739 Tasting Notes

i have one big second steep of this tea left. it’s sitting at home smack dab in the middle of the counter. waiting for me.
i had it for pre-breakfast tea today too.
i love the blend. milder than some other breakfast teas but very appropriate. somehow it tastes kinda timeless. or it makes me think of timelessness? like how things can sometimes feel connected even if they are miles or years or worlds away?
i’d say that’s the sign of a good cup, wouldn’t you?
thanks for the existential crisis Sil!

CHAroma

Nice. :)

Sil

hahaha you’re too funny.

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hey hey hey i enjoyed this!
i mean, maybe i wished it was a little mintier, sure.
but i also with i was real life friends with watson & holmes.
it has a nice mild kinda warm and minty flavor. and i wasn’t super rooibosed out by it.
thank you whatshesaid for giving me more than one tea bag so this easygoing cup can endure!

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well i told myself i wasn’t going to let my tasting notes get away from me. but it’s gone and happened again anyways.
i sure can drink a lot faster than i can write about them.
i was SO LAZY yesterday! and i vowed to taper my caffeine off earlier in the day than i usually do, so from my little caffeine-free pile came this tea!
already in a tea bag easy peasy.
nothing to write home about, but not an annoying tea by any means.
i just let the tea bag be lazy right along with me.
thank you whatshesaid!!

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i’m watching teen wolf. the entire season in one day basically. watching that much tv in one day is something akin to eating nothing but cake for a day. but i watched it in a half ass way at least, and fondled my teas the rest of the day. multitasking!

also

i should probably buy some more decaf blacks cuz this is a nice option. bye bye rooibos. whatevs.

Shelley_Lorraine

I got an unopened adagio sample bag of decaf ceylon from TastyBrew that I can send your way. I don’t do decaf (tea or coffee).

Hesper June

Doesn’t it feel truly indulgent and naughty to do something like that once in awhile?
At least a couple times a year, Hubby and I will snuggle down and watch a tv series in day.
I think it goes back to our parents saying “No! you can’t watch tv all day”

Shmiracles

sure i’ll take it Shelley! and if there is something in my cupboard you want more of don’t hesitate to ask!

Shmiracles

Hesper yes. definitely indulgent and rebellious hah. (i just wish the show was better. i’m not gonna do season 2 no way)(i’ll find something else for next time)(probably Merlin)

Hesper June

Oh! We enjoy Merlin very much in this house:)

Shelley_Lorraine

@Shmiracles You already know that Merlin is my current series of choice :) I just got my parents started watching it too. I’ll send that decaf Ceylon to you soon as I can. Don’t worry about swapping for it. But you better be ready when I am finally ready for more serious swapping in a few weeks ;)

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oh no. now that i have tasted matcha lattes … i can’t ever un-taste them. their deliciousness will forever haunt me!
an overcast day and lots of lounging around and doing lazy chores at home.
i’ve been feeling particularly lost these days. (i thought it was the cold weather that was inducing a certain melancholy but i guess not) a cup like this is the comfort a soft soul needs. it’s such an amazing treat!
omg how will i ever choose which flavors to buy?
thank you thank you thank you whatshesaid.


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05-19-2013
this is one of those teas that i wanted to try it as soon as i saw it.
this oolong is so comforting! and the flavors are mild yet effective.
both steeps were good too!
glad i have a little more. i may even add a little touch of brown sugar crystals like they recommend.
thank to Sil for this wonderfully balanced tea!

06-24-2013
today i am drinking this with animal crackers.
i dunk them in it yes i do.

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brewed in my small glass gong fu, so pretty. half of the leaves slowly float to the bottom. expanding slightly and turning fresh. the tea is a bright greenish yellow. i even brewed a second steep and it was only slightly less green tasting than the first. very very nice. i have another cups worth and i might even just go and brew it right now. thank you very much for this tasty cup Shelley_Lorraine!

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drank this at Star Trek Into Darkness. also drank Reichenbach Recovery.
Benedict owned the movie.
and i’m pretty sure i love the tea.

CHAroma

Ohhh, that movie was sooooo good!!!!

Rie

The movie was incredible. Also hilarious that they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to outfit Benedict in more black, trench-coaty things.,,

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della terra chocolate tea. pretty much i love them all. i had this and then a lapsang after, and the chocolate scent was still in my head and nose. the della terra chocolate tones linger with me. it’s a specific kind of moment from my youth kind of sense memory thing. hard to explain.

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yesterday i battled my social anxiety to throw my boyfriend an awesome birthday party. i’d say it was a success.
but today i’m sullen and irritable.
so when this tea arrived in the mail i felt almost weepy with excitement!
i created and ordered this blend on the adagio website on thursday while i was at work.
this tea did not turn out very good, but it was my first tea blend attempt.
not enough lapsang. not enough vanilla. i guess they are kinda two flavors that don’t exactly make sense so they kinda end up canceling each other out.
i’m gonna try again i think. or maybe buy one of those sampler mixer sets? idk. i’ve started this goal and i tend to get a bit obsesses in situations like these.

Terri HarpLady

too much sugar probably…;)

Tea Sipper

It sounds interesting in theory anyway! Plus, it’s Sherlock. :D

Shmiracles

hey Tea Sipper, i’m gonna continue to mess with the blend a bit. maybe it needs a slight fruity tartness to make the vanilla more bright? give it more definition. anyways, i ordered some adagio samples of more lapsang, and vanillas like green and rooibos, and a tart apple blend. if it’s just for me i figure i can really just do whatever i want :)
it’s definitely already turned into a nice learning experience!
and yes, it’s Sherlock!! and i have to pass the time until the next season SOMEWAY.

Cavocorax

Ooh. I’ll keep an eye out to see if you get this one figured out.

Shmiracles

oh hah i’m sure i’ll post on the “Steepster’s Ultimate Fan Fic Thread!” with enthusiasm when i do ;)

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