25 Tasting Notes

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There doesn’t seem to be much to say about any orange pekoe – I grew up with it as the standard “just plain tea.” That said, this is certainly a very good one, and it’s the first one I finished from my sample pack. I’ll probably reorder it.

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I’m not ordinarily a huge fan of white teas; I prefer heartier teas that can stand up to a good dose of milk and sugar. (Does that make me a philistine? If I’m wrong, I don’t wanna be right!) Ahem. Anyway, I had to order this in my sample pack because the name was so intriguing. I’m glad I did – it certainly has the delicacy of white tea but with a good blueberry flavour. In other words, it does what it says on the tin. Excellent choice for someone who tends to like white tea.

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drank 1001 Nights by TeaFrog
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Yes! I can finally post notes again! Firefox wouldn’t let me for the longest time but I think I’ve got it figured out now. And in celebration: 1001 Nights tea! This is definitely my favourite of the teas I got in the sample pack – light and floral, but not overly acidic, and strong enough to stand up to some milk. Definitely reordering!

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75

Found an old box of this tea hiding in my cupboard (ah, the joys of moving). Still tasty! Nice deep rich smoky flavour.

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77
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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Ran out of Second Cup Holiday Tea (but then, it IS March…) so I’ve moved on to Twinings Lady Grey. Good stuff, but it’s way too delicate for the milk and sugar I put in it. Next time, lemon juice. (Note to self: acquire lemon.) Ordinarily I prefer stronger teas, but this is a lovely tea with a beautiful scent.

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87
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
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Dark, rich… almost coffee-like in its strength. Needs quite a bit of milk! (I’m a wuss.) An excellent morning drink.

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44

It’s bubble tea in a can! It’s… not bad, actually, although not the most inspiring thing ever. I also bought tapioca pearls and am looking forward to making bubble tea myself!

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drank Holiday Tea by Second Cup
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I tried a 4-minute steep but found it didn’t work nearly as well – a lot of the richer “aftertaste” notes seem to need the full five minutes to develop. Lesson learned!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Holiday Tea by Second Cup
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One of my favourites ever! I’m not usually a fan of cherry flavour (and I must say the cherry drowns out any orange flavour here) but I love this tea. I bought two boxes the day it came out and will probably buy two more before the holiday season ends.

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75

It’s like green tea ice cream, only hot!

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