1491 Tasting Notes

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My air conditioner is fixed! Oh thank goodness, there was a while there I was convinced death was upon me.
So, tea!
Today this was distinctly like a floral earl grey. Not bad, but it didn’t leave much on an impression on me. Ah well.

Maddy Barone

Holy crap I think I would literally DIE without A/C. Glad yours is up and running again.

Fjellrev

Yay, glad it’s fixed now!

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drank Celebration Tea by Harney & Sons
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Oh blargh. Its 105 today and last night the control panel for my air conditioning unit broke. This is a tragedy of almost Greek proportions.
It also means I slept terribly and spent the morning roaming around my house making little keening noises, while trying to drink a mug of tea.
It was almost unbearable, and the thought of a cup of tea this evening is impossible.
I hate summer. I hate it so much. I am having my revenge by drinking “winter” teas, trying to force some sort of cosmic being to change the season for me. Blargh!
I’ve gotta fix the AC, so I can properly enjoy tea. I want to enjoy the tasty layers of fruit and pastry! I wanna have a pot of tea without sweating! Aaaah!

Nichole

That is a tragedy of almost Greek proportions. There is nothing worse than drinking a hot pot of tea while you are sweating. This summer I thought it would be fun to drink a pot of tea while I watched the boys play outside. Such a bad idea. I ended up being a bigger sweaty mess than they were.

ashmanra

I confess that when we had a particularly hot and humid summer a few years ago, I turned the a/c as cold as I dared financially, took a cold shower, and made a pot of tea. We have been in the 90’s but today we have a one day respite with a high in the 80’s because it is overcast.

TeaBrat

I have no A/C/ either. When it gets hot I have a fan. I don’t recall it getting above 95 in San Francisco since I’ve been here though.

Rosehips

Ah, theres the rub! I’m in Central California, where its about 102 today. Bleh.

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77

A sipdown! Thank you, Morning Light, for being a bold tea to start off busy mornings.
The almost malty quality and the interesting hint of pine made this a unique experience, and I’m glad to have tried it!

TeaBrat

I liked this one too

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96
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Good morning Steepster!
I’ve got my late start today, which is lovely, and so I can really sit and enjoy a pot of tea.
I am doing my best to force fall to happen, by drinking my autumnal teas and optimistically laying out sweaters. Its not working, as its still August, but I can dream!
I feel that this tea is so, so much a part of autumn. It just tastes like sweaters and crisp mornings and cool weather lovliness. Bring on the autumn!

Teatotaler

I know exactly how you feel. About this time every year my yearning for autumn really kicks in. Just yesterday I was going through my autumn jackets. Hang in there, The Queen of Seasons will soon be upon us!

gmathis

How did you know what we’ve been talking about at our house? (C’mon, October!)

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86

Ah, refreshing.
Its been a long week already, and its only Tuesday. Gah.
I really, really like this. Its so creamy! So minty! So delicate and lovely! I am greedily hording the last of this, and will be enthusiastically buying more when the winter comes around!

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72
drank Eiyoeiga by Lupicia
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Just enough of this to make a final pot. Hurrah!
I’ve enjoyed this. Its a citrus and black tea blend, which I am usually all for. This one was a little bit bitter, but not in an unpleasant way- in a bitter citrus kind of way.
It was enjoyable, and the tin is one of the specially designed ones, so its super pretty.
But its a sipdown! Hurrah!
I’m gonna make my sipdown goals, to be sure!

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65

I can never get this tea to work!
I am one who likes floral tea. Rose teas? Lovely! Especially floral black teas- they can have a gorgeous flavor.
So I really want to like this. This has got chamomile and rose in it, which sounds interesting, but tastes… sour.
Its not unbearable, so I’ll work my way through it, but, after being blown away by some of Smith’s other special edition teas, I am not very impressed here.

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75

Thank goodness its Friday. Of course, its still going to be a busy day today, but the weekend is in sight, and its the first weekend since June that I am not working. Rapture! Joy!
Sipdowns!
Farewell, Black Currant. You did your job well enough, and were a pleasant companion. And though we part forever, it was a nice relationship!

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96
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Part two of the day is about to start- ugh. Thursdays start at 5:30 a.m. and end at, roughly, 10 p.m. Bleh.
So, when planning my tea consumption, I dove directly towards Boston, that beloved favorite. There are days not to mess around with less beloved teas, and this is one of them.

Nichole

I second that!

Shae

Agreed. I hope the afternoon goes by quickly for you so you can be at home and enjoy some rest!

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63

And its a Sipdown!
I can’t say anything bad about this tea, it has done its job admirably- serving as a no brain tea, for mornings when something hot, caffeinated and pleasant is required, but no spare brain cells can be spared for complex flavors.
Such was my morning today, and this served as a valiant effort against the morning.
Good show, tea!
Sipdown!

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