737 Tasting Notes

this is a rooibos i can actually get behind. nice job.

in other news here is a boring picture of an exciting thing.
http://instagram.com/p/Z6_2wQoc5g/
tasted swap teas on the left, swap teas yet to taste on the right.
do work son!

Fjellrev

Someone’s got work to do!

Shmiracles

aaand more teas arrived today. so many to drink so little time!
yay boo yay

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i think i may be very out of it due to only getting about 3 hours sleep. and i think i may have steeped this tea in not-hot-enough water. and i think i may have slipped into a worm hole because i’m certain this past hour has only lasted 20 min.
forgive me moraiwe but i’m gonna have to review this properly one i become my self again. thanks for the lovely sample!


(posted last night at maybe 2am…)
i’m gonna drink this tea tomorrow.
but i’m up late and full of wine and wanna talk to my steepsters.
so.
this episode of Merlin is good. the second season has much better acting/writing/development. like MUCH BETTER. i’ve cheered at least 5 times during this episode. (yes i’m a cheerer.) (you expected nothing less i’m sure.) plus Gilbet from Being Human is in it. i loved that guy!!
also, did you know how many people are in the Captain America movie? i mean, Thorin (Richard Armitage), and Matrix guy/Star Trek baddie (Hugo Weaving), and even Clara (the impossible girl) from Doctor Who. i only watched the first half of the movie again because, well, i MAY have read some Avengers slash. and i MAY have needed to see the Cap meet papa Stark. maybe.
also, bonus! …my phone texting turns Armitage into ‘armpit age’. which made me laugh so hard i almost shot wine out of my nose.
ya ouch!

apparently this week i hate sleeping and fandom will carry me through.

Starfevre

Yay Avengers slash fiction!

Shmiracles

i HAD to watch it because i’ve only read 3 Tony/Steve stories so far but i swear they ALL had Tony time traveling in some way shape or form. and they all involve his father or uncle in some way. and seriously, fanfic made that movie WAY better. cuz i was NOT impressed when i saw it in the theater. jus sayin.

Starfevre

I’ve actually never seen the Captain America movie, but it’s on my list. I’ve been gravitating recently to hugging stories. Especially stories with Hulk hugging. I don’t quite know what this says about me.

Shmiracles

awww! Starfevre! i just read a story with Hulk in it and the writer did the cutest thing when the story went to the Hulk’s perspective, she talked like a 10 year old and it made my heart swell a little.

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drank Decaf Ceylon by Adagio Teas
737 tasting notes

thank you Shelley_Lorraine for sending me this decaf.

i drank it very peacefully, and with no excitement. and calmly read some Teen Wolf fic my sister recommended. and then we shared beans and toast and she drank the tea pot with me. very calmly and warming. because it’s DECAF. and i have enthusiasm for getting to try this nice adagio evening option, but no excitement for it. cuz it’s DECAF you see. decaf.
i will very likely try some of the other decafs adagio has to offer too.

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just smelling the dry leaf…i can tell i’m going to love this tea. i’m in the mood for this tea today. i need this tea today. and i only have the one cup so i’m gonna cherish every sip. (i will try a re-steep).
lightly citrusy and mushily creamy. so musical.

thank you whatshesaid!


i taught myself to play the misty mountain song from The Hobbit on my viola. i also learned the sherlock theme melody. and i am considering stenciling the 221b Baker street wallpaper design onto one of my bedroom walls.

i have been rather busy as of late. i want to give everyone’s adorable discussions and comments lots of attention, but i just can’t seem to dig out the time. sadly.

Cavocorax

Wow. I’m sorta jealous that you can teach yourself that sorta thing. I don’t think I’m musically inclined.

CHAroma

Ooooh! I learned the Rohan theme song on my violin ages ago. LOTR music is so beautiful. *Swoon.

whatshesaid

Aw man I thought I measured out a few ‘perfect spoonfuls’ of these?? :/

Shmiracles

oh oh you did! i made one ‘perfect cup’ worth! and now i’ll make a second steep one.
you mean the 1.5 teaspoons right? the david’s perfect spoon? i wasn’t complaining at all! it was great!! heaven know i don’t need more than one cup i have WAY too much at the moment. for serious. your tea delivery is great and still goin strong!

whatshesaid

Ohh good!! I was like ‘aw frig did I really somehow just send one spoon?!’
Whew. :)

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this tea. nicely played little tea. i brewed it up kind haphazardly and wasn’t trying too hard to choose a tea, i was like whatevs, and the second i tasted it i was all “hey! … i like this! yum!” gulp gulp gulp

it was gone in record time.
could have been the hours i spent in the sun i suppose? but yum!

so good Shelley_Lorraine. so good.


to bad this isn’t for sale! but hopefully eventually…
http://www.kolle-rebbe.de/arbeit/haelssen-lyon/der-teekalender/

“The Tea Calendar has been launched in a limited special edition. It is very expensive, handmade and not commercially available in this form. This first edition will be followed by a longer development phase in which the Tea Calendar is to be brought to market.”

eventually brought to market. i’ll be looking for it cuz i’m SO CURIOUS.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

That looks so cool. I hope it comes out!

