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1011 Tasting Notes

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This was a very generous sample from KittyLovesTea – Thanks!!

I didn’t have very high hopes for this, but it isn’t half bad as an accompaniment to an evening of Netflix.

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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My 1,000th tasting note and the beginning of my Harry Potter marathon. I found the movies for $2 each at a Black Friday sale :)

This tea is great, as always!

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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I mixed this up in a giant mug with a little hot water, a bit of sugar, and milk. Pretty good, though I should have used a whisk – its a bit clumpy at the bottom. Still tasty. Hopefully this will help get me out of my tea funk. I’ve been drinking tea lately, but nothing is really tasting that great to me. Maybe a Black Friday order needs to be planned – maybe I just need some new flavors to rotate…

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drank Panyang Congou by Harney & Sons
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Starting my day with this cup of roasty, toasty deliciousness! I’m glad this tea is very reasonably priced because I’m going through my tin at an alarming rate. Really nice and full-bodied, no additions needed.

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A longer than normal steep time and a good shake of the bag tonight resulted in the pumpkin coming to the party! I’m sipping on a delicious, rich gingered pumpkin cheesecake tea that is a great accompaniment to my Hulu marathon.

mpierce87

May I add – a Hulu marathon of random things…Grimm, Once Upon a Time, etc.

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86
drank Palace Breakfast by Tea Palace
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I found a little bit of this tea tucked in the back of my cupboard and it is turning out to be a delightful morning tea. There is a fair amount of malt and heft which I love in a breakfast blend, but there is also a fair amount of astringency – even after adding milk. Hmmm, its good, but I like some of my other breakfast teas better.

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97
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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Nothing is better than Queen Catherine and an Everything Bagel with cream cheese and turkey for breakfast. The Queen provides just the right amount of smoke and heft to complement a savory meal.

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Am I having this tea for breakfast with a delicious peanut butter cookie? Maybe :)

I’ll probably have an everything bagel later on – but no worries because this tea is amazing with just about anything. I love the sweet smokiness. It is definitely filling my craving this chilly, windy morning.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Mmmm! This is amazing as always. I have LOTS of little specks in my infuser tonight. If you get some of this tea, the specks are where its at! Yum~ really helping my stress levels right now.

ashmanra

The first time I saw the specks, I thought it was dregs and braced myself for a bitter final swallow. Nay, nay! Those are vanilla bean specks, and now we all jockey to be the one who gets the last cup from the pot!

mpierce87

I’m getting to the end of my pound bag so there are TONS of tasty specks!

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drank Tilleul by Harney & Sons
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Wow, after reading these reviews I was terrified to try this, but as I’m having trouble being the least bit tired tonight I decided to give it a go. It really reminds me of CS Original Sleepytime but without the slight mint. With a bit of sweetener it isn’t that bad and if it helps me get to sleep sooner rather than later I’ll probably throw this or the mint version in the cart next time I order from Harney.

mpierce87

Actually, the more I drink this – its alright, but I’ll probably just stick with my bagged CS Sleepytime Vanilla that is so easy to come by.

mpierce87

Plus, I’m still not the least bit tired… :(

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

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