81 Tasting Notes
Inexpensive, great little loose leaf tea. I’m surprised how much tea you can buy for only one dollar.
Note to self: There is an expiration date at the bottom of the tea box.
12/6/12 – This tea is still really good. Not my daily drinker. It reminds me of licking a copper penny for some reason. I’m fine with this.
11/5/13 – I finished up this tea today. This tea stayed fresh for a year. This one will be purchased again since it is easy and find, and tasty. Goodbye copper penny tasting tea, bye-bye for now.
Thanks to Bonnie for this sample.
I loved the coin-shaped individual package.
Bonnie wrote to rinse 20 seconds in boiling H2O, discard water.
Steep 1 min in 4 oz boiling H2O.
Additional steepings should be 10-15 seconds each. This is good sweet or as a latte.
I made some boiling water, and enjoyed this throughout the day.
I did get a nice calmness. I did some more productive uncluttering of paperwork and spent time with my son.
I will have to investigate more Puerh’s in the future.
I took Bonnie’s advice and added some milk and a bit of agave.
Not much more I can say.
Sadly, this is the last sample I had from my goodie bag from Bonnie, so I just wanted to say “Thanks!”
Thank you Bonnie for this sample.
This is my first Mariage Freres tea that I have tried.
I see that this tea has been well reviewed here.
I made a hot batch, and enjoyed it.
The flavor was nice, not much caffeine for me.
I’ll have to read all the reviews here another time.
Did alot of paperwork cleaning out a closet today, uncluttering.
I’ll see if there is enough to make a pot for tomorrow as well.
It smells like tea.
It’s from Japan.
I watched some youtube videos on Japanese Tea Ceremonies and decided to try this.
I like it.
No milk, honey, lemon needed.
12/6/2012 – I have a couple of bags left, I don’t think I would buy this one again, but the name oothu oothu oothu name sounded strange and exotic, just the way I love my women.
Thanks to BrooklynSheep for this sample.
Processed on 9/19/2011 for Emily -——
TURKISH STYLE Blend
Tea package has a K kosher star on it.
The sample has crunchy leaves in it.
I put some in a mesh ball
I enjoyed it! No sugar, honey, milk added.
Nice breakfast tea.
Reminded me of English Breakfast tea, Lipon or an Orange Pekoe.
This tea has flavor. Yum!
9/27/12 – I finished the package.
Thanks BrooklynSheep for this sample.
I was at the August Steepster meetup.
I met BrooklynSheep
She had a lot of interesting stories and brought some sample teas.
She was a wizard of tea.
Her daddy worked at Lipton but was forced to drink sweet-touch-nee brand as a young girl.
Years later, she escaped and eventually made her way to London, and there is a tea store there that you can sent tea via postcards.
Brooklynsheep knows how to read those crazy tea labels, what batch, year, and quality tea.
I learned that she was sensitive to caffeine and liked decaf teas.
So BS told me that East Frisian by Harney & Sons was one of her favorites.
I read the package, Harney and Sons are Master Tea Blenders.
BrooklynSheep has a blog and been drinking and reviewing teas for awhile now.
She’s also into food, but that’s for another review
I have ample sample to try out.
Harney’s address is
5723 Route 22
Millerton NY 12546 – perhaps Road trip one day?
Back to the Tea – Tastes like orange pekoe.
This tea is nice and strong.
Very plain strong tea.
I liked it.
No fancy schmancy tea here – its Orange Pekoe.
It was nice meeting you BrooklynSheep!
Thank you Bonnie for this sample.
This is my first Teavivre tea.
I love the sample packaging.
I put the sample into my mesh ball.
This tea is green, and I tasted it without water.
Tastes like Japanese seaweed paper! yum.
I was impressed with this tea
Tastes great – lots of flavor.
I wish I can read the package – its in Chinese
The taste is smooth, yum!
Wet leaves take like spinach!
This is a loose leaf tea
The tin is 2 1/2 oz from the Roland Food corp. $2.50
Product of Hong Kong
Natural Cherry Flavor
It smells like a Ludens cherry cough drop.
Tea was not strong.
9/18/12 – I brewed some at work, 1/2 cup. It came out stronger this time. I’m going to bring it back to home so I can brew it cold. My mom like cherry liquor so lets see if this can complement the liquor she has.
9/20/12 Made small pitcher overnight, tastes like cherry coke without fizz.
I went Starbucking this morning at (Park and 48th)
I got my tall hot water and added a dash of milk and sugar.
This tea tasted like coconut.
I like that Stash teas are foil sealed with staple, and bag.
I’m drink half of it hot and half on the rocks.
I think this is my only oolong that I have in my collection.
So I’ll tell you more about this Starbucks location:
(Park and 48th)
This a high volume starbucks that is a bit slower due to outside construction. There is a worker who yells the order from the queue to the drink makers.
There a long communial table here.
The peeps here are mostly suits, and fewer tourists than other Starbucks.
There way a guy with a laptop today showing another guy some stock market charts and explaining some stock charts.
There was a woman seated next to me. She had a large diamond ring, and didn’t throw her Starbucks sleeve in the trash.
There were two women in their 20’s. One had some large iced drink the other had a short drink. They were talking about traveling. One woman talked with her nose.
This Starbucks location is currently under construction.
12/6/2012 – I’ve been drinking this tea, guests who stop over the house have been drinking this. I’ve upped the rating, and it’s actually pretty good. I will have to investigate more Stash teas.