1275 Tasting Notes

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I woke up to rain outside my window, and a beautiful day ahead of me. I’ve got my writing to do, but then I’m going to visit my best friend, and have a full day with her listening to books on tape and knitting. She’s teaching me, and I need a consultation on my project (the most basic of basic scarves).
So, as I looked at the teas in my cupboard, I decided that only one would really, really do the trick. My beloved Caramel Vanilla Assam.
I often drink my morning cup of tea while running about, preparing for the day, or watching videos on youtube. Not today. TOday I just sat with my little pot, and sipped at this beautiful blend, savoring the flavors.
A wonderful start to today. I approve.

Lilysmom

This is such a great tea. I crave it all the time. Reminds me of drinking tea with my Dad when I was a little girl.
I am also re teaching myself to knit – so relaxing! Project #1 is also basic scarf – just knit & purl! So far, so good.

gmathis

What are you listening to? It sounds like a wonderfully soothing combo! I can’t knit but I (think I could still) crochet if I thought my yarn would be safe from curious cat paws.

Rosehips

My friend is “showing” me the Dresden Files, which are so far a very funny treat. She’s a good egg, sharing books and tarn and time. She has to hide her yarn from her cat!

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drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
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I am seriously beginning to pale on this tea. Its a perfectly fine Rooibos, and the spices are a nice touch, but its just not exactly what I wanted. I want more pumpkin! I want more cheesecake!
As it is, I have a spicy rooibos. Sigh.
Well, that’s alright. Not every tea is bound to rock my world.

lindsayb

I was seriously disappointed with this one, really hoping for a creamy pumpkin. ah well, maybe next fall they’ll reformulate

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Friday! I am so glad that its the weekend. After today, I swear I’m going to sleep for at least half a day.
I’m getting to the point when I feel its time to move out the more “autumn-” teas in my collection. Pumpkin falls into this category.
Today its extra mellow, which is lovely……….. An easy start to the day.

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Part one of the day is over. Now I do my writing and wordcount for Nanowrimo! I’ve got my trusty pot of writers juice next to me.
Squash tea! I love this blend because it has an actual note of squash in it, which a great many “pumpkin” teas do not. Its delicious, and just the thing to keep me focused through all this typing I have to do.
Onwards!

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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Gonna be the next in the string of busy days that is my life. Sheesh.
Ost was kind enough to send me some of this, and I’m excited to try it. I loved Della Terras Eighth Candles, so I know I like their marshmallow flavoring.
I like it! I do get the marshmallow, and a floating note of chocolate, but I cant say I get any of the grahm cracker, which is required for a s’more!
But I’m enjoying this quite a bit. Good stuff!
Thanks Ost!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Today was not nearly as tough as the first two days of this week, but still full of a lot of work, and must hustle.
So a decompression cup of tea is required. This is a standby. Sometimes I just don’t want a rooibos, you know?

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drank White Peach by Harney & Sons
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I’m really glad that Ost sent me two tea bags of this, as I wanted to get another crack at this.
I’m still not sure that I’m quite sure how to brew up white tea, but I’m getting a bit more of the peach out of this cup, rather than my first cup.
I’m still not 100% sold on this. I don’t know that I’d buy it myself, but I’m really glad I got to try it, and would accept a cup if it was offered.
Thanks to Ost for this cup of springtime in the autumn. Sipdown!

Anlina

I usually use pretty cool water (though some white teas like Lupicia recommend boiling water and I’ve had good results), and I start with a short steep, sample it with a ceramic spoon, and keep adding time until it tastes right. Finding that sweet spot between hot water and bitter & astringent can be tricky.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Yesterday was a day of running around like a decapitated chicken.
An extra shift of work to help a coworker, a frantic day of paperwork and preparation for my main job, and then going home to work out and do my writing. I got my word count, but it was by the skin of my teeth, and then I collapsed into bed, twitching slightly.
Today I’m up early to help out my car-less boyfriend, and the usual November activities as well.
Time for Tea.
I pondered this morning, looking from one tea to the next, but I settled on this. It foolproof, to my mouth, and I needed a good tea to nudge me out into the day.

gmathis

I often complain about running around like two chickens with BOTH heads cut off! There is, in our honor, a Headless Chicken Festival, which I have been far too busy to attend: http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/history
(Just a little trivia to make you smile :)

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drank Pumpkin Patch by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been enjoyable, while I had it. Once again, not convinced I actually taste any pumpkin, but the blend of spices is well balanced.
Its time to work on the fall teas, and sip them down, as my “winter” teas are starting to arrive. Heh.
I don’t know that I shall ever taste this again, as Davids is like that with some of its special flavors, but that’s alright.
Sipdown!

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Today was full steam ahead, all hands of deck, and other seafaring metaphors about being busy.
Gah. I was, through fault of my day, late for everything-lunch, leaving, etc. So when I did get a lunch break I needed tea. Boy I’m glad I got it. Fantastic.
Still enjoyable, still good, still an easy choice.
I hope tomorrow goes much better.

TeaBrat

Baton down the hatches!

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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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