hmm. not much more to say about this one aside from the fact that it is sooo delicious and one of my favorite Japanese green teas. see previous notes for more details.
1586 Tasting Notes
Finishing off the rest of my sample today, this is quite good; malty, rich and with a rich flavor of sweet potato pie. Similar to a golden monkey but a bit deeper in flavor. Would definitely get this one again.
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Tea of the morning here; I find this stuff to be quite yummy! I do sort of wish I had a banana muffin to go with it, but no such luck. It’s a gorgeous day here today. Have a great day Steepies!
Herbal tea of the evening and not sure exactly what this is supposed to cleanse or be good for, but I thought I’d give it a whirl tonight.
Steeped for 10 minutes because I lost track of time, but I don’t think that’s too much to worry ’bout with a tisane. When you open up the bag there is something “fluffy” and green looking about this tea and it smells very “herby”, I wonder if this is due to the nettles?
This is a very pleasant herbal blend, I think the rose and the sarsparilla adds a bit of sweetness. It is fairly mild and soothing, which is nice. Some herbal teas that promise cleansing benefits are a bit on the bitter side for yours truly but this is pretty nice, IMO. Not sure I would go out of my way to get this again but it’s quite pleasant.
I discovered this tea company recently when I was at the Treasure Island flea market and it will be worthy of a blog post pretty soon. :)
Don’t know why there isn’t a photo of this tea on their website. Anyway I thought this combination sounded intriguing: Indonesian java black tea, Chinese keemun black tea, cacao nibs and cinnamon.
It is interesting. The cinnamon is a very predominate flavor.The cacao is pretty light but the black tea base has a bit of smokiness. I can’t remember how long I steeped this for exactly because I’ve been picking up and trying to get my laundry done. I’m sure I steeped it for at least 5 minutes and then added some soymilk to add a bit of creaminess. It’s good! The blend is really creative and I look forward to trying more from this San Francisco company.
Sipdown! This stuff is really tasty and I shall miss it.
I think I am finally getting my mojo back after months of feeling angry at a certain person who is no longer in my life to bring me down & here’s a song by Sheryl Crow to celebrate:
Let’s hope the upswing continues!
Tea of the afternoon here… do you believe I haven’t made it through my Nature’s Tea Leaf order yet? I’ve been busy!
So I am not thrilled with this particular pu-erh. In my opinion it is lacking in the raspberry flavor and what flavor I am detecting seems artificial and weird. It was better with a little turbinado sugar added. I will probably finish off the bag that I have but can’t really recommend it.
Meditation for the day: Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them.
I got this as a sample with my recent Jasmine Pearl order. I confess I let it steep for too long while I was goofing off reading some poetry by Ranier Maria Rilke: http://sanfrantea.teatra.de/2013/01/26/going-blind/
So my tea got really dark, I think I will wait to rate it until I’m paying more attention to what I am doing. I am definitely getting a sweet potato or squash type of flavor, along with the slight bitterness that Geoffrey mentioned in his tasting note. This is really good but I think I made it a touch too strong.
Tea of the morning here, another one I got in the bulk section at Whole Foods yesterday.
I got a Teavana tea mug for Christmas from my brother and this is what it looks like, very pretty!
As far as the tea is concerned, it’s a pretty nice Assam, hefty and enjoyable with a bit of soymilk. It definitely has a nice malty flavor, maybe with some caramel notes. I would consider getting more of this when the current supply is running low. For me Assams are a great breakfast tea! I think I’ll drink some more tea while I’m doing my chores today. :)
Meditation of the day from Dale Carnegie: “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
This was discovered on a recent trip to Whole Foods, I am not a big fan of Numi’s Chocolate Chai but I thought I would give this a whirl since I really like cardamom.
I’m glad I got this and I think it’s really yummy. The cardamom is really strong here and it goes so well with the earthy pu-erh, I am glad I got it. I’m drinking it plain but it would also be really good with sugar or soymilk. Thankfully I am finding I don’t really need either. I’ll have to keep this around at work as a digestif. It’s true that the cardamom is really strong but it works (for me).
Meditation for this evening: I deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, not rage and profanity.
Tea of the afternoon here, I’m finishing off this sample I got from Norbu Tea a while ago. It isn’t the sweetest white tea I’ve ever had, it borders more of nutty/sesame flavors. It’s a beautiful day here and a great day for white tea! This stuff is nice but I won’t go out of my way to get any more.
Meditation for the day: detachment is knowing that other people’s criticisms are really about them.
This is a mighty tasty tea, it’s been taking me a while to finish off these little tins I got from the Art of Tea. I really like this with both soymilk and sugar. It’s…. zesty!
Meditation for this afternoon: I will not accept anyone dumping their shame and contempt on me. I was not put on this Earth to feel bad about myself.
I am finishing off a tin of this today and am putting the Queen’s Guard from Bellocq in the tin. This has been a really nice mellow black tea. I would get some more perhaps. It’s about time to place another order with Harney and Sons.
Today’s meditation: Detachment is knowing that what others do is not a reflection on you.
Tea of the afternoon here – always good to have lots of tea on a rainy day. I did let this steep for a while and it reminds me of pineapple and popcorn flavored Jelly Bellys.
Today I am making a conscious decision to not allow people into my life who are contemptuous and have haughty attitudes or behaviors.
Lunch time tea!
I think I got this last year and it still seems good to me and very flavorful. The mango/papaya combination is very juicy and sweet. Nom, nom!
Today I have the right to be who I am without criticism and judgment.
There is a store in the Rockridge district of Oakland called Maison d’Etre and that is where I got this tea on Sunday. I haven’t been there in a while because I have some bad memories associated with that place. Time to move on and leave the bad memories behind. I’ve never heard of Bellocq, but of course I had to get some new tea!
It’s a black tea made with roses and lavender, I admit this is a bit too much for a breakfast tea as it is exceedingly floral. To me it almost seems like a shower gel. The lavender is quite strong here. They suggest having this with a piece of lemon cake and I think that would be really nice. I’m not sure if this is an everyday type of tea but I do like it.
Today – nobody is going to tell me I am not good enough. I am good enough.
I finished off the sample tin of this tea and I have enjoyed it very much!
I decided earlier today that I am not going to allow anyone in the future to dump all their toxic guilt and shame on me. I am not going to let anyone else define my reality. In the future I will detach myself from people who try and break me down with their criticism and bad attitudes.
how’s that for a plan?
Oh yeah and more tea!
Tea of the afternoon here…
I haven’t had this one in a while but I got it at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf a month or two ago. It’s a nice day for Moroccan Mint!
Tea of the morning here…
well why not have oatmeal cookies for breakfast?
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I’m finishing off the last of this tea this afternoon. It has been yummy but I have more dragonwells from Verdant to drink now!
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Tea of the afternoon here… it’s been a while since I have had any tulsi.
Nice to perk me up on this afternoon!
Tea of the afternoon here…
I have not been doing as much green tea drinking lately but this is a nice one so I decided to indulge. :))