364 Tasting Notes

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Tuesday Apr. 12, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Different DAY Same OL’ Rut,,,
Just Like the LAST WORK DAY,,,(see same rut)
Needed a Start Up Tea with a Orange Spice Flair.
Reached for the Raley’s and Steeped up a Jar.
This is a Good Black Tea with a Solid Orange Flavor.
The spice is just enough to Stay in the Background.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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100

Monday Apr. 11, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
On a CRAZY HOT (Maybe Record) Day here in PA.
Steeped a POT of Teavana WILD Youthberry Blend
This blend combines Youthberry white tea with Wild Orange Blossom
herbal tea for an explosion of flavor.
The 3 Cup Pot was a Great Start for a Great Evening.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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98

Monday Apr. 11, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Different DAY Same OL’ Rut,,,
Just Like the LAST WORK DAY,,,(see same rut)
Needed a Start Up Tea with a Orange Spice Flair.
Reached for the Raley’s and Steeped up a Jar.
This is a Good Black Tea with a Solid Orange Flavor.
The spice is just enough to Stay in the Background.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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99
drank Raspberry Earl by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day Apr. 10, 2011
1st Steep Of the Day
Took a Cup Of Zhena’s Raspberry Earl on the Road.
This Cup was To Good to Make the Whole Trip.
On a Nice Warm Spring Morning Drive to Church.
This Cup didn’t Last Long.
Good Earl Grey with a Bold Raspberry Accent.
I’ll Have to Make 2 Cups to Complete the Drive to Virginia.
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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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98

Saturday Apr. 9, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Early Afternoon Reading Tea.
Cherry Vanilla Red.
As I contiuned the Journey On the James River in Virgina.
I can almost see the Natives running though the Colony.
Running to Get a cup of African Red Tea…..
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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99
drank Blackcurrant Breeze by Twinings
364 tasting notes

Friday Apr. 8, 2011
3rd Steep of the Day
Went for Twinings BlackCurrant Breeze.
Good Bold Black Tea with a Strong Currant Flavor
The Fruit Smooths out the Tea till the End of the Cup.
Good Early Evening Tea.
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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100

Friday Apr. 8, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
My wife wanted some Yorkshire Gold but likes it LITE.
So she steeped a POT and ADDED a FRESH SLICE of LEMON.
Her SHORT 45 SECOND Steep with the added Lemon was Very Pleasant.
But I Like a Good BOLD Strong Steep.
So Going for the BLACK Currant NEXT
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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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98

Friday Apr. 8, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Different DAY Same OL’ Rut,,,
Just Like the LAST WORK DAY,,,(see same rut)
Needed a Start Up Tea with a Orange Spice Flair.
Reached for the Raley’s and Steeped up a Jar.
This is a Good Black Tea with a Solid Orange Flavor.
The spice is just enough to Stay in the Background.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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98

Thursday Apr. 7, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Did a Normal Single Cup Steep of this Herbal Tea
Not the Usual De-Coction Method.
A Standard 8 Min steep in 205’ Water.
The Milk Thistle is Smooth and the Tea is Herbie.
This is a Pleasant way to enjoy good Health.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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Long Time Tea Drinker,
Likes Flavored and Black Teas
Starting on Pu-er or Pu-erh Teas

Short time Steepster Poster.
Joined 11-5-2010
Great drinker interaction.
Good accurate tea information.
introducing new Brands and flavors

The Photo is My Favorite Yixing
(pronounced “ee” shing) Tea Pot
My Wife Got this for Me
from a 2nd Hand Thrift Shop
Brews Great Pot of Loose tea.
Especially Dr. Tea GingerBread Rooibos.

Check out this Audio Book. Great Listening
http://librivox.org/the-book-of-tea-by-okakura-kakuzo/
The Book of Tea Okakura Kakuzo

The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. – In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is noted to be accessibile to Western audiences because though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English; and would speak it all his life, becoming proficient at communicating his thoughts in the Western Mind. In his book he elucidates such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasises how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
(Summary from Wikipedia)

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