drank Calm by Tazo
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It is rare for me to drink a chamomile blend before noon, but it happened today. I do believe that this brew may have calmed my frazzled nerves to some extent. Well, to a degree. The latest hilarious finding in my seemingly interminable quest for a new apartment featured this amazing phrase:

“A clothing optional atmosphere is hoped for when circumstance and weather permit.”

No, I am not joking.

I have encountered a variety of people who refuse to provide the address to the place which they are ostensibly attempting to rent. I have encountered people who agree to send the keys so that I can see the property—but only after I mail them a check to the U.K. I have been sent pictures of properties which look like images from postcards of historical buildings. I have been asked to meet men with only first names at intersections at 7 pm.

Miranda Barbour & Co., anyone?

Like I was saying: chamomile is de rigueur under the circumstances—which do not, incidentally, permit of a “clothing optional atmosphere”!!!!

Flavors: Flowers


Haha. Oh, those naturists. Gotta love them and their clothing optional ways.



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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):



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