1768 Tasting Notes

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drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
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Alright, wedding tea, lets do this again!
I really, really want to understand white tea. I think there could be a whole world of teas and tea flavor combinations that would be spectacular with this base, if only I could get the hang of it!
Today, I must say, I have been more successful with the brewing of this, and I’m getting a lovely creamy lemon flavor. So good! So light and appropriate for hotter weather! I’m so glad!
I’ve still got to do a back to back trial with Royal Wedding and this. They might be the same thing!

ashmanra

Not quite the same! Royal Wedding has more flavors.

Rosehips

Very good to know. Thanks, Ashmanra!

Ost

Glad this one was better for you the second time around. I like this one much much more than RW personally, but a lot of people seem to like RW. Think it might be up your alley (:

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drank Eve by Nina's Paris
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I’d been wanting to try this for ages, so I was pleased as punch when Ost sent me this sample. It sounded like exactly the sort of flavors that I would like.
And I was right! This is really nice. The black base is not overwhelming, and there is a lovely creaminess to the tea, on top of which float the crisp fruit notes.
Its a very classy tea, and I’m really glad to have tried it.
And it counts as a sipdown! Woo!

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Backlogged from last night.
Jury duty took all day, and then we were finally dismissed. I never even saw the inside of the courtroom, or answered a single question.
Well, I’m glad I brought a book.
Oh well. I’d really like to go through the jury services, but alas, it is not to be. Not this time anyway. And back to work today!
I’m almost out of this, which is both progress, and a tradgedy. I love this mint tea, and will be so sad when its gone!

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drank Lanikai by Lupicia
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I was excited when Ost send me this, as I had completely loved another of the Lupicia Hawaii teas, Loke Lani. So I was more than happy to try this, even if it did have pineapple in it. (Pineapple? In tea? Hmmm)
The first surprise is that it smells quite creamy. There is absolutely a vanilla smell to this. Awesome! I love vanilla!
The vanilla does sort of fade to the background of this flavor, I must say. Its there, but it has faded down.
There is pineapple in this, I can see the little chunks! But I cannot really taste it, or really much of any fruit flavors. It seems to be a black tea with a vanilla aftertaste, and a slight tang to it. So maybe that’s it? The pineapple lurking?
Completely inoffensive, but, for me, not particularly memorable. I’m glad I tried it!
Sipdown!

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I have Jury Duty today! I would say boo, but its always been interesting to me. I come from a family of lawyers, so I know a lot about the whole legal process, and the jury process is interesting.
Of course, it is inconvenient to have my week all ruffled up like this, but what can you do?
Well, I’ll see what happens.

Marzipan

I enjoyed jury duty too. I was even foreman!

TeaBrat

have fun!

Indigobloom

I always wanted to go one day. But only when convenient for myself and employer! :P

Fjellrev

Hope all goes well!

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drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogged!
I’ve been wondering why I have not been drinking tea in the evenings? I’ve got so many nice herbal and rooibos blends, I should be enjoying an evening cup of tea! So I’m making a push to do that.
This was a sample from Ost, I think, and I’m really glad I tried it. Its a rooibos, which I have a hit and miss relationship with, but its well blended, with a nice caramel-y aftertaste. A really nice evening cuppa.

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Backlog time!
This tea is quite a basic one. Just a black tea with lemon. Nothing very special. And yet, I must say that sometimes nothing special is exactly what the doctor ordered. I love a citrus tea in the summer time, so this will be drunk without anything resembling a problem. Not fancy, just good.

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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How do these Mondays keep sneaking up on me like this? Where do they come from? Eeeep.
It was an exhausting weekend, and though I’m not keen to be back at work, I am glad to have some nice structure again.
This remains a trustworthy tea. This can be reliably expected to be creamy, rich, and smooth. One of my favorites when you need a calming morning.

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Ugh. Why, body, must I wake up twenty minutes before me alarm goes off? Why?! Its just not fair.
To the tea cupboard! I’ve got myself a bunch of fruit black teas, and this one sounded good this morning.
it says autumn, but it seems like a good tea for the warmer months too.

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drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
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The kind Ost gave me this to try a while back, and I’m just now getting around to it.
Could Wedding Tea be the same as the Royal Wedding Tea? Maybe. I’m not sensitive enough to white teas. In fact, I know I am not. More experimentation is needed!
But the general opinion is positive. This is an interesting tea.

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