1366 Tasting Notes

drank Valentine's Blend by Harney & Sons
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box of chocolates
a dozen scarlet roses
silent clasping hands

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drank Jade Organic by Mighty Leaf Tea
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motley mix of leaves
every shape, size, and color

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drank Chocolate Chai by Chai Diaries
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I used two sachets for this brew and the result was drastically improved. Note to self: flavored teas are best at double strength!

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Flame-like safflowers
Charcoal-roasted raspberries
Vanilla perfume

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drank Sencha Miyazaki by Tealux
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drank Coconut Oolong by Zen Tea
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This was so much better than last time. I feel compelled to change my rating. Oh, I see that I neglected to attach a number…

Flavors: Coconut

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dark brown crusty loaf
thick slices soaked in black tea
who wanted a meal?

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drank Calm by Tazo
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I used the sachet version. It’s good. My high rating holds.

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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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