2071 Tasting Notes

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drank Royal English Breakfast by Teavana
2071 tasting notes

There was a choice this morning- do I overleaf this cup, to fit all the remaining tea into this final drink, or do I have two slightly weaker versions of this tea to kill it off? One cup won it!
Final thoughts. Malty, dry, generally unimpressive and I am not sorry to see it go. A very happy sipdown!

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I had a really nice weekend, with both World Wide Knit in Public day, and also a high tea meet-up with some old friends.
Also it rained!
Alas, the weekend is over, and its back to work I go, where I have already accidentally printed a 178 page document that I did not mean to print.
Sigh.
This was my morning cup, which was the smooth and almost chocolate tasting cup I have come to expect/ enjoy. Not much left of it, but it coaxed me through the morning with great style.

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drank Royal English Breakfast by Teavana
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I am so glad it is Friday, I cannot even tell you.
This week has not marked the demise of this tea, but I suspect I shall kill it off next week. Hurrah!
A light steep time helps with the heavy malt of this blend, making it better, but it will never really be anything I like.

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I felt like I needed this old friend in my cup this morning. Unfortunately I somehow botched the steep times and it was a bit bitter!
I have a feeling its going to be one of those days.

Evol Ving Ness But honestly, I also count on the first and second cup of tea to be stellar.

Sometimes these kinds of days present opportunities for a turn around. Here’s hoping.

cuddlesmom

You first line says it all about this blend. Bummer about the steeping. Definitely calls for a second try later :)

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drank Mulled Wine by DAVIDsTEA
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So, the teas I bring to work is turning into a really fun project for me. I like to have two black teas (what I think of as a morning and afternoon blend), and one “other”, which has been oolongs or white teas, for the most part.
Well, with my last “other” sipped down yesterday I needed a new work tea to fill that neiche, and this is what I grabbed.
My criteria for work tea is something that I don’t love, but don’t hate enough to throw out, can ignore without feeling guilty, and is something this is just not getting sipped down at home. This tea hits all the criteria, so into the office it went!
This is, once again, profoundly underwhelming. I can get a hint of mulling spices, but its weak, and the base does not seem particularly able to add to the flavors.
I will be so satisfied when it is sipped down, and work tea is a wonderful step to get it there!

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Its raining!
This is bonker. Its June. I am in California, where sunshine is not just a suggestion but a law. Its JUNE. Its raining! I am completely, completely thrown.
But I am not one to let a little thing like my confusion stand in the way of tea drinking, especially not when a perfect tea drinking day has landed in my lap.
Morning cup was this, which was just as rich and yeast-y as I remembered, and was an excellent snuggling down tea.
Trouble is that its Thursday. I cannot snuggle down. I must rise and face the day! Blerg. What I wouldn’t give to tuck myself back into bed, tea in easy reach and a book in hand. Oh well.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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And that’s a wrap!
Good bye, Royal Wedding. I’m sorry we never really got along. It seemed so good on paper, and just never shook out in practice.
Sipdown! Wooo!

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drank Royal English Breakfast by Teavana
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Exciting developments! I can see the bottom of this tin. If I am diligent, I might be done this week or early next week! Eee! That is exciting and encouraging.
I am finding the sipdowns to be oddly thrilling. What joy to be refining my cupboard!

Fjellrev

You can do it. I believe in you!

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Alas! I do not like this! I find this to be a slightly sour cup of artificial flavors, no matter how I brew it.
Bleh.
The trouble is its not undrinkable, so I’m not going to just toss it. Yet, anyway. Maybe I will decide that life is too short. Maybe not. Who can say. For now, it stays.

teepland

Glad to know I’m not the only one who has that “finish-it-or-just-dump-it” dilemma! I always feel guilty when I choose the latter, but sometimes you just have to move on as quickly as possible.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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This tea is being drunk in self defense. Its me vs the air conditioner, and the a/c is winning at the moment.
Well, now I have tea, and shall probably not freeze to death. Even the boss has decided he’s gone a bit overboard on the whole cool-down of the office. Good.

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds to me like bossman should surround himself with gigantic blocks of ice while allowing the rest of the office to live without their parkas while at work.

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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!
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