2074 Tasting Notes

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drank Royal English Breakfast by Teavana
2074 tasting notes

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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drank Lady Grey by Lovejoy's Tea Room
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Its been a full speed ahead sort of day, complete with tricky people, long wait times, and last minute complications.
Whew.
I have snatched a moment to fortify against the rest of the day with this cup of tea, which is refreshing and brewed strong, today. May it serve me well for the coming hours.

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I woke up too early this morning, which is a cruel joke. Fortunately Tuesdays have enough time to brew a small pot of tea, before I hustle off to work.
This was my choice today, and gosh but if it isn’t a nice blend. Its got an almost chocolate quality to it, but its never heavy, and it does not change flavors as it cools down. I drank this with great satisfaction today.

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drank Royal English Breakfast by Teavana
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Mondays are typically days that require plenty of tea. So tea shall be poured liberally down the gullet, to propel me through the day.
This is always drunk now with a small, satisfied voice in the back of my mind commenting that we’re one cup closer to being done for good with it. What a lovely day that will be, when it is all sipped down.

Evol Ving Ness

I really enjoy your tea notes, Rosehips.

Today’s winning line was the following. I think I may chuckle over this for quite a while.
Mondays are typically days that require plenty of tea.

Rosehips

I’m glad you like them! They are goofy things, but I always hope they will amuse.

Evol Ving Ness

Goofy didn’t figure into my impressions, more like lovely and real.

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drank Sakura & Berry by Lupicia
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Well, I’ve immedietly stumbled in my “no new teas” policy. This is not the offending brew, instead a book themed tea (Pride & Peppermint) was my downfall this weekend at the bay area book festival.
Well, all the more reason to redouble my efforts in sipping down! And no more new teas for real this time.
The hidden part of my sipdown goal is to drink/try the teas that have not yet been tasted. I have some that have not yet been opened, and that has gotta be remedied!
So, my cup today was this, a pretty tin of Sakura and Berry.
This is quite a tart blend (the sakura?), but not at all unpleasant. It is almost sour, but more like a refreshing sour than an unpleasant sour.
I don’t think it will be a favorite, but I’m happy to try more from this little tin!

Fjellrev

Don’t beat yourself up! Sometimes you can’t resist a good pun, especially if it’s something that’s a reference to something awesome.

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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It is rapidly turning into one of those days.
The instructor never showed up to my morning yoga class, and I thought that the grocery store had shorted me $10. They checked the drawer and said they didn’t think they had, and now I feel a cross between frustration, feeling stupid, and hoping the store does not think I was trying to scam them.
Sigh. Sunday is not shaping up to be perfect.
Time for tea.
Its finally summertime in my book. June, in my mind, is the start of summertime, and I felt an overwhelming need for melon today. Enter melon tea!
Ah, hello old friend. You are a burst of crispness across my palate, and I am enjoying the freshness and juiciness of the blend.
Just the thing to recenter me.

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drank Christmas Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Invigorated as I am by my new sipdown goals, I reached for this today. It was time to kill it off.
I’d been avoiding this for a while, even though there was only a small amount left. But I have just never liked it, and the last cup tasted weirdly pickled.
Not so pickle-y today, but I still didn’t care for it, and now its gone!
Woo!
Sipdown.

tea-sipper

Hmm… I’m drinking a pickley tea today too…

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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Work tea is a sipdown dreamers best tool. I am trapped in a room with this tin, and limited ability to let my cup wander to other brews. That means, this blend, which has sat for years in my cupboard undrunk is now down to its last two sachets! Yaaay! I will vanquish!

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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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