2382 Tasting Notes

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Pot of my morning.
I find I like this best if I’ve not pushed it boundries. It likes a lighter steep, and does not appreciate being forced to brew longer than about four minutes.
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drank Sakura & Berry by Lupicia
2382 tasting notes

Backlogged from the weekend. I brewed up a couple of pots of this pleasantly tart tea, and enjoyed them. They don’t blow my socks off, but it was pleasant drinking on the first day I was able to sleep in all summer long!

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You know, I just like to watch the “times drunk” counter go up sometimes. Its satisfying to watch the count on a neglected tea go up, until its eventually sipped down.
I still don’t love this, but its pleasant enough, and its holding its own as a work tea, that is certain.

Fjellrev

That counter can be awfully satisfying.

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Its all over! The frustrating rehearsals, the annoying management, the whole summer theatre experience is over with!
It actually went just fine, but I’m happy that its over.
I am celebrating this morning with my final cup of this blend, which was a lovely, delicate flavor. Now that I can get more usual rest, I can have something gentler in the mornings.
This was a lovely addition to my cupboard. Whispering Pines does such a nice job with its blends. Its not my very favorite WP blend, but its perfectly lovely.
And now, a sipdown.

gmathis

Enjoy some quiet. And dark. When the weather gets nasty hot like this—and I suspect yours is equally so—we pull all the drapes and shut the blinds for a little therapeutic sensory deprivation.

ashmanra

It’s a great feeling! Glad you are enjoying it!

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Its opening night! I’ve done just about everything there is to do in the theatre. I’ve acted, I’ve built sets, I’ve sewn costumes and been a dresser, and now I’ve been involved in the production team. I can say that I was most nervous for opening when I am acting, but its also oddly more fun. There is something exhilarating in it when its you on stage.
Tonight I’m backstage, and that’s an interesting kind of observational nervousness. At this point we’ve done all we can do, and its up to the actors to make it shine.
But in the mean time I have a normal day to go through. Also rehearsal went absurdly late last night. I am going to float through this day in a combination of exhaustion and the wound up quality that comes before anything big and new.
So I reached for an old favorite for my morning cup. This is a staple and a classic in my cupboard, and I hope it lightens the day!

Evol Ving Ness

Hope all goes swimmingly. For most things, watching with some sort of investment is more challenging than actually doing the thing.

ashmanra

Break a leg!

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Rehearsal is getting out later and later, and I am getting less and less sleep (a creative side to life is great, but there are times it clashes with the 8-5 of my normal life).
So I was a tender, delicate creature this morning, and needed a good friend.
When I bought this tea initially it was on a lark. I had read Malachi McCormicks book “A Decent Cup of Tea” and found it charming, and so bought this tea on that power alone.
But the blend has become a trusted friend in the cupboard. I can turn to him whenever I feel less than myself in the morning, and his quiet dignity and strength will help me.

Evol Ving Ness

I am very grateful to you for your list of lovely kick-in-the-pants teas for those morning that come far too quickly and meet us less than prepared to perform as we’d like to.

Rosehips

Ha. Glad it can be of use! I am in great need of them lately, so I’m delighted to have them on hand.

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The words Bavarian Vanilla Cream conjure up something decadent for me. Something lush, rich, a little bit naughty. I want to have the flavors be a sweet, creamy, and thoroughly present.
So I’m a little disappointed by this blend, which is not indulgent, but rather a somewhat ordinary vanilla black.
Mind you, I would never scoff at a vanilla black blend, but with a name like Bavarian Vanilla Cream I was expecting something else.

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, I would have high hopes for this one too. Vanilla and custard, both on the hefty side, at the very least.

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drank Rendezvous by Tea Cozy
2382 tasting notes

My imagination is shabby this week. I’ve been reaching for the same things again and again. That’s alright. I’m enjoying the consistency.
I wish I knew what fruit was in this. Something tart, probably currants. I love a currant tea, so that’s probably why I bought it.
Reminder- keep better notes on contents of blend when buying from small tea shops.

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drank Tiffany's by Leland Tea Co
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Reports of my death are 100% accurate. I am dead. Its tech week, things are going even worse than tech week usually does, and its only Tuesday.
I am dead.
This tea was bold and a little bit bitter this morning, which fits my mood quite well.

Evol Ving Ness

Tea after death will help with my sip downs. Takes a bit of the stress off having a massive stash. :)

Hope things lighten and brighten soon.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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I made a few pots of this over the weekend.
I always buy this when it comes out in its pretty holiday tins at Christmas-time, but I always save it to drink until the warmer weather. Its a light, candied tea, very sweet and fruity and silly, and I like it very much. It amuses me.

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