2682 Tasting Notes

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I was really dragging yesterday, and wanted something solid to drink. Bingo!
This is a really nice breakfast blend- strong without being overwhelming, and that is just the ticket when I am feeling that worn out.
I’ve been fighting a bit of a cold, and had some trouble getting to sleep lately, a bad combination. So, nice tea to drink is absolutely essential.
I’m almost done with this! I’m absurdly pleased about that.

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I brought a pouch of this to sit on my work desk, and so far it is proving to be a very pleasant tea. The mint is subtle and creamy, which works nicely with the oolong, and I’ve enjoyed a few cups of it now.

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My second time with this has yielded results similar to the first- namely that it smells fantastic, but I’m getting a bitter edge to it, and I really need to keep an eye on my steep times…..

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So, I brought this with me to work this week. My boss is back from vacation, which means that the thermostat has been reset to sub zero temperatures, and I am drinking a lot of tea. Plus this week I’ve got a bit of a cold, so I figured keeping my insides warm with cups of tea is the way to go.
So I brought this, and drank it all down in a couple of days, as it’s very easy to drink.
I cannot say that it tasted like Marmalade to me, it was just a fruit infusion. Not unpleasant, but not the orangy treat I was hoping for.
Oh well, now a Sipdown!

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Oh dear. I spent way too long last night talking to a very nice young man, and didn’t get home until very late indeed. So it’s going to be a long day without quite enough sleep.
My last cup of this tin of Malachi was saved for exactly this sort of circumstance.
Help me, Malachi McCormick, you’re my only hope.

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So, as previously established, I’m a total sucker for a name.
If I had seen this tea listed with a more generically caramel-y name I might have thought “hmm, sounds good. I like caramel teas. Maybe I’ll get that,” but as it was named after a Harry Potter thing, I clicked add to cart immediately.
It smells fantastic in loose leaf form, rich and decadent. It brewed up a little plainer than that, at least in this steeping, but I wasn’t watching my steep times, so there is still hope for the flavor. I am looking forward to the next cup!

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First day of September, time to pull out a new tea to try!
I am a completely susceptible person to things like packaging and names. I would like to think that I’d choose something for it’s qualities, not just a cool tin or a neat name, but, if I am honest, that plays a larger part in my decision making process than I am comfortable with.
I bought this, yes, because I like rose teas, but honestly because I liked the name. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, I love the Disney version, and what is money, anyway?
But, I’m pleased to say that it’s a solid rose blend. Both the tea and the rose are hearty flavors in this cup, neither one drowning the other out, and it makes me pretty darn happy.
Score one for whimsical names!

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I got some tea from Bird and Blend delivered yesterday, and I feel much better about my cupboard size. Ten teas was freaking me out, I must say.
But, despite the influx of new teas, I have gone for a classic here.
Omnom.
I’m dragging today, but a cup of Malachi is helping. And it’s Friday, of a three day weekend, none the less!

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Bird and Blend is an awesome choice to restock your cupboard. :D

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There are ten teas in my cupboard. Ten teas. I feel like some sort of person on a holy fast or something like that.
Zounds. Can I remember the last time my cupboard was this small? (No).
I’ve been trying to find the perfect cupboard size, where I have options but am not overwhelmed. And this number of teas is too small, if I am honest. I feel like some sort of tea minimalist!
Fall ordering can start this weekend, and I will feel much better with a few more options.
But, this small cupboard is making me drink things that have been ignored. This got brought to the office, as the work tea, and I’d forgotten it was so nice.
I’m a little sensitive to jasmine, I can usually only work one cup of jasmine tea before I start to feel slightly ill, but as long as I stick to the one cup a day rule, this is really nice. The jasmine isn’t overpowering, and the flavor is delicate and pleasant.
And I’d been ignoring it for way too long, so I’m happy to be drinking it!
Ten teas. Eeeeeek.

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I loovvvveee this one. I saw their website the other day though…. it looks like their tea page is under construction so I really hope they didn’t stop selling tea.

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My final cup of this, and I’m still not sure I have a strong opinion of this one.
Its a tea that isn’t really comparable to any others that I have, but I’m not sure that I really like it.
In fact, I doubt I’ll ever get it again.
Farewell, Wanderlust. You were confusing.
Sipdown!

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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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