1700 Tasting Notes

drank Persimmon by The Republic of Tea
1700 tasting notes

Long single-bag steep in a large pot.

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I loved that you could actually taste the green tea, and that this did not just taste like apple cider. Aside from that, I was not too enthused about this tea, especially the tartness of the apple…that taste just doesn’t seem to belong in a tea, in my opinion.

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drank Persimmon by The Republic of Tea
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Very tasty, reminded me of bubble gum.

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81

I should have put a bit more sugar in it. This was the first time I’ve ever made a quantity that wasn’t in a large teapot.

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89

A tasty cuppa, and such a nice change from plain cinnamon orange black teas.

Ed Fladung

Nice to see something from Peet’s here. I used to live in Berkeley not too far from there first store on Vine St. I loved going down to check out their latest rare teas. Always something good there.

This tea sounds almost like a chai tea with some orange in it. Do you suggest it be drunk with milk and sugar or plain? It almost sounds like Constant Comment Orange spice.

Spencer

I drank it straight and it was wonderful. It’s a great step up from typical cinnamon orange black tea. The vanilla really ads a wonderful smoothness.

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drank Yellow Peach by TeaGschwendner
1700 tasting notes

Brewed in a two cup teapot. I might not have used enough leaf. I’m curious to see what this tea would be like in a gaiwan.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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85

I’m sad to see this all gone…

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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69
drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
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First time brewing in a gaiwan. Very tasty. Gaiwan brewing is fun.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Pu-erh Mini Tuocha by TeaFrog
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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

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.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

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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