3071 Tasting Notes

OK….honestly, I probably shouldn’t be sampling this right now.
I can’t smell anything. My taste buds aren’t really working very good, but I really wanted to try for something that might be sweet & here it is. This was recieved in a trade from NofarS. There is enough left for me to try it agian, so hopefully I’ll give a better review later.

Appearance-wise, it is a chocolate colored tea, in small clumps that kind of resembles shu. There are pieces of almond & orange peel mixed in as well. And I added stevia, because I couldn’t taste anything.
And it helped…a little. I have a little bit of a sweet taste in my mouth, with the sensation of Shu, overlaid with the bright sensation of orange juice. In between sips these things swell up just a little, so that I’m either slightly tasting them, or imagining it based on the sensations.

Terri HarpLady

I just read the info on the tea, & I’m a little off base, but do you expect? :)


I brought some of this back from Paris but haven’t tried it yet. But yeah, definitely not a shu. :D

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Between the flat water & my flat tastebuds, there wasn’t alot of excitement in this cup today, but it was warm & I could fondly reminisce on what I know to be it’s awesomeness.

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I tried to create a page for this one, but it looks like the ‘add a tea’ feature isn’t really working right now. It keeps telling me I haven’t selected a brand. Oh well…

So I’m been sipping another of GT’s Kombuchas today: Third Eye Chai
I’ve never seen this one at the store in St. Louis, so I had to give it a try, & it’s delicious! I still think I prefer Gingerade, but this was a nice change of pace.

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I brought this along on my trip to FL as a comfort tea, & it is exactly that.
See previous reviews…

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drank Yunnan by Fortnum & Mason
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Another tasty tea from NofarS.
Sorry, I know my reviews are lame right now. I promise they’ll get better soon. :)

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Another tea from NofarS, this was my first cup of the day.
A nice bold Assam, I steeped the leaf twice, first @ 3 min & then again @ 5. It’s been a few hours since I drank it, so all I can really say is I enjoyed it & it was nicely satisfying. Thanks Nofar!

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drank Gingerade by G.T. Kombucha
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Upon arriving in FL I was immediately slammed with allergies, almost instant overall irritation & swelling, along with sinus & bronchial crap. This happens every time I come to visit my folks. My healing plan has been rest, stay in air conditioning, Nettles & Elderberry teas, & a daily pint of Kombucha, sipped throughout the day, because my guts hurt too. I’m finally getting my appetite back, & starting to feel better.

I like this kombucha. So far this has been the only flavor I’ve liked, & I love ginger, so that should be no surprise. I also got a bottle of GT’s Third Eye Chai, which I’ll probably report on tomorrow.


Hope you’re feeling better! I know how miserable sinus issues can be. Actually, even though I wasn’t the biggest fan, I ordered the Davidstea stormy night because of just how much it helped. It tastes pretty good with some milk and sweetener and it really opened me up!

Terri HarpLady

Thanks. I finally broke down & started taking zyrtech, as much as I hate any & all meds, this is ridiculous. I asked for the strongers over the counter, the pharmacist recommended this. Hopefully I’ll notice a difference! :)

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Now that I’m starting to feel better & getting my appetite back, some tea is in order. Dad was especially interested in learning more about Chaqi, so I made some of this Sheng to share with him.

This is a nice mellow Sheng. It has a very soothing quality to it. Dad & I shared 6 steepings, combined 3 at a time in a 1 C glass measuring cup. He says he enjoyed it. I asked if he wanted to follow up with some shu, & he said, “Maybe tomorrow” & then disappeared into his office (presumably to see if it makes any difference in his Reiki/crystal work/or whatever he’s doing back there).

I’m still steeping.

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This tea is from my trade with NofarS. Thanks!
I’m drinking this today as a tribute to the Queen of England signing the gay marriage thing. I actually thought it would be an earl grey type blend, but happily, it is not! It’s actually a blend of Assam & Yunnan, nothing particularly special, but satisfying. What’s nice about it is that both varieties stand out in their own way.
God Save the Queen!

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drank Golden Monkey by Hediard
3071 tasting notes

Oh…I did drink this in the morning. Luckily there is enough to sample it again, because I really enjoyed it.

Thanks to NofarS for this sample!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


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