902 Tasting Notes

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drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
902 tasting notes

The move is over, and Katie is in full nesting mode. I’m lounging on the couch with a cup of tea watching her do her thing. I got the furniture in and didn’t hit anything with the Uhaul. My part in this adventure is done.

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65
drank Pumpkin Spice by Bigelow
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What I do for my friends. I’ve been up since 5, helping my hetero-life partner move into her new, posh, downtown apartment and out of the pigsty, run-down apartment she’s been in. We’ve taken a break, and I’m having a quick cuppa.

To top all this off, her parents are bringing help in the form of a man they want to hook Katie up with. At least he’s meeting the best friend, and scariest one of all, up-front and will know what he’s getting himself into!

cody

Haha, sounds like your friend is well taken care of. And there’s nothing like getting to know a girl by moving all of her belongings… This guy is definitely getting it all up front.

Jaime

I was actually impressed with him, and it takes a lot for me to be impressed with a guy. Move is nearly complete…and this pack mule is resting on her laurels whilst the others make beds and move the piddly bits.

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80

And another one out of the cupboard! I do really enjoy this one, and it generally calms me down. Which is something I really, really need for the next, oh, 40 minutes or so.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Mandarin Silk by Art of Tea
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At our conference last week, one of the vendors was giving away samples of this at her booth. She gave me a handful to try.

Oh. My. God. It’s sweet. Jaw-locking sweet. Painfully sweet. The taste itself is actually not too bad once you get past the sweet (okay, the aftertaste isn’t too bad), but it’s way, way too sweet for me.

I’ve got two more samples of this…who wants them?

Cofftea

You have been so generous to me… if no one else claims them I will save them from the trash.

Jaime

I’m going to try to get your package out Monday or Tuesday. If nobody else wants them by then, I’ll tuck these into it!

Meghann M

I used to love these, but have stayed away for sugar for so long, I’m sure I would have a very similar reaction to you. This is what a coffee shop I worked at served as their chai, the liquid concentrate though.

Cofftea

Meghann, I agree I kinda get burned on things I used to like if I don’t have them enough- it’s really sad. Although I normally have very good luck w/ powdered chais (I can’t stand liquid concentrate though)- they’re a different beverage than loose or bagged chais, but good none the less.

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90
drank California Chai by Drink T
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My last cup of this sample from LiberTEAS. This cup seems a bit spicier than the others…I’m betting a bit of the spices settled in the bag to give my last cup some pow. Still very good; love the vanilla in this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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65

Having this one again after seeing TeaEqualsBliss’s review and high rating. I’m not really getting the amount of pineapple that she got…but, again with this pot, the first thing I taste is the Genmaicha (at least, I think it’s that, it’s a toasted rice taste). That kind of crowds everything else out for me. I’ve had Genmaicha before, but really don’t remember it being this bold. Will try again with a shorter steep later.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70

A smooth fruit tea with a hint of vanilla. Zero tartness, even when brewed at 10 minutes. The hibiscus here is very mild, and is more of a background note than anything.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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