1777 Tasting Notes

drank Coconut Red by Vital Tea Leaf
1777 tasting notes

Noooo! This is the end of my bag of Coconut Red. It shall go on the shopping list, immediately.

That said, it is making for a nice, mid-morning cup!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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“The body of the tea is strong and creamy, not overly bold and in-your-face, but maintaining strong, consistent flavors throughout. The slight fruity sweetness softens any edges, and there is little to no astringency of which to speak. In the center of the body of the tea lies a bit of smokiness, which pleasantly lingers on the tongue.”

Full review, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/03/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-verdant.html

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Got distracted while drinking this – not sure what I thought!

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
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The double bergamot was tastier. This was so-so, but it worked in a pinch

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Drinking a bit of this with some Double Bergamot Earl Grey still in the bottom of the cup. Adds just a tinge of kick to an otherwise calm tea.

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drank Irish Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
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Strength without astringency. Sounds like the motto of some tea-related empire. However, it is the perfect descriptor for this cup of black tea! Thanks to DavidsTea’s “free cup of hot or iced tea for wearing green and visiting on St. Patrick’s Day” offer, I was able to try this.
Thanks, DavidsTea!

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drank Tie Kwan Yin Oolong by Tea Ave
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“Previous experience with many tie kwan yin (or ti kwan yin or ti guan yin or several other spellings) had attuned me to a typical green, buttery, creamy, smooth nose with these oolongs, but this one is different. I note that the tea smells darker, stronger, and more intense.
…in the flavor, I taste what had surprised me in the dry leaf aroma – those deep, rich notes. Originally, they had reminded me a bit of a roasted oolong, but I realize at first taste that this is not the same. Natural and flavorful, even not quite yet full, the mouth-coating flavors embody a dark, green sweetness. The very faintest hint of bitterness sits on the tongue in the aftertaste, truly not strong enough to distract from body (and perhaps even contributing a bit).”
Full review here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/03/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-tea-aves.html

Teaave

Hey Spencer, we are wondering if you’d like to stop by our site sometimes and leave your review and rate our oolongs when you have a minute? It will help us in great deal, thank you so much.

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drank Jasmine Oolong by Tea Ave
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“The oolong scents are subdued, but the leaves are only just beginning to open. The first sip awaits… The jasmine bursts across the tongue, naturally sweet, yet not cloying, strong but not overwhelming. The tea has a surprisingly-thick mouthfeel. The taste of oolong is very subdued, much like the aroma had been, but I think the next steeping will open it more.”
Full review here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/03/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-tea-aves_17.html

TeaBrat

this sounds lovely

ashmanra

Nice! This is on my shortlist! I am exchanging the remaining teaspoon of two of my samples for the remaining teaspoon of someone else’s. After I taste those two I will make my final decision on my order!

Spencer

TeaBrat and ashmanra, it was great. I highly recommend this one and (even more so) their Tie Kwan Yin.

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Magical mid-morning cuppa. Decent pu’erh, and the ginger is a nice touch. Not award-winning.

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The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

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My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.

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