1275 Tasting Notes

drank White Chocolate Frost by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum. This is so soothing. Its a gentle wash of peppermint over me.
And, horrors, its the end of this! Eeep! I might see if I can snag a little more, as I am questing for lovely gentle teas like this, to have on hand. At least till the end of the frost goes away….

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drank English Toffee by Simpson & Vail
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Overleafing and a short steep has made this more toffee like, but still not quite what I want. And this pot has an oddly bitter aftertaste, which is bad news.
Hmm. Well, not a lot of this left.

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drank Vanilla Rooibos Parfait by Tazo
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Came home from the anime convention, brewed up this, and put my feet up. It was a ton of fun. We went to some good panels, and I bought some beautiful art. My favorite part was all the talented artists who were showing work, and the magnificent costumes. Everyone is so enthusiastic at a convention!
This tea was a Chrismas gift from a coworker, who knows my love of tea and vanilla, so that was unbelievably adorable that she gave it to me. And despite the presence of at least three vanilla teas in my cupboard, and one of them decaf, I always operate under the opinion that you cannot have enough vanilla.
Its not a strong vanilla. The rooibos is a little stronger than the vanilla. Hmm. But its a perfectly pleasant cup of rooibos, and I will happily drink it all.
Whew, what a day.


You always need more vanilla.

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I am off to an anime convention today, and feel the great desire for a “fun tea” to do so. This is what I lighted upon.
My boyfriend and I did this convention last year, and it was a lot of fun. But we’ve never got it together enough to wear costumes. Maybe next year….


If you did have time for costumes, who would you go as?


have fun!!!


Anna, hard to say! I have so many fandoms! Theres another con in the summer, and we’re thinking of going as a group, and we’ll go as a group costume. We’ll see!

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Closet purge 2014! I should really do this more often. I am pulling everything out of my closet, and giving it the ol eye, and arranging it into three piles. Yes, absolutly keeping, and these get hung back up/ put into drawers- purgatory. I’ve got six months to wear it, or out it goes,- and the nopes, which are being boxed up to consign or give to charity.
This is actually very cathartic, and I’m finally forcing myself to get rid of things that are too big/I havent worn in years/are not my style anymore. Every year I try to refine my fashion sense, and part of that is getting rid of the old stuff.
This tea is a perfect accompaninment to it. Its uncomplicatedly good, and I dont need to focus all of my attention on it to enjoy it.


Nicely done!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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This morning at work was very busy, but it went well! So I rewarded myself by cooking a nice lunch, and brewing up this.
I love Paris, but I understeeped this today. Well, that is my own folly. Its still nice, if not quite as good as it usually is. My own fault, and not the teas.


I’m going to brew myself a cup of this immediately.


That sounds like an excelent plan. I can’t wait to read your review.

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Of the Simpson & Vail teas I ordered, this is the most distinct of the ones I’ve tried. I do get gingerbread, though the ginger is not as intense as I could hope.
I had just a bit of this left, so I overleafed a little and brewed it up. This tastes just about the same as before overleafing.
As much as I like ginger, its time to sip this one down. Goodbye Gingerbread black! I’ll move on to other gingerbread teas.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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In a bit, when my significant other is back from roller skating, he and I are going to watch episode one of the new season of Sherlock. We’ve been too busy to sit down and do it till now, and I’m going mad! I cant wait to see it. Nobody spoil anything!
Calming tea, while the excitement grows. Sherlock!

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Aha. I should probably, given my current energy level, be drinking an energetic tea, but I reached for this gentle vanilla tea today. Its lovely, though its not helping in the desire to get up, get dressed, and go for work.
Bleh. Work. Getting in the way of my tea drinking.
But this is quite a nice vanilla tea. Gentle, but not unnoticable. I’m glad I’ve got a fair bit of it.


Don’t you hate it when work interferes with tea drinking….


We need a forum thread of jobs compatible with tea drinking.

Terri HarpLady

Ah, how I love being self-employed. It’s 11 AM, & I’m sitting here slurping soup & sipping tea in yoga pants & an ancient moth eaten cashmere sweater (which Tony keeps threatening to burn, BTW. I don’t wear it in public, but it’s still SO SO comfy for home!)

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Ok, its my break! I have just enough time to excercise and also to eat lunch, but priority number one, as I finish up paperwork from the morning session, is a cup of tea.
I’ve tried to overleaf this and give it a 2 min steep, which was recommended to me. This process makes it pleasant, but not memorable. I’ll use this technique on the remaining cups of Simpson and Vail tea (and I’ve got a lot of those, eep), to try and encourage deliciousness.
Well, onwards, and to the next thing!

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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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