948 Tasting Notes

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A rare caffinated dessert tea for me. I’ve had a lousy day, and the thought of a delicious cup of tea has helped get me through it.
The dry leaf smells amazing. Oooey gooey, and like a smores.
Then, brewed, it had the smallest of coffee notes in the smell. Uh oh. I hate coffee.
But it does not taste it! I’m not sure what marshmallow really tastes like in a tea, but I’m getting a general cup of sweetness. I’m hoping that next steeping will bring out that caramelly goodness that lurks in every sip.
I baked myself a loaf of pumpkin bread for dessert. Work may be hard, and my confidence may be taking some hits, but I have tea and cake tonight. It will be ok.

JustJames

i’m sorry. bad days aren’t fair. i know they happen to us all, but they still aren’t fair. can i help?

Rosehips

Thank you for offering, but no. I’m just struggling with my current job. It will resolve itself, but until it does I’m going to feel a little small an inadequet. Thank you, JustJames. Steepsers are the best people. :)

JustJames

i can’t fix big stuff… jobs that make us feel less than suck. but i can send tea. am more than happy to…. =o) sometimes a tea surprise fixes things a bit.

Rosehips

Aww, thank you. I may just take you up on that.

JustJames

pm me your addy…. =0) shall we go to paris? do you fancy a bit of the arc in your cup?

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drank Almond Black by Simpson & Vail
948 tasting notes

I got this and Almond Sugar Cookie, and we’ll see how they compare.
You do get the almond out of this, but its a little life. I’m not entirely sold on the S&V black tea base here.
Hmm.

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Its gonna be a long, but hopefully very fun day.
Today my brother, my significant other, and myself are going to the Dickens Fair. For those not familar, the Dickens fair is essentially a ren faire, but in Dickensian London. Its a lot of fun, and a wonderful excuse to wear a bonnet. And I grab at any chance I have to wear a bonnet!
Its gonna be fun. So to start it off as properly as I can, I am having this cup of wintery goodness. Now, on to don my hoop skirt.

Terri HarpLady

My ex & I played at the Kansas City & at Louis renn fairie for several years, & even played at the Houston show for 2 weekends. I still haven’t dress ups!!!

JacquelineM

I agree – any chance to wear a bonnet must be taken advantage of ;)

Terri HarpLady

Oops, that last bit was suppose to say, I still have my dress ups!" :)

gmathis

Sounds like a lovely day! (Suddenly feeling the need to go find my Scrooge musical DVD with Albert Finney…) God bless you, everyone!

TeaBrat

I’ve never been to the Dickens Fair, I should really go some day…

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This is pretty nice. The ginger and the gingerbread spices are really noticable, which is exactly what I wanted. And I love gingerbread.
Important to have a holiday themed tea today, as its Tree Day. My family has very few traditions, but this is one of them. We go and select our tree, and spend the day decorating it. We have a huge and impressive collection of ornaments, which we’ve collected on our travels.
I love tree day. Holiday teas ahoy!

caile

Enjoy your tree day!

Veronica

I enjoy tree day as much if not more than Christmas day. Hope your tree day is wonderful!!!

TeaBrat

I like this one too!

Sil

hmmm may have to add this to the list…sounds tasty!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Oh its been a long day. A cold one two, and it started to rain.
So I came home and brewed this up right quick, which was just the thing for a cold and rainy night.

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drank English Toffee by Simpson & Vail
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This is a light cup of tea. The toffee flavor is mild. Not getting as much as I would really like.
The base isnt overpowering, but I’m tasting more of it then I am of the toffee

TeaBrat

yeah this is a bit light on flavor

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drank French Vanilla by Simpson & Vail
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The first of the Black Friday orders came in. I am now up nine teas. I can only honestly be blamed for eight of them, as one was a sample. And this is only one of my three orders. But this is the big one.
The dry leaf doesnt smell like much, but the addition of hot water gave it a slight smell of vanilla, a but like the grocery store bottled vanilla.
I do not get as much vanilla as I would like out of the taste. Its there, but mostly towards the end of a sip. And its sweet, like a hint of frosting, instead of actual vanilla.
Its pleasant enough, but the quest for the most perfect cup of vanilla tea ever remains to be found.
Nine more teas! And at least five more teas on the way. Eeeee.

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I had tea at the Empress a few years ago. I had forgotten that they sent us home with these neat tins full of tea, until I was rumagging around in my parents tea cupbord a while ago. I spirited this tin home with me, mostly for the neat tin, I must confess.
But I’v got three tea bags of this in the tin, which are now several years old, but I am determined to try them anyway.
Hmm. This brewed up very dark very fast. And the first sip gives me a bitter burst.
Second sip provides a little more roastyness, a hint of something greeny lurking in its depths.
This is strong! I’m not sure. I’m such a sweet tea drinker that this is almost overwhelming. These three tea bags will be an adventure in comfort zones, I can tell.

TeaBrat

I almost had tea at the Empress when I was in Victoria but couldn’t quite justify the cost.

Fjellrev

Oh geez, I still have the complementary box they gave me last year. And it’s insanely expensive, for sure. Definitely not worth the price.

Rosehips

It is. I dont think I would do it again, due to cost, but I do love high tea in fancy hotels.

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96

I am having a morning, guys. I almost dropped my teapot this morning, and did actually manage to slop some of this tea on the floor before I regained control.
Sigh.
And I’ve only got one pots left of it, before a reorder is in order. Precious, precious tea.

caile

At least you saved the pot! :-)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I’m having one of those days myself!

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Something a little less sweet for my second pot of tea this morning. Funny, that a tea called “cookie” is the one I reach for as less sweet.
No coffee flavor today, which is good. Mellow and nice.

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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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