2307 Tasting Notes

90

I haven’t had this tea in a while but I was somehow in the mood for it when I woke up this morning. It’s got the perfect amount of smoke if you’re not in the mood for anything too strong!

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90
drank Rose Congou by Simpson & Vail
2307 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon here – I did jivamukti yoga this morning and am going to restorative yoga tonight. Pretty impressive for someone with a fractured finger but I did have to modify some of the standing poses.

Anyway this is a really nice rose congou but I’ve had it for a while and haven’t been drinking it fast enough (story of my life). I think it has lost a bit of the rose flavor. Someday I should try this as an iced tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Yay for Jivamukti yoga! I have their book, & somewhere around here I think I have a video too. I think they are my fav yoga people, although I’ve never been to one of their classes or anything. I just love their commitment & individuality :)

Bonnie

So, all the lead up and no details! What happened? Were you gesturing or was it a legit fall or saving-someone’s-life finger injury? I’m being disrespectful!I hope your finger is better soon!

TeaBrat

Terri- yeah they are new to me but I really liked the class I did.

Bonnie – I thought I mentioned it before but I smashed my pinkie finger on a rock last week. :(

Bonnie

Yikes ouch! Thought you might have played super hero on the Mini!

Bonnie

I wrote Muni not mini…stupid autocorrect!

TeaBrat

Bonnie – the UPS driver asked me if I got into a bar fight — he he he!

Bonnie

You should have said yes…your deliveries would always be on time!

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66
drank Totem by Capital Teas
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This tea has been sitting in my cupboard for a year and I just haven’t been drinking it, I decided to bring it into the office and maybe I will drink it as a cold brew. It just isn’t one of my favorites due to the hibiscus element which makes it so very tart! ugh! Today I’m having a cup of it warm and I remember why it isn’t a real favorite.. oh well! Hopefully it will wake me up anyway. Better with a little bit of stevia.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

Today is just an iced tea day, and I feel like I’m drinking gallons of the stuff!

This was brewed along with a generic white tea bag and then poured over ice. I must admit I usually prefer cold brewing a tea if I have time since the ice dilutes so much of the flavor. Nothing too remarkable about this, it’s straight up spearmint I believe, but it seems very refreshing today with our Indian Summer weather!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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74

Having an afternoon tea here, this came for free at the office, I actually don’t mind this one. I brewed it and then poured it over ice and it’s pretty good that way. The sunny weather here is perfect for iced green tea, I somehow crave green tea more when the weather is warmer and go “back to black” when the fog returns. I guess it makes sense! This is lightly tropical and reminds me a bit of mango/papaya but still seems a bit more artificial than I would like.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 8 min or more

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67
drank Imperial Label by Kusmi Tea
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Tea of the morning here – one of my co-workers remarked on the lovely Kusmi tin but this isn’t really one of my favorite teas! Licorice root has some pretty impressive health benefits though, and that’s one good reason to be drinking it.

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96

Good morning Steepster. I am doing okay aside from having a fractured finger which is really annoying and somewhat painful!

Anyway this is a good tea for consolation purposes. ;-) Today it’s a sipdown. I will certainly get more someday, it’s a great Golden Monkey. Today I am really getting such nice malty notes.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Ooh -a fractured finger does not sound good!

Sil

mmmm i really like red blossom teas

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84
drank Budou Green by Lupicia
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Update: Nice and refreshing as a cold brew, but I think I prefer it hot for some reason…

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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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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