2353 Tasting Notes

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Tea of the morning here, without a doubt one of my favorite dessert teas. Might have to get some more when my current supply runs out.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Cardamom Pu-erh by Numi Organic Tea
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Tea of the afternoon here. I’m not a real big fan of flavored puerhs but this is nice for an after lunch beverage due to the cardamom. Someday I’ll have to try taking out of the teabag because I think it tastes too much like wet paper.

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81
drank Grenada by Lupicia
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Tea of the morning here. I got this as a sample with one of my Lupicia newsletters.

I tend to like fruity teas and Lupicia seems to have a lot of them. This blend is fairly enjoyable, the black tea has a very smooth and mild flavor and I found the guava to be quite natural and subtle. I thought this might be good with almond milk, but I was wrong. Now it just tastes like almond flavored kool-aid, but part of the problem is I just don’t like almond milk in tea or coffee. :P

This would be good as an iced tea, I think. Not a “must have” item but I would certainly not turn a cup down if it was offered to me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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97
drank Hand Picked Bao Zhong by Samovar
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Sipdown!
I’ve had this oolong for 2 years now according to my Steepster notes. I finally decided to finish off the bit I had today and this still seems really good to me, very buttery with sweet vegetal notes. I shall miss it, but I think I have a good excuse to purchase some more green oolongs soon since I don’t have too many more left. ;)

This is equally good prepared gong fu or western style.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Ruby Woo Scarlett

I didn’t know one could keep tea that long without its losing some of its punch!

TeaBrat

yeah, I was amazed as well

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90

Backlogging – last night we we hanging out at an ashram listening to this guy, Laraaji play the zither and practicing laughter yoga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzt44XYoyJY

(yes, I am weird, so what, lol) So it seemed like this was an appropriate tisane to have in the evening time. This is really good with a touch of coconut sugar to just sweeten it up a bit. Takes the chill out of the fog here and the cardamom/ginger blend is good for digestion.

ashmanra

My Irish friend had to go to a laughter yoga session at work. She said she felt very self-conscious about it at first, but really enjoyed it once she let herself go and it really did help with stress.

TeaBrat

It was fun!

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90

Just a cup I am having in hopes that it will perk me up. You know you’re middle aged when the idea of going to bed early on a Friday night is much more appealing than going out to a party! :)

Angrboda

In that event, I’ve been middle aged since I was 15. :)

Shelley_Lorraine

I’ve never been to a “party”… :p

Terri HarpLady

My partying days ended at the ripe old age of 24, almost 30 years ago, but I partied enough before that to cover the rest of my life. At 54 I feel happier, healthier, & more fulfilled than ever. Nothing wrong with a good night sleep, Amy. Nothing wrong with Middle age either! :)

Ruby Woo Scarlett

I’m 25 and it’s appealing to me so I don’t know what that says about me!

TeaBrat

Ha ha! thanks everyone – the party was fun, I made it until after midnight

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87

Tea of the mid-morning here. I am fond of these darker oolongs but I usually drink them in the wintertime, However, today it’s foggy here as usual in the summertime. This tea is roasty and cozy, see previous notes for more details.

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77

Backlogging: this was a sipdown from yesterday, just kept drinking it until it was gone. I find this tea is better when it steeps for around 5 minutes or so, letting all of the flavors really meld. It was good but probably won’t be a repurchase for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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92

Tea of the morning here. Perhaps this isn’t one to drink early in the morning – but then again why not? :)

It’s nice with a touch of brown sugar and some soymilk!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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61
drank Elderflower & Chamomile by Lupicia
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This came in the Lupicia grab bag. I like chamomile okay but I’ve never had elderflower before. The tea seemed to be very vegetal like corn husks or something, I also found it slightly bitter. Wouldn’t drink this for the taste of it, really but it did seem to be nice and relaxing. Also I was interested about the health benefits of elderflower after I did some research on it, evidently it’s good for allergies.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 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!

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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

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