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364 Tasting Notes

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Nov. 11 2010
This is My 2nd Steep of the Day.
Early evening Great Choice with this Orange Spice Black.
Just set down and relax and sip this away.
Profound Orange Spice Flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Lord Grey Tea by Wissotzky Tea
364 tasting notes

Thursday Nov 11-11-2010
1st Steep of the Day A Great Earl Grey.
With Good Overtones of Lemon and Lime Aftertaste.
This is My 2nd Best Earl Grey Bested only by
Mount of Olives Earl Grey with Pomegranate leaves.
Heres a Link to My Favorite
http://www.olivetreasures.com/earl-grey.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Wednesday Nov. 10 2010 My 2nd Steep for the Day
After Lunch I Wanted a Little Sweet Treat So Heres where I Went
Dr. Teas GingerBread a Standard 3.30 Steep.
Just the Sweet pick-up needed after Lunch.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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99

Wednesday Nov. 10 2010 1st Steep of the Day,
Wanted Something New and Daring, So went with Pu-erh
Yamamotoyama Sampler Oolong Pu-erh.
This is one of 9 Samples in this Stash Distributed Box tea.
The Dry Tea smells Leafy and my nose didn’t detect any major difference
This is a bagged Pu-erh in individual Foil packets
But nothing unusal compared with other Leaf Tea bags. (Wow)
This 1st steep was infused for 2 1/2 minutes in just under Boil
The Liquer is Golden Brown Earthy Smelling more so then the Dried leaves
First Hot sip is Pungent and slightly Dry to the taste.
After Notes are Pleasent and Refreshingly Clean and Clear Tasting
Later Warm Sips are more Distinct with a Musty and Earthy Presence.
This was a GREAT Introduction to the Mystery of Pu-erh’s
I am now looking forward to try a Brick or Cake Pu-erh in the Future.
Great way to try these Teas

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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100

Tuesday Nov. 9-2010 2nd Steeped Cup for the Day
Early in the Evening I needed a Fruity Uplift.
This was the Tea of choice at this time.
Good Black Tea Base with a Bold Presence.
And the Passion Fruit is more Noticeable the the Papaya.
Great choice in the Early Evening.

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99
drank Earl Grey Spoon Tea by Sympatea
364 tasting notes

Tuesday Nov. 9th 2010 1st Steep of the Day went with the Earl Grey Spoon Tea.
Add some Danish Butter Cookies and Made a Great Lunch Dessert with this Cup.
Smooth Grey Flavor with a Bold Black Tea Base.
Holds up to the Danish Butters real Good

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98

Nov. 8 2010 Steeped my 2nd Cup of the Day for a Lunch Break.
Nothing like the Old Chuck-Wagon Standby, (though Hard to Get)
This is a Rich Bold Butt throwin straight Black Tea.
enough to kick it up a notch after lunch. Good Choice

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
364 tasting notes

1st Steep of the Day Monday Nov. 8th 2010
Good Robust Black tea with Subtle Blueberry Overnotes

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93

Sunday Morning Starter Cup Nov. 7 2010
Great Road Cup on the Long Drive to Church

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98

Continuing This WEEK with at Least 1 cup
maybe 2 De-Cocted UPGRADES Good CUP

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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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