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2164 Tasting Notes

drank Yuzu Dream by Mellow Monk
2164 tasting notes

Sipdpwn today! How sad…
I have loved this tea and the snowy garden, I think I will end up buying more of both eventually. So delicious. Today I iced this and put in one sugar packet.

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drank Sun and Cloud Mist by 52teas
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Tea of the morning here; the weather is sunny and nice and it just seems like a green tea sort of day here. This is really good with rice milk added in. One of Frank’s yummiest green blends IMO.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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okay, here’s another ff darjeeling sample I picked up from Upton earlier this year…

I do tend to like ff darjeelings, a LOT and this is no exception. The aroma of the tea reminds me of roses and sandalwood with tropical fruit and the flavor is delightful. Their tasting notes say citrus rind and grape, I’m definitely getting the grape but not sure about the citrus. This does have a light pungency but overall not too bothersome. Sometimes pungent teas make my stomach a bit queasy. This is pretty good but I might try steeping it a lower temp next time around and keep a better eye on my steeping time.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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I got this sample from Upton Tea Imports a while back and was curious to try it. I’ve had Mandala Tea’s version but that’s about it for me and this leaf.

The other taster here was not too fond of it, but I rather liked it. It’s a mild green tea similar in appearance and flavor to a dragonwell. I’m definitely getting the light chestnut flavor here and it’s sweet and mild, with vegetal flavors similar to corn. Very gentle character which is great for the first afternoon cuppa.

I’d like to try this side by side with Mandala’s version but overall it was very enjoyable to me.

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Irish Breakfast by Harney & Sons
2164 tasting notes

Tea of the morning… it seemed like this was better than I remember it, anyway it was pretty yummy with a bit of soymilk. Good for waking up (or trying to, anyway)

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Finished this one off but am trying to resist buying any more. I need to put myself on a tea diet. :)

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

You & me both!


Terri! We’re doing ok….we have resisted tazo! Baby steps!

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Tea of the morning here!
Somehow I was in the mood for something slightly decadent this morning and I love the flavor of this one. You’d think I might be more in the mood for something summery but it’s cold and foggy here today. ;)

I am TIRED after going to a 3 hour long yoga and dance session yesterday but it was FUN!


Ah, SF in the summer!

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Now I want to make a pumpkin pie…or maybe a sweet potato pie…with a pecan crust. I wonder if I could make mini-pecan crusted sweet potato or pumpkin pies in my silicone cupcake cups, & then freeze each on (that I don’t eat) for some occasional tea time treat…
Or I could just drink a cup of Bilbo brew…& pretend…

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Tea of the afternoon here. I am so happy it’s Friday!

I just woke up from a nap and decided I needed to have some tea before I go out to get my haircut. This is a delicious matcha but I really like it as a latte! TGIF Steepster!

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Thanks to Stacy for sending me a free sample of this tea. I’ve had it for a while but forgot about it until now.

It seems like licorice is one of those things people either love or hate but I definitely belong in the love camp, at least with natural licorice flavor and not those nasty “Red Vines”.

I wouldn’t drink a chai plain but I sipped on this and it seems mild enough that you could drink it that way if you wanted to. I added about 1 tsp. of sugar to mine as well as one of those little creamer doo-dads from the office.

I’m wondering what this would have been like with an asssam tea base, because MAN the spices are strong! I actually love fennel but this is knocking my socks off. The star anise & cinnamon is also pretty strong here but I’m not picking up on the cardamom. It definitely lives up to its name, I’m just not sure I need anymore. I’m finding this to be a bit overpowering for me, it is pretty tasty though. I also love the fact that Stacy’s blends are all vegan.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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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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