180 Tasting Notes

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drank The Next Morning Blend by Mentor Tea
180 tasting notes

I admit I was largely intrigued by the packaging and website for Sanctuary T’s new Mentor Tea line. (We’ve argued this point in the forums before… I like packaging and design, and it will always affect my purchases.)

I was happy to see Assam and Ceylon on the label, as they are my favorite black teas. I’d asked about the blend on Twitter, because I didn’t want to get myself into a Smoky Tea Situation, and was pretty sure I’d like this one. And I did. It makes a nice breakfast tea… maybe closer to Irish than English, which is lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

I am really starting to dig this, despite usually being non-green-tea-drinker. I’ve had two cups this morning, while playing WoW before class. Yummy.

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85
drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
180 tasting notes

So, I’ve been away from Steepster for a bit. That thing about taking 30 days to make or break a habit? For me it’s about 36 hours. If I stop going to a site for awhile, I forget it exists almost immediately.

Anyway. Enjoying some Irish Breakfast in the mid-afternoon. It’s a wonderful day for sitting on the balcony, drinking tea.

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85

I’ve had quite a long coffee and wine-filled break from Steepster, but I’ve finished off my sample of this in two pots this morning. Welcome back, tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Lady Grey by Sanctuary T
180 tasting notes

I love this tea. The lavender is just so comforting on a cold, snowy morning.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

Oh, Adagio… changing all your musical names has really confused my delicate sensibilities when it comes to logging teas. (Also, Steepsters… I’ve been changing the names here. Hope you don’t mind.)

This is a pretty good Darjeeling. I still haven’t quite put my finger on that… Darjeeling-y taste, in order to describe it properly. But, it’s yummy just the same.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Darjeelings are supposed to have a “muscatel” taste to them. But to my terminology – or lack thereof – I prefer to call it “spicy-grape”.

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85
drank Ooooh Darjeeling by Adagio Teas
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Subtle and soft cup this morning. I think I may be about to switch to something a little stronger, but I do like this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80

First tried this long ago, and am now realizing I never completed the tasting note.

This smells amazing. The cherry flavor is nice without being too fake, and while I don’t really care for fruity teas hot, I did enjoy this one. A little sugar rounds it out nicely, but isn’t necessary. I think I end all of my fruity tea reviews this way, but I would love to try this one iced, once the warm weather comes back around.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Had two mugs this morning, then took it to work in my Thermos. Bumping up the rating a little bit, because I think I was able to appreciate it a little more than I did the first time. I’m definitely going to have to try more green tea, but I don’t know if my cupboard can take it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Irish Breakfast by Teavana
180 tasting notes

Finishing this off this morning. Unfortunately, I kind of ruined this cup… so, it is not a fond farewell. Blech.

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