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Thank you to Sil for this sample!!

For a chocolate tea, this isn’t bad. Verrrrry astringent and light though.
I think it’s supposed to be a darker chocolate. Sorry that’s about all I can remember as I was running around getting ready for the day while sipping away.

Looks like I won’t have much time for tea drinking this week. I’m helping an old professor of mine mark exam papers and organize her stuffs, and she is anti tea/coffee! So I’ll be able to squeeze in a morning cuppa, maybe one throughout the day, and possibly an evening herbal. Forget about logging it on Steepster, as I don’t get cell reception at the office.
Ahh well, it will be fun. My prof always dotes on her assistants so I’ll be eating lots of chocolate and mall food (uni is attached to the Eaton Centre).
And now I must go to bed. So tired and depressed after reading about the bombings :(
Makes me feel guilty for being annoyed at my shopping excursion to Home Sense today, when I got excited to see an (advertised) cast iron pot for $20! only to look inside and see that it was glazed?! I was confused… I thought the whole point was that they aren’t????
Here I am whining about glazing when there are people suffering so terribly out there.
Sending out peaceful and healing thoughts to those affected by the tragedy…

Kittenna

Did you brew it in 12 oz. water? I did, for 2.5 mins, and it was amazing. Apparently Harney sachets are not for 8oz – I made that mistake with a tea a couple weeks ago.

Sil

I was going to ask that. Heh cause I love this blend

Indigobloom

ahhh, yeah I used my normal mug! :/

ashmanra

I think most cast iron is glazed nowadays to prevent rust inside. I know mine is, from Teavana, but I love it!

Fjellrev

Wow, $20 for a cast iron pot. Good deal.

Indigobloom

Ashmanra, I’ve heard that! but I’ve been told it affects the curing/taste. Not sure if that is myth or truth? Wish I knew!

Incendiare, right?!? now I wish I’d taken it…

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Kittenna

Did you brew it in 12 oz. water? I did, for 2.5 mins, and it was amazing. Apparently Harney sachets are not for 8oz – I made that mistake with a tea a couple weeks ago.

Sil

I was going to ask that. Heh cause I love this blend

Indigobloom

ahhh, yeah I used my normal mug! :/

ashmanra

I think most cast iron is glazed nowadays to prevent rust inside. I know mine is, from Teavana, but I love it!

Fjellrev

Wow, $20 for a cast iron pot. Good deal.

Indigobloom

Ashmanra, I’ve heard that! but I’ve been told it affects the curing/taste. Not sure if that is myth or truth? Wish I knew!

Incendiare, right?!? now I wish I’d taken it…

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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