304 Tasting Notes

100
drank Sinharaja by Golden Moon Tea
304 tasting notes

Took advantage of the free shipping and re-stocked a 1/2 pound of this tea. THIS is my
favorite tea. Lately, I have been brewing this 4-5 minutes. This time really brings out the richness of the molasses on the first steep of this tea. The second brew is delightfully different from the first in that the berries are more predominant.

gmathis

I tried a sample of this once—and though GM’s samples are far too small to give a tea proper consideration—I remember thinking it was superb.

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100

Really wanted dessert tonight, i chose this instead.
Delicious, creamy, yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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76

Made this into a London Fog and viola…a great cup of tea!
It pays to read the full tea description:)

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76

I wanted to love this tea, but I don’t:)
I discovered that I had one serving left of Upton’s creme vanilla EG. So, I am having a sip down between two teas….
Cream EG is weak tasting to me, it smells like cream, but when you sip….where is that cream?
Upton’s version is not much better. Weak and where is that cream?
I guess, I will use this tea to make EG tea cookies. Life is too short to drink mediocre tea.

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86

This is part of my birthday shared teas from my daughter.
Upon sniffing the dry leaf, smoky notes waft…brewed it anyway. This is good. I have been in a tea slump here lately…I don’t like what is in my cupboard.
This is very tasty plain, which is how I am drinking tonight. I think I will try it in the morning with milk and raw sugar. It is not smokey when you drink it. I think I like the Queen:)

gmathis

She’s a popular monarch around here.

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97

OMG, this is a smooth Ceylon. This could be the base for my beloved Black Orange black from Drink the Leaf…no longer in business:(
Not astringent, pairs well with dark chocolate. Added cinnamon chips in the second infusion…yummy:)

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76

Mellow, drinkable. I like this EG cream!
I need to work on my brewing perimeters, but I am glad I went for the full 4 ounce package.
Just a quick note about this company: very fast shipping, all my teas are packed FULL and the shipping was less than $4!

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100
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
304 tasting notes

My cupboard says I have drank this tea 25 times, let’s do some math 25 X16=400 cups of PG Tips!
I feel I have crossed over to the expert level on this brew. Brisk, drinkable and my morning go to tea. Don’t let those pyramid bags fool you, the tea will expand to fill up the pyramid. This tea requires a quick 2 minute steeping time. Get your cup ready…raw sugar, a splash of milk, twirl in cup, pour in the tea and watch the caramel color show…perfection in a cup.
When I first started drinking tea, I wanted a good morning cup of tea with consistency. A tea that was coffee like and tea like and would take well to milk. After spending hundreds of dollars on fancier blends, I found this unassuming tea and my morning routine became consistent with a perfect cup of tea each and every morning.
Someone once described this tea as a “ratty” tea.
I have a few ratty teas in my cupboard, they have been there for a while, they are ok, just not what I want to drink. PG Tips is far from being ratty, it is THE one tea I would not be without in my tea cupboard.
What is your one morning tea you will not let yourself run out of in your cupboard?

gmathis

This is definitely one of my ratties, as well.

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100

I am so sad that Drink the Leaf is closing. This is my all time favorite tea. I am kicking myself for not ordering a few weeks back when I had the chance. I did grab a new teapot and a Timolino in ocean blue for 50% off!
I have not been drinking hot tea, it is hot enough here in Texas. Tonight I made a teapot and savored each sip. So light and sippable. No astringency. Orange tones hit as I swallow the best Ceylon base. I am sadly in tea bliss.

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95

Emptied my cute tin and enjoyed my last pot of this tea. A great blend that I will miss in my cupboard

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STAY CALM AND DRINK TEA

Steam rises from a cup of tea

and we are wrapped in history,

inhaling ancient times and lands,

comfort of ages in our hands.

~Faith Greenbowl

My tea Haiku:

Morning ritual
Praying hands holding teacup
Forties, fifties. Time.

My Rating system:
Below 10 – poured it out immediately.
11-50 – maybe I drank it, but I won’t make it again
51-70 – I’ll drink it again
71-89 – liked it!
90-99- Really good tea, little to no astringency
100 – I will definately reorder

Location

Texas

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