2335 Tasting Notes

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
2335 tasting notes

Ahahaha! Cue the triumphant laughs! Operation Office Tea is working like a dream. This blend, which has been sitting neglected in my cupboard for years now is finally, finally gone! I am triumphant!
Farewell, Napa Blanc! I shall never again have this tea grace my cupboards!
Sipdown!
(That’s two today! I’m feeling very productive!)

Sil

haha go you!

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drank Lady Grey by Lovejoy's Tea Room
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Its one of those hurry up and wait days. Where everything happens all at once, then grinds to a shocking halt, only to pick up again the moment you have readjusted to a slower pace.
Bleh. Tea!
I am digging citrus blends in this heat. It somehow feels more seasonally appropriate, and so I sip with pleasure. Fortunatly my office is air conditioned enough to have a nice cup of tea without suffering. (It is often on too high, in fact, making a cup of tea a survival mechanism, but not today. Today my temperature is perfect indoors!)

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The heat has not abated, and my days are now super long, with rehersal and everything. I leave my house (in the heat) at 7:30 a.m. and get home (in the heat) at 10:00 p.m. Did I mention its going to be 107 today?
So I’m tired, and hot, and cranky, and its only Tuesday, and I brewed up all my remaining leaf of this to form my breakfast pot of tea.
This blend has served me well in its time in my cupboard, mellow, with a very subtle sweetness, and just a generally nice cuppa. I liked having it!
But, in my sipdown summer questing, it is over today. Sipdown!

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Yep, I like this best with a very light steep, 1-2 minutes at the most. I still can’t get any wine or grape flavor out of this, but I suspect that doesn’t much matter, as I am nearly done with this tin.

teepland

Hope you’re having cooler weather tonight! Sounds like you’ve been pretty miserable the past few days… :(

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So the world has happened, as it often does, very suddenly and very overwhelmingly. I have started rehersals for a youth Shakespeare program (I’m assistant director), and of course that’s not overly organized. It is, today, 109 degrees, up from 107 yesterday (110 tomorrow, I am told). Plus my normal work duties!
I require air conditioning and tea.
I almost never sleep with the air conditioning on. I usually like to open my windows at night, get fresh air and hopefully cool down the house that way. But, with the temps being as high as they are it never cools down, so last night I slept with the air on, and had the first good nights sleep in days.
My tea, this morning, was this blend, which I always found to be fruity and pleasant. It is also a sipdown, to my great pleasure. It was a lovely blend, but I’ve had so many lovely blends in my cupboard that I am suffering from blend overload.
So, this was my final cup of this (at least for a good solid while), and I hope it gets me through the day well.
Sipdown!

Fjellrev

What a badass job!

gmathis

What age kids are you working with?

Rosehips

Teens. Ages 13- 18. Its my first time directing in any capacity (I used to act), so I’m a bit nervous still, but the kids are great.

Indigobloom

I know the feeling of blendy overload! You have an awesome job, that’s amazing!!

Evol Ving Ness

Seriously super-fun job—though I see the potential for stress too. And that heat, oy! Awesome that you have air con as an option.

gmathis

Oh, sal—-oot! Fifth and sixth graders are my area of expertise…once they hit middle school, forget it! :)

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drank Irish Breakfast by Tea Cozy
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This tea brewed up to the color of a mahogany chair today- a solid, strong, blunt brew. I drank it down like a lifesaving elixir.
It is going to be a very long day, isn’t it? I am so freaking tired.

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drank Rhubarb & Strawberry by Lupicia
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I had a truly horrible nights sleep. It was so hot, and I never do well in the heat. The coolest it got last night was around 80 degrees.
I am short staffed today, of course, so I really need to focus as much as possible. Not easy, with such a bad night of sleep under my belt. I will have to pump the tea directly into my brain.
First cup was this, which I confess I was so tired as to not really even taste. Alas! Well, next time I will be more awake.

Fjellrev

Ugh, not being able to sleep because of heat is terrible.

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drank Pear Caramel by Leland Tea Co
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The caramel in this blend is the most noticeable flavor, and it really starts to come out as the brew cools down.
By the end of my cup this morning it was a warm and lightly caramel-y blend of deliciousness.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Tea Cozy
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So I have clearly had this tea. The bag is open, and its clearly not as new as it could be. I just have not logged it ever.
And, upon this cup, I can see why. Its a basic breakfast blend, a bit strong on the malt, but not overwhelming in any sense of the word. Its sturdy, robust, solid, and fairly basic. Perfect work tea!
It now sits on my desk, to be sipped on during those mornings where getting up seemed to be worthy of some sort of medal. I think it will do very well there.

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drank Long Tailed Rooster by Lupicia
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Its going to be a hot day. In my neck of the woods, each day this week has been 10 degrees hotter than the day before. We are now in the 90’s, bleh.
So its prime fruity tea season! And this was nice, with a juicy grape flavor to it today. I’ve got to watch the steep carefully, or it can turn bitter, but I timed it well today.

gmathis

We’re there in MO, too. Quite an adjustment—we had a mild summer last year, so these 100+ heat indices are kinda beastly.

Nattie

Meanwhile in Northern England… rain, wind, and some more rain for good measure.

gmathis

Come visit and we shall roast and toast you! (Except in my office where the AC is set to “frostbite.”)

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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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