171 Tasting Notes

94

I did NOT sleep enough last night. Day from hell yesterday, nearly everything that go wrong, went wrong.
Underwire broke, power outage while straightening my hair, battery died in my jeep, lawn mower ran out of gas, burnt supper. I was ready to lock myself in my room. So, anxiety kept me awake last night, as well as fb.
Today is a new day, this tea will help me get through it all.
I still want to be a house wife so that I never have to see 6am again.

Lala

Hope you have a much better day today!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

What a bummer of a day! Was today better?

ashmanra

Don’t get chickens, then. LOL!

Veronica

Hope today is better!

BoxerMama

Today was great. The jeep is no longer out to get me, I bought a new bra. . . but my favourite jeans ripped. sadface

Terri HarpLady

Glad it was a better day, sorry to hear about the jeans…I hate when that happens!

BoxerMama

Me too! Especially when you happen to find the same pair for 75% off and they are one size too small.

Terri HarpLady

ackckck, what a nightmare!

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94

Mmmmm. . . I love this. There’s nothing I would change.
I saw my other half off yesterday and at the same time my boss is going on vacation. So not only has my time at worked increased, my work at home has as well. Today is my day off, the only one I get this week, and it was scheduled to it’s breaking point. And all at once, this morning, everything fell through. So, I will take it. This cup is the perfect way to start the day that only has grocery shopping on the agenda.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I manage a pet store. I feel like I needed to add that first because otherwise it makes no sense.
I have made a rule that no one cleans any cages until after their cup of tea/coffee/hard liquor. Okay not hard liquor, that wouldn’t be professional. I broke my rule today and started with the budgies, then I stabbed myself with their swing under my nail. I have now deduced that this day sucks. It doesn’t really, just in some ways. My other half is now gone for the whole summer with Army. The day he gets back he has rehearsal for a wedding he’s best man for, then wedding the next day. Which means I get to see him in September. On the bright side I have FINALLY mastered standard driving! So GET OFF THE SIDEWALKS JEEPMAMA COMIN’ THROUGH!!
Also, I remembered to bring good tea to work, now that I bought a good kettle. So, I’m enjoying this bold, little cuppa. Then I get to show the ferrets whose boss.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

You made me LOL! I don’t think I could drive a stick, though I did a little bit when I was young. Sorry about hubby being gone. I have lived right beside Fort Bragg all my life so I have seen what the families have to do. I hope you get to see him sooner than you expect!

Fjellrev

Ouch! So apparently your rule makes sense then haha.

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92

I’m in love with this tea and it’s almost gone. I could live in this cup. It’s bold and malty and I could drink it over and over and over.
Plus it distracts me from learning how to drive standard. . . All cars should just be automatic.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I love my standard trans! Once you get the hang of it, driving an automatic will be boring! I promise!

OMGsrsly

I agree with Terri. It takes some practise, but once you get it, standard is awesome. :)

BoxerMama

I have horrible coordination.

Terri HarpLady

oh well…as I like to tell my students, you had horrible coordination when you were born. Your hands & feet wouldn’t do what you wanted, you couldn’t talk, walk, or anything. You decided you were sick of laying there pooping your pants, so you just kept trying, & as they say in the iching, “perseverence furthers”. Look at all the things you can do now! Just keep ‘practicing’ & before you know it, you won’t have to think about it at all. You’ll just ‘do’ (I could start quoting Yoda at this point, but maybe not today :)

Terri HarpLady

iching = I Ching
I don’t want anyone to think I mispelled itching, lol

BoxerMama

That is very true. . . I have four more days to learn.

OMGsrsly

You can do it! You have your very own cheering section here on Steepster. :)

Terri HarpLady

When I was learning to drive a stick, someone yelled, “Clutch” & I thought they were yelling, “Klutz!” OR maybe it was the other way around. ;)

BoxerMama

HAHAHA! Thanks guys!

Bonnie

I love a good clean cycle and they’re getting better all the time! This one is a good one. Gives your palate a break from fussy tea’s. I just tried a sample Ugandan ctc that was delicious. (Not for sale yet)

BoxerMama

Is that also from Butiki, Bonnie?

Bonnie

No, Mine is local. I’ve run into others like Ajiri from Kenya and it seems that these tea’s are getting better tasting. I like that they’re strong and straightforward. Good tea’s to drink if you plan on reviewing other tea later on and don’t want any aftertaste lingering to ruin the taste. My tea shop has the Kenyan and we’re waiting for the new Ugandan to arrive. That sample was impressive. Butiki’s is bready which I like in a ctc. No bitter aftertaste either.

