880 Tasting Notes

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Last morning of duck/cat/parakeet/canary covering. Whew!
Time for another trustworthy pot of tea.
I still really like this, but now that I’ve had Rose Sented, I can see that its not the current front runner of rose flavored teas.

K S

I love a mystery – I had to thumb through your old tasting notes to figure out what that first line meant. :)

Rosehips

Haha. That is rather mysterious, without context, isnt it?

gmathis

Reminds me of a story my mom once told about having a watch-goose.

Rosehips

One of the ducks certainly would be good at that. He will attack you, and woe to you if you are not properly attired.

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84

This smells like the prettiest bouquet that you’ve ever recieved. No kidding around on the floral smells. Brewed up its equally floral, and the sip is an oolong that isnt too green, mellowed out by a fresh and light rose and violet flavor.
I really like this, as I am a major fan of floral elements in tea. But be warned, if you dont care for floral tastes. The floral elements are very sophisticated, but they still are floral. For those of you like me, however, you will drink this up.
Cant wait to try a resteep and see how it does!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This is one of my favorites! I just re-stocked!

keychange

The concept of violet in tea sounds intriguing! In perfume, it can be a bit of a softer, darker note, and is often used in perfumes that have presence (I’m thinking of Tom Ford’s Violet Blonde). It sounds like one I should try!

caile

Sounds lovely!

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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Sipdown. I do like you, Lady Grey. You may come back into my cubbord someday, but we are casual friends, not besties. Till next time, Lady Grey!

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92
drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
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Trusty Vanilla Black. Today I go to my extra long day of work work, feed the assorted menagerie (plus a new addition, a dog), and then come home late.
Shees. Bring on the dependable tea!

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97
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Accidental Sipdown! I picked up my trusty tin of Comoro for my evening cup, and there was only one sachet in it! Horrors! I am out of Comoro!
Oh dear, and I really should be on a buying hiatus………

keychange

You know, I’ve really been meaning to try this. It sounds wonderful!

Rosehips

I love it. Highly recommended.

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59

Double bagged this, as is recommended. Its nice, but not quite as chocolatty or as minty as I would like. Hmm.

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45

I arrived early to work, so I went to the nearest place to fortify myself with more tea. Unfortunately I wasn’t early enough to go to the really good coffee shop, with the nice selection of tea, so I had to settle for a place that has all its tea in a basket near the front, that you pick out what you want and dump hot water on it.
Sigh.
So I picked this, as I like Darjeeling, and I’d never tried this brand before.
Meh. Its drinkable, but not exciting. One dimensional and weak. Will I never find a truly exceptional Darjeeling?

K S

Not in a basket where you pour hot water on it. :)

ashmanra

Margaret’s Hope is pretty awesome, and I was only having 2nd flush! I imagine first must be wonderful! And Harney and Sons has some great ones, I think one is called Punjab? I should look it up!

Rosehips

Ohh, thanks Ashmanra, I will look those up.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

If you message me your address I’ll send you the Butiki Giddhapar Darjeeling I have. I had it once and it wasn’t my kind of tea. I might have just one more cup to make up my mind about it, but I’d rather it go to someone who likes darjeeling.

Rosehips

Thank you, Fuzzy_Peachkin! I will do that.

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85

Its up extra early today, as I’m housesitting and need to tend to the pets of the household, which include three cats, a parakeet, two ducks and fifteen canaries. They dont need a lot of work, but still, those canaries need to be fed!
I turn, on such a morning, to something I already know, as opposed to something new. This has a lovely orange-spice quality to it. A very pleasant cup in the morning.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Ducks! I always wanted a pet duck, but they require more space than I have. That must be fun pet-sitting for that much a variety of birds.

Rosehips

Its really interesting. This morning, one of the ducks (who I had been warned about) finally worked up the guts to peck at me. Fortunately I was wearing sensible boots, and it was funny, instead of painful.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Hasn’t he heard the phrase, “Don’t peck the foot that feeds you?” :-)

Rosehips

He seemed very puzzled that he was pecking me, but I was not reacting in pain. Ha! I’ve been warned about you, little terror. And then he tried to escape. Nope, not today!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Lol! Silly duck!

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53
drank Chamomile by Trader Joe's
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Sipdown! Bye bye, chamomile, I dont think you will grace my cupboard again, but it was nice while it lasted.

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86
drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
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Sipdown. This is such a creamy pot of tea, with perfect strawberry flavor. A great tea for a summer evening. I am sorry to see this go.

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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.
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