1540 Tasting Notes

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
1540 tasting notes

Be warned, this is an angsty note. I’ll be playing again soon with the full reviews of tea, but I don’t seem to have the mind for it today.
I’ve decided that Steepster people are the best people. What a lovely, warm and supportive community this is.
I had another rough night last night. My significant other and myself are going through a rough patch. We’ve come head on with an issue that we first encountered last year, and is, I think, finally coming to a head. We’ve reached the point where we need to move forward with it, or find a way to end it, and its all been remarkably painful and I feel like I’m just holding it together right now as we figure it out.
This is a serious relationship, and we’ve been seriously considering it, and I am feeling very raw and afraid, and though we’re working through it, I’m still worried about the future.
So I’m reaching today for the most comforting things I have. A warm vanilla perfume, the most comfortable dress I own, and this tea, which feels like the gentlest of hugs in a tea pot.
I’m hoping too much of this won’t spill over onto here, my tea loving friends, but I just wanted to give fair warning if it does.

Roswell Strange

Hugs from all the way out in Saskatchewan; if you ever need someone to talk to, I’m a great listener :)

Sil

hugs i hope you guys are able to resolve things

keychange

My dear rosehips, I am glad your instincts are guiding you towards comforting things. There’s a reason you feel at home here: because so many of us likewise use tea as a source of comfort from life’s sharp edges. hang in there, and please know you can talk to me whenever you’d like.

gmathis

Praying that you have a day full of kindness and comfort, whether it’s from us Steepies or from a source you don’t expect!

TeaNTees

I will be keeping you in my thoughts dear and sending good vibes your way!

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85
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I had a rough night last night, and am feeling drawn and a little unsteady today. I’ll be alright, but its not going to be fun this morning.
Comfort in a cup is required, and for that, Glitter and Gold. This is almost certainly my favorite of David’s Tea’s offerings. Its such a delight to drink. Warm and cozy, like the sweaters that its still to hot for me to wear!

keychange

Sorry it was a rough night. The following days can be so exhausting to get through. I love this tea as well.

Indigobloom

HUGS
Msg me if you want to talk!

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I actually looked at the page for this tea today- and the list of flavors is insane! Bergamot, lemon, burnt sugar, vanilla, rhubarb! It goes on and on and on, and I cannot argue with any of them.
This tea is complex, with layers and layers of delicious flavors, and each new sip seems to be a new discovery. I’m not surprised it can be dizzyin to others, and not just me.

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87
drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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Backlogged from yesterday-
I went to the local Farm to Fork festivities yesterday, with my significant other as guide. It was a lot of fun! I ate a lot of very delicious food.
I decided t start the day with a very “foody” tea. This is rich and I could imagine it being a salad or a dessert- figgy and rich!

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75
drank Honeycrisp Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogged from yesterday.
I love apples. I am an apple fan. Bring me more apples! And Honeycrisps are the queen of all apples, in my opinion. I stuff my face with them when they are in season, and moan about their absence when they are out of season.
Yesterday was the first I’d seen of them in the shops, and I pounced like some sort of comical cartoon cat. I’ve already eaten three, and its not even the peak of the season yet!
This tea had me completely excited. I’m usually shy about green teas, but if anything could convince me to relinquish my beloved black tea, its a honeycrisp apple, and so I brewed up a cup of this yesterday to celebrate appley goodness.
Firstly, the scent. Holy apples, batman! Its smells just like an apple, crisp and light and juicy- though I’d say more a green apple scent then a true honeycrisp.
Brewed up it loses most of its apple flavor. Its pleasant, and there is a lovely soft note of apple, but its not quite the same. But I feel potential lurking in there. Maybe I can coax it out! More experimentation is needed!
Anyone else an apple fiend, and excited for honeycrisp apple season?

Maddy Barone

Yep! I’ve already eaten two of the four I bought yesterday. To me, apples are the perfect food. Juicy, crisp, and yummy. I haven’t had this tea yet. It’s on the list, though!

Teatotaler

You would be in apple heaven here in Virginia, Rosehips! Some of the finest apples in America are grown in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenendoah Valley of the Commonwealth. Apple festivals aplenty in the autumn! I’m all about Golden Delicious apples.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I had an absolutely lousy night of sleep, which was also not very long, and I am dragging today.
No fuss teas, then. I’m finding myself falling into the old habits of reaching for this one whenever I don’t know what sounds good. What sounds good? Always Paris!
(Suddenly I feel like Audrey Hepburn saying “Paris is always a good idea”. Well, she’s not wrong!)
I hope today goes smoothly~

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This morning it was really hard to turn on my bedroom light. Ouch! Bring back my soft darkness! Alas!
So a strong brew was required to kick me into action this morning. Kandy!
I’m learning this bold brew. I need a lighter steep at the moment to really get along with it, but when I manage to brew it that way its strong, and dances skillfully on the edge of bitterness. Its even got a note of sweet honey in it, which is very tasty.
Onward!

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87
drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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The first official day of fall! I am being stubborn, ignoring the weather, and breaking out the autumnal teas.
I love this one in the colder weather- its so rich and earthy, but the hint of lemon wakes it up and keeps it from being too heavy.
Come on now, cold weather. Make an appearance!

Teatotaler

Happy autumn, Rosehips! Autumn is my time of year too! :)

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I am so done with summer. Its nearly Autumn, officially, and it was 100 degrees yesterday, and 90 now. Sheesh. I want my fall teas!
I’m bridging the gap with fruity flavors, such as Paris.
I like starting a day with a strong tea- it makes it much easier to face tricky days. (Gotta love coming into the office with a huge and confused pile of paperwork to sort, and a million things to do at this very moment. Sigh)

Maddy Barone

Me, too! i’m done with summer! Yesterday we got to 92 here in North Dakota. It’s not like I want minus 30, but how about a high in the low 60s and a nice chilly night of 40? Perfect tea drinking weather!

beelicious

here here!! It’d been over a 100 every day since May… where are you fall?!?!?!?

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96
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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It was a busy weekend.
The post-breakup archery went well! We had fun, and didn’t lose a single arrow, which is great.
We also had lunch, and talked a bunch, and I’m hoping she feels much more centered.
Yesterday was a day with my significant other, and some of his buddies. I like them, and it was a fun hang out, but I wish I’d had more time to run errands!
Oh well.
Now we’re back to the office, and off we go.

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