487 Tasting Notes

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drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
487 tasting notes

I can’t believe that I haven’t given this tea a rating yet. I think it’s because when I was drinking it before was when my laptop was busted and you can’t do the sliders on the tablet. So there is now a rating for this tea.

This is one of my comfort teas. I really like this one. I just wanted something comforting tonight. My throat is getting scratchy. It better just be allergies because I cannot be getting sick again. Uh uh, no way.

But yeah, almondy vanilla and caffeine free. Delicious. Relaxing. Comforting.

Now if only I could stop hearing, “A tight end?! Why did they take a tight end?! Why didn’t they take Lewan!? Why do the Lions hate their fans so?!”

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
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Though in all seriousness, they should have taken a corner. Sure the offensive line could use some bolstering, but they already have some great receiving hands (Calvin? Reggie? come on guys!) sigh.

Why do the Lions hate their fans so?

Cheri

I don’t understand. I’ve never understood. It’s hard to be a Lions fan. (The thought with Lewan is he was the best player on the board at that point, and either you strengthen the line or you can trade him. Dennard would have been a good pick as well.)

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Just enough pearls left for one more mug here at work. Hmmmmm…comforting.

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drank Formosa Oolong by Simple Loose Leaf
487 tasting notes

This is my go to tea at work right now. I’m really enjoying it. I’m glad the amount in my SLL box was pretty generous even though I got the “try all 5 teas” this month. I do need to remember to bring some other teas into the office, though.

I like this tea. It’s just the right amount of earthy and just a touch of creamy.

Right now, for a frustrating day, it’s been a good day. I found a defect in our product, figured out a good workaround, I had a nice email conversation with Stacy of Butiki, got in on the JOT kickstarter, and my DAVID’sTEA order has shipped. Woo!

Now if it were only Friday instead of Thursday…….

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84
drank Amaretto Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
487 tasting notes

I really like this one. It’s a great driving to work iced matcha latte flavor. Today I added some extra matcha – cheesecake. It boosted the creaminess and actually muted the almondy deliciousness a bit, but it was still YUM YUM YUUUUMMMM.

So basically I had 1.5t in 16oz of milk. It turns out that I need all the extra energy I can find today. Lots to do in the office, too many problems to solve. I shouldn’t even be on here, but well, I needed the break.

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drank A Day in Provence by Tay Tea
487 tasting notes

I decided to have this one again today since my husband is snoozing on the couch so I didn’t expect he’d surprise me with bourbon this time. No bourbon, but plenty of tastiness. I quite enjoyed this tea, and I’m really glad that Amoda included it with the April tea box. It is incredibly well balanced between the rooibos and currant notes, with just the exact perfect amount of floral from the lavender. Absolutely delicious. I rarely sweeten my teas, but I wonder now that my mug is empty if just a touch of sugar would make this tea stupendous? Hmmm….something to consider for the next time I have it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
mj

If you like lavender in your tea, try the chamomile lavender by Butiki Teas. Holy crap is it good!

Cheri

I just placed a Butiki order (my first) and never thought to add this one. I’ll add that to my list for next time. Thanks!

mj

Too bad you’re right before me rather than right after me in the Butiki box #2! I could have put a sample in for you. If you are ever looking to swap, let me know.

Cheri

Thanks for the thought, anyway. Maybe I’ll get lucky enough for it to show up in one of the other TTBs I’m in, or maybe I’ll break down and get some in my next Butiki order. (I’m hoping my husband likes the Peach HoppiTea enough that I can con him into buying the tea the next time.)

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drank A Day in Provence by Tay Tea
487 tasting notes

I had this one last night. It was a really nice mug before bed. Quite well balanced between the rooibos, the currants and floral. Of course, half way through the mug, my husband handed me a bourbon and there went the tea. I finished it, but my palate was ruined for enjoying the rest of my tea. I look forward to having another mug of this one, though.

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drank Formosa Oolong by Simple Loose Leaf
487 tasting notes

Perhaps not the smartest of teas to have for my afternoon tea, but whatever.

I like this. A little bit earthy, a little bit creamy, a surprising amount of comfort in a mug. I will be disappointed when this one is gone.

And I just got off the phone with the vet, Dr. Fear. Yep, we now have a second hyperthyroid cat. Always fun. I hope she takes her pills as well as her brother does. (We paid a lot of money late last summer to get him radioactive iodine treatment for his, and it just didn’t work. They recommended another treatment at $1500. We declined for now, because they found other issues with him.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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81
drank Vanilla Bean Green by Vida pour Tea
487 tasting notes

I quite like this tea. Simple: grassy and vanilla.

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I’m not sure how I feel about this tea. I may have had the water too hot today (I’m at work, and just guesstimating) as it just tastes a little off and I don’t remember it being like this last time. It’s more bitter than I remember, that’s for sure. This was the end of what I have, so I have no idea.

It does smell heavenly, though.

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from yesterday, just getting around to logging it.

This was pretty nice. I had it at home, but I could really see getting this for travel if I traveled more often. Very convenient. It had a nice flavor. I didn’t get a chance to resteep this one, but it sounds like it would do so very nicely.

When I opened the packet, it smelled really good. A great toasty scent.

I had to go look up the directions because it’s not on the individual packaging. Boiling water, 30s. Easy, peasy. I’m used to green tea being drinkable very quickly since it’s normally infused at a lower temperature, and I’m not thinking at this point. (I’d been drinking, to be honest, having just gotten home from the Michigan Cask Ale Festival, I was feeling pretty good and not paying attention to details.) OUCH!! Burned my tongue.

Once I let it cool a little, this tea was quite nice. It was very similar to the loose leaf version of this tea. Very flavorful. Very green. Very toasty. I didn’t think to log it at that point, and like I said, I’d been drinking, so I don’t remember it as well as I should. I just know that I would get this again, especially if I traveled frequently. Den certainly knows what he’s doing.

1 bag in my 15 oz mug.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 15 OZ / 443 ML

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Still relatively new to drinking teas, or so I feel, even though I’ve been at it for several months now.

I’m drinking more and more of different varieties of tea.

It’s been a few months that I’ve been on here. I’ve expanded from greens and flavored teas to now I’m all about the oolongs and some unflavored blacks. I’m mostly drinking unflavored teas now, but there are a few of those flavored ones that have a special place in my heart.

Pu-erh is also something I’ve recently found that I enjoy.

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