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drank Lychee Black by Vital Tea Leaf
1695 tasting notes

Coming into the office, all I wanted was a big pot of fruity black tea.

I got it.

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After drinking nothing but hojicha, yesterday, I am glad to be back to my morning matcha. I am afraid that the first cup is not as good as it could have been, as I was in a rush to get to meetings, while also prepping a cup of Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey (in anticipation of a very long meeting…which actually lasted ten minutes).

gmathis

Yay for early outs! (RARELY happens to me!)

Spencer

Rarely happens to me, too! It just so happened that only one other person came to the daily status meeting. Easy updates!

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Enjoying a cup of the bagged version, this morning. Quite the tasty cuppa!

The loose leaf version would be even better, I imagine.

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I have not had hojicha for at least ten years, and this was a pleasant change.

__Morgana__

Why so long?

Spencer

Many other teas to try in the meantime, and I never came back to trying any other hojicha. The first one was a vanilla hojicha that I had, when I was a complete tea n00b. I actually bought this on a whim, while browsing for another tea at a Japanese grocery store.

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Drinking it cold-brewed, again.

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Trying this cold-brewed, this morning. The flavors really are not strong enough to maintain through a cold-brew. Tasty, albeit slightly weak.

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drank Blueberry Red by Vital Tea Leaf
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Drinking a couple of cups of this, cold-brewed! Quite pleasant.

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Just need to get moving, this morning.

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Good complement to an afternoon of writing.

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.

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