BoxerMama

Way to tell me about something I can’t get! lol

Bonnie

I’m an info junkie. I like knowing ahead that tea’s are changing so that I can try them myself when they become available. I was just passing down the info.

BoxerMama

But I want it, Bonnie! lol

Bonnie

I’ll let you know when it’s available.

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drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
171 tasting notes

Feeling supremely lazy this morning so I grabbed one these on my way to work.
Also, I need to buy a new kettle for at work because the one my boss bought is one of those one side coffee, one side hot water jobbies and it makes every cup taste like hot plastic.
Not that a cup os steeped tea tastes much better. Now everyone yell at me so I’ll stop!

tattooed_tea

I did the same last week. Except maybe worse, I got it with 2 bags in. YUCK!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I’ve gotten this a few times, when desperate. I’d rather go without. Their bagged English Breakfast is better.

BoxerMama

I bought a new kettle at work. . . then realize it’s the water that tastes funny.

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I’m sick AGAIN! I got this one as a sample in my last order and, like every other butiki tea I’ve had, I love it. I added honey, which is not the norm for me, but my throat hurts so bad.
The taste it light a sweet, but I have zero appetite, so hopefully tea will keep me going!

Butiki Teas

Oh no! I hope you feel better soon.

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90

mmmm! I woke up in a rotten mood. I’m off work today and heavily relying on good tea to snap me out of this funk.
I didn’t check the temp of the water, but I think it was a little cool. I’m getting heavier cinnamon than I remember. Apple and vegetal green tea. The smell is all potato though.
Murderous rage is fading.

Fjellrev

Hurrah for fading murderous rage!

BoxerMama

lol, I can always rely on butiki for that!

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100

My dream tea, materialized! I’m drinking this with a touch of skim milk and a half tea spoon of raw sugar. I have also had it straight and I love it both ways, but I was in the mood for sweetness.
Stacy is my hero. The first sip coats your mouth with a warm, comforting sweetness. You first taste the chai spice blend, then as soon as it leaves your mouth it’s 100% licorice. I find myself getting completely lost in it, distracted even. I’ve taken it to work in my thermos to work every day.
It’s perfect! :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

Yay! I’m pretty excited about this blend, as I DO LOVE licorice!

OMGsrsly

Is the lingering flavour the same as licorice root gives?

BoxerMama

I have never had licorice root. I can tell you there’s nothing artificial about it and it’s not “hurt your teeth” sweet.

Butiki Teas

I love this tea and had no idea I would be this much of a fan. I find that every time I’ve tested the tea that I had intended to have a few slurps and toss the rest but I each time I had to finish the cup. Yums!

OMGsrsly

I love licorice flavours like fennel and star anise, but really do not care for the lingering licorice rootness. :) I might have to add this to the local (huge) group order just to check it out.

BoxerMama

I specified fennel. I LOVE fennel.

Sil

can’t wait to order this one

Fuzzy_Peachkin

It sounds like heaven in a cup! Two of my favorite things are chai and licorice!

BoxerMama

It definitely is! When you take a sip, it’s like the whole world pauses.

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i can’t really find the steeping parameters that I enjoy. This tea is just not appealing to me. hopefully I find the good spot soon.

Sil

it’s not my favourite either, though it’s not a BAD tea….just kinda light or something..

Bonnie

I think this one is best gongfu prep, maybe a little longer steep. Just my own opinion.

Sil

good to know Bonnie, i’ll try that sometime when i place another verdant order

BoxerMama

I tried it gongfu as well. I felt like i almost had it with a 45 sec western steep, but it was really light. So, I tried one minute today and it almost tasted like mushrooms.

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
171 tasting notes

I’ve taken to drinking my black tea bare. It’s been a journey spanning decades(. . . but not too many decades ;) )
This is fantastic. Sweet and creamy and not overpoweringly coconut.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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There are few things in life that I enjoy more than a good cup of tea and the company of my dogs.
I’m a down to earth person very true to my Virgo roots. I own two Boxers, Octane (male, 6 years) and Rally Rims (female, 3 years). I do not breed or show, they are an integral part of my family. I also have a loving husband in the Canadian Military and a beautiful daughter who amazes me with her wit and intelligence everyday.
I love Autumn, for it’s colour, smell and general ambiance.
I’m just a girl, looking for a good cup of tea.

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