1788 Tasting Notes

drank Persimmon by The Republic of Tea
1788 tasting notes

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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92

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
1788 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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drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
1788 tasting notes

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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85

Used one large teaspoon in a gaiwan. Water was boiled and left to cool for a minute or two.
I quickly rinsed the leaves, then set about on this tea adventure!
(Steeps are one cup at a time)
Dry leaves: Tightly rolled and green. Floral and a bit sweet.
First steep: Buttery floral aroma. A bit grassy in taste, but moving toward wonderful oolong smoothness.
Second steep: The aroma has become less grassy and more floral. The flavour, too, is lighter, but with a heavier mouthfeel that I did not notice before. Notes that are somewhat fruity appear in the aftertaste.
Third steep: Two minutes for this steep does not seem to have been enough. Put back for another minute prepares the tea for drinking. Very lightly floral, with a smooth butteryness all about the tea.

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

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drank Ginseng Oolong by Vital Tea Leaf
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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.

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