950 Tasting Notes


My cup this morning.
I did a very light steep with this today, which was both a good and bad thing. Its not bitter, and it does bring out the orange, but its also a weak cup. Hmm.
Theres just no pleasing me, I suppose.

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Oh goodness, it was hard to get out of bed this morning. Like “what is that loud noise? Oh, its my alarm. I should get up and turn it off” kind of hard. Gah.
Well, then, its a day for one of my favorite cups of tea.
Am I ever going to get tired of Tower of London? I cant imagine it. The fruit and honey are so beautifully balanced.

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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The weather is not fair. Its going to be 93 degrees today. This is absurd. So, so absurd. Its May! It shoud not be nearly so warm.
I am not good in very hot weather. Its just so uncomfortable, I dont sleep well, and my usual delight in a cup of tea is tempered by the discomfort of drinking it.
Nope. Go away hot weather. I am not ready for you.
I thought a “lighter” tea, with its green apple note, would be the best thing for this morning. And it is working pretty well. But I do wish it was cooler, so I could be cozy with my cuppa, instead of being rather miserable.


We’ll take your hot weather anyday.


LOL, keychange, so true!

Hesper June

I agree, Rosehips. I am a cold (or at least cool/cloudy) person.
I am the happiest in a rain coat, jumping in puddles, or curled up by the fire on a snowy day. Heat makes me grumpy:)


Ick! 93 already?? I may get sick of the cold after six months of it, but I’ll take that over 93 – and humid, hot weather in general – any day!


It was so cold this winter that the weekend ahead—low 80s—is being heavenly anticipated. (Problem is, this time of year, weather this warm makes us suspicious. Warm front + cold front in May = tornado soup :(

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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I am sipping this while trying to put out some work fires. Despite what I said in my last tasting note, about begining to pale on this, I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I brewed it a little stronger, and its quite a powerful cup. Not wham pow kind of overpowering, but very noticable. Its still a soft flavor, but the stronger steep has brought it too the forfront.

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Wow, does this smell impressive. Like a chocolate covered cerry liqure. Wow.
Its got a really noticable berry taste, with a chocolate chaser.
I was actually rather afraid of this tea, though I could not tell you why. But I’ve enjoyed this cup.
Its a sample sipdown!


What don’t you like about it though? You rated it a 56 haha


Ha! Ooops, so I did. I’ve fixed that now. I like it much more than 56. I am not properly awake this morning, obviously, and cannot be trusted with a new tea rating….


LOL that’s ok-I figured it was something like that.

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drank Mojito Mint by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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My second cup of this, and my opinion holds. This is nice. It is, in fact, nicer than I expected it to be, and it suits today. In my part of the world its going to be in the lower 90’s. Gah. Its too early for this summer weather, thats for sure. Blerh.
Off I go, to get ready for work on this hot day.


OMG, As much as I’m tired of our endless winter, I CAN’T STAND THAT KIND OF HEAT!!

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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How am I going through my teas so very quickly? How have I managed that? Gah! This is my last pot of Yume until I can get myself to a Lupicia and get more tea.
How my world has changed! When I started on Steepster, I had about 20 teas, which I considered excessive. Now, even though I’m actively trying to control my numbers, I still have double that now. Its funny how, now, I stare at the tea in my kitchen, saying to myself “I have nothing to drink!” Ha.
Yume is a delightful spring cup, creamy and strawberry like. I enjoy it very much indeed. But this is the end of this tin. I’ve just been breezing through the Lupicia teas this year.

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I’ve done it! I’ve finished up 50k for Camp Nanowrimo! A day ahead of schedule! Whee!
I have decided to celebrate with this cup of sweet and spicy tea.
I am very pleased with myself, though now I need to face the grim reality of revisions. Whew.

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Two days of writing left to do, and around 5k words. Gah. Excuse me, I need to get typing.
This is a failsafe tea. I have never really got this one wrong. And its just the pot of tea to get me going.


This is just a great tea. Good luck with the writing!



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drank La Vanille by Lupicia
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Nope! What happened here? Nope is all I can say. Last time I tried it it was faintly vanilla-y, if weak and somehwat blah.
This is a cup of bitter, bitter tea, with no vanilla and no hope of redemption. What did I do here? Argh.

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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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