1570 Tasting Notes

91

Apparently my sip down was premature. The leaf still has life in it. This morning it has a milky quality.

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85
drank Chamomile Vanilla Bean by Fusion Teas
1570 tasting notes

Been a long time since 5:00 AM. My brain won’t shut down. Fixed a cup of this and I am hoping it works. My favorite chamomile.

TheTeaFairy

Sweet dreams KS…I know a thing or two about brain not shutting down! I hope the chamomile helped.

K S

Thanks. A little over 7 hours sleep. That’s pretty good.

Terri HarpLady

I hate it when my brain is wound up like that, like a computer I can’t shut off!
Glad to hear you got some sleep, K!

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91

Same tea, new note. I added the rest of the sample. This is the last of one of the first teas I received from Teavivre. So sip down!

This is still so fresh and clean. Along with the melon and cucumber notes, it made me think pea pods today. Silver Needle is such a beautiful delicate tea.

This morning we played all hymns – probably haven’t done that in a decade. Started out slow and quiet. The last two we do as rockers, so I turned the volume up a just little (honest – maybe 1/8 turn). The sound guy and the drummer saw this as the moment they had been waiting for. Things got pretty loud after that (he he).

TheTeaFairy

Takes just a little slip for things to get out of control! Sounds like fun :-)

gmathis

They let you do the h-words? I’m jealous!! (I’m not that old or fuddy-duddy; just miss the generational connection that goes with them.) Oh, well—it was sunny and warm enough I took my brood of kiddos outside and we graffiti-ed the church sidewalk with chalk. Worship takes many different forms ;)

K S

g – we are one of the very few congregations I know that can do both and make it work. We also can get by with mixing styles. We will try anything from Southern Gospel to Punk. Guess which end of the scale the guitar player is on?

gmathis

Uh…probably not the Gaithers or the Isaacs :)

K S

:) Forget the harmonies. Give me some attitude!

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91

Yesterday I had one of, if not the darkest, cheapest, loose leaf in my collection. This morning (6:00 AM) in celebration, I chose the lightest, possibly most expensive tea I have and it is a beautiful thing. When I take the time to notice sipping tea is a deeply spiritual thing. It connects me with the universe. This morning in honor of the One who created the universe, I rejoice in this cup. To those of you who are followers of the way – He is risen! Rejoice I say again rejoice! Happy Easter All! I’m off to play some loud guitar. Woo Hoo!

mrmopar

Play it loud!!

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85

This is my 666 tasting note. Yep, the number of the beast. So I thought about what I would be sipping for this note. The beast in my stash is this one. I bought a large tin (8 ounces I think) over two years ago. I don’t remember what I paid, but it was around $8. This was the nastiest stuff ever – It tasted like dead fish stored in a basement wrapped in wet newspaper. Mmmmm ;) I doused it heavily with chocolate mint just to make it drinkable. It actually tasted really good that way which makes me wonder how bad is the base used in a lot of flavored teas?

Moving on, not gonna dwell. Never willing to throw tea away, I kept it stored away in the nice looking tin. A year ago I tasted it straight. It was beginning to become civilized. So today, one day after Good Friday, and one day before Resurrection day, I am left alone with the beast (kind of needs heavy organ music, lightning flashes, and maybe a shriek). This demon still has a slightly bad aroma, but the taste is not bad at all. It is leather and earth. Kind of sweet. There is nothing off putting in the taste at all. Really, the only negative I can find to complain about is it lacks the depth of better shu I have tried. On the positive, for $8 and two years storage I have a solid everyday puerh that will resteep at least couple times.

Nicole

Fish wrapped in wet newspaper. That pretty much sums up my puerh experiences. :)

Rachel Sincere

Ugh. Me too. Only I don’t have the patience or the guts to keep trying it.

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68
drank Peach Apricot by Hedley's
1570 tasting notes

Down to 111. This bag is also three years old and in a paper envelope. What are the odds this still has any flavor? Interesting, definitely deteriorated, but also better than I expected. Tastes a little more fake than I recall.

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80

Well, I notice my last tasting note says three years ago. Have I been here that long? Oh, and holy cow is this bag that old? sip sip, Uhmm why yes, yes, it is. I loved this when it was fresh. Not so much now. sip down 112.

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I had leftovers from Cheddars for lunch today. Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and brocolli & cheese casserole. This is new in our area and my goodness is it good. My wife and I ate there for $21 and took some home. She had a mountain of chicken and shrimp. Maybe they raise the prices after they hook you or maybe not. Sure is good though. Their iced tea was very brisk.

I had this tea hot with it today. I could smell the fruit the whole time I was eating. It smells so good. This is my most viewed tea on my blog. If Lipton made a small variety pack I could buy or they had an email where I could contact them I would review a bunch of these – for a simple teabag tea this is very tasty.

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81
drank Rose Garden by Twinings
1570 tasting notes

First off, I thought I already used all this up. I found one bag this morning. This takes me down to 114. I am very hit or miss with rose tea. usually more miss. Too froofroo for me I guess. I really like Teaves Rose Berry as it has just enough strawberry to make an excellent sip. I also like this which surprises me. It is straight up rose in the scent – I would like to say rose always smells like a garden, but to me rose (when it is not perfumey) makes me think funeral. Maybe that is appropriate for Good Friday. Hold on – Sunday is coming. The taste remains true to rose but somehow the Twinings version works for me. It has that familiar Twinings black tea base that helps. Again I am really surprised I like this.

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67
drank Cardamon Tea by Ahmad Tea
1570 tasting notes

This morning I grabbed this because I only had one left and it was easy. The scent and flavor of this hit me today as fresh from the porch rosemary with cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Of course none of those are actually in this nice bagged tea. Good morning cup.

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