101 Tasting Notes

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So many rose petals in this tea, and a really lovely green-black tea blend. I steeped for 3 minutes and it is very smooth and light colored and the roses come through strong. A really nice earl grey flavor that brings out the green tea flavor.

I’m afraid I’ll drink this too quickly before I can get back to Canada. Oh well, guess I’ll have to take another trip ;)

This roses-and-earl-grey mix is similar to the Adagio fandom blend of Lady Hawkeye, though that one is stronger on the earl grey and less so on the roses. Guess I’ll have to drink them both!

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drank Apricot by Southern Season
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Apricots and sunflowers – super duper lovely in winter. And very inexpensive! Southern Season is kind of evil with all the cookies and cakes and cheeses and tea accessories and things. By evil I mean I wish I could afford all the things I want. But I can afford this tea and I want to drink all of it.

Cavocorax

Oooh! I love Apricot tea. That sounds pretty great.
(Of course, I’ve really only had Apricot/Mate w/ Thor, but I’m sure apricot on it’s own would be even better)

Sil

the apricot tea from american tea room is really nice

oddree

YES!! I was trying to remember this morning, but that is the best apricot – American Tea Room. Smells DIVINE!! No sunflower petals, but gorgeous anyway.

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drank Violet by Kusmi Tea
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Sometimes you go to Montreal for New Year’s just so you can raid their Kusmi store for strong teas that taste and smell strongly of flowers just so you can drink them on a cold, rainy Monday in January when you’re sitting at your desk at work. Just so.

I don’t love this as much as Bouquet of Fleurs (which I also bought a tin of) because it’s so strong and so violet, but it is exactly what it says on the tin and I am glad it’s so strong this morning. I guess there is a candy smell and taste there, but there is no hint of fake flavor or sweetness. Strong taste of violets, but I love flower tea, so. Just some mornings, I wish I could give my tea a hug.

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Oh yes, Shmiracles ordered this one for me and I’m SO GLAD right now because it’s SO STRONG and GOOD and TEA and I’m listening to that song “Sidewalk Talk” from the 80s on Spotify. SO GLAD SO STRONG GOOD TEA.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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So lovely! I tried this yesterday, because Jump was nice enough to share with Shmiracles, and Shmiracles was nice enough to share with me. I knew this tea was going to be special, and it really was. Someday I will go to a Lupicia store and stock up on all the things.

Cavocorax

Oh you guys should totally do a Lupicia order some time! (Carefully clutches her precious Lupician tins…. Hsssss)

oddree

OH! I forgot that it was only the Golden Honeydew that you can’t get online. And Shmiracles already has a list haha. We’ll def do this sometime!

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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Mmmm, flowers almonds rose nuts jasmine – all my favorite things! This tastes like I’m eating a nutty teacake in a European garden. Win! Thank you, Sil, for sharing with Shmiracles so I could have a taste :)

I’ve been stressed out about work, but doing lovely things like listening to opera and running and reading fanfic and planning a trip to Eastern Europe, so I can’t complain. But that’s what I’ve been doing while I’ve been AWOL, JSYK. Happy Summer Friday Shmiracles’ Birthday Day!

Sil

yay! glad you enjoyed it :)

OMGsrsly

Trip planning = super awesome! (Also, happy day to Shmiracles! :) )

yyz

I love this tea too! Sounds like a great day. Have fun trip planning! Where are you planning to visit?

oddree

Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Venice, Sarajevo, possibly in that order :) So excited! I’ve never been to any of those places, and I get to plan and go and see dear friends.

yyz

Nice, and to have friends to show you around even better. I realise now that I’ve mostly been to Coastal parts of Europe. The only place in that list I’ve been to is Venice. One of my friends lives part of the year in Bosnia and my Aunts niece is in Vienna though. Have fun. I’ve heard that they are all great places to visit.

oddree

I’ve been to Western Europe once, and Venice is kind of in the middle, but it’s so easy to just hop on a train and go wherever once you’re there… I’m really excited about Bosnia, actually. Maybe you can visit your aunt’s niece someday! There’s so much in Vienna, I think I’m going to wear myself out pretty fast. Not that I’m complaining…

yyz

So true about Venice and Vienna! I’ve been to Zagreb and Dubrovnik in Croatia and Belgrade ( briefly in Serbia). Bosnia seems really dynamic right now. Though my perspective on it is through my friend who is a photographer.

oddree

Awesome! Does your friend have any pics posted online? Worth a try :) I’m considering a late night train layover in Zagreb but that’s really not the way to see a city!

yyz

He does, but he mostly does portfolio shots, and fashion/celeb shots. He is a photographer for a local edition of Grazia a fashion/celeb magazine. Most of his landscape shots are from his travels. He spends part of the year on a cruise ship. He documented the flood in his hometown. He has a lot of pictures on his company Facebook site, but be warned there ate a lot of pictures of half dressed men:-).
https://m.facebook.com/mladenphotography/photos/a.10150726343337845.464586.161120637844/10151445659627845/?type=1&source=44

oddree

Yes, there are :) Thanks!

