734 Tasting Notes

we were drudging through historic Williamsburg. my sister and i had run out of things to say to my dad and his wife a few hours ago. we all had a beer to ease the tension. then my sis and i spotted this place! tired of looking at old buildings? go shopping for tea! the tea wasn’t super top notch or anything, but we could purchase small bags of a nice variety and it was super fun to smell all the tea.

this was a sweet little treat tea. thanks oddree for sharing as ALWAYS!

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i have been drinking tea for days and not commenting or making notes.

old dear roommates visited from out of town and they got so excited when they smelled all of my teas!

i haven’t visited facebook for over a week, but within 2 min of clicking my friend notifications i registered for this http://www.7summitsrace.com
dangit.
DANGIT!
(i’m a race addict)

CrowKettle

Good luck! That looks crazy intense :)

Shmiracles

translation!
Good Luck crazy! That looks like a stupid idea!
HAHAHAHAH i have no idea what i was thinking
(aka if it involves too much swimming i’m bailing)

Shmiracles

translation,
i wasn’t thinking.
i was a little drunk when i clicked ‘register’

CrowKettle

Ha! I did a similar thing on a smaller scale when my young unathletic self impulsively signed up for the Vancouver Sun Run (only 6.2 miles). This is much more insane (and fun looking) though! It looks like you can skip the swimming obstacles at least?

CrowKettle

Are you doing it with a team?

Shmiracles

I actually only pre-registered, cuz the Virginia race doesn’t exist yet. but I did register because a few friends did too. so there might be a team involved.
My thing is marathons and 50ks, and my thing is decidedly NOT upper body strength and swimming. Whomp whomp.

CHAroma

Tried looking but stupid work computer blocked the site. :( Good luck though!!

Shmiracles

i hope to do the vancouver marathon or the dirty duo 50k there one of these years soon.

they haven’t even scheduled the race yet, so hopefully i’ll have enough time to train and not completely die out there.

the tea will save me!! hah

CrowKettle

Ah, I’m speechless! I’d swim lakes and lakes before I’d manage to finish 50k. Lots of respect from this direction :)

I’d never be able to do the 7summit but it looks amazing and I can’t wait to hear about how it goes if you do it!

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slightly toasty and smokey. just slightly though.
i bet my sister would appreciate this tea more than i do.
she’s a breakfast tea kind of gal.

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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
734 tasting notes

seriously this tea smells amazing.
(i’ll write more later gotta run)

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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25/12/2012 gonna go see 3 movies today!

26/03/2013
popcorn balls. it smells like popcorn balls. and the scent is strong, because i had the teabag ready and just sitting here for most of the morning and even though i was drinking two other delicious teas THIS in the scent i most noticed over and over again.
once brewed, most of this tea is in the nose. over and over i smell the tea more than i taste it. though as it cools it tends to get an interesting buttery kind of flare or texture?
i don’t know about you but this tea has very little actual tea leaves in it. it’s mostly a fruit tea with a sprinkling of green tea added. which is nice when you wanna mellow out a bit. so i will try to keep that in mind. this tea is not just for the movies!
salty maple and buttery apple. nom nom nom. i should think of it more like a baked desert tea. i guess i’ve started to realize how much i like apple teas. cuz i seem to have a lot of them. and also i eat the real thing everyday.

CHAroma

Which three?

Shmiracles

oh umm, LesMis – Wreckit Ralph – Lincolin
still hope to see Django Unchained soon soon

CHAroma

I just saw Django! If you like Tarantino, you’ll love this one. How was Les Mis and Lincoln? I haven’t heard anything about either, which was rather unexpected.

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i don’t know what i’m doing. i made 3 pots of tea today and i let them all get cold before i could finish them.
we are painting the living room ‘honey cream’ and ‘cherry red’ with a ‘chocolate’ colored trim. i was too busy to drink them properly. i should have used my timolino.

i read in bed and then painted for almost 10 hours straight.
then suddenly i felt very sad. (probably due to exhaustion)

is it possible to own a tea for every mood?
like music?
or poetry?

what am i searching for when i continue to buy more tea. and organize it. and taste it. and smell it. and buy the cups. and saucers. and teapots. to hold. and feel. and admire. in colors. and sizes. and textures and weights.
(i have more teas than i can possibly drink in a year, and i still search for more)

Bonnie

Don’t feel bad, why do you think we’re all here on Steepster?! We all have the same addiction!

