251 Tasting Notes

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
251 tasting notes

I was actually on time this morning, so I finally got a chance to steep this up in my 16oz to-go cup!

I used 1 tablespoon of tea, added 1-1/2 tablespoons of raw sugar and a small dash of milk. While it does give me happy joys to actually have a warm cup in my hand (unlike yesterday), it’s neither the best nor the worst chai I’ve had. I like the mellowness of it, and the subtle hint of squash. There’s no mistaking the pumpkin pie spices, and they add a nice layer of interest.

Overall, I’m glad I placed the order and got to try this, but I’m not going to go crazy about it and stockpile it before the change of the next season.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I just learned the best feature of my new cheap porcelain teapot – unlike the tetsubin, I can just shove the whole works into the fridge without any worries!

This afternoon I pulled out what was left of the huge pot of this I made last night, and I can happily say I like it just as much – if not better! Yes, the chamomile is definitely present, but it’s easily ignored, and I still taste guilt-free spumoni that’s even more ice-cream-like now that it’s chilled. I am still very, very happy with this purchase!

And I’m making up a mixed bag of teas for a co-worker who’d like to try some loose leaf. He’s one of my husband’s friends (they nerd-out together to Sci-Fi movies I don’t want to see), and a coffee drinker, but likes TAZO Passion and Celestial Seasonings Peppermint. His wife is also going to have baby #3 in a couple weeks. Anyone want to peek in my cupboard and give me some suggestions of what to include?

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95

This was a very difficult choice today, as both these teas are strong contenders. In the end, though, there can be only one… that moves forward in the Battle of the Earl Greys!

Read on to see why this tea moved on to victory!
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/09/earl-grey-extra-by-simpson-vail-vs.html

TeaKlutz

I didn’t even know this tea existed… next time Verdant brings it back, it’s going on the shopping list!

Lily Duckler

Thank you for the review, wheezybee! We imagined this tea would someday be part of a battle of earl grey teas XD Very fun to watch!

TeaKlutz- this tea is currently available. Check it out!
http://verdanttea.com/teas/bergamot-rose-laoshan-black/
If you’re interested in picking up a few blends, you may want to wait until this Friday: as part of our bonus week in the Tea Tour Sale, all of our blends will be 25% off ;)

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80
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I really had no idea what to expect from this one, but I was so curious I decided to chance it. I’m glad I did, because it smells – and tastes! – like spumoni! Pistachio ice cream that leaves me thinking about hints of chocolate and bright cherry… num!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

Today was the third face/off in the Battle of the Earl Greys – and this tea was victorious!

You can read a re-cap of the battle here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/09/earl-grey-imperial-by-mariage-freres-vs.html

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95

I think I have fallen in love. This tea was absolutely amazing, and did a good job of changing some perceptions for me. I have never actually paused in writing a review before to go order more of the tea, but this one convinced me.

You can read the full review – and see some pretty pictures – here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/09/bergamot-rose-laoshan-black-by-verdant.html

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey by Nina's Paris
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I promise, I will try to stop personifying my teas! In the meantime, this was a nice Earl Grey with a surprising natural sweetness and slightly fruity notes neither my husband nor I could place. Well worth a second cup!

You can read my full review here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/09/earl-grey-by-ninas-paris.html

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
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I wanted Elizabeth but I got Anne instead! Thank you so much, Dinosara for the opportunity to try this wonderfully smooth and incredibly blended Earl Grey.

You can read my full review here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/08/earl-grey-by-lupicia.html

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80

I think this was the first Earl Grey I ever tried, as well as the first tea I had in a sachet. All these years later, I didn’t think it would live up to the memory. I thought maybe I had built it up in my mind.

I was wrong. This was one of the best lavender variations I’ve tried during my Earl Grey project. There’s no missing the floral note, but while it is unmistakable it is also fresh and subtle.

You can read my full review here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/08/earl-grey-lavender-by-revolution.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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It has been so long since I tried this tea that I didn’t want to move too far forward in the Battle of the Earl Greys without giving it another shot. Now that I have, I remember why it wasn’t on my shelf already. It wasn’t quite to my tastes, and produced a faint yet slightly bitter flavor with high astringency. I think a different blend of black tea and bergamot is going to win my heart, but thank you, Lariel, for the opportunity to try this one out!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.


Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!

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