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Recent Tasting Notes
I was able to sample this tea, along with a few other Artisan Collection teas, over the last couple weeks.
While I like green tea it does tend to be too light of a tea for me to drink regularly and I find it can go from pleasant to bitter, quickly, if I don’t babysit it so I tend to reach for a green tea blend when I do reach for it. That said, I think this is a decent green tea on its own. It has enough flavor one could drink it without adding any sweetener to it, but I prefer it with a bit.
Definitely keep to the 1-2 minute steeping rule and make sure to dunk the bag a bit instead of just letting the bag hang out in the cup as it will help draw the tea’s flavor out a bit more.
I’ve been able to steep 3 cups of tea from one bag thus far without noticing a drop-off in flavor that was considerable enough to stop me from attempting a 4th cup. So, it’s a decent value given how many cups of tea I was able to get from one bag.
While this isn’t a tea I would buy for myself, it’s definitely not one I’d avoid if offered, either.
Flavors: Green, Herbaceous, Smoked
Farmer Brothers tea is apparently popular in the hotel/motel/breakfast diner circuit around Napa. This was the offering at Crepes N More, a tasty little breakfast place in Fairfield. Awesome food, great service, and this for tea…
It’s… OK. Nothing more. Tasty, enjoyable enough that I finished it, not so much that I wanted more.
But still, and again, meh tea is better than no tea at all.
One of my favorite breakfast places in Pleasanton, CA, (Dean’s, great omelets!) offers this for a black tea.
It’s… OK. Nothing great. Fills the tea craving, offers a bit of taste, but it’s definitely bottom of the bin leaves.
Not the worst I’ve had, and I will have it again when I go back.
Oy, what a week. Teeth-clenching, nonstop work week followed in the evenings by in-law visit (actually that part wasn’t so bad, other than the inability to come home and sit in my Spot and drool).
Our little shabby house doesn’t accommodate company well, so they camped more comfortably at a Hampton Inn, where we lobby-lounged and visited yesterday; this was the available food-service bagged tea. Considering the setting and hot-pot water of indeterminate temperature, it wasn’t bad. Plenty of mint over “something” in the background; there’s supposedly hibiscus, but it wasn’t noticeable. Don’t be scared if this is your only available option.
On the fun side, hubby’s 89-year-old Mema (you need to meet her; she’s so cool) brought me a bagful of vintage jewelry and scarves straight out of Mary Tyler Moore. Remember those shaped polyester neck scarves with a ruffly edge? (Maybe not; I think I have underwear that’s older than some of you :) At any rate, I’m looking forward to playing dress-up to figure out how to wear them.