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drank Artisan's Reserve by Mellow Monk
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Phew, it has been a busy busy week. Work all week, midterms, a home football game/tailgate, and still trying and failing to find time for the gym and sleep. I received this last week, and since it was out I decided to try it cold steeped, something I haven’t been doing much off lately, but I realized it’s easier and quicker for me than regular methods. I’ve been making up a cold steep the night before and then taking it with me for breakfast at 6am on the way to work.

I love this tea. Sweet, fruity, vegetal. This is one of those perfect iced green tea teas. Sweetened or not, I love it. Some mornings I’m craving sugar, so I sweeten it and am rewarded with a refreshing, citrusy, melon-y, fruity, slightly “green” green tea. Some mornings I’m I don’t crave sweet, so I drink this straight and enjoy the vegetal, sweet, mild, brew. It reminds me of a spinach salad made up of spinach, mandarins, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Leaves me feeling satisfied despite not having time to actually eat breakfast.

I will try this hot steeped the traditional way, but for know I’m really enjoying this cold steeped. I’m not sure if I like this or Top Leaf more cold brewed, so I’ll have to do a taste off and see. Either way, both are excellent choices for me.

Cameron B.

I’m getting a sample of Kuma Green 1228 next, but I would really like to try one of his shaded greens or Blissful Buds after that. :D

Mandy

I really like 1228, this is a mix of shaded and unshaded, their only blend. I really love it. I think Blissful Buds is the one they’re sending next. I’m excited

Mandy

This as in Artisan Reserve

Cameron B.

Gah, I want to try them all, including the black tea and genmaicha. Maybe I’ll just let Paul choose for me. :P

Mandy

That’s what he did for me, I told him what I liked, and he made a “Tea Flight”. But I too want to try it all ;P

Cheri

Tis the season for football and tailgates. We’re smoking pork butts for tomorrow, so we’ll be up and down all night making sure things are going well……I’m looking forward to the final product, but not so sure about the whole overnight smoking project.

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Cameron B.

I’m getting a sample of Kuma Green 1228 next, but I would really like to try one of his shaded greens or Blissful Buds after that. :D

Mandy

I really like 1228, this is a mix of shaded and unshaded, their only blend. I really love it. I think Blissful Buds is the one they’re sending next. I’m excited

Mandy

This as in Artisan Reserve

Cameron B.

Gah, I want to try them all, including the black tea and genmaicha. Maybe I’ll just let Paul choose for me. :P

Mandy

That’s what he did for me, I told him what I liked, and he made a “Tea Flight”. But I too want to try it all ;P

Cheri

Tis the season for football and tailgates. We’re smoking pork butts for tomorrow, so we’ll be up and down all night making sure things are going well……I’m looking forward to the final product, but not so sure about the whole overnight smoking project.

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20 years old
I’m starting to grow tired of green teas and green oolongs.
I’ve only recently began exploring straight blacks and puerhs, and I’ve been loving the one with cocoa and bread-like notes the most!
I’m also starting to drift away from flavored teas, but still like a good dessert tea every once in awhile.
I will always love a good chai.
I despise licorice and bacon.

Notes I like:
Cocoa, Bread, Caramel,
Nutty, Vanilla, Cream,
Honey, Butter, Maple, Marshmallow
Fruity, Berries, Lemon, Jasmine

Notes I don’t like:
Banana, Bacon, Licorice, Smoke, Astringency, Bitter, Rose

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Florida

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