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356 Tasting Notes

drank Formosa Oolong Finest by TeaFrog
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drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
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“Back to basics” day 2. This is really hitting the spot this morning. I needed oomph, and I gots the oomph. I added a bit extra leaf to the pot and it really…took it to another level. I’m liking it. NE

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
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Thought I’d go back to a very basic for my morning tea. I took the generous advice from other Steepsterites and relaxed — and it helped a ton! I feel like this will help reset my palate (at least that’s my hope). It tastes like a yummy Ceylon should :) NE

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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Oy — I’m having a heck of a time keeping caught up on Steepster and making notes on my logs right now. First family, now I’m trying to be “healthy,” and now there’s some bonus work stress :P

All of this has culminated in what I think is my tastebuds staging a revolt. I had my Black Dragon this morning and it was meh — meh I tell you! And now this is meh as well! I know that two of my all-time favorites cannot be suddenly blech. I am the only common factor. Therefore, it must be me and not my tea (at least I hope it’s just me and that it’s a temporary change). :(

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
sophistre

I’m sorry to hear that!

You know…to be honest, I think there isn’t any tea on earth, no matter how delicious, that I want to have all the time. The surest way for me to ruin a favorite thing is spend too much time with it, be it music or a movie or a type of tea (video games and certain authors seem to be almost exempt from this).

Usually when that begins to happen, I just know I need to mix it up and surprise myself with something radically different, and when I come back to things they are still full of the awesome they always were.

Ewa

Nooooooo! Not meh tea! Ok, ok, ok, here’s the plan: we’re going to need some tea you don’t particularly like, some cat hair, glue, a towel and a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle.
1. Combine the cat hair and glue in order to make a fake mustache
2. Try to bring your tastebuds into line by inflicting not very good tea on them (perhaps they have gotten complacent!)
3. ?
4. Profit!
(why do you need a towel and a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle, you ask? WHY WOULDN’T YOU?)

PS: Sending calming thoughts in your direction!

JacquelineM

I think taste is tied into emotions in a huge way. Big hugs to get through this time of stress and change.

Rabs

Thank y’all so much! I guess I’ve known that stress can affect taste, but wowsa — I didn’t realize how much it could.

And Ewa: I laughed until the tears came and my cat fled in terror. Thank you!

__Morgana__

Being healthy is worth it though, and in the long run should help with the stress. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Hugs.

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I’ve enjoyed this tea all day long. It was my post-run pick and then I took some of the already steeped leaves in my JOEmo to work. Now I’m home and threw in some fresh leaves into the pot and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. However, I failed in finding some balls-o-Toucha (I know that they’re there — hiding from me now that I want one) :P TG

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Had to have my Dragon to start off my week. I’ve been mostly MIA on Steepster since I had family visiting (my little niece and nephew keep me a-runnin’), and I’m trying to make my lifestyle healthier. Blech. ;) So this weekend was a blur. But now I can sit for a few minutes and enjoy one of my most favoritest teas in the universe. TG

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ewa

Yay you’re back! I guess family > blogging about tea (especially nieces and nephews – I just became an auntie a few months ago and it is pretty sweet :D) Also, a sample of this is totally going into my next Upton order.

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drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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drank Snowflake by Georgia Tea Company
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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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Midwest, USA

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