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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
2062 tasting notes

I don’t know about you guys but in my cupboard, I have a sipdown envelope – an envelope in which any tea that has one cup worth left of leaf is stored. That means on Sipdown Saturday, or at times when I simply want to decrease my number, I can raid that envelope and get through a tea quickly. On Saturdays, once I get through the teas in the envelope, or if I simply don’t want something in the envelope, I work on drinking up swap teas. However, there were no caffeine free options in either my sipdown envelope or my swaps so I am working on getting through some older teas such as this.

Usually I wait for the water to cool but I got impatient so I decided to experiment and steeped this in 95C water for 1.5 minutes. The result? A tea that is a little bit base and a little bit vanilla. The flavor is more subtle than it has been in other cups but it stays on the tongue even after the sip ends which is quite pleasant. All in all, a tasty cuppa.

In completely unrelated news, I started watching Prison Break. Has anyone seen it? I am guessing the answer is probably yes as it is relatively old now. I am just a couple episodes in and it is interesting enough but I am debating about maybe watching Teen Wolf instead. I have heard good things about both however my friends are obsessed with the latter which is why I am thinking about giving it a try but it is not on Netflix which means having to download every episode and that is a pain. Prison Break, on the other hand, is on Netflix. Any thoughts on one show or the other? Or any other suggestions of interesting series to watch?

Sil

Prison break was interesting, though in ever did finish it, if that speaks for it lol

OMGsrsly

Teen Wolf = a terribly ridiculous show, that has quite a few problems. I will recommend the first season, but even that… I watched it for the shirtlessness. :)

Roswell Strange

Loved Prison Break! Although the last season was disappointing. But you need to at least get to season two because that’s when they introduce Mahone! And Mahone is the best character. He’s played by William Fitchner who I have major hots for, despite the fact he’s in his 50s…

VariaTEA

Sil – There are many shows I watched a few seasons of and then just stopped watching.

OMGsrsly – I figured it is probably ridiculous which is why I wasn’t interested to begin with but they keep excitedly talking about it and that piqued my interest. The shirtlessness is another point in its favor :P

Roswell – I will continue to watch for as long as it captures my interest. I will let you know if I make it to season 2.

Marzipan

I watched all of Prison Break and liked it, especially at the beginning.

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Sil

Prison break was interesting, though in ever did finish it, if that speaks for it lol

OMGsrsly

Teen Wolf = a terribly ridiculous show, that has quite a few problems. I will recommend the first season, but even that… I watched it for the shirtlessness. :)

Roswell Strange

Loved Prison Break! Although the last season was disappointing. But you need to at least get to season two because that’s when they introduce Mahone! And Mahone is the best character. He’s played by William Fitchner who I have major hots for, despite the fact he’s in his 50s…

VariaTEA

Sil – There are many shows I watched a few seasons of and then just stopped watching.

OMGsrsly – I figured it is probably ridiculous which is why I wasn’t interested to begin with but they keep excitedly talking about it and that piqued my interest. The shirtlessness is another point in its favor :P

Roswell – I will continue to watch for as long as it captures my interest. I will let you know if I make it to season 2.

Marzipan

I watched all of Prison Break and liked it, especially at the beginning.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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