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drank Joy by Tazo
512 tasting notes

1 big bag for 500mL water (medium take-out cup from Starbucks), no milk or sweetener.

Ai yi yi. Be careful if you get Joy to go. Traffic and other delays meant mine steeped wayyyy too long. The oolong is lost. Astringent and spicy Darjeelings, intoxicated with new power, have bullied this cup. Some stronger black tea is grunting in the background. Something else— oolong?— tastes scalded. I love a good strong tea, but Tazo’s Joy is delicate and complex. Steep carefully!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Last few sips remind me of, um, rocks. Clean rocks. Iron ore, maybe. I don’t go around licking rocks, so I really don’t know why I’m thinking this … hard to explain. Is there an official term for this taste?

gmathis

Mineral taste is a valid description!

Michelle Butler Hallett

‘Mineral.’ Okay, I can go with that. Once again, Steepster proves I am not crazy. ;)

gmathis

But I really like “licking a rock” better. Much more vivid.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Meh — it’s a hobby. :)

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Last few sips remind me of, um, rocks. Clean rocks. Iron ore, maybe. I don’t go around licking rocks, so I really don’t know why I’m thinking this … hard to explain. Is there an official term for this taste?

gmathis

Mineral taste is a valid description!

Michelle Butler Hallett

‘Mineral.’ Okay, I can go with that. Once again, Steepster proves I am not crazy. ;)

gmathis

But I really like “licking a rock” better. Much more vivid.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Meh — it’s a hobby. :)

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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