1321 Tasting Notes

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drank Almond Black by Simpson & Vail
1321 tasting notes

Bleh. Still not well, but doing my best to get better!
Am drinking vast quantities of tea that I do not particulrly love. This fits that discription exactly.
The best of my massive order of Simpson and Vail? Yes. Does that translate to a very good tea over-all? No.
This is mildly nutty, and perfectly reasonable, but do I love it? Nope. I’ll be happy when its gone.

Anna

Do you have a favourite almond black yet?

Rosehips

I must say that Boston Blend, from H&S, while not strictly a pure almond blend, remains my favorite.

keychange

Interesting. I don’t find boston to have like any almond in it whatsoever.

Rosehips

Interesting! I was just talking about this with a friend, how/why people pick out different flavors out of the same thing. I wonder why that is….

pyarkaaloo

thanks for being honest about your feelings re this tea. as a flavored black tea lover myself, i’d have probably attached high hopes to this one. maybe now i can approach it with slightly lower expectations ;p

and i’ve been meaning to place an order with Simpson & Vail for the longest time now!

PS- have you tried Almond Indulgence by Butiki? it’s also an ‘almond black’…i thought it was great. in fact i plan to revisit it after my cup of Harney & Son’s Blackcurrant!

Rosehips

Oooh, yes! I have tried Almond Indulgence! It slipped my mind a little here. Its wonderful. I must get more of it. :)

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72
drank Momoko by Lupicia
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A Lupicia sample, and very good, I must say.

I am always wary with green teas, but this one treated me right. A full, voluptious taste, with a hint of sweet fruit. Pretty darn good!
Perhaps something to consider for the future?

Anna

I love this one! Almost out, definite rebuy for me.

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67
drank Daruma by Lupicia
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For some reason, I’ve been thinking of spicy things to get rid of my cough. Madness? Regardless, thats what I’m doing.
Started off with a lunch of mushrooms and asparagus sauteed with a truly hillarious amount of garlic. Pretty good.
And now this, slightly sweet, slightly spicy tea.
In other Lupicia news, I saw that the Hawaii teas are avalible online, and I moved so fast to get myself some Loke Lani. Ha. You win, Lupicia.
This is never going to be a favorite, and I doubt very much that I will ever get more, when I am done, but for now its hitting the right spot. Strong, so I can taste it through the gunk, and a little bit spicy, which makes me feel like it could be helping to clear out the gunk.
So much tea to be consumed.

Anna

Yes! You finally scored some Loke Lani!

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63

Dear gunk in my lungs-
I’ve been coughing for hours and hours. Why wont you go away?
Cough cough.
Look, I’ll drink lots of tea. Please go away.
Sincerely, me.

keychange

uggh I hate coughs. Feel better!

Holly Faye

Yuck, I’m so sorry. For me, the gunk is all up in my head this morning. :/ Feel better!

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Fjellrev

I like it. It being this review. :D

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80

I am almost well. Amost. If the cough would stop.
So, with my long day tomorrow looming ahead of me, I’ve decided to stay home from fencing (boo), and drink a lot of tea.
This is the first cup of the evening. Lots still to come.
Mint is really noticable today. Good. I like mint.

teaqueen

I hope you feel better soon!

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77
drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Lupicia is convinced, convinced that I want a lot of individual sachets of Cookie sent directly to me, whenever convienant.
Well, they are not far wrong. Its a really nice blend, a buttery little cookie in a cup.
And, this morning, its just the right thing.

Anna

Why aren’t Lupicia convinced I want that?! Cookie would ALWAYS be convenient for me! Grrr.

Rosehips

Haha. I should let them know!

Anna

Plz. 0_0

Cavocorax

Ah man, maybe that’s why they were out of stock when Sil/Kittenna/I did our jointorder! /shakesfist/ Haha.

Anna

They were out? I honestly don’t think that’s even legal.

Rosehips

Out! Gah! Obviously they need to stop sending it to my endless cookie jar….

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85

Aw man. I want this cough to go away! Its ruining my sleep.
So I am drinking a lot of tea (of course) as the solution to the problem.
This is a quinticentially winter tea to me. And we are getting the teasing taste of spring, so I should work on the amount I have left. Spring flavors are coming!

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Undrinkable? No. But I am still finding this bitter. I am not sorry that its gone.
Many thanks to my sister, who gave me this, but I am not at all displeased to strike it from the cupboard.
Sipdown!

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78

The ginger is excelent for the dregs of sore throats. Mmm.

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