Shelley_Lorraine

Die Beschreibung ist in deutscher Sprache, aber die Kalender ist Englisch :( I want a German calendar :)

CHAroma

I don’t know any German, but that looks freaking awesome! I wonder if the teas contaminate each other if they’re so close together like that though. I’d think they’d each need to be individually packaged and sealed. But very cool!

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went to Tea with my sister and her old and dear friend. it was lovely.
wonderful tea and wonderful company.
http://instagram.com/p/ZwBRCVIcxt/
http://instagram.com/p/ZwBYJmIcx1/

Terri HarpLady

That looks awesome!

CHAroma

Aww, what a lovely post!

Amariel

Love the pics!

Sil

Yay for tea time!

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i’m sure you tea pros probably wanna throttle me by now.
all i do is yammer on about fictional characters and whimsical moods and my cat’s pretty fur and i barely ever really talk about the tea. not like some of you can. AND THIS IS NO EXCEPTION. cuz i made the tea. i drank the tea. i liked the tea. but i’m really not getting much of the deep details from it. some people drink a tea and then they talk about it like it’s a 5 course meal in the rain by a fire! i feel a bit left out.
but i am a diligent student. and if i put in the time i’m sure it will pay off eventually. and if not that’s okay too. but incase it does pay off, i have more of this tea to drink! i’ll save it and try it again in a few months when i feel more susceptible and receptive.
until then, me and my tongue are gonna go pump some tea iron.

Courtney

Haha! Well said. I feel the same way, but hopefully all my tea drinking is helping in my learning of deciphering and finding tastes hidden in the depths of my tea.

Sil

hey i’m with you on that! my notes are vastly inadequate compared to some of the rockstars out here:)

Lala

Ha ha! I like your reviews. They are hilarious and informative. I know much more about Sherlock Holmes now!

Cavocorax

I’m with Lala. Sometimes I like notes about the tea itself, but I also like the other things and generally your notes are pretty entertaining. And sometimes I need that when I’m reading 50+ notes about tea. Because… I love it, but sometimes I like to read other things too.

TheTeaFairy

I love your reviews, you don’t have to «change»! As long as TEA inspires you to write, that’s what matters. That’s why I like this place so much, it doesn’t bind you to a specific style. I looove the diversity here, each and everyone of you bring a different «flavour». Need some serious and informative stuff to learn, but also silly and fun which makes life so much more interesting :-)

moraiwe

I fully second TheTeaFairy! As long as tea inspires you to write something, go for it! Your reviews are fun to read and I love the personality in them. So keep on keeping on :D

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drank Caramel Cream by PureAromaTea
737 tasting notes

thank you for moar teez whatshesaid!!
quite a light and airy caramely thing i have here. nice especially in the afternoon. warm and crisp at the same time. like hands on the new side of a pillow.
re-steeping will happen quite soon.

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thanks to whatshesaid for this cup!
i’m in search of the tea that will relieve me of my tea blahs.
this one isn’t it i don’t think. but it’s very soothing. very creme.
which is a really good start.
i love the scent. it’s strong and that means something.

The Persimmon Tree

Hey Shmiracles, thanks for your post. We have samples for all of our teas for only a buck $, so you don’t fully commit before you try, and all our sample packs carry free shipping :). I hope this helps you in relieving yourself from the “blahs”

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drank Catnip by Custom
737 tasting notes

i made House Party 3 some catnip tea. but despite what this pic looks like, she didn’t actually taste it. cats. sheesh.
http://instagram.com/p/Zrasqsoc8X/

Lala

Love your cup

Shadowfall

Lol. I’m not surprised she didn’t drink any. Cats are more interested in smelling stuff like that rather than tasting.

canadianadia

House Party 3 – Best cat name I’ve ever heard

CHAroma

LOL! Silly cats. Mr. Frodo did the same thing for a while. Kept sniffing it but not licking it. So I kept picking him up and putting him in front of the cup, and eventually he licked it. :P Then he liked it ’cause he kept licking it! LOL!

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THAT’S NUMBERWANG!

i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

some tea pictures!
http://instagram.com/shmiracles

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i only log each tea i taste once.

!!! SWAPPING !!!

ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.

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