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drank Soba Cha Deep Roast by Steepster
2392 tasting notes

Good afternoon Steepster!
Ugh, I have been out on disability for almost 3 months and I got back to the office today, working part time until June. I don’t know why but sitting at my desk is causing me some incredible pain. I am definitely more comfortable at my desk at home but they won’t let me work at home. I think because here I have a drafting table and a drafting chair and it seems more comfortable than being all scrunched up at a short desk.

Anyhoo, I got two Steepster select boxes while I was gone and decided to open them both up today. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a buckwheat tisane before. This smells really good, very nutty and bready. The flavor is nice and sweet. I am getting a grainy sweetness and even though this is a dark roast, it doesn’t taste like something that’s been dark roasted. I like this fairly well but maybe not enough to actually run out and buy any. It’s nice that I survived my day but I wonder if anyone around me noticed how I was so whiny and grumpy. Harumph!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
carol who

It is always so hard to go to work after medical problems. Especially if you are in pain. :( Hope you feel better soon. We don’t want a grumpy TeaBrat, now do we?

TeaBrat

Thanks, I’m afraid I have a long recovery ahead but at least I have plenty of tea. ;-)

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m sorry you’re in so much pain. :(

Skulleigh

Sorry about the painful desk arrangement :( Can you convince them to get you an ergonomic assessment for your workarea?

I signed up for Select last month, and the box with the Soba Cha was my first. I found it really interesting – more like a light broth than a beverage, really. I kind of want more!

Hesper June

Oh no! I hope something can be figured out soon, so you can work pain free!

TeaBrat

Thanks all! No the people I work with have been jerks about the whole thing but for now I’m taking a lot of breaks and using ice when I need it.

@ligongsf

@TeaBrat, hope you feel better and take it easy at work…I am new to this community and in SF too.

@ligongsf

btw, I see you are also a buddhist, that’s great. I went to the two zen centers each once

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carol who

It is always so hard to go to work after medical problems. Especially if you are in pain. :( Hope you feel better soon. We don’t want a grumpy TeaBrat, now do we?

TeaBrat

Thanks, I’m afraid I have a long recovery ahead but at least I have plenty of tea. ;-)

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m sorry you’re in so much pain. :(

Skulleigh

Sorry about the painful desk arrangement :( Can you convince them to get you an ergonomic assessment for your workarea?

I signed up for Select last month, and the box with the Soba Cha was my first. I found it really interesting – more like a light broth than a beverage, really. I kind of want more!

Hesper June

Oh no! I hope something can be figured out soon, so you can work pain free!

TeaBrat

Thanks all! No the people I work with have been jerks about the whole thing but for now I’m taking a lot of breaks and using ice when I need it.

@ligongsf

@TeaBrat, hope you feel better and take it easy at work…I am new to this community and in SF too.

@ligongsf

btw, I see you are also a buddhist, that’s great. I went to the two zen centers each once

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