1794 Tasting Notes

After drinking water for most of the day, I made a cup of this, western-style. The first oddity was that I drank water for most of the day. The second oddity was that I made this western-style, steeping for four minutes instead.
It was pleasant, but not big on flavor. Perhaps I did not use enough leaf, or perhaps this would be better with a gong-fu brewing.

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This morning’s pot of tea. I have no idea why I went for this over the Winter Solstice that I intended to make.

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drank GABA Black by Mandala Tea
1794 tasting notes

Interesting honey flavors. I need a second cup to make a judgement call on this one.

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drank Coconut Red by Vital Tea Leaf
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As something completely different than Peet’s Holiday Breakfast Blend, I followed that with a pot of this Coconut Red. Love the natural sweetness.

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Started the morning with a big pot of this. I added some hazelnut flavor for something a bit different.

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drank Chocolate Puerh by Numi Organic Tea
1794 tasting notes

Handed to me by a colleague, who knows I enjoy tea. Smells like chocolate and cinnamon. Tastes about the same.

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drank Premium Green by Stash Tea Company
1794 tasting notes

Bagged, this was the best green tea within reach, when I got to the office, this morning. Mediocre, but better than nothing.

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Mmmm, such a delicious cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I really need to actually review this tea in full at some point…
But for now, just enjoying a cup of this semi-sweet and fruity black tea blend.

Flavors: Apple, Fig

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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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