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drank Lotus by Tazo
953 tasting notes

If LeafSpa Eagle’s Nest Ever Drop has been my commuting to work tea lately, this has been my commuting home tea. I am down to my last eight bags of this, two currently steeping, four in my work stash and two in my home stash. So there will be a sipdown coming next week.

I really will be sorry to see this one go and I expect I’ll buy more, eventually. I have to get closer to sipping down all my decaf options before I do, though.

It’s such a pleasant light floral flavor that really isn’t like anything else I’ve had on a green tea base that can be abused with impunity and which doesn’t taste at all like a decaf. My association with this tea is floating on my back in a swimming pool that’s deserted and still except for me, in the late afternoon while the wind is rustling the leaves of the trees around the pool.

carol who

Empty as in no water? or empty as in no other people? LOL

__Morgana__

Empty as in no people. Hahaha. ;-P

Jennkay

Hahah, I just had the funniest image of a person “floating” on their back at the bottom of an empty pool.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! I thought about the exact same thing!!

Suziqzer

Ditto… same image came to mind when I read that :)

__Morgana__

Well gee, that was a total literary fail! I must pay more attention to what I write in my notes while I’m in the office. ;-)

__Morgana__

I changed it to deserted. Does that help?

TheTeaFairy

Nooooo, you should have left it, it was just more fun that way :-) :-) :-)
That’s exactly the kind of thing that makes reading notes so much fun and interesting, and no worries, no one doubt your literary skills, lol!!! I’m French, i make REAL mistakes all the time :-O

__Morgana__

I make real mistakes all the time too. Homophones are the bane of the internet. I’ll be typing along and realize I just spelled something like their there because I was going by sound instead of thinking about it.

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carol who

Empty as in no water? or empty as in no other people? LOL

__Morgana__

Empty as in no people. Hahaha. ;-P

Jennkay

Hahah, I just had the funniest image of a person “floating” on their back at the bottom of an empty pool.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! I thought about the exact same thing!!

Suziqzer

Ditto… same image came to mind when I read that :)

__Morgana__

Well gee, that was a total literary fail! I must pay more attention to what I write in my notes while I’m in the office. ;-)

__Morgana__

I changed it to deserted. Does that help?

TheTeaFairy

Nooooo, you should have left it, it was just more fun that way :-) :-) :-)
That’s exactly the kind of thing that makes reading notes so much fun and interesting, and no worries, no one doubt your literary skills, lol!!! I’m French, i make REAL mistakes all the time :-O

__Morgana__

I make real mistakes all the time too. Homophones are the bane of the internet. I’ll be typing along and realize I just spelled something like their there because I was going by sound instead of thinking about it.

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I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

Location

Bay Area, California

Website

http://www.jjroth.net

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