2895 Tasting Notes

drank La Naissance by Fauchon
2895 tasting notes

Another tasty tea from Sil, included in our last BBBBox, I think.
Also another sipdown.

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drank Minto Oregon Grown by J-TEA
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This sipdown is courtesy of TastyBrew, who included in the BBBBox.
This really reminds me alot of the Luku Hong Cha Taiwanese Black that I drank a few days ago. Not really something that appeals to me, but it is cool to know that it was grown in the US.

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My next sipdown is from last January’s (2013) TOMC.
Today I added in some of the Rice blend that Verdant included in that box, & it makes such a tasty addition. I’ve always been a Genmaicha fan!

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This sipdown is from January 3013 Reserve TOMC.
A nice roasty tea, but that’s about all I have to say at this time.

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Another sipdown, this one from the order Sil & I split last year.
I really enjoyed this tea today. It reminds me of Ms Stacy’s, in a tasty pastry sort of way.

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Welcome to day 7 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza!
I started the day with this Taiwanese black, part of the order that Sil & I shared a year ago. Of course, this was my first tea of the day, but that was hours ago, so I don’t really have much to say. I have enjoyed these teas from TTC, but they don’t have as much appeal to me as some of the other black teas that I love. Sipdown!

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From January of 2013’s Reserve TOMC, this is somewhere between a Sheng & a white tea, as far as it’s flavor & qualities. It starts out lightly tart & citrus like, gradually gets a creaminess to it, with a growing evergreen essence. It features a decent tea-buzz, both savory & sweet, bringing to mind Pine & Eucalyptus.
Sipdown – 365

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A shu puerh that I shared with my student, with the typical earthy compost kind of taste. Nothing objectionable about it, lightly comphorous, but not particularly sweet or exciting.
Sipdown – 366

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drank Awake by Tazo Tea
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I found 3 bags of this in my cupboard, so I combined them to make a 16 oz pot of tea.
It turned out to be VERY bold, & awake is a little on the bitter end of things anyway, but the addition of maple syrup & almond milk took care of that. Sipdown.

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From last year’s Verdant Reserve TOMC, the May edition, I started steeping this & realized that I’m just not really in the mood for a white tea.
Regardless, I’m sipping one steeping after another of this oh so pale golden liquor, with a light flavor of cream & sourdough bread. I really need an energy boost, & I need it now, so I’ll probably whip up something Assam like for me next selection. Meanwhile, sipdown.

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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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