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Doulton’s Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts
Act I scene 5

“Thus we play the fools with the time; and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds, and mock us.”
Henry IV, Part 2, Act II scene 2

I’m really struggling today. Last night I found out that a friend in New Orleans was murdered. So I find myself wallowing in this tea today. I picked this tea because rum is reminiscent of Hurricanes and I don’t have real alcohol on hand (that’d be a bad thing right now). Please keep in mind that a subjective tea review from me today is nearly impossible. And know that Falstaff came to mind because Jeremy had been a wonderful comedian and to me he died offstage. That’s where the similarities between Falstaff and my friend end. Jeremy was a wonderful father, husband, and friend.

Enter Falstaff stage right. I opened the packet and was hit by a truly heady mix of rum, coconut, and even strawberries. I thought it might be too arrogant of a tea, but the steeping calmed it down a bit. It lived up to its boasting.

The scent of the tea is decadent. The “cream flavors” come out (to me it seems like vanilla soy milk) and all the flavors really dance around in my mouth. I can’t tell what black tea it is, but my guess would be Ceylon because I catch that light sweetness on my tongue that I associate with that particular tea. I did two successful steeps and then added another teaspoon and steeped it again. Right now the cup smells like a light strawberry cake frosting. Bizarre, but true. The aftertaste is really pleasant and I find myself taking fewer sips so that I can appreciate it more. I plan on steeping the hell outta this one today and I do believe that it shall become a permanent tea in my cabinet. NE

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Doulton

I am so very sorry to hear about your friend. Please accept my condolences. Life is not fair.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m so sorry to hear that as well. Thoughts/Prayers/Hugs…Unfortunately I also know what it feels like to have a friends life completely taken away in such a horrible way…I completely feel for you! :(

Erin

I am so sorry. I also have had a friend pass on. I am so very sorry.

JacquelineM

I’m so sorry…

Stephanie

I’m so sorry about your friend! Your tasting note was beautiful.

__Morgana__

Rabs, that’s so horrible. Hugs and strength to you. LIfe is but a walking shadow, a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. [Hope I got that right, it was from memory.]

AmazonV

I am so very sorry to hear about your friend, many hugs your way

Rabs

Thank y’all so very much – I truly appreciate your kind words/wishes. This morning was the roughest so far, but writing this note was a sort of catharsis. Thank you again.

Ewa

It seems a little weird to “like” this note since it’s so painful, but I agree with Stephanie, it was very beautiful. You have my sympathy.

Angrboda

i’m so sorry to hear that, my condolences for uour loss. :(

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Doulton

I am so very sorry to hear about your friend. Please accept my condolences. Life is not fair.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m so sorry to hear that as well. Thoughts/Prayers/Hugs…Unfortunately I also know what it feels like to have a friends life completely taken away in such a horrible way…I completely feel for you! :(

Erin

I am so sorry. I also have had a friend pass on. I am so very sorry.

JacquelineM

I’m so sorry…

Stephanie

I’m so sorry about your friend! Your tasting note was beautiful.

__Morgana__

Rabs, that’s so horrible. Hugs and strength to you. LIfe is but a walking shadow, a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. [Hope I got that right, it was from memory.]

AmazonV

I am so very sorry to hear about your friend, many hugs your way

Rabs

Thank y’all so very much – I truly appreciate your kind words/wishes. This morning was the roughest so far, but writing this note was a sort of catharsis. Thank you again.

Ewa

It seems a little weird to “like” this note since it’s so painful, but I agree with Stephanie, it was very beautiful. You have my sympathy.

Angrboda

i’m so sorry to hear that, my condolences for uour loss. :(

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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