1185 Tasting Notes

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drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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My Thursday morning quick cup of tea.
For bagged, the mint comes through very well. It was an excelent accompaniment to toast with fig butter on it, which served as breakfast. I like a bagged tea first thing on a Thursday morning, as I am always in a hurry, and do not have the time to sit and sip away.

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I’m so glad I figured this one out. I was so sad with it the first time through, but two bags makes it very nice indeed. A good warm cup of comfort.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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After an evening of fencing, after a long day hunched over a ledger, a person sometimes needs a comfortable woolly sweater and a cup of sweetness.
I love having Comoro back in my cupboard, in sachet form. I can just pop one in a mug, add water, and be rewarded with a nice cup of tea, to sit and read with. Just the thing!

JustJames

so cool! i would be a lousy fencer…. i would be an excellent stabbee, though, lol. your parcel goes after i leave the dentist.

Rosehips

Its a ton of fun. I’ve been doing it for years. Very fun.
Thank you again for the incoming tea, James

JustJames

most welcome.

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Wow, this brews up fast and strong, especially for a bagged tea.
Its still a very strong cup of tea, slightly bitter to my taste buds. I dont know if thats the tea itself, or if its the age of this particular tin of tea bags.
Only one more sachet left.

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This was the one in my Simpson and Vail order that I was most excited about, it and creme brulee.
So I steeped it up this morning with excitment. A tasty cookie!
Well, sort of. The nutty flavor is very nutty, and a little bit bitter. I do not taste the sugar component of the almond sugar cookie. Hmm.
Its not bad, but its dissapointing, and, as usual, I am finding that I do not like the black tea base. It tastes “dusty” to me, if that makes sense.
Well, it wont be a problem to drink, but I wont get it again.

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Its the holidays, and the secret to this is to double bag it. Its weak by itself, in my opinion, but tonight, with two bags, its a nicely gingerbreaded cup. And I’m someone who takes her gingerbread very seriously. I love ginger, beyond what some people might call reason. And add it to a cake/bread thing is just heaven.
Double bagged turns this into a spicy cup with a lot of sweetness, and all without a single spoonful of sugar.
Adjusting my original tasting note for the double bag revelation.

Cavocorax

I agree that the double bags makes it great. I love it as a latte, although I haven’t found it in stores yet. Time to branch out!

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78
drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This smells lovely! I opened up my packet and took a deep breath. Ah.
This brews up nicely, and is a nice flavor. A soft flavor, but with a good vanilla complexity.
Thats what I like in a vanilla tea, some complexity to them, not like someone has just dumped a bottle of extract over the top of the dry leaf.
This will be enjoyable to drink.

keychange

I got this in my order as well! By soft, do you mean that the vanilla is difficult to detect? I haven’t opened this yet.

Rosehips

No, I can detect it, but its a mild vanilla.

keychange

Got it! I’m excited to try it.

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77
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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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
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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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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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