2654 Tasting Notes

I now have 15 teas in my cupboard. 15 teas! Eeeek! I cannot remember the last time the cupboard was so reigned in.
But I am very, very happy, because I can order some Autumn favorites in September without guilt and without stressing out from the size of the cupboard.
Plus, this smaller cupboard size is forcing me to really drink teas that would otherwise be abandoned.
I’m still not quite sure what I think of this blend. I’m still really not sure if the flavors work together, or even what the dominant flavor is. It’s a bit smokey, a bit medicinally herbal.
Hmmm. Its not terrible or anything, but I’m not sure I really like it.

Bluegreen

That’s an insane amount of self-restraint. When I have less than 35-40 teas I honestly feel that there is NOTHING for me drink and panic. As I am now, with a couple of orders being hopelessly stuck somewhere in the bowels of China Post.

gmathis

Tea cupboard…closet…bookshelf…craft paper…

Rosehips

Its a pretty funny feeling, let me tell you, to have so few teas to choose from.

Evol Ving Ness

Wow, Rosehips, your self-control is somewhere in the range of Sil’s. And that is saying something. Terribly impressive.

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Let’s be honest- I bought this tea for it’s name and the tin. I am susceptible like that.
But! It was actually really nice. There was a sweetness to this blend that never overpowered, but rounded out the flavor. It was strong without being overpowering, and very, very easy to drink.
I’m not sure I’ll get it again, but I’m really glad to have tried it.
Sipdown!

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69

So my final pot of this tea didn’t have the problems I’d noticed with previous cups- namely that it is a bit soapy and leaves the mouth feeling dry.
No, as is typical, I got the steep time right at this last moment. Grumble.
This was a decent Earl. Not an exceptional one, so I doubt I’ll get any more of this, but it was nice enough to have.
Sipdown!

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drank Queen's Muscat Oolong by Lupicia
2654 tasting notes

A free afternoon stretches in front of me, and makes me very happy.
This tea, while nice, does not touch the glory that is Lupicia’s Melon Oolong. When this is done I shall just order the Melon going forward.
Still, grape teas are fun, and this one is refreshing on a hot day.

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And that is the end of the play!
It’s always a relief and a bit sad, at the same time. I had fun, and it was really, really good to be acting again. I won’t let as much time go by until the next acting.
Now I can drink a leasurly pot of tea and get back to my regularly scheduled life.

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69

The last night of the play!
Thats always a bittersweet sort of thing, sad to be leaving, but fun to have free time again.
It was a really good experience, and I’m really glad to be back into theater. Its been too long.

__Morgana__

Break a leg!

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69

And the second weekend of the play begins tonight!
I’m feeling pretty good about it (if not about the 100 degree heat and the air quality).
This tea is not my favorite earl grey, I must say. I find that bergamot can get somewhat soapy, and this veers in that direction to me.
Ah well.

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Things I always forget include- when the air quality is bad I cannot sleep. Today is no exception.
Ugh. Its going to be a long, hot, smokey day. Uuuuugh.
I am rather sleepy, so Malachi is going to help.

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72

I’ve been drinking this at work, and I’ve gotta say its really nice. There is a sort of almost fruity sweetness to it that I’m enjoying. Thats probably the oolong.
I still feel tentative about the steep time, but it’s always turned out well, so I should stop fussing.

Dustin

That tea has quite a name! LOL!

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So I live in a part of the world that is currently experiencing a lot of wildfires. I’m not in any immediete danger, but my town has been covered in smoke for days. Every time you go outside little piles of ash get kicked up.
Its bad, both because of the damage to nearby places, and also because no one feels well in all this smoke. Everybody is having some breathing problems and everyones head hurts.
I am no exception. Its hard to have any energy, as I’ve had this tiny headache for weeks. Plus its still 100 degrees.
Ugh. Strong tea is called for.
This is really nice stuff. Not overpowering, but a firm presence in the cup. Just what the doctor ordered.

derk

Hey Rosehips, glad to hear you’re safe. My friend was evacuated from her home last week and evacuated again from her boyfriend’s in a different town. Last year when the Napa and Sonoma fires in California were raging, I had to wear particulate respirators in San Francisco and use an inhaler. If you can afford a HEPA filter for your residence, they work wonders. Hang in there!

Rosehips

That’s a really good idea. I should look into it!
I hope you are safe and that the air quality isn’t too bad where you are.

tea-sipper

It’s so terrible these fires keep happening so much!

gmathis

We ran into that in Tornado Alley some years back. Air quality from all the debris and blowing insulation fiber was lethal.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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