2466 Tasting Notes

80
drank Summer Escape by Silk Road
2466 tasting notes

Tea of the mid-morning. This is a sipdown for me, even though it was only a mini-tin I got at Silk Road last year when I went to Victoria for vacation. For some reason it’s taken me that long to finish it. This is a decent black tea that has a mango/lychee flavor with a hint of jasmine. I wouldn’t say it’s been a huge favorite of mine, but I have enjoyed drinking it.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88
drank Two Tigers by The Devotea
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Yum… this has been my morning tea for the last two days in a row. It’s very hefty and delicious! I’m enjoying it today with a bit of soymilk and sugar. The combination of assam and yunnan is very tasty. I think this is being phased out and it looks like you can get some on the Devotea US site for 1/2 off. $4.99 for 4 oz, what a deal!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
boychik

Delicious !

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87
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
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Ah, the grapefruit green really just rocks as a cold brew! This is probably one of my favorite teas to cold brew at the moment and the grapefruit flavor is so refreshing… I feel like I need the antioxidant power of green tea because my allergies have been going haywire today and sometimes green tea helps with that…

I bumped up the rating on this a few points today because it’s seriously delicious!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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93
drank Genmaicha by Obubu Tea
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Mmm. This sample is my after lunch tea (giant arugula salad).

I like genmaicha but I can’t say it’s one of those things I really adore. This blend could change my mind about that! It’s mixed with one of Obubu’s sweet, light senchas. The combination of that and the nutty, somewhat salty toasted brown rice is really delightful. It leaves a wonderful aftertaste in your mouth that seems to linger. This is one of the nicest genmais I’ve ever had… if I order more teas from Obubu someday I will definitely need to add this, or maybe I will need to become a customer of Yunomi.us ;)

Now it’s back to finishing off my paper before tomorrow’s class (fingers crossed!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Stephanie

Mmmm arugula salad

TeaBrat

I love arugula and discovered it keeps for a long time in the fridge!

Nxtdoor

Pizza with arugula, leeks and cheese!

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75
drank Lemoncello by American Tea Room
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Sipdown of the day!

I made this last night as a cold brew and it’s pretty good that way. I just wish this had more actual lemon flavor! In my opinion it’s very light on the lemon and I don’t think this will be a repurchase for me, although I have enjoyed trying it. I should try a few other of my rooibos blends as cold brews.

Ageless yoga was difficult for me! I still don’t have the full range of motion back in my shoulder and arm. the instructor was understanding and gave me some modifications to do. Well, at least I can take it easy for the rest of the day and focus on getting my final paper written for Wednesday’s class.

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78
drank The des Anges by Nina's Paris
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Tea of the morning. I’m about to go to something called “Ageless Yoga” at the Iyengar Yoga studio which is made for people 55+. I’m not that old (yet) but with my recent history of injuries I thought it might be good to start out with something easy… ;)

This tea is just O.K. in my opinion. I like the black tea base but the strawberry flavor is pretty tart. It is a berry natural flavor which is good, but I prefer the strawberry teas from Lupicia. I will probably finish the tin some day but not very quickly… Maybe I should try this iced.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
yyz

Good choice with starting with yoga. Hope it helps!

TeaBrat

Well, it hurt a lot more after the class was over but ultimately I think it will help my shoulder!

yyz

That’s understandable. I think it will. I’ve seen it help people regain a lot of mobility before.

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86

Afternoon tea here. I like the fact that you can cold brew this for an hour only and not overnight. it doesn’t seem to have as much pear flavor as I remember the first time around though. According to Steepster I have 214 teas in my cupboard and that doesn’t even include samples! I wonder if I can make a concerted effort to cut that number in 1/2 while I’m not working? At least I haven’t been buying a lot. ;)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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77
drank English Toffee by Simpson & Vail
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Sipdown
Finally finished this off today along with a bag of Teavana’s rock sugar I got as a Christmas gift. I don’t have much to say about this one, it’s one of my older teas so I’m glad I was able to drink it finally. It does still have some toffee flavor, which is brought out nicely by this rock sugar. I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday morning so far!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
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Lately I’ve been so stressed out, I’m only a month into my job search and already kind of a basket case. I wish I would at least start getting some phone calls. It’s hard not to worry about these things.

I bought a big tin of this a while ago and I still have quite a bit left. I don’t know if it’s losing some potency, but it still seems good to me. I like tulsi with other things, so this afternoon I mixed it with some assam tea and then added soymilk and sugar. I like this combination, it gives the assam a minty, earth flavor.

Must chill out….. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nxtdoor

They say for every 10k you want in salary, to allow 1 month of searching. Have faith!

teaqueen

I experienced a very similar situation this past May when I graduated college. The key is to not give up! Remember that you are awesome and that something amazing will work out. Best of luck!

TeaBrat

thanks! :)

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90
drank Sencha of the Wind by Obubu Tea
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Good (late) morning Steepster!

Ugh, I am tired today, didn’t sleep too well last night and then got up at 5 am with my Sweetie who had to catch a flight. I did manage to nap for a few hours when I got home but don’t feel so energetic yet.

This is one of the samples I got from Obubu tea. So far, this may be one of my favorites. The tea liquor is light and definitely on the sweeter side, with notes of spinach and peas. There is only a very slight palate cleansing finish in the astringency. There’s something about the flavor in this that’s really nice and delicate, but not too light on impact. Recommended :)

Now off I go to apply for some more jobs… zzzz… boring!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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