1738 Tasting Notes

What a lot of bergamot. (Just go ahead and pronounce “bergamot” as though it has a hard “t” on the end…)

gmathis

What you got, did it hit the spot…or perhaps not? (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

Spencer

Truly this tea did, and in my drawer I hid…some bags for a future bid.

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Years ago, I had a source for quite a few of the offerings from Lindsay’s Teas. That source eventually raised their prices beyond what was acceptable, and I found other places from which to get my tea fix.
Fast forward to now, living in a new area. A cafe that is on my way to work – but into which I had never stopped – finally presents an opportunity for me to visit. In that visit, I purchase this delightful blend and try another (Russian Caravan with Vanilla).
I am quite glad for the rediscovery.

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
1738 tasting notes

After quite a few cups of this, today, my sample is finished. Not a bad tea – makes an enjoyable cuppa.

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drank Lanikai by Lupicia
1738 tasting notes

Drinking the last of this blend and finally writing a review. Many thanks to my coworker, who brought this from his trip to Hawaii!

“…I must say that I am incredibly pleased that this tea does not taste entirely of fruit and vanilla.
“…the flavors themselves blend quite well! I get a lot of coconut and pineapple to accompany the taste of the black tea. Then, the vanilla smooths the other flavors and provides a pleasant aftertaste. "

Full review will be available, later today, on http://createwritedrink.com

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank English Breakfast by Ahmad Tea
1738 tasting notes

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Back to drinking this for some reason! Decent.
makes the “meh, decent” face

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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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