730 Tasting Notes

Eve sent me this in our recent swap and i had a giant cup last night as i watched 2 Teen Wolf episodes.

i would have never expected that i would like this tea as much as i do!! i usually kinda avoid vanilla by itself cuz it’s a bit fakey sometimes. but i didn’t mind this at all. not at all. it’s a mellow mild vanilla. and the tea is still warm cozy tea. it’s just real nice. reeeeal nice.

i am reminded yet again that i should just kinda stay away from rooibos and super herbal blends and just keep my caffeine free options simple. ginger, mint, decafs, and buckwheat, etc.
i’m glad Eve had some to give me. it was a great reminder.

Courtney

I’m the same with vanilla. I want to find the perfect vanilla black, but I don’t want to suffer through fake vanilla blacks haha!

Sil

might want to read angrboda’s tasting notes on her hunt for the perfect vanilla tea :)

Courtney

Thanks Sil!

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“This drink… I like it!”
“I know, it’s great right?”
ANOTHER!”

“It was delicious! I want another!”
“You could have just said so!”
“I just did!”

against my better judgement i just brewed 24oz of this.
i think i will avoid ppl for the next few hours so i can sidestep the possibility of literally tackling someone with enthusiasm.
so much mate. so so very much mate.

Shelley_Lorraine

I imagine that you would likely tackle people with or without caffeine. .don’t know where I get this image of you from ;)

Kittenna

Hahahahaha, that ^^.

Shmiracles

ALL the EXCLAMATION points!!!!!
if only you knew me when…
when i used to do cartwheels in all the wrong places.
if alien gods were real, i would ask them nicely if they could take me back to my Amazon days.

Starfevre

Ah Thor, how I love you so.

jump62359

I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who read it in Thor and Darcy’s voices ahha

Shelley_Lorraine

yes, Schmiracles, it could be the exclamation points, or maybe the random use of ALL CAPS, or possible just your username, lol. It’s a good thing I am here to keep this forum balanced. I am the grumpy cat half of your excessive enthusiasm. and btw, if you read my note that referred to webkinz, and even if you didn’t, some of you may be interested to know that there will be a grumpy cat Webkinz plush released on valentines day (such an appropriate day, no?) haha.

Sami Kelsh

Heehee, that’s a dangerous amount of Thor, yo.

Cavocorax

Shelley – that’s pretty awesome. I love Grumpy Cat. Well, as much as Grumpy Cat allows.

And yesssss, where would we be without Shmiracles’ crazy enthusiasm!

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okay so if you don’t wanna ever have to consider or think about fictional characters having gay love moments then scroll away now!!!
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because i read a story once in which Greg knew Sherlock when he was young and in college and kinda a mess with drugs. and Greg saved him from lots of law problems. Sherlock’s brilliance being obvious and even more blinding when compounded with youth. and Sherlock being anti-social and friendless even more alienating when compounded with youth. and in this story young Sherlock seduced the pained and haunted detective. making them kinda forever grateful and changed and connected through a familiar understanding of i knew you then when things were so ugly and we were islands.
we were islands.
and that is my Lestrade.

the new series has him with a strained warmth that more vintage versions of Sherlock Holmes don’t quite embody.
and i love modern Lestrade so so much.
also this tea does smell kinda like the idea of his well used car/leather shoes/stubbled face/old coffee cups.

it’s the rare and strained warmth of a sensitive BAMF.

jump62359

Duuude. Lestrade though. He was the first of the fandom blends that I bought and I kinda died when I finished the last of him last year!

Hello.Kiki

I’d have to agree with you. BBC Sherlock’s Lestrade is my favorite incarnation of the character.

Cavocorax

Oooooh, that’s an interesting match! I’m so used to thinking of Lestrade with that OTHER Holmes, (and boy, have I grown to like him too…)

Cavocorax

Also, you should start ALL your tsating notes witih warnings like that so I know which ones I need to hurry and scroll down to the best parts for!

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come on Wizard! work your magic!
i have lots to do today!
wave your staff!
look angry!
swish your beard!
fire and brimstone!
make it happen!

Starfevre

I do love your fandom blend notes.

Cavocorax

Right! I wish I could like them more than once!

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Here to fore be known as “Grumpy Wizard”.

step 1.) avoid cleaning your room for 2 months
step 2.) tell yourself all day that you’re going to clean your room as soon as you get home form work
step 3.) brew a big cup of gandalf and organize your fic until 2am instead
(a large part of that time was taken up searching for one specific story that i just read maybe a week ago but i’m convinced now that i must have made it entirely up because it is NOWHERE to be found! wtf!)

pretty nice tea for the evening cuz it’s mellow.
but this wizard’s magic was totally no help with the chores.
thanks thanks thanks jump62359 for the opportunity to try the original Gandalf.

my cat tried to drink out of the cup, but don’t worry i punched her. (*no i didn’t. chillout peeple i wouldn’t really punch a cat)

oddree

UGH I hate when that happens! The wandering/missing/did it ever really exist??? fic.

Cavocorax

Was it a dream? I don’t even know what that fic was but the fact that you spent so much time searching for it has convinced me that it must be on the top of the rec list and why haven’t I read it yet? /flails/

Starfevre

I have spent weeks before looking for that one story with that one line I like so much but can’t remember perfectly. Weeks. So I understand.

