1451 Tasting Notes

85
drank Peach by Teaves Tea Company
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My late afternoon cup. The brew was a neat coppery bronze in my press. As a peach tea it is a good solid one but it is the extra things going on in the background and how it changes from one cup to the next that kicks this up a few notches. Oops, was that the attack of the run on sentence?

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85
drank Irish Breakfast by A Southern Season
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Made a second cup with supper. I wasn’t afraid to let it steep this time. This is a very nice tea. I was going to try and grab a picture off their website to update the tea info. Apparently they don’t actually sell their tea over the internet. Despite being a breakfast tea it doesn’t seem to pack the caffeine jolt of the silver needle white I had yesterday. Tastes yummy.

ashmanra

The H&S IB I sent you is a lot stronger than this one, just so you know!

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84

Oh wow, this is way better than I expected. I don’t get the name. There are three things you drink for breakfast – milk, juice, and caffeine. This is none of those. It’s good anyway. It’s mainly peppermint and lemon. This would be great to enjoy in the evening – or morning… if you’re one of those people ;)

Nicole

Peppermint & lemon do sound odd for breakfast.

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85
drank Irish Breakfast by A Southern Season
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Thank you ashmanra. I know very little about Irish Breakfast. I went a little light on the leaf because I don’t know how my stomach will react to this black tea. This is so much smoother than I expected. I thought it would be harsh. It is nicely fruity by mid sip and lingers into the aftertaste. No bitterness and only slightly drying. A good cup!

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91

I sometimes read where reviewers don’t like white tea because, to them, it is too subtle. I can’t relate. I find Silver Needle to have an amazingly full flavor, and while it is not as in your face as an Assam it does pack a healthy buzz – despite popular opinion to the contrary. One of my oldest samples, it still smells as fresh as the day Teavivre sent it to me. As soon as the water hit the leaf, the room smelled of fresh cut hay. The sip is sweet hay and cucumber followed by a lingering melon aftertaste. This is exactly what I wanted this morning! I will continue on with this most of the day. An excellent white.

CrowKettle

I concur!

seule771

concur!

TheTeaFairy

I also agree KS, some whites are very complex, with many different layers of flavours. Although I’m not personaly drawn to white tea in the morning, I adore a Bai Mu Dan or Silver Needle in the afternoon!

K S

I tend to be a multi-steeper with white tea. If I start it late in the day I can’t go to sleep :P

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86
drank Ginger Darjeeling Peach by Fusion Teas
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From this morning – I must have three dozen samples in little Baggies, most of them hearty black teas, that I haven’t tried yet. Of course I walked out the door without any of them because I am too asleep. It’s ok; I have an overflowing drawer at work. I’ll be fine. Except, I open the drawer and there are so many choices I feel paralyzed. This one popped up. I know it is not what I want for my first cup of the day, but it smells fruity and spicy and just happy. I could use some happy. Fusion Teas are master blenders. Nothing ever seems out of place in their teas. I can’t single out the ginger when this is hot. Frankly, I don’t feel like trying to sort it out. I just want tea. Oh wait. Once it cooled I gulped the last couple drinks and caught the bite of ginger and cinnamon. There was even a nice splash of light clove. This is a really nice cup; it just isn’t what I wanted this early. On to the next.

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86

it’s 7:30 PM and I am having an Assam. Ok, multiple cups. The coffee cake demands it. :) see previous notes.

Bonnie

good combo!

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85
drank Chamomile Vanilla Bean by Fusion Teas
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I notice my first note on this was 8 months ago. In that time I have become rather fond of chamomile. I give credit to Fusion Teas for making the one that changed my mind. Now I’m the one that asks my wife if she would like a cup. You get the sweet honey apple up front with the slightly sour chamomile bite late in the sip but then the vanilla kicks in and washes it away.

Kittenna

This sounds quite interesting! I seem to like chamomile when mixed with creamy/vanilla-y ingredients. Might have to attempt to acquire some of this to satisfy my curiousity!

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90

This one is such a delight to sip. It has pleasant veggie aroma and a milky texture. It is complex in an uncomplicated way.

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90
drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
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Earlier this afternoon I was feeling a little (lot) mad at the world. I steeped up my favorite comfort tea. It helped.

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