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drank Rose de Chine by American Tea Room
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So lovely! This tea still deserves the 100%. Shmiracles bought me a bag of this because she knows it’s my two favorite things – roses & Chinese black tea – and a very high quality of both. I love Shmiracles!

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drank Thé de Vendome by Nina's Paris
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I love this one. So incredibly lovely. And I’m having some cantaloupe at my desk, so I’m in heaven. (I made this recipe for cantaloupe salsa and it was delicious: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/07/cantaloupe-salsa/)

I didn’t read Dune last night (!!!) but instead watched the season premiere of TeWo… which managed to include a HUGE fanfic trope that I have never seen done in canon before. Bravo, you silly show.

OMGsrsly

“Huge fanfic trope” = … Coffee shop AU? Yeah, I’m hopeful. Probably isn’t gonna happen tho.

oddree

Coffee shop AU! I’d like to see that too. And it actually is WAY more realistic than the one they did… which was SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS that they took a main character and deaged him. Like, kept everyone else the same and just made him a 15 year old with no memory of what had happened since. I was trying to remember if I’d seen that in canon before, and I can’t think of a case. It’s kind of hilarious. And a good way of getting around an unavailable actor, which I’m assuming is why.

OMGsrsly

A main character. I’m gonna assume it wasn’t any of the 16 year olds. ;) Yeah, waking up in a coffee shop AU sounds like it would be way more fun.

OMGsrsly

Possibly a little happier, too!

oddree

Hey, they’re 17 now! Ha. Yeah I’m hoping it’s all AUs and fandom tropes from here on out. This character will wake up a deaged pregnant genderswapped wolf with partial ownership of a coffee shop and secretly tattooed with her true love’s name. The end.

OMGsrsly

YES. Awesome.

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The last of Perfect Carlos. Not a bad chocolate tea, but I’m not crazy about chocolate tea.

I’m 77% of the way through Dune and I really want to finish it today. But I’m at work, boo!

Cavocorax

DUNE! First time? OR a reread?

oddree

First time!! I know. It’s kind of amazing. And Shmiracles sent me all the sequels, so I may keep going. Have you an uber fan???

OMGsrsly

Oh, Dune! I totally need to re-read those. I think I got through the 5th book and then my mom was reading the next one and she kept taking it to work with her or hiding it in her room. :)

Cavocorax

I really REALLY like the first book, but I’ve never managed to keep on with the entire series – I falter around the 3rd or 4th? Maybe I should just jump to some of the newer books set in the same universe!

oddree

I LOVE YOU GUYS

oddree

Gah! I have to stop hearting things on steepster, it always deletes half my post. Anyway, I was feeling lonely at work and thought maybe you guys had read Dune, and there you go ! I know how book series go (read all the Hitchhiker Guides but didn’t need to, still haven’t read Harry Potter) and I didn’t even know about the newer prequels/sequels. I’ve been told the Dune series is pretty good, if not quite as good as the first. Anyway, I wish I could read things like this with my mom – that’s adorable. But I think sand worms sound cute, too, so my cuteness button is on overload.

OMGsrsly

The whole family was fighting over the books at one point. :) Dad was nice and left his (my brother was able to read ahead because of this), but mom foiled my plans.

oddree

Your family is the cutest. Though Dune is about a family and there’s something for everyone, so I understand the pull. In comparison, my parents used to get mad at me for reading too much when I was younger and not paying enough attention to them or not watching TV. Parent fail fail fail.

OMGsrsly

We go camping and at the end of the day we sit around the campfire or on the beach with our headlamps… reading. We are such an unsociable family. :) But it’s awesome. That really sucks you weren’t encouraged to read as much as you could.

oddree

Gaaahhhhh I take it back, your family is PERFECT, haha. Awesome.

OMGsrsly

LOL We’re something, all right. :D

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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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Ooh malty black tea, yum! I made the hong kong milk tea recipe from David’s Tea site – 1/6 C. of sweetened condensed milk, 2 perfect teaspoons & 1 L. hot water for the tea part, mix together and add ice. It’s pretty yummy and strong and I can feel my teeth rotting out of my skull already, but it’s worth it for summer sweet tea drinks that taste like Thai iced coffee. I drank 2 yesterday and I’m only drinking 1 today because my sleep is all over the place lately. Hey, Monday…

So, this author (I adore) has started writing kinky Hannigram fics and they are really perfect. One is about Darjeeling 2nd flush, but I will warn you, you will never look at Darjeeling 2nd flush the same way again lol (warning is warning):
http://archiveofourown.org/users/berlynn_wohl/pseuds/berlynn_wohl/works?fandom_id=801274

Oh, Will…

Cavocorax

Hahaha. You posted it!

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