1276 Tasting Notes

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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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Today is going to be a whopper. Only about one break, before a madhouse day between two jobs, in the busy season.
Eeep!
So, a dependable cup is required. Thank you, vanilla almond black! Now, to get dressed and get going.

keychange

I hope today treats you well!

Sil

woooo good luck!

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drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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The end of this. A sipdown for the new year.
The guests slept till noon, and I fed them honey bread and bananna bread and some tea (they wanted noncaffinated tea, so I gave them that).
I had my last cup of this oolong, which was a nice and comforting tea. On to new and exciting oolongs.

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The first tea of the new year! Everyone in my house is still asleep. Most of my guests from the party stayed over, so as not to drive on the dangerous roads. And now its 10:30, and everyone is conked out still. Thats alright, I get a quiet moment of serenity in the new year!
I had quite a decision this morning. The first tea of the New Year. Well, it had to be a good one, one of my favorites, to ring in the new year. This was it.
As always, warm and cozy heaven in a cup. It just makes me feel snug and happy, and I sipped it in a beautiful antique cup, and sat at my table, and was happy.
A good start to the new year. The only downside is that this was my last little bit of this! Never fear. It wont be gone for long. I know it.
Now, to prepare for when they do wake up, and want breakfast.

Fjellrev

You sound like a great host! Letting everyone sleep in, making breakfast, etc.

gmathis

Here’s to serenity, however it comes to you.

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drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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Cooking and the final desperate stabs at cleaning commences for my party tonight!
The dishes are all traditionally lucky new years dishes. I’m making Soba Noodle salad (no idea why this is lucky, actually), Hoppin John (rice, black eyed peas, bacon. Lucky because the beans look like money) salad (green like money) with honey spice cake (for sweetness in the new year), and shortbread, to be eaten at midnight. And champange, of course.
So I am sipping on something soothing, to help with the headache that I’ve got budding behind my eyes.
To the kitchen! That cake is not going to bake itself.

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The first tea of the last day of the year. Presented by a bunch of lovely options, I decided that this would be just the very thing.
Unfortunatly this also makes a sipdown. Nevermind, its not going to be gone forever. I will have this again!
The best of the sweet almond teas, light, sweet, and delicate. Like a croissant. Perfection in a cup.

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This was my whopper of a Black Friday sale, and the one tea I had already had that I allowed myself to buy. A pound of this.
I love you, Tower of London. Fruity, but not in a summery way. Stone fruits, a hint of honey, and just general yum. Recommended to anyone who likes that sort of flavour profile.
Back to work. Its always tough to do, after a holiday.

keychange

Ooooh, I still need to try this one.

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Maybe its all the dust I’ve kicked up today in cleaning, but my throat is sore. So some of this soothing tea was in order.
Its nice, light, and mostly chamomile, not quite as minty or gingery as I would have expected, but a good herbal.

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drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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Will I ever be done with this? Actually I’m pretty close to the end of this, but its still seeming like a lot of tea.
Decent oolong, but not overwhelming. I’m not sure I’ll restock when I am done with it.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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I am hosting a New Years party, and so am cleaning the house, and prepping for overnight guests (they’ll be staying, rather than driving home in the dark and dangerous New Years post-party travel.)
So, a lot of tea to help me along.
I think I oversteeped this today. It was a little bitter, with less of the fruity and rosy flavors that I remember from the first steeping. Hmm.
Well, on to the next cup!

Anna

I SO want to try this one. And I hope you have a lovely party!

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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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