1851 Tasting Notes

60
drank Oh My Darjeeling by Sloane Tea Company
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77
drank One Night In Rio! by Camellia Sinensis
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71

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81

This is an enjoyable tea, but I don’t think it’s really what I wanted today. It smells very fruity, which all of the Piper & Leaf teas do, and for a green tea I enjoy it quite a bit.

Second Steep
8 ounces water + 175 degrees + 4 minutes

I’ll stop here with this second steep. The liquid is dark, but the flavor is light. Plus, to be honest, I’m ready to move on to something different.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

I’m not really a fan of this one, but then I don’t much care for white tea in general. The bergamot was apparent in the dry blend, but I cannot taste or smell it at all after steeping.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I tried playing with the steeping parameters and it didn’t work out so well. The tea came out bitter and weak all at once. The aroma is starting to fade in the dry blend so maybe that is part of the problem, but I can still taste the lemongrass. Not so much the strawberry.

Flavors: Bitter, Lemongrass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

Second Steep
8 ounces water + 195 degrees + 8 minutes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

I’m starting this Saturday morning with a slice of bacon, a poppy seed muffin, and a cup of this English Breakfast tea. This is my first time to try Teavana’s version and I’m honestly having a hard time finding anything to say about it. It seems basic to me, not really anything special. I thought at first that it might be a nice, bold choice for an early morning, but really it was quite plain a few sips in.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Thankfully the rest of your breakfast worked out.

Shae

Yep, bacon solves all problems.

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.

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Alabaster, Alabama

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