1320 Tasting Notes

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Why are Thursday so complicated? I mean honestly.
I got up, did a double shift, and then when I got home my other job called with an urgent errand. I helped out, but also they wanted me to go to a city two hours away to do something, and no. I cannot do that, I have too much too do.
And my boyfriend forgot an appointment, so I couldn’t have lunch with him, and I need to catch up on Nanowrimo writing, which I couldn’t finish yesterday, as I had yet more work to do.
So, simple tea. Come on, tea. Get me through this.

Nichole

Oh. . you poor thing. Hope things calm down a bit and the tea helped!

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I haven’t had this in a long time, and this morning it sounded excellent.
Its delicious, a rich tea full of flavor, that could almost be too heavy, if it wasn’t for the clever touch of orange peel, which brightens up my whole pot.
Its going to be a long day. I’ve got my job, and then my freelance job has something urgent going on, which is always a lot of work, and a bit unnerving.
Well, I shall get through it. Its Wednesday, this week is almost half done. I can do it!

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drank Eiyoeiga by Lupicia
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Pot of the morning!
I cant completely make up my mind about this. I quite like black tea with citrus, and this is a good example of that, but I’m not convinced its anything particularly special. Not an exceptional black citrus blend.
Hmm. I’m glad I’ve got enough of this to experiment a bit more.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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There are days when I get tea wrong. Not in the “I’ve brewed this improperly” way, but in the “today called for a stronger/weaker/more flavored/more classic tea” kinda way. Am I alone in this?
And then there are days like today, when you say “I’ll brew this!” and it turns out to have been the perfect way to start the day!
Its been a weird one today, folks, so the memory of this lovely tea is carrying me onwards, with calmness and confidence. Thank you, tea, for being just right today.

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Happy Patriotic Explosions day, to my fellow Americans!
I am starting the day off with a lemony cup, as that’s what I like on hot days, and I wasn’t in the mood for anything fancy. I’m a firm believer that a few basic teas, even basic bagged teas, are good things to have, as somedays ordinary is just what you want.
Todays plans include thrifting, working on the Camp Nanowrimo novel, and a BBQ with my family. I love BBQs, so I’m excited.

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Its a three day weekend for me! Oh frabjous day!
Its the middle of summer, time to kill this autumn tea off.
The final thoughts are positive. I like this blend, its quite nice, with a strong cranberry presence, and a hint of citrus floating around.
Its still Boston’s little sister, in my opinion, but lovely.
Sipdown, for the season, anyway.

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I cannot for the life of me get a handle on this tea. It sounds so good! So interesting!
And yet I cannot make it dance the way I think it should.
Todays brew had an almost sour note, which was annoying. I feel like this could really be something interesting, if only I could work out the secret steeping code.
Next time a shorter steep, and see where that takes me.

ashmanra

I was never able to get my Lover’s Leap from another company to taste good – not to my tastes anyway.

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Its very, very bad when you wake up at 5:45 am and its 73 degrees. Bleh.
I like a very strong brew when I need to be up so early, but I also need quick, so a bagged tea it is.
I put this through a lighter steep than I usually do, and it flattened the flavors out a bit. The interesting note of pine vanishes, but the base is still quite tasty, so its not all bad news.

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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My significant other can be very cute. He may stagger in from the blazing heat and throw himself at the air conditioning unit, but once he’s cooled down, he asks for a cup of tea.
Coming right up!
Somehow he’d never tried this, so I whisked up a cup, and he loved it. I like it too, though I explained I liked Boston better, but he didn’t believe the addition of almond would do anything exciting. Ha! Next cup for him will clearly be Boston.

ashmanra

Oh, I hope he likes it as much as I do!

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drank Celebration Tea by Harney & Sons
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Now, normally a black tea after dinner is not something I do, but I’ve been dreaming of a solid cup of tea since about noon, and I have work to do tonight, so bring on the black tea!
I am, however, being lazy and opting for a bagged tea, and for some reason had Harney on the brain, so pulled out this.
There is a bready note in here which floats out when I’ve brewed it up properly. Today it tastes much more like a fruit filled pastry than it has in some of my past cups. I think I need to watch my steeping time with this, go a little less aggressive.

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