157 Tasting Notes

83

Holiday Festivities are beginning, the air is getting crisp (which is a gentle way of saying “it’s cold, winter’s coming”) and nothing beats a cup of tea in the morning.

One of our teas we’re offering in the tasting room this weekend is Holiday. The orange and spice makes me think of the orange peels and cloves my mother would put in water on the stove to make the air smell nice and Christmas-y. It’s smooth with a hint of sweetness. December’s just around the corner.

-SES

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Lisbet

I wish I could drink this in your tasting room. I mean, I’m enjoying it now, but the tasting room sounds cozy.

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95

This is a new favorite in the tea room. It is an excellent sencha for a very reasonable price. It’s light a sweet and the leaves will rebrew six or more times (we gave up before the tea did). We’re so happy for the new addition to our Japanese tea selection.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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60

This Risheehat, compared to our newly harvested first flush, is much darker with a slightly astringent and potentially bitter taste throughout. Over all, nothing bad can be said of this tea and of course all tea is open for personal interpretation and enjoyment!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

It’s so wonderful to see such a blatently honest review:)

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88

This tea is the new crop from this season! We were surprised by its pale liquor and green leaves. It was fresh, light, smooth, and tasted faintly of honeysuckles.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
jessica

I really love a good cup of darjeeling… try pairing it with some nice cheddar cheese if you are a cheese fan! it brings out the extra flavors in the tea!

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95

The light body and slight honey notes make this an excellent cup of tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Just to change things up from our usual single estate or unflavored tea blends that we usually make…we decided to brew a pot of Hot Cinnamon Spice as our tea of the moment.

As others have said, it tastes like a liquid fireball or red hot. It is sweet and spicy as a result of the three types of cinnamon and clove. It is strong and doesn’t need sugar at all. The fact that it has such a strong taste, means that people have very strong opinions on whether or not they like it.

The majority of the people that taste it in the tasting room seem to love it, but there are a few that would prefer something a little more subtle.

To each their own!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
SoccerMom

I love it! I own a huge tin of it and am thinking about making it iced.

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92

This toasty Oolong is a great way to begin (or continue!) an afternoon.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

My favorite everyday oolong!

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85

Bright and brisk without being bitter. Kenilworth is a lovely, smooth black tea for the early afternoon. I might just have it with lunch!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

The creamy flavor and citrus notes of this tea make it an excellent choice for an almost Spring afternoon!

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