1278 Tasting Notes

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drank White Chocolate by Butiki Teas
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Aha! Friends, if you could see me, you would see in my eyes the madness of a woman on a sipdown spree. I am on a mission. I want things out of the cupboard!
So, I’m finishing this up this afternoon. Farewell, oh White Chocolate! You and I never really got along, through no fault of our own. Alas!
I never really got the chocolate part of white chocolate out of this. I got floral instead! Of all things!
But oh well. Its just a memory now. Sipdown!

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Earliest cup of the day.
I like this, though it feels slightly out of place on a warm morning. This is a pine black, but fear not! Its just a fresh hint, not tasting like a forest floor.
It also is a good strong black tea, so its excellent for when my eyes need to be propped open.

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drank Happiness by Lupicia
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I got that mad glint in my eye where I was determined to have another sipdown, so I brewed up the remaining sachet of this after work, and huzzah, another tea down!
Sipdown!

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drank Happiness by Lupicia
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I have the sipdown fever! I’ve been prowling my stash, thinking “can I sip this down soon?” and poking at the teas.
Well, the good news is that I’m really close to sipping this down. The bad news is that I’m not quite there yet. But one sachet closer!
This tea, through no fault of its own, is something I would not have picked for myself. I find myself weary around green teas, and tropical flavors are not my favorite.
But I can still see that this tea is quite well assembled, and it does have a nice freshness that I can appreciate, even if its not exactly the tea for me.

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99
drank Yume by Lupicia
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Whew! Its Wednesday, but it doesn’t feel like it.
I had a very busy three day weekend. I went to an archery range for the first time, and I love it! My anniversary present from my significant other was a bow and arrows, and I had such a good time that we’re going back again soon.
So my Steeping was light this weekend, but I’m happy to be getting back into the flow of it.
This is the end of my packet of Yume. Its one of my favorite springtime teas, and I’m sorry to see it go, but I’m excited to have another sipdown! I’m getting closer and closer to my sipdown goal. I’m trying to reach it before I go to NYC this summer, as I’d like to buy some tea when I’m there!

TeaNTees

Awesome gift!

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65
drank White Chocolate by Butiki Teas
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One of two things has happened to this tea- either its growing on me, or its mellowing. Its not nearly as floral as I remember, which is nice, though I’m still not getting any of the promised white chocolate flavor. Ah well. Nothing for it.

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89
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Friday! Wooo! I have survived another work week. Frabjous day.
I am not inspired, lately, in my tea drinking, and am not quite sure why. I’m still loving my teas, but somehow nothing has been leaping out to insist that I drink it. Perhaps I need an infusion of new teas? Well, I must meet my sipdown goals for that to happen.
With that in mind, a cup of this. It says Autumn on the tin, and to be fair these flavors do mostly speak of fall. But the good fruit flavor is enjoyable in the spring time as well, so I won’t fight this tea.
Now, all those pumpkin teas… I should get working on those….

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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Ooof, what a morning. And I understeeped this tea. Bleh!
I had a double shift this morning, and now need to go to the auto parts store, work out, and complete two online work trainings, before going back for the evening shift. Grrr. This is gonna suck.
But! At least I have tea, and I can work on sipdowns!
I underbrewed this today. Sloppy of me, but I wasn’t watching the clock. So its a ghost of its true flavor. Blast.

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73
drank Celebration Tea by Harney & Sons
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I just cannot make up my mind about this one. While I find it has the signature Harney smoothness and sophistication of flavor, I feel like perhaps there are too many competing elements? Hmmm.
I’ve got plenty of sachets left to experiment. Maybe I’ll reach some sort of conclusion.

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77
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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Oh Eight Candles, you sweet, complex marshmallow tea. I don’t think I’ll ever fool proof you.
Sometimes I get a note of (bleh) coffee, and I’m getting its shadow today, which is too bad. As this was the end of my pouch, I was hoping for extra sweetness. Ah well.
This is a tea that can drive me up the wall, because when its good its very, very good, and when its not, its, well, not. Grr.
And yet I have not been able to resist it, when it waltzes into my cupboard.
Well, in other tea news, this is a Sipdown! Woooo! I am taking a trip to NYC in June, and I want to have a lot of sipdowns under my belt, so that I can visit New York tea shops.
Where should I go, fellow Steepsterites? Where is the best place to get teas in NYC?

Indigobloom

Yep I remember that about this one!! My second order was worse than the first. Ick

Veronica

Harney and Sons and Palais des Thés are both in SoHo. I only go to NYC a couple of times a year, but I inevitably end up at Harney.

Veronica

Oh and Bellocq! I’ve only been there once,but the store is amazingly beautiful, and the teas are outstanding.

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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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