1492 Tasting Notes

drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
1492 tasting notes

I woke up exsausted. Dont you just hate that? Well, fortunatly, there is tea for this!
So I brewed up some of this.
I know that a short steep is important and makes this shine its best. I did it a little too long today. Bah.
Going to be a fun day. I’ve got to do my morning shift at work, but there will be a play tonight! I love the theatre.


What will you go to see?


Thoroughly Modern Millie!

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Ugh. Still experiencing July temps, in May. So unfair.
So my tea intake suffers in this heat, so I’m trying not to waste my opprotunities.
Extra honeyed today, without any additions or anything. Very good.
Now, its been a somewhat sucky week, and its Friday. Lets do this thing.


I’ll trade your your July temps for our February ones!


(P.S. May Friday be kinder and gentler to you than the earlier part of the week :)


Just wondering if it is May anywhere. So early March here.

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drank Apricot Vanilla Creme by Tazo
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Second cup of this confirms. Its a pleasant enough tea, but its the smell thats really remarkable. Its very, very much like an actual apricot. Wonderful smell, ok taste.

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drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
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A brief history of this tea and myself.
Last year my parents were in Hawaii, and brought me this tea, which was my first Lupicia tea (goodness, that was only a year ago?. I loved it, it was a floating tea, where one sip made me lightheaded with flavor.
I finished it, sure that it was unlikely that I’d ever have it again. So when it showed up, in limited supply, on the Lupicia website I ordered a tin so fast that I think I strained something.
And, you know, its not quite what I remember, but its still pretty darn good.
Yay for a second chance at tea!

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drank Assam Calcutta Auction by Lupicia
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I got this as a Lupicia sample, and, questing for a bagged black for this morning, I plucked it out of my sample bowl.
Eh not bad! I’m not the worlds biggest fan of plain blacks, but this is smooth and pleasant. I’m not going to rush right out for more, but its pretty good for this morning.
Sample sipdown!

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What a frustrating day. Have you even spent time trying, as simply as possible, to explain something to someone, who just cant or wont understand. I kept trying to explain, that from the evidence, X needed to be true. The person I was talking to, who used a less logical method to get their results would nod and agree, but then said “but because of Y, the answer is Z.”
Argh! No, no no!
Fencing tonight helped, though, and now a cup of tea.
I double bagged this, which improves the lemony quality. Not bad.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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Why dont I drink more of this? Its pretty good, and its the right sort of “feel” for a hot day like today. Light, refreshing. I should make it one of my tea projects, and drink it up. Especially as its going to become an elderly tea before too long.


Probably would be good iced :)


Very true!


“elderly tea”…lol!

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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Let me start by saying that today is, very likely, going to be miserable. Its probably going to be 100 degrees, which is unpleasant, and wrong this time of year. Not to mention that it means that this might be the only tea I feel up to drinking today. Stupid hot weather.
On the plus side, this brewed up so soft and rosy this morning, it was a delight to drink. Glug glug.
Why does summer need to happen, why? I miss my sweaters and the ease of drinking tea!


It snowed here this morning.. ; )


Spring never seems long enough. I’m just sad that the mosquitos are already out now, grr. Stupid summer!


I miss the sweaters and turtlenecks too :(

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I have poured my last cup of this, and it sits before me, partially drunk.
I understand that there is to be no more of this, so this is my last cup ever. A strange feeling, to be sitting before a tea, knowing its the end.
This still remains the prettiest bouquet you’ve ever drunk, a perfumed cloud of lovely.
Thanks, Rose Violet Calendula Ooolong, for being such a nice part of my tea drinking life.


The end of this tea is just tragic. I literally cried.

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drank Fete de Versailles by Nina's Paris
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This is such a lovely blend, in dry leaf form. Bright petals, and I swear I see little strips of gold. Lovely.
Its a little tricky when brewed. Its got orange, thats for sure, but the base gets bitter very quickly. For example, today I it brewed up a little long perhaps, and its a bit bitter.
Hmm. Grumble.

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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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