1320 Tasting Notes

drank French Vanilla by Simpson & Vail
1320 tasting notes

Not a lot of vanilla here. Tastes mostly of the black base.
My quest for a perfect vanilla tea is ongoing.


As is mine!


How are you on Vanilla Comoro? It’s the closest to sublime many of us have discovered.


I love comoro. Its the current front runner.

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drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
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Today this was a bit more custard-y, but I still get coconut out of this. This is very annyoing, as creme brulee is one of my favorite things, and coconut is not.
Oh well.

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Steepster continues to be wonky.
We found out yesterday that my dog has cancer, and its progressed much faster than anyone would have thought. He is having trouble breathing and walking, and we dont think he’s going to last long. I’m devestated.
I think thats why I feel sick, but even so, I’ll throw all the tea I can at the problem. This always helps with headaches/stomach aches. Heartache, not so much.
Sorry for spilling, guys. This is a happy place, and I dont want to drag it down.


So sorry to hear about your dog. :-(


Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear :(


I’m so sorry. It’s so difficult to watch someone you love go through that. My thoughts are with you.


My gosh, I’m so sorry. Sometimes your grief or pain or fear feels so much bigger than you think could possibly fit inside of you. I am thinking of you.

Josie Jade

So sorry to hear about your dog. My heart aches for you.


I’ve been there, and I’ve been there on Steepster — let it out. Steepster is a happy place — because sensitive people who love their dogs are here posting :) We want to hear and support you. I’m so sorry.


aww! Tea is good for heartache. It’s always sad when that happens to a pet.


I’m so sorry to hear of your dog. My thoughts are with you.


Thank you all for your kindness here. It means the world.

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Steepster is acting fussy, I have had some bad news, and I feel ill. I drank this this morning, as its as fool proof a beloved tea as I can think of.
Its a lovely cup.


Hope you feel better!


I am sorry you had bad news. Hope you are feeling better.


Feel better soon!


no kidding steepster is being glitchy!


Glitching all day long for me. Can’t get into the database or onto the discussion boards at all. :-(


Thank you all.

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This is one of the samples that my sister gave me for Christmas.
Now, coconut is not my favorite flavor, not by a long shot, but in the name of tea, I will adventure on!
Hmm, this smells most certainly of coconut when I steep it, and provides to have a light and not unpleasant coconut flavor when brewed up.
Hmm. I will not be buying any more of this, but I’ve enjoyed what I did have, more than I expected to.

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drank English Toffee by Simpson & Vail
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English toffee, why must you defy me? Where does your flavor lay?
Overleafed, understeeped, and I still cant make this tea do what I want.


Ugh, frustrating.


That’s too bad. The flavor sounds wonderful.

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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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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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