Shmiracles

funny enough i found a tumblr the other day that was ONLY ppl describing random fic plots and the moderators would help them find the fic!
i thought it was hilarious.

anonymous said:
it’s a clint/phil story where they work together and then they sit on the couch at Shield and then Hawkeye shoots arrows pew pew and then they get drunk/trapped/lost/camping/etc and kiss goodnight… can you help me find it thanks!?

blog:
here it is, dragon!clint / merman!phil meet at a pub linklinklink enjoy!

(i’m joking. it was actually a helpful blog. and accurate! they are achieving the impossible! dreams can come true.)

Shmiracles

oh, but it was only clint & phil plots. and the fic i lost had neither dude in it.

Cavocorax

That’s an amazing public service.
Also, I think I need to start tagging my fic with !‘s (Demon!Dean, Child!Sherlock etc). I will never be done tagging. I should probably stop so I can just read more fic but my brain won’t allow it.

oddree

They have a journal on Livejournal that was just for fic finding. Usually one sentence was enough for someone to recognize it – kind of hilarious.

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OMG DUDES Cara’s hobbity-type-beings-but-not-hobbits-especially-not-hobbits-from-that-book teas are back and they are ALL wearing sunglasses!
they are incognito!! cuz they aren’t Hobbits or Dwarves shhh.
also they have black censoring tape to take care of some editing. and the names of the teas have changed into ridiculous & simple caricatures. and the whole thing is just a little bit angsty and a ton playful and super great.
amazeballs. awesomesauce. boomerangs.
i completely love it so much i wanna puke.

i drank this tea. it’s chamomile and a little hibiscus. so i just brewed it and drank it and that was that.
sorry Molly, idk why everyone insists on portraying you as so kinda flat & dull. (but then again this tea was created during season 1 i think so it makes more sense with that in mind at least.)

OMGsrsly

Oh, that’s awesome! I’ll have to talk some locals into a fandom order. :)

OMGsrsly

TEA FOR TRAVELLERS! :D So awesome.

Sami Kelsh

OH SWEET LORD, THE TOTALLY-NOTHING-TO-DO-WITH-THE-HOBBIT TEAS WITH THE SERIAL NUMBERS FILED OFF, THAT’S HILARIOUS.

I wonder how a series 3 Molly tea would differ from series 1 Molly. There would definitely need to be a shift in flavour profile.

moraiwe

Aaaaand I foresee another order in my almost immediate future!

OMGsrsly

Broken dreams and bitter disappointment, I think, Isaila. Could you imagine that dramatic action hero Sherlock actually meaning it? I can’t! But then, I’m a little cynical. :)

Tea Sipper

Yeah this blend was before all the kissing & slapping. :D

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it’s great how Eva actually read my mind and that i was curious about this tea when she mailed me our swap!

i think i’m gonna have to order a little sample pouch of this. i always love a black dessert tea from della. but i don’t think i had enough leaf to really immerse myself in the flavor the way i usually like to. at least not the way that i drink tea hahaha. BUT i still have the satisfaction of checking this tea off the list!!
i know there are a handful of you who know what i’m talkin about…. :)
bloop.

Sil

…can i just send you my package?

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Waiting for the bus in the rain, in the rain, Wait-waiting for the bus in the rain. Waiting for the bus in the rain, in the rain, Wait-waiting for the bus in the rain….

i’m listening to my first Nightvale episode ever. well, actually now i’ve moved onto my 2nd episode. but you know.

i guess i started out a bit more confused with the whole podcast than i thought i would be? not that i was really trying to make sense of it, not at all, but more like i’m not sure i speak their creative language yet.
guise don’t jump on me okay i’m just along for the ride :)
the ride on the bus.
that i’m waiting for.

i picked this tea because it was the first thing he said that was a tea i have here.
a vanilla forward scented blend, with vanilla creme and a kind of warm oily note from the sesame.
this MIGHT be one of the FIRST blends i’ve had that i REALLY get each of the teas in the taste. all the teas are present and accounted for.

i’m gonna try to listen to 1 or 2 episodes a day while i do numbery stuff at work.
welcome to nightvale shmiracles!

Tweet.

Sami Kelsh

Ok that’s it, I NEED TO BE LISTENING TO THIS PODCAST.

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got some swap boxes in the mail friday evening!
thanks to moraiwe for this decadent pumpkin elixir! it is probably the most buttery and natural pumpkin scented tea i’ve had yet. and it really does feel like i’m sitting next to the oven.
it has an illusive quality to it. and it’s so truthful in it’s flavor that i don’t think i can really define this cup. like it’s so front & center and close that i can’t even see it.
i’m not sure if this sounds as flattering as i’m intending it to, but seriously, if you’ve had this tea you probably already know what i’m talking about.
tasting is believing.
at the end of this cup i added just a touch of agave and cream to see what that was like, but really, i recommend this tea plain. it’s got secrets in there that won’t be revealed with additives.
and holy crap does moraiwe have good taste knowing that this is a perfect contrasting & notable tea to add as a mystery swap bonus. whew!

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wow does THIS blend suit the character perfectly!

earthy gunpowder mixed with creme and aniseed.
like an old leather jacket.
it has an edge. and a mystery is just built into the uniqueness of the blend that will probably get me drinking it more often than i would have ever expected.

OMGsrsly

Ooo. This one is going on my list. :D

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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.

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