1983 Tasting Notes

Very nice. The fruity tones hit you first; doesn’t lose its quality when it cools.

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This is smooth and excellent; nice and thick and hefty. I prefer breakfast teas minus milk and sugar, and, straight up, Mincing Lane needs none. I’m not sure if it’s the Yunnan that keeps the Assam from biting too much or the other way around, but in any case, it’s a wonderful morning tea.

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Made a full gallon of this and it’s been in the fridge for the better part of a week. This morning, it was so oppressively humid when we woke up (air conditioning at Shabby House leaves a lot to be desired) I ran straight for the jug. For a cheapie tea, it has stayed pretty fresh, doesn’t have that astringent/detergent taste that a lot of grocery store teas do. No, it’s not high quality, but when you need to guzzle in large quantities, it’s suitable.

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It’s been fun to read everyone’s prior tasting notes on this one—Thomas seems to bring out the mischieviously poetic in all of ya. And I can’t top any of them in descriptors. Stiff and stout, a good gumptious breakfast tea, yes.


I’m having this one as I type! I think he will give me the strength to vacuum the house :) :) :) I also just put the tape on your box :) I will mail it out Monday so be on the lookout xoxoxoxoxo


Nice to have something to look forward to!

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l like the “hints of apple skin” in the product description … this is light, lip-licking tart, and dry. Not enough left in the cup to ice down, but I bet it’s good cold.

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Smells wonderful; tastes…not as much. Unless you really like the tree-branch taste of ginseng. That’s hard to mask with any other flavoring.


Glad you reviewed this! I was wondering about it and nearly put it in my cart.

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drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
1983 tasting notes

This one just gets better and better with its multiple personalities. Yeah, I’m getting cocoa, but I’m getting a little bit of crisp fruity. Now specifically digging it in the morning instead of blearily grabbing whatever I can find in the tea drawer.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.


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