1294 Tasting Notes

drank Daruma by Lupicia
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Woah. This is an interesting cup.
Its a savory tea, with a little aftertaste of spicy pepper. The downside to this is that there is a little bitter undercurrent, but its not overwhelming.
This is going to be an interesting tea to have.

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I get mostly the black base flavor, tempered with a nutty almond flavor. Not what I was hoping for, when I bought this tea. Oh well, thats the way it goes with tea, isnt it? There are worse things, than an only ok tea.


“There are worse things, than an only ok tea.” – it’s one of these things to put on your wall, or a corkboard or something.


Heh. I found a short steep for this one (two minutes) made it taste infinitely better.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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The best accompaniment to my last slice of birthday cake. The vanillas played very well together, and I enjoyed it.
Of course, now I’ve overstuffed myself, and am feeling as full as a sofa, but it was worth it.


Happy Birthday


Thank you!


Sounds like you’re in a good place! Happy Birthday!


happy day! nothin’ wrong with feeling like a piece of furniture from time to time =0)


Bonne fête! Hope it was a good one!

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This is a sample I got in the most recent Harneys order, which has been languishing in my sample bowl. Well, it is a day for bravery and tea! So into the cup it goes.
Its almost silly, seeing the pearls in a sachet, but I must say they brewed up quite well. This is a mildly perfumy tea, and actually very nice. I am impressed. Its so gentle, its almost a floating tea, if you take my meaning. I feel lighter than air drinking it. A delicate little cup.

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drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
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Hmm. This is absolutly a smack of fruitiness, but as its tropical fruit, I have mixed feelings.
Still, I have a second sachet, so I dont need to compleatly make up my mind on it yet.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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A leftover slice of birthday cake is a perfect accompanyment to this tea. It was actually a bit of a challenge, finding one that would compliment the vanilla pound cake (as I’d already had a vanilla tea this morning, and wanted a change), so I decided to go for a full on sugar fest, with this as the paring.
Yum. I’ll eat/drink something savory later, to balance this all out. But for now, yum.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This mornings pot of tea, to accompany an english muffin with local honey. Yum. Good to start off my day. Now, off to my morning shift at work.
Around here, its a three day weekend, and I could not be happier for that.


Definitely sounds like a good way to start the day. :)

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogged from last night.
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes. It was a very nice day.
I ended it with a mug full of this. I do love a theme!
But this was delicious, with a very maple-y flavor, along with the taste of icing. A good way to end the day.

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drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
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A great many thanks to JustJames for this tea, which is the best possible tea to start off my day.
Its my birthday! So a birthday cake tea is the best way to start off my next year of life.
This is like a cream-puff, light and fluffy, though the mint was a bit of a surprise. Still, very tasty, and thematically appropriate!


Happy Birthday!!!


Happy birthday to you!


Happy Birthday!!! Have an awesome day.

Roswell Strange

Happy Birthday!

Terri HarpLady

Yay! Happy Birthday!


Happy You Day! I hope it brings forth a year full of joy, wonder, and abundance.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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The very first time I tried this, it was strawberry delicious, but I havent been able to reproduce that first cup. Hmm.
Its not bad, but not quite what I remember.
I ordered myself some Lupicia tea, including Yume, which is one I love, with a simalar flavor profile. I’ll be trying Carol and Yume back to back sometime soon.

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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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