956 Tasting Notes

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I’ve caught the sipdown fever! I am possessed with the desire to blow through a bunch of teas that I’ve got small numbers for. Yes! I will trim and tidy my cupboard, before new teas arrive!
That said, I have not yet finished this on up. Curses. One more pot? One and a half? I can do it!

Fjellrev

Yay for sipdowns!

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Goodbye, beautiful summer oolong. Today is dark and cloudy and cool, so it is time to finish off the summery teas, and make room for the autumnal teas to come in and play.
This has been a glorious melon experience, and, when summer comes again, will be a delight to drink.
Sipdown!

Flavors: Melon

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Yesterday’s tea was so much fun! The hats were gorgeous, the little sandwiches were tasty, and the scone wonderful (I love scones), and the ambiance of the tea room was lovely. It was a fun place.
The tea, at least my little pot, was a let down. I got a black currant and black tea blend, and it was not nearly as lush and fruity as I wanted.
Next time I’ll try another tea, because I do want to go back. It was a lovely afternoon.
I’m reminding myself that I promised to sip down the teas that I don’t care for very much. I’m almost done with this, I should finish it up.
I add milk to this. If I like a tea, I usually don’t add milk, but it helps me with this. In its pure form, I think it tastes a bit like cola, and I hate cola, so add some milk and call it a morning.
Its getting cold in the mornings. I’m delighted, as that’s perfect tea weather.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I’m actually going out to tea with some friends today. We’re all going to wear hats, and sip tea! I’m excited. I love a proper tea with little sandwhiches and suchlike.
However, even though tea is coming, I can’t wake up properly without a cup, so Paris has been brewed.
I’m almost out of this in sachets. Net time it will be loose leaf. Yum, tasty tea.
Now, to go figure out my outfit and hat!

gmathis

How lovely and civilized! Have a great time!

Fjellrev

Your tea outing sounds like it will be a smashingly good time. :)

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drank Mint Rose by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Feeling a little blue this evening, but its cooled down, and I could put on a sweater when I got home, and a cup of herbal tea sounds like quite the right thing.
This is more mint than it is rose, but the floral note is floating about there. I like it, its very pleasant. Its especially good when feeling a little blue.

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77
drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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My last cup of this. I shall savor it.
When I first got this, I was very curious. Black tea? Understood. Mint? Sure. But together? I was curious and a bit suspicious about the whole arrangement.
The verdict is that I like it quite a bit. While not at all chocolaty, it reminds me of a mint chocolate. The mint is there, a presence, but it does not overpower the base, instead existing with it in harmony.
I’ve enjoyed my time with this tea.
Sipdown!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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The bad news is that my swollen, painful lips continues, and are now cracked and bleeding as well. Bleh.
The good news is that is it raining! Rain! I’m so excited. I love the rain.
I had to break out the Paris for this, though everything hurts to pass my lips. Sheesh.

TeaBrat

It was raining in SF last night. We definitely need the rain!

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My favorite chamomile has got to be this. Is delicate, with a somewhat creamy finish, and a delicate breath of light… floral is not right, but theres something very fresh about it.
Why didn’t I drink this more during the summer? It would have suited very well…. but it will be a gorgeous cup of springtime some winter evening.

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drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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I woke up this morning with cracked and swollen lips, slightly puffy eyes, and totally annoyed sinuses. I think I’m having some allergies. Bleh.
Well, hopefully I can get something to help with that soon. Bleh.

caile

Hope you’re feeling better!

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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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