2249 Tasting Notes

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drank Bonfire Toffee by Bluebird Tea Co.
2249 tasting notes

The final cup of tea of this blend has been drunk! My pouch is empty, the cup is devoid of tea, and I am both recovering from the general taste and reveling in my victory.
I did not care for this at all. It ranged from deeply boring to mildly unpleasant, depending of brewing parameters, and I am not at allllll sorry that its done.
At its best it was a watery cup that tasted like an apple and a stick from a bonfire had been swept around in it. At its worst, it was a weird blend of flavors that left the mouth dry and the drinker irritable.
But now it is gone! Oh Frabjous Day!!!!
Sipdown.

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drank Bonfire Toffee by Bluebird Tea Co.
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I can see the bottom of the package! Eeeek! I may only be one more cup away from my triumph over this brew!
I am feeling inspired. I may go past my usual one cup of this a day to kill it off. Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion…..

Sil

hahaha go you!

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79
drank Tea Cozy Blend by Tea Cozy
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It rained last night! Yaaay! It looks that that wonderful burst of autumnal weather is going as quickly as it arrived, but I am still in full on rainy weather celebration.
So it was time to grab the teas that smell and taste like campfires, the smokey smell of tea blending with the soft scent of freshly washed air.
This is a blend that has a strong backbone of lapsang in it, which is great for mornings like today.

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56
drank Bonfire Toffee by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Today that weird, smokey aftertaste is lingering far longer than it should. Ick.

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drank Tiffany's by Leland Tea Co
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Not my most successful cup of tea. I managed to spill some of the loose leaf on the floor, and then I let what I’d managed to get into the cup to steep too long, so it was bitter.
Lets hope its not an indicator about how the rest of the day is going to go.

Indigobloom

Boo for spilled tea :(

Rosehips

I may have said some very unladylike words when it happened.

Indigobloom

ha! I don’t blame you. Spilled tea is something to cry about!!!

Evol Ving Ness

Yesterday, I managed to dump a complete travel mug of steeped tea into my carry bag all over my things. First thing in the morning, just as I was heading out. And yes, that set the tone for the day.

Rosehips

Boo to tea being stolen from us by the uncaring forces of gravity.

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drank Nutty by Nature by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been designated as my non-black-tea-work-blend, because I don’t really care for it, and it is not impressive. A work-time winner, then.
First cup at work continues to leave me underwhelmed, but now with the hint of joy that it will finally get sipped down!

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drank Bonfire Toffee by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Another cup down!
I’ve written here before about the thrill of watching the “times drunk” counter go up on Steepster. Its an odd moment, when a tea you don’t like surpasses a tea you love. The power of the work cupboard!
But that’s part of my current sipdown goals. I am working on it so my cupboard has a strong spine of teas I love and drink often, and a smaller component of teas that I am trying, as opposed to what I have now- teas I love being neglected as the other teas swamp me.
I feel better equipped to enjoy tea when I don’t feel overwhelmed by it. Its been one of the major lessons of my adult life- less is more, when it comes to my enjoyment of things.
And one of the things I am not really enjoying is this tea. It will be good to see it go. Soon!

gmathis

Love your approach. Need to do the same with my closet, craft supplies, bookshelf, refrigerator, garage, shed, sewing box…

Rosehips

Me too! That’s my project for the year, to curate cupboard, closet, craft supplies, kitchen….. everything really, so that I have fewer things that I’ll use more!

Rosehips

And, more importantly, enjoy more.

gmathis

but I can’t get rid of it. It’s still perfectly (viable, wearable, readable, usable, drinkable)….!

gmathis

(I’m not helping, am I?)

Rosehips

But you have perfectly voiced my inner monologue! Its a daily battle against that particular thrifty side of myself.

Evol Ving Ness

hahahhaa, gmathis. You and me both.

Evol Ving Ness

And Rosehips too (as I read along in the thread).

I’ve started the konmari thing, but so far I am only at the staging level. It is taking me forever to get things set up to even start with the first category because you have to haul out every single item from that category from all the hiding places. AND create space so that you can put all these items before you even start. Gah!

But when this is in motion, it’ll be fabulous.

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96
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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This morning, as I surveyed my dominion, I realized that I have hit that point in the Autumn where I am drinking this more than anything else. Teas sit ignored in favor of this blend, which just screams autumn to me.
Ahh. Boston, you wonderful creature.

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drank Bonfire Toffee by Bluebird Tea Co.
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The aforementioned busy morning needed some serious tea to power the day. Wahoo, tea!
Blergh this tea.
Still a cup of apple-ish hot water. Today I could not even find the smoke!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I am feeling very productive today. I got my meal in the crockpot this morning, so hopefully I will have lots of tasty stew when I get home tonight. I have been a one woman workforce today, bashing out projects with a great deal of care and work. And I have managed to get some other projects worked on as well. All good things!
I had a pot of this with my breakfast. Its not exactly a sophisticated tea, but I really like it all the same.

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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.
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