2400 Tasting Notes

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drank Russian Morning No. 24 by Kusmi Tea
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Okay, this is a sipdown. I drank the remaining of this tea this morning, as a hot tea and then as an iced tea with a bit of stevia added. It is good both ways. This is a nice blend of black teas but it’s way too expensive to justify getting more.

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drank Egyptian Licorice by Yogi Tea
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I’m not a HUGE fan of licorice in tea but I’ve been reading so much about the anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties of it, I figured it would be a good idea to keep some around for cold season and such. A lot of people seem to hate the flavor of licorice but I’ve always liked it in candy, also I like anything anise or fennel related so I don’t have too many licorice “issues.”

This tea is very sweet… that was one of the first things I noticed about it. No need for sugar at all! I am not picking up on the orange peel but I get some other spicy notes from the cardamom, clove and black pepper. It’s a nice tisane and I can see myself drinking a lot of it when winter officially starts around here.

I remember there used to be a plain Yogi tea that was like a chai herbal blend but I can’t seem to find it anymore, I think they stopped making it which is too bad. I liked it! The Yoga Blend from Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants is a good substitute.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I really love this one! :)

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Sipdown!
I am amazed I finally finished off a tin of this. I have a few other teas from Simpson and Vail I’ve hardly touched but this went fairly quickly. When I first got it I wasn’t even sure I liked it but it’s better when you steep it for a longer period of time.

I added a bit of soymilk to this and liquid stevia. My friend turned me on to that idea, she carries a small bottle of liquid stevia everywhere and that way you can just put a few drops in. A little really goes a long way!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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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
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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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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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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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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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