1812 Tasting Notes

drank Lounge Chair Lapsang by Adagio Teas
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm, this is great. It not only hits the spot for a lapsang craving, but the dimensions of the tea are succulent. (Can that word be used, here?)

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Another cup at the office. I do quite appreciate them stocking this, as the blast of bergamot is great.

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“…the pale yellow liquor contains some grassy flavors, which remind me of a pleasant green tea mixed with a sheng.”

“In my third cup, which resulted from another thirty-second steep, I note that the sheng flavors have come forward. Those green, aromatic, almost-pungent (in a good way) tones that so often fill sheng pu’erh have reared their heads and now lurk in the body and aftertaste. Steep number four (another thirty seconds) reveals those flavors to an even greater degree. The dark vegetation aroma is warm and soft, yet seems full of vigor. Much as I am also enjoying them, these cups are being consumed quickly.”

“…with this tea, I could see it becoming a regular in my cup. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea a 95/100.”

Read the full review on Built from Ink and Tea, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/04/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-wymm-teas.html

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Earl Grey Moonlight by Adagio Teas
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Tasty morning cuppa of cream Earl Grey.

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Not bad, very mate. Not really tasting the clove.

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drank Coconut Red by Vital Tea Leaf
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Noooo! This is the end of my bag of Coconut Red. It shall go on the shopping list, immediately.

That said, it is making for a nice, mid-morning cup!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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“The body of the tea is strong and creamy, not overly bold and in-your-face, but maintaining strong, consistent flavors throughout. The slight fruity sweetness softens any edges, and there is little to no astringency of which to speak. In the center of the body of the tea lies a bit of smokiness, which pleasantly lingers on the tongue.”

Full review, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/03/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-verdant.html

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drank Detox by DAVIDsTEA
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Got distracted while drinking this – not sure what I thought!

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
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The double bergamot was tastier. This was so-so, but it worked in a pinch

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Drinking a bit of this with some Double Bergamot Earl Grey still in the bottom of the cup. Adds just a tinge of kick to an otherwise calm tea.

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.



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