1247 Tasting Notes

70
drank Darjeeling by Mother Parkers
1247 tasting notes

2 cups of my favorite fannings in a paper bag. I know, it sounds so appetizing when you say it that way. lol But it is a nice wake me up on a RAINY! Saturday morning. Ok, its really a drizzle but it has been so long I had almost forgotten what it felt like to stand out in it.

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90
drank Super Fruit Sencha by Fusion Teas
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I thought I was finally coming to grips with this horrible week. I made a cup of this and was thoroughly enjoying it. Then the owner of the company came in and told me he had just let go one of my friends. We have worked together for over 31 years. They started with the oldest with most senority. Guess I will be next. Very sad day. Glad I had a brief moment of peace today with this cup.

ashmanra

Like that you had a good cup of tea. Dislike that you had a bad week! May things be brighter soon!

SimplyJenW

Oh, KS. So sorry about the bad week.

Azzrian

That sounds slightly illegal for them to do – letting people go before they have their full investment in their retirement perhaps?

Bonnie

This oldie says grrrrrr! And I’m sorry for you too! 31years is like family!

gmathis

We’ve been through the “living under the guillotine” thing with my husband’s job. Hurting with you and praying.

Hesper June

I agree with Bonnie….Grrrrrrrrr!

Missy

D’oh! I hope things get better for you. Sounds like a really rough time.

Cheryl

Yikes! Hoping for best for you.

K S

Thanks all. I have been hearing from some of the others from the office. They are in total shock as well.

Scott B

sorry to hear about this. very sad.

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93

Needed a great multi-steeper to sip rather than opening my mouth again today. I really need a break. Anyway, enough whining – this is still so very good.

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90
drank Xinyang Green Tips by Peony Tea S.
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Sweet buttery goodness. Maybe the naturally sweetest tea I have ever sampled. The brew is so pale yellow it is almost clear. Really nice. Thank you Peony Tea S for the sample.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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88

Upping the rating. Steeped 2 minutes. The green base was so sweet and fresh. The rice is less pronounced the way I brewed it today but still adds a wonderful flavor to the cup. Got me through a really bad attitude this afternoon. Every time I started to say things I shouldn’t I took a sip. Unfortunately, I ran out of sip before I ran out of time at work. sigh. Good tea.

gmathis

Will keep that strategy in mind when I have to go back to work next week among cranky adults after a week with adorable kids.

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95
drank Earl Grey by Utopia Tea
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Multiple cups. Love this smoky Earl. As I was about to take my first sip a little spider lowered down from the ceiling in front of me and all I could think of was the crunchy giant spider eaten by the cat. Whoever posted that, I am still laughing.

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85
drank Rooibos Root Beer by Utopia Tea
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If you like caffeine free rooibos, this is a fun one. It’s vanilla up front followed by sassafras root and rooibos. I used half the sample and steeped it twice. Enjoyed hot.

Then I used the rest of the sample, steeped, then chilled. I poured this over ice cream. The rooibos flavor is more prominant and darker when done this way. It did make a fun drink that did not last long.

Preparation
Boiling
gmathis

A rooibos float! Cool! I have some cola tea that would work as well…hmmm…

K S

I’d like to take credit for the idea but actually Utopia had this suggestion on their label.

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93

First off, the picture does not do this leaf justice. This is exquisitely gorgeous. Long and slender. The dry leaf smells like fresh mown hay – back when we used to get rain and the hay fields grew, but I digress. The taste is very much like it smells. This is an awesome white peony. I got 4 steeps from the leaf before I stopped. I posted a bit more on my blog http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2012/07/peony-tea-s-white-peony.html
Thank you Derek and Peony Tea S. for sharing this sample.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Smiling at the hayfield scent reference. Sounds great!

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95
drank Earl Grey by Utopia Tea
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First, my sample does not look like the picture. Mine is CTC which is typical of many black teas and is not necessarily an indicator of poor quality.

As for the taste, I really like this one. The Ceylon tea base is smoked. That works really well in my opinion and sets this off from the typical Earl Grey crowd. The oil of bergamot (not flavoring) is well balanced but clearly present. I did two steeps. This might become my new favorite EG.

Slightly longer review here – http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2012/07/utopia-tea-earl-grey.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Jasmine Green by Utopia Tea
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I got this sample from Utopia for review. This would be a good one for those who aren’t big green tea fans. I ignored the instructions and used my usual cooler temp for greens. The jasmine is nice – fresh, floral, with hints of honeysuckle. The Purrfect Cup said it tasted lavender, maybe but I got honeysuckle. Anyway, I am once again reminded I don’t hate jasmine when it tastes like this. I find this tea to be creamy then lightly jasmine. Mellow is the best descriptor I can think of as brewed. The green base is supposed to be lightly roasted but I can’t catch that, in fact the base itself is pretty much in the background. If you keep the water temp down there is no bitterness. I still have half the sample and will enjoy sipping this again another day.

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