2307 Tasting Notes

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drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
2307 tasting notes

Green tea of the mid morning here. This is another sensational, fresh & beautiful tea from Mellow Monk. I took this to work with me to concentrate on finishing it off (so I can justify buying more stuff from Mellow Monk!)

Some teas just seem to lift your spirit and this is one for me. I was also reflecting this morning on how much happier I am than I was almost a year ago. I’ve been doing a lot of work on myself through spiritual practice and opening the heart and it seems to be working. Sending out lots of love to the Steepster universe! :))

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Tea Sipper

It’s good to hear you are doing better!

Fjellrev

I’m glad to hear it too!

TeaBrat

thanks… :)

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85

Having this for breakfast… again!
It’s really more of a dessert tea I guess. This was really nice with soymilk and I might add some sugar next time around. It would be great to find a chocolate tea I LOVED but that doesn’t seem to be happening! This is nice tho’

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

tea spot’s chocolate o?

TeaBrat

don’t believe i’ve tried it…

TeaBrat

I actually like the spicy chocolate from kusmi

Shmiracles

i like the kusmi spicy chocolate too

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78

Sipdown! 1 tea down, 8,000 to go. :)

I have enjoyed this today as an iced tisane and also hot. It’s one of the better green rooibos blends I’ve had but I doubt I’ll seek it out again, it just isn’t that memorable….

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Yuzu Dream by Mellow Monk
2307 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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97
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.

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

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84

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.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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88

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.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Irish Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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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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88

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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

You & me both!

Sil

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

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

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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San Frandisco

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