ah, well. It’s still always fun to add a new one to the tasting list.

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Had an after-dinner cuppa with a squirt of experimental honey. It worked. The honey toned down the barkiness and made it taste more like the rough-shod cousin of a cup of chamomile. I’ll let you know if it makes me healthier. :)

Kittenna

Chickweed, eh? :P

Rachel J

LOL… Chickweed does not sound appetizing. ;)

Terri HarpLady

That stuff grows all over the place in my garden…

Kittenna

Hahahaha, I was thinking… new source of income – selling chickweed tea! Or dandelion. Thistle? Haha.

Terri HarpLady

I eat the dandelions in the spring!
I get thistles sometimes…

gmathis

It’s very Beatrix Pottery, isn’t it?

Terri HarpLady

Yup, all the way down to the bunnies hopping around!

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This is going to be an acquired taste, I think; drinking for the health benefits more than anything else. A deep forest-y taste; something an Ent or a wood elf might offer you to drink. Just now reading indigobloom’s comment from a previous note that it works with honey. Will try that next steep.

Indigobloom

LOL a wood elf, I love it! but you are so right… what a fun association to have with raspberry leaf tea :P

gmathis

…that or I can see a old mountain “yarb” woman wrapped in several granny shawls carrying a paper packet of this in her basket of remedies…

Indigobloom

ah that to! or from some old new orleans voodoo shop (because this stuff is magical, makes the pains go away!)

gmathis

Will be paying careful attention to the medicinal effects :)

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drank Black Manas by Teajo Teas
1720 tasting notes

I’m finding something else to like about this time every time I drink it. Today’s “fave feature” is its flexibility…I was bumbling through the morning routine much slower than usual and a three-minute steep time stretched well over five. Still tasty and bright, not bitter. It isn’t bulldozer-strong, but an all-around good a.m. selection.

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I know I like this lean, clean dragonwell, but just now noticing that it’s being advertised as a digestive aid. After a large sweet-n-sour pork lunch with all the trimmings at a local Asian buffet, it is a comfortable topper…

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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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