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364 Tasting Notes

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Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010
1st Steep of the Day,
After a Stormy, Rainy, Dreary, Day Yesterday
And this morning looking like a Re-run of that
Thought I would go with a Strong Storm Breaker
So its Metro’s Lighthouse for Me.
This Strengthens the Helm to Head into the Wind.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Bavarian Wild Berry by Lipton
364 tasting notes

Nov 16, 2010
Last Steep of the Day
Early Evening Fruity Unwind.
Good Black Tea, with a Strong Mixed Berry Flavor

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

Nov. 16, 2010
2nd Steep of the Day.
A After Lunch treat. Just the Right Topper After Lunch.
Black and Bold Fruit Flavor

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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98

Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010
Started this day with what is Becoming an OLD Morning Standby
Great Again as Usual

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
364 tasting notes

Monday Nov. 15, 2010
2nd Cup for the Day.
I Choose this after dinner Tea for its sweetness.
The Dry Leaves smell sweet enough to anticipate the taste
and the 3 min. Steep delivers the sweet odor to the Cup.
Very smooth Black Tea with a Strong Blue Berry Flavor.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Earl Grey Lavender by Revolution Tea
364 tasting notes

Monday Nov. 15, 2010
1st Steep of the Day.
Revolution tea What can be Said.
Great Tea in Flow through infusers.
I see a 2nd cup in the day’s future.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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89

Lord’s Day Nov. 14, 2010
1st and Only Steep of this Day.
Found this in the Pastors Tea Cupboard.
Great Choice on a Bright Crisp Sunny Lord’s Day Morning
Great Hot but Stayed Strong and Delightful even Cold.
Look to add this to my Home Cupboard

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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98

Saturday Nov. 13, 2010
1st and only steep of the day is a cup
for a Long ROAD TRIP 6 Hr’s 1 Way to Va.
Went with This Raley’s Orange Spice.
Good Black Tea with a Strong Orange Flavor
Started out Hot and Ended up Cold But Just a good
As when first Steeped at 5 Min.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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93

Friday Nov. 12, 2010
2nd Steep of the day is a REAL TREAT.
Had this box of tea for about a month.
After a Seafood Lunch of Fish and Shrimp.
Wanted something Sweet. and reached for this.
What a GREAT choice this was after this lunch.
Like white wine with seafood.
The dry leaves have a pronounced “sweet smell”
After boiling water and Steeping for a Long 5 min.
The Color is not so RED as I wrongly expected.
But A Kingly Golden Brown. The tea is Also Sweet Smelling.
And the TASTE is so Smooth and Softly Sweet.
This could be a New GO TO STANDBY Tea for my Taste.
What a GREAT Ending Note for a GOOD LUNCH.
Nothing but Good Expectations from the Tea forward

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
364 tasting notes

Friday Nov. 12, 2010
1st Steep Of The Day
This is a Great Antioxidant Rich Black Tea
Robust in Presence, with a Strong Blueberry Flavor,
This is a Great Startup cup from Carrington Tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 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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