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drank Sinharaja by Golden Moon Tea
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2nd tea out of my sampler. I don’t even know what to say about this tea. My tea taste buds are improving the more I sample better teas, but my vocabulary lacks the words to express what I’m tasting. I do like this tea, I just have nothing to compare it to it to yet.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
teabird

It feels a little pretentious sometimes, but I try to use the same vocabulary I would for wine; there’s a lot more information out there on wine tasting than tea tasting, and I feel less silly saying that I taste berries or spice or whatever in plain tea when I remember how many things people “taste” in fermented grape juice!

Erin

Someone posted this link in the forums a while ago – It’ll help you put what you’re tasting down into words:

http://www.mad-tea.com/?p=552

Stephanie

I know how you feel,Tea Bird! It’s hard for me to find just the right words to express what I’m tasting and sometimes it’s so subtle that I just want to say “this tastes like tea”! :)
Thanks, Erin for re-posting that link! I’ve bookmarked it.

~lauren.

Great link, I hadn’t seen that one before, it helps me a lot, too! (Oh, dear, such a run on sentence, I think I had a wee bit too much caffeine today…!)

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teabird

It feels a little pretentious sometimes, but I try to use the same vocabulary I would for wine; there’s a lot more information out there on wine tasting than tea tasting, and I feel less silly saying that I taste berries or spice or whatever in plain tea when I remember how many things people “taste” in fermented grape juice!

Erin

Someone posted this link in the forums a while ago – It’ll help you put what you’re tasting down into words:

http://www.mad-tea.com/?p=552

Stephanie

I know how you feel,Tea Bird! It’s hard for me to find just the right words to express what I’m tasting and sometimes it’s so subtle that I just want to say “this tastes like tea”! :)
Thanks, Erin for re-posting that link! I’ve bookmarked it.

~lauren.

Great link, I hadn’t seen that one before, it helps me a lot, too! (Oh, dear, such a run on sentence, I think I had a wee bit too much caffeine today…!)

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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