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364 Tasting Notes

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Thursday Feb. 24, 2011
3rd Steep of the Day.
My Wife Suprised me with a Pot Of Tevana’s YouthBerry
Great After Dinner Drink Bold Citrus Flavor.
This Pot Had some Strong GrapeFruit Presence in it.
Although its not an ingredent in this Blend.
Great Sippin Pot.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
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Here’s to spouses that support the tea habit1

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99
drank Blackcurrant Breeze by Twinings
364 tasting notes

Thursday Feb. 24, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Twinings BlackCurrant Breeze.
Great Bold Black Tea.
With Strong BlackCurrant Flavor.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Earl Grey Spoon Tea by Sympatea
364 tasting notes

Thursday Feb. 24, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Back To My Work Steep
This is gonna Sound Boring,
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

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

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Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day.
Went with The Cherry Vanilla Kalahari.
Good Bold Rooibos With a Strong Cherry Flavor.
Vanilla Seemed Laid Back on this Steeping But will
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

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99
drank Earl Grey Spoon Tea by Sympatea
364 tasting notes

Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Back To My Work Steep
This is gonna Sound Boring,
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

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011
1st Steep of the Day.
Snow Cancelled Work Today So Went for the GOLD.
My Wife Steeped a Pot Of Caranda’s Ashanti Gold
This was a Super Treat, Great Black Tea Flavor.
With 23 Carat Edible Gold Leaf Added.
Makes me want to sift “or Pan” for Gold.
The Liquor Tasted as if the GOLD Was Infused.
Great Bold Tasting Tea.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Raspberry Royale by Bigelow
364 tasting notes

Monday Feb. 21, 2011
4th Steep of the Day
Finished Off the Day with a TALL MUG OF Raspberry
This Biggie Raspberry Royale Is Great in My Tall Haeger Mug.
Good Black Tea Base with a Strong Raspberry Flavor.
This is a Good Tea for a Deep “tall” Steep. so I’ll
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Monday Feb. 21, 2011
2nd and 3rd Steep of the Day
Made 2 Pots Of the Back Porch.
This is a Great Black tea Blend.
The Dry Tea has a Rich Strong Berry Smell
The Steep at 3 min. with Boiling Water.
Loses some of the Smell But its in the Liquor.
Great Golden Brown Color and Bold Black Flavor.
That is enhanced with the Fruit Flavor.
Strong enough for a 2nd Steep thats just as Good.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Earl Grey Spoon Tea by Sympatea
364 tasting notes

Monday Feb. 21, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Back To My Work Steep
This is gonna Sound Boring,
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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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Bio

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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