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I dressed in my favorite bellydance cover-up, a flowing velvet affair with beads and gold embroidery, turned on an episode of Firefly (Trash) with a tea scene with Inara and then rinsed and steeped the Imperial Concubine tea and served it alongside two pieces of rose Turkish delight.

The tea begins with a musky sweet aroma with notes of honey and apricot and has a light, smooth taste. The second steeping adds a very slight smoky note with an apricot fragrance and taste. The third and fourth steeping develop the sweet apricot and honey taste further. It is a nice tea.

I began with a steeping time of 45 seconds and increased it over the period of re-steeps ending with the fourth steep of 2 minutes.

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takgoti

AHHHHHHH! THIS LOG IS AWESOME!

Carolyn

Wouldn’t you do the same with a tea named Imperial Concubine Aroma? It sounds almost haughty doesn’t it? Luckily it was a very good tea. I worried that I’d be all dressed up and the tea would turn out to be more of Cheap Tart Smell rather than Imperial Concubine Aroma. ;)

takgoti

Hah, so more YoSaffBridge than Inara?

Carolyn

Exactly! Who wants a tea that strips one naked, turns a gun on one, or knocks one out?

Angrboda

Cheap Tart Smell! LOL! I’m glad too that didn’t happen. :D

teaplz

Ah-maz-ing log, Carolyn! And hilarious comments too. :) I find myself craving pu-erh now…

takgoti

@Carolyn Certainly not I! Trash was such a…satisfying episode.

Carolyn

@takgot “Satisfying” is it? We know what is in your naughty little mind. ;)

takgoti

HAHAHAHA well, I really meant story-wise, because of the comeuppance of it all, but also because someone was more than a little naked. That was nice.

Ricky

Before I read all these comments, I thought you were calling the Firefly show trash_. I was like =O. I should have picked up on the "_tea scene with Inara." I thought Inara was your friend, how silly of me. I did a quick google search and hey look Trash is actually an episode. Oh, how I miss Firefly and wished Fox didn’t mess up the series.

LENA

GREAT POST! I love that you dressed up. Certain teas just call for that little extra something. And a 93 to boot….awesome!

takgoti

@Ricky You should DVD it. A lot of places have been selling it at a pretty good discount lately [not that I think Firefly needs a discount to justify purchasing it, but it helps] and they have all the episodes. I think some of them went unaired. AND they’re in order. Fancy that.

Ricky

I have Firefly, I was actually just rewatching a few episodes of it on Hulu a few weeks ago. Maybe I should just have a marathon and rewatch the whole thing, it’s been a while. Definitely worth it.

takgoti

@Ricky Ah, okay. From your previous post it sounded like you weren’t terribly familiar with the show.

Ricky

No worries, I have a really bad memory. I tend to forget details about stuff I watch. Like I’d watch a movie and a few weeks later I’d be like wait what did I just watch with you last week?

Keemun

…lovely review.Instead of Turkish delight…may I humbly suggest dry plums…very sexy in combination with the right tea.
Well…and inspired by what I’ve just read…mmh, I am honestly thinking I should put my cufflinks on this afternoon as I meet the " Prince of Wales" at 4.00pm. maybe put a nice classic CD on…Händel or Bach perhaps…

Carolyn

Thank you, Keemun. Dry plums might go better than the Turkish Delight. I will try that next time.

I think it would be splendid to meet the “Prince of Wales” with music and nice clothes. I hear, though, that he is very much in his cups by late afternoon. ;)

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takgoti

AHHHHHHH! THIS LOG IS AWESOME!

Carolyn

Wouldn’t you do the same with a tea named Imperial Concubine Aroma? It sounds almost haughty doesn’t it? Luckily it was a very good tea. I worried that I’d be all dressed up and the tea would turn out to be more of Cheap Tart Smell rather than Imperial Concubine Aroma. ;)

takgoti

Hah, so more YoSaffBridge than Inara?

Carolyn

Exactly! Who wants a tea that strips one naked, turns a gun on one, or knocks one out?

Angrboda

Cheap Tart Smell! LOL! I’m glad too that didn’t happen. :D

teaplz

Ah-maz-ing log, Carolyn! And hilarious comments too. :) I find myself craving pu-erh now…

takgoti

@Carolyn Certainly not I! Trash was such a…satisfying episode.

Carolyn

@takgot “Satisfying” is it? We know what is in your naughty little mind. ;)

takgoti

HAHAHAHA well, I really meant story-wise, because of the comeuppance of it all, but also because someone was more than a little naked. That was nice.

Ricky

Before I read all these comments, I thought you were calling the Firefly show trash_. I was like =O. I should have picked up on the "_tea scene with Inara." I thought Inara was your friend, how silly of me. I did a quick google search and hey look Trash is actually an episode. Oh, how I miss Firefly and wished Fox didn’t mess up the series.

LENA

GREAT POST! I love that you dressed up. Certain teas just call for that little extra something. And a 93 to boot….awesome!

takgoti

@Ricky You should DVD it. A lot of places have been selling it at a pretty good discount lately [not that I think Firefly needs a discount to justify purchasing it, but it helps] and they have all the episodes. I think some of them went unaired. AND they’re in order. Fancy that.

Ricky

I have Firefly, I was actually just rewatching a few episodes of it on Hulu a few weeks ago. Maybe I should just have a marathon and rewatch the whole thing, it’s been a while. Definitely worth it.

takgoti

@Ricky Ah, okay. From your previous post it sounded like you weren’t terribly familiar with the show.

Ricky

No worries, I have a really bad memory. I tend to forget details about stuff I watch. Like I’d watch a movie and a few weeks later I’d be like wait what did I just watch with you last week?

Keemun

…lovely review.Instead of Turkish delight…may I humbly suggest dry plums…very sexy in combination with the right tea.
Well…and inspired by what I’ve just read…mmh, I am honestly thinking I should put my cufflinks on this afternoon as I meet the " Prince of Wales" at 4.00pm. maybe put a nice classic CD on…Händel or Bach perhaps…

Carolyn

Thank you, Keemun. Dry plums might go better than the Turkish Delight. I will try that next time.

I think it would be splendid to meet the “Prince of Wales” with music and nice clothes. I hear, though, that he is very much in his cups by late afternoon. ;)

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