1592 Tasting Notes


Was feeling somewhat queesy before I went to work (why am I so nervous? Why?!?!), and a hot cup of ginger tea sounded like just the thing. So I brewed up a quick cup of this to sip on while I got ready.
I was right. It helped.
Hopefully at the next office I work in, there will be a place to make hot water, so I can drink tea all day. That would help everything (except perhaps my productivity)

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I did not sleep well. I’ve got a lot of job stress, and had many nightmares and restless sleep last night.
I’m hoping today goes really well, and I’ve started the day off with a favorite tea, because life today is too stressful to have a bleh tea.
My fencing coach called me last night, and asked if I could teach the evening class, which I’m going to do. Stressed about that too, though it will be fun, I think.
I guess we’ll see if I’ve survived the week.


Sorry, I hope things get better soon!


Hope all goes well! :)

Terri HarpLady

Sending some good vibes your way!

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My tea of last night. Why did I take such a long break from it? Its quite good, fresh, minty, without feeling at all like mouthwash. And it was a lovely tea to drink on a nice evening like yesterday was.

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drank Apricot Vanilla Creme by Tazo
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Tea of this afternoon, after resume send outs. Why is pressing send on an application so stressful?
I think I’m compelled, every time I have this, to say that its the smell of the thing, rather than the taste, that really makes it. Delicious. You can smell the apricot down to its core. Yum.
It tastes light, fruity, and generally unimpressive pleasant. It smells like heaven.


Because there’s always that one tiny but critically important detail you are concerned you have overlooked and you can’t get that confounded email back!!!! (No…this never happens to me!)

Terri HarpLady

Regarding the aroma of this tea, it is heavenly!


gmathis, thats it exactly!

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drank Tieguanyin Light Oolong by Teance
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First to review this tea, eh? No pressure.
I got this at a little tea shop in Berkeley about a month ago. They had some interesting blends and I got this little sample packet, to try this oolong, which suggested notes of vanilla and clover honey, which are surefire discriptors to get me to buy a product.
They are not kidding with the term Light Oolong. This is so delicate and subtle that its taken me a few cups to really get a hold on this.
Light, but not bad. A watercolor wash of oolong, and, yes, a subtle after taste of honey floating by. Its very calming and gentle, and I like it.
I may not ever have it again, but this was a lovely pot of tea.

Flavors: Honey

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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I dont go into work until the afternoon, so I could (and did) sleep in a little, and can enjoy a great deal of tea before I have to go.
Morning pot. This brewed up extra nice today as well! Rose cloud, floating tea. Yum.
I’m applying to jobs right now. I currently work three jobs, none of them with benefits or anything like that, and I would like to be able to afford to have fewer jobs.
Applying is always stressful, but its better than the overworked stress, so here I go!


Good luck. Applying for jobs is indeed incredibly stressful.


You chose a great tea for stress reduction!


Good luck, i can’t imagine how hard working at three jobs must be…

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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What a dreadful day. I thought that I had Screwed Something Up in a major way. It turns out to be alright, but I was very upset for a while. At least it spurred me on to making sure that the current projects are in order.
Sheesh. There are days I just dont feel like I’m good at anything, you know?
A surefire cup was required. This was what came to mind. This is serious tea, even if it is decaf. I can drink it, in its comfy vanilla-ness, and feel calm. And thats all I can do about it tonight.


This is one of my bad day teas, too. Sorry your day wasn’t great. Hopefully tomorrow will be much better!


My monday was horrible too. But next monday is memorial day, if you’re in the US :-)

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drank Fete de Versailles by Nina's Paris
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I wish I had been paying better attention this morning, as this brewed up very nice, and I wish I’d been paying attention to steep times.
I’d thought, when I got this, that it would be an spiced orange tea, but its really more like a plain orange tea. Its an interesting twist!
Is it Monday already? How does the weekend vanish so quickly?

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ROT freebie, and I’m always happy to get free tea.
Not one I would have bought on my own, though it sounds generally like something I’d like (fruity).
I can smell the blackberry more than I can taste it, but I do get a reasonably strong sage flavor. It was fun to try, but I’m not going to be buying this. It served it purpose as an afternoon cup of caffine, though!


Haven’t had this in ages, but I’ve always liked it.


This used to be one of my favorite teas a long time ago…


This used to be the tea I’d take with me on road trips. I always liked it.

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drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
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Sunday! Hurrah! I love being able to sleep in a bit, and then wake up, eat a leisurely breakfast, and drink a pot of tea.
Its still hot around here, so a “hot weather” tea is in order. What better than a hawaiian tea?
This is so very well balanced. Its got elements that could easily overpower eachother, but I find it to be mellow and delicious.
Now, to get to work on my resume. I’m looking to change jobs, which will never happen unless I do some applying!

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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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