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drank Golden Monkey by Tazo
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I just realized that the Tazo Golden Monkey profile is yet another of my personal tasting note blogs, since no one else at Steepster owns it or has rated it! This of course induces a sense of responsibility to say something … anything … rather than simply logging the glass.

Still very good! I have been neglecting this tea, because my cupboard runneth over (to put it mildly). Recently, however, I resolved to finish all open packets of tea before I embark on my adventure to the other side of the planet. I’ll be in New Zealand for most of 2015, and it has been brought to my attention that opened packages of plant-derived matter will be confiscated by customs! Yikes! I don’t want to go postal and be turned away at the border, so I am going to consult a few more Kiwis to see whether they believe that unopened packages will be allowed entry. Otherwise how in the world will I survive????

Until then, I am sipping down open packages such as this always delicious Tazo Golden Monkey. To be honest, if I truly want to finish all of my opened tea, I’d probably have to imbibe non-stop, 24/7 from now until my flight out of Los Angeles at 10pm on March 2, 2015. Well, I’ll do what I can…

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drank Maharaja Chai Oolong by Teavana
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A lot of cinnamon going on here! I was happy to see the oolong leaves fully unfurl, but mainly this is a strong cinnamon infusion. For cinnamon fiends only!!!!!!! In some ways the identity of the base tea is beside the point.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 8 g 24 OZ / 709 ML

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drank The Emerald Path by Nourish Tea
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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
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drank Coconut Oolong by Zen Tea
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Update: 28 September 2014.

On the above date, I officially went on strike and stopped posting tasting notes at Steepster, having endured more than two months of this site’s complete and utter dysfunctionality.

Today is November 1, 2014. I write now to announce that I’ll be launching my new blog, sherapop’s tea leaves, in the not too distant future…


A long-time tea and perfume lover, I have recently begun to explore the intersections between the two at my blog: http://salondeparfum-sherapop.blogspot.com//

I participate at fragrance community websites, and I care about tea as much as perfume, so why not belong to Steepster as well?

A few words about my ratings. In assessing both teas and perfumes, my evaluation is “all things considered.” Teas do not differ very much in price (relative to perfumes or any luxury items), so I do not usually consider the price when rating a tea.

What I do consider is how the particular tea compares to teas of its own type. So I might give a high rating to a fine herbal infusion even though I would never say that it is my favorite TEA. But if it’s good for what it is, then it deserves a high rating. There is no point in wishing that a chamomile blend was an Assam or a sencha tea!

Any rating below 50 means that I find the liquid less desirable to drink than plain water. I may or may not finish the cup, depending upon how thirsty I am and whether there is another hot beverage or (in summertime) a source of fresh water available.

From 50 to 60 indicates that, while potable, the tea is not one which I would buy or repurchase, if I already made the mistake (I have learned) of purchasing it.

From 60 to 70 means that the tea is drinkable but I have criticisms of some sort, and I probably would not purchase or repurchase the tea as I can think of obvious alternatives which would be better.

From 70 to 80 is a solid brew which I would purchase again.

From 80 to 90 is good stuff, and I probably need to have some ready at hand in my humble abode.

From 90 to 100 is a tea (or infusion) which I have come to depend on and look forward to imbibing again and again—if possible!

If you are interested in perfume, you might like my 2300+ perfume reviews, most of which have been archived at sherapop’s sillage (essentially my perfumelog):

http://sherapop.blogspot.com/

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