141 Tasting Notes

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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
141 tasting notes

This tea has tarnished all other genmaicha, I swear. Laoshan green is an amazing base and the toasted rice is very complementing. I can’t wait for the spring batch of teas from Verdant!

It’s a fancy day for fancy tea. I’m a quarter century old! ACK!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!! (I’m double plus almost 15 ack ack)

Sil

Lol happy birthday! Hope it was a good one!

Lindsay

Tea will keep us forever young! Thanks Bonnie and Sil!

Bonnie

I’m almost 65 and I have green jeans, blue ones, red ones… no tat’s though and my nose is way to big for piercing!!!

K S

I got shoes older than you ;) H.B.!

Lindsay

Thanks ks!

Indigobloom

Happy Birthday!!

Lindsay

merci indigobloom!

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85
drank Earl Black by 52teas
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This stuff is, as the kids say, amazeballs. Really one of my favourite blends by Frank.

I’m super excited to say I’m slowly converting co-workers to the world of “snobby tea” (that’s what they all call it). Currently a trainmaster is browsing 52 Teas and asking me for recommendations. And last week another trainmaster put in his first Red Leaf matcha order. Verdant Tea is always a hot topic when people ask me about tea. I’ve got about a dozen people hooked on Davids Tea in the last year, too.

Man i’m on a roll!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C
ashmanra

Lindsay, if you are not already part of the Red Leaf referral program and you were not planning to do it, you can give your friend my code, JRV98, and they will get fifty per cent off their order, while I will earn free matcha! Or it could be that you can still sign up for your own referral code, I am not sure if there was a time limit.

Lindsay

WOW I missed out on this apparently! Thanks for the heads up Ash! I need to get in on this.

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80
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
141 tasting notes

Yes, it’s THAT good. Brewed hot with milk and agave.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Tropical Green by Harney & Sons
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I might re-buy this tea for the sole purpose of cold-brewing it. I really REALLY REALLY REALLY love the scent of this tea. It’s a very powerful pineapple scent. I wish it translated better into the hot brewed tea, but I was satisfied enough with a cold brew. It’s not very tropical either, but I inexplicably would rather have this iced than hot.

Preparation
Iced
Sil

ooh good to know.

Lindsay

I should mention that it wasn’t at all astringent after an 8-hour steep.

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90

A fantastic earl grey! Wow this is good. So well done with the flavouring. There is the perfect amount of bergamot in this blend, and of course it’s not bitter at all. I just put milk and agave in this cup, but I wish I had something to make a frothy latte with. This is the best earl grey in my books, so far. This will be a re-buy!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

My favorite Earl!

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76
drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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Enjoyable hot with a touch of agave, but tastes medicinal if it cools. No bad all-around. Very smooth base, no bitterness.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I’m losing my mind…this is all cocoa and vanilla to me. I had to re-examine the sample bag to ensure my sanity, and now I can kind of smell bergamot in the dry leaves. I had this for the first time last night and it was honest-to-god like hot chocolate (with milk and agave). I don’t know what’s wrong with me. It’s good though.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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30
drank Rooibos Chai by Harney & Sons
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Ok…Harney and Sons must be trollin’, cause this straight rooibos. Blech. This is not a good tea day.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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55

This would be so wonderful if not for whatever sweetner is in the dry tea. This is instead really gross. Glad it was a free sample!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

There is no sweetener! That is the cinnamon! It tastes like Red Hots to me. The only way I drink it is cut half and half with another plain black tea. Lots of my friends love it, though, so I usually keep it on hand.

Lindsay

Thats’s crazy! I get such a fake sweetner taste from this, maybe i’m the crazy one.

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