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i am shocked that i’ve tried this one so many times and never got around to commenting on it.

it has Orange Peel in it for heavens sake! AND ginger!! and it’s a oolong puerh blend! things i love love!

in fact i’m also surprised i didn’t choose to buy 50g of this one. (i guess i figured that Detox and North African Mint were similar enough. ?) but either way, i’m glad to have the samples i do.
the orange is brisk. the ginger is peppy but not too strong. the oolong is smooth and peeks out from under the looming puerh cloud. the puerh-ness is faint and not overpowering. but i’m also very glad it’s there, since i like it’s earthy darkness.

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the most memorable review of this tea goes to CrowKettle.
you should do yourself the favor
http://steepster.com/CrowKettle/posts/145604

CrowKettle

I’m touched (and very red) that you would say that!

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had a free drink on my starbucks card and it’s gonna expire in a couple days so i had to use it.

large soy chai latte with 2 shots of espresso added.

if you have never added espresso, do yourself the favor! quick before the world ends!

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30/01/2013
I’m Sherlock Holmes, the world’s only consulting detective.
I’m not going to go into detail about how I do what I do because chances are you wouldn’t understand. If you’ve got a problem that you want me to solve, then contact me. Interesting cases only please.
This is what I do:
1. I observe everything.
2. From what I observe, I deduce everything.
3. When I’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how mad it might seem, must be the truth.

20/12/2012
i brewed this in my timolino to take to the movies.
we were gonna see Lincolin and i felt like the Lapsang was properly oldtimey and candlelight toned to match.
but at the last minute we changed our mind and saw The Hobbit!!
and i’m so glad i did!
honestly had i known, i probably would have brewed my Watson tea for Martin Freeman of course.
or maybe i would have chosen Love Tea #7 for Bilbo’s endlessly endearing honesty.
but in the end, the assam gently softens the lapsang in this deeply grounding tea, and the earthiness of this blend always tastes like home to me.
i had a great evening.

03/12/2012
omg.
this tea is exactly like it’s described. exotic and mysterious and i’m not even exaggerating.

it smells and tastes like thoughts and sensations. like the air pressure dropping in the weather. or your legs hitting a pocket of cold current while swimming in a warm ocean.

this is a tea for when i am in a serious mood. which is often.
this tea is goth.

Shmiracles

(umm, and who’s seen bbc robin hood? hello richard hi there.)

Em

:) Love BBC Robin Hood & Mr. Armitage. Have you seen the show MI-5? He’s beautiful in that.

Shmiracles

wha what?!
all 10 seasons of MI-5 are on netflix? and huh? Rupert Penry-Jones is in it too?!?!

i spent ALL of xmas last year watching ALL of robin hood. nonstop. no exaggeration.
apparently i will be spending ALL of this xmas watching MI-5!! hah!
Em! thanks for ruining my productivity,…i MEAN ….. thanks for the exciting and timely nudge towards HOURS of FUN! yay

Em

:) I hope you like it. Also has Matthew Macfadyen of Mr. Darcy fame and Max Brown who is on the new show Beauty and the Beast. All of the actors play in different seasons, but it’s worth watching all the seasons. In fact, this discussion has inspired me to watch season 7 where Richard’s character is introduced :) Keep me posted on what you think of the show!

Shmiracles

Macfadyen! I liked him as Darcy but I LOVED him in Any Human Heart. (a pbs/bbc creation) Something about it was like watching a poem. an actual poem.

I guarantee that I will watch MI-5. fo sho.

Em

:) I’ve not watched Any Human Heart, but now I’m going to have to check it out. I just played around on Adagio and made some Robin Hood blends. That’s what you do when you don’t feel like going to sleep :)

Shmiracles

OMG!!!! your guy of gisborne tea is so awesome! haha i’m gonna buy some, eventually. probably.
oh sigh, robin of locksley.
i have too much tea!!!!!!!!
also i wanna re-watch all of robin hood immediately.
also i want to drink robin & guy tea! (and i’ll add single rose from another tea, so lady marian can join in too) it’s a threesome, …er…a….i mean teasome.

(steepsters, thank you in advance for letting me dork out as much as i embarrasingly want and not immediately unfollowing me. like seriously.)

Em

I love your “dork out”! I should make a Lady Marian tea too. It was getting late and I decided to go to bed :)

Shmiracles

bed shmed!!!
haha kidding
i mean, i drink tea so i don’t have to sleep. right?
??

…i stayed up till like 2am watching the two recent episodes of Elementary.

Em

That’s a good reason to stay up until 2!

Shmiracles

a week later…
i have not watched MI-5 yet
i have ordered the guy and robin teas

Em

Bummer about MI-5, but I feel honored at your ordering of the teas :) I still haven’t, but I think I will with the Christmas money I have!

Shmiracles

Em! the Guy of Gisborn tea smells amazing!!!

Em

AWESOME!! I plan to buy some when I get a little cash. Looking forward to your reviews :)

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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.
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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)
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