1320 Tasting Notes

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drank Orange & Ginger by Lupicia
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I needed pep this morning, as it was practically a Labor of Hercules to get out of bed this morning.
When I need pep, I like citrus in my tea, and ginger is always welcome, so welcome, Orange & Ginger!
Its a really nice blend. Not overpowering, a good balance of the citrus and the ginger. Reminds me a bit of ROT’s Ginger Peach.
I’ve got a lot of ginger in my cupboard, but this is not surprising, as I am the person who, when out to sushi, will eat all my pickled ginger, ask for more, and then proceed to eat all of my dates pickled ginger as well. What? He wasn’t eating it!

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
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When Ost and I first swapped teas, she offered to share some Genmaichas, as I am what could be called a novice to this particular tea.
Today is the day I was brave enough to try one!
It smells a bit like popcorn, and I’m finally getting the whole scope of the word “toasty”. Is that actual popcorn in it?This smells toasty.
Its actually much sweeter than I expected from the smell, a bit more like caramel corn or sweet popcorn, instead of a full on toasted popcorn.
I’m enjoying it! Onward, to more Genmaichas!
Thanks to Ost

Indigobloom

popped rice! so good

Ost

Yah! Happy you liked it! Did i send you Verdant’s kind? That’s my favorite. If i haven’t then next time we swap I will send you some!!

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78

Backlogged from first thing this morning.
This is my default “I’m in a hurry,” tea. Its quick, and nearly foolproof, but still an engaging combination of flavors, which make it a good wake me up. Then its off to work.

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83
drank Rose Royal by Lupicia
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Is anyone else ever nervous about writing the very first tasting note for a tea? Just me?
I’m one of the ones who like rose teas, and I think that Lupicia does really nice floral teas. I like the balance of tea and flower, and they often add in other bits of flavor, which make for really nice blends.
I opened this up, and took a deep breath. Lovely, rose, with a hint of some sweetness and a sparkily quality…. wait. That’s just like Champagne Rose, another blend by Lupicia.
Huh. Yep, the package says roses and black tea and sparkiling wine…. is this Champagne Rose, just under different cover? I honestly think it might be. Or at least, its so similar to be almost indistinguishable…
That’s fine, on a flavor standpoint. I really like Champage Rose, so I don’t mind having it around. But maybe I’m missing something?
The upshot is, a lovely rose tea, even if it seems like a dupe.

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92

Sipdown! Goodbye, sweet winter tea. I will meet your creamy mintiness next year. Farewell!

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72
drank Figgy Pudding by Della Terra Teas
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This is still really rich and earthy, a good depiction of figs. I’m enjoying it a lot, though I’ve never actually had a figgy pudding, so can’t speak to its authenticity.
But, its going to be spring soon enough. Time to get sipping on the ol winter and fall flavors.

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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Why, tea, why? You smell so lovely, so creamy and rich! Why do you turn into a subpar cup of warm water when brewed up? Where did all those chocolate chips go? Argh.

Indigobloom

I found I had to add more leaf :/

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89
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Good grief, its been a long day. I’m the only staff in the office today, so I’m getting piles of stuff to do, and 384 envelopes to stuff. And no, thats not an exaggeration. Argh.
I started this morning off with this lovely tea, and I’m glad I did. Mild, subtle, but still fruity and delicious. Its good stuff.

Indigobloom

You aren’t stuffing red-pockets with chocolate are you? I was told someone at head-office was filling them in preparation for us to serve with tea lol

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Its been a very busy few days, and I wanted to unwind this evening. Tea of choice!
So sweet and creamy. I feel a bit spoiled, drinking this, like a real and decadant treat. I’m enjoying it a lot.
Put my feet up, listen to some music, read my book. Yes.

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73
drank Celebration Tea by Harney & Sons
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Tea gulped down this morning, while zooming around the house flinging on clothes, and preparing for the work shift I covered for. Gah! I hate waking up that early, but I like helping out my coworkers. Still, zoooooooooom.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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