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364 Tasting Notes

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Thursday Apr. 7, 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 Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
364 tasting notes

Wednesday Apr. 6, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
And a SAD steep it is. (last Bag in Box)
I’m Gonna miss this tea till I Resupply.
Great Black Tea Base with a Strong Bold Blueberry Flavor.
Sorry I Can’t
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98

Wednesday Apr. 6, 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

Tuesday Apr. 5, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Back to Some Good Reading and Good Drinking
Reading the James River and Traveling with Captain John Smith
While Drinking Yorkshire BLACK tea From Taylors
I’ll Try to Find a Book on the YORK River in Virginia
To Make it a ROUND TRIP in the mean time I’ll
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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98

Tuesday Apr. 5, 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

Monday Apr. 4, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Different DAY SAME OL’ Rut But Different CUP
Just Like the LAST WORK DAY,,, Last Friday (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
drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lords Day Apr. 3, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Made a Cup Of Salada Red Green “as I Call it”
Great Road Cup on the Trip to VA. for Church.
I was Antioxidizing the on Whole Drive to Virginia.
What a Great way to Cover the Miles.
Keep on Steepin

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

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98
drank Sarsaparilla by Alvita
364 tasting notes

Friday Apr. 1, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day.
Got a New Alvita Sarsaparilla Today.
Steeped this Herb for 8 min. and it Makes Great Cup.
This Has the Flavor of the Old Sasparilla Sodas I Liked.
I’m Gonna Enjoy this Box of Tea.
Keep On Steepin

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

Spring makes me crave sassafrass tea—there’s a bottled concentrate called “Pappy’s” that’s fairly inexpensive and nice and quick to prepare.

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98

Friday Apr. 1, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
With Snow on the Ground and A Chill in the Air.
Needed a Start Up Tea with a Orange Spice Flair.
Reached for the Raley’s and Steeped up a Jar.
This should chase away the SNOW, and Chase it real Far.
This is a Good Black Tea with a Solid Orange Flavor.
The spice is just enough to Stay in the Background.
Snow is Gone so
Keep On Steepin

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

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99
drank Earl Grey Spoon Tea by Sympatea
364 tasting notes

Thursday Mar. 31, 2011
1st Steep of The Day
This is gonna Sound Boring, Just Like Last Workday.
Took this Spoon Simple Tea to Work today.
Easy to Prep and Easy to Drink.
Water just under Boil but let it Steep a Little Longer.
Great Day Startin Tea.
Keep on Steepin
Here Is the Daily “Boring” EARL GREY Tea Cup I Use At Work
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/Plum/Polar_Jar_Tea_Cup_1.JPG

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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