2341 Tasting Notes

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Ah, and just like that this tea is all gone.
I’m not sad, though I love this blend. It will be back, or I will find new things to try.
I’m not hording tea this year (or, at least, that’s the goal), so it was nice to have my last sachet of this on this blustery, stormy day.
Sipdown!

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drank Earl Grey Lavender by Tea Cozy
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I’m in a lavender mood, today. I’m wearing a lavender based perfume (again), and very happily drinking this as a work cup of tea.
What is it with weeks when you’ve got Monday off? Tuesdays are always bonkers.
This is just the right amount of soothing and peppy to help me through a very busy morning.

Fjellrev

Ooh, which lavender perfume are you wearing?

Rosehips

Its from a tiny perfume company called Possets. Its called Indigo, and it smells very rich and lovely.

Fjellrev

OH yeah, I’ve heard of Possets but never got around to ordering from them, mostly because I have so much freaking BPAL already haha.

gmathis

Agreed. Four day weeks are (shh, I can’t believe I’m saying this!) often not worth the Monday off.

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In my neck of the woods we’ve been having truly epic storms. We don’t get storms like this, usually (in fact, we’ve been in severe drought for years now), so the wind and the rain is throwing us all for a loop.
So I thought this would be appropriate today, even though this is the one morning that its not been raining on us.
I like the idea of this a little better than I like its physical presence. I’m always a fan of a fruity black tea, but this one has maybe a touch too much citrus, which is not contrasting enough with the slightly bitter base.
Its still generally enjoyable, though.

Fjellrev

Epic storms! I hope they’re not too epic.

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drank Pear Caramel by Leland Tea Co
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I am practically frantic for my next cup of tea, and I’m in an indulgent mood. I don’t want serious tea, I want the sweet and dessert like teas.
My sister gave me this blend for my birthday, and its my first brew of it.
I get a lot more of the caramel than I do of the pear, and the caramel is a rich, almost earthy caramel.
It smells divine in my cup, but it tastes a little less decadent than it smells.
Still, its a really nice cup. I am very happy to have this in my cupboard.

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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It is storming like nobodys business today. I woke up in the middle of the night to an almost overwhelming sound of storms. Its rainy, its windy, and I am going to have a very slow morning. I didn’t sleep particularly well, mostly due to storms, so its sloooow going today.
I started the day with a cup of this, which was warm and sweet, and more or less exactly what I was looking for in my morning cup.

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Project be-nice-to-myself continues. Today it takes form of going to the gym for a yoga class, a nice lunch with a square of chocolate for dessert, and a cup of this tea.
This is so rich. It smells divine, and it tastes like vanilla fudge, with a touch of something woody in it.
A very nice thing on this rainy day.
A sipdown for now. I’ll probably get more of this at some point in the future, but the cupboard needs wrangling, so its going to be a bit.

Evol Ving Ness

Project be-nice-to-myself continues.

I love this. Thank you for reminding the rest of us to be a bit more gentle and a bit more kind with ourselves as well.

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drank Rendezvous by Tea Cozy
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My pot of the morning.
I need to take better notes when buying teas from little shops. This has no info on the packaging, and I bought it a bit ago, so I don’t quite remember what it is, other than black tea which sounded good to me at the time.
Aha, I think its got currant in it. Both the leaf and the brew have that fruity tartness of current. Also, I love current teas, so that sounds like me, alright.
Its a decent tea. It has a tart, fruity flavor to it. I think it would probably do well with a minute lighter steep then I gave it.
So far these Tea Cozy teas have done well.

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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This is one of the teas where, for no good reason, I’ve been nervous about trying. I mean, what gives?
Well, no more! I am trying things in the cupboard, and this one is up.
I’ve never had kombucha, and I can’t say it really interests me. But I do like fruit, and I like oolong, so I thought there might be a chance I’d love this.
Eh, is the answer. Its mostly a mango-y taste, which is not for me. I don’t care for mango. The oolong base is fine, nothing exceptional, and the whole thing creates a fruity, slightly earthy cup.
Meh. I’ll finish it, but then it will not be coming back.

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drank Earl Grey Lavender by Tea Cozy
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I felt like lavender today. Maybe its the pouring rain that inspired me. I for some reason really love lavender when its raining.
So I’m wearing a lavender perfume today, and this lavender Earl is my first cup of the work day.
Its a really nice balance, with neither the bergamot nor the lavender taking over completely, which I appreciate. It would be easy to have this blend be unbalanced.
As it is, I am sipping away happily, and wondering what warm and delicious thing I’ll make for dinner. I am feeling cozy. I wish I didn’t have to be at work!

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drank Tea Cozy Blend by Tea Cozy
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I woke up to the rain this morning, so I decided that I needed a cozy blend.
This is from a local tea shop, and its their house blend. I’ve been waiting for the right day to brew it up, and that day has arrived!
I’m afraid the packaging leaves something to be desired, in that it does not list the teas that have gone into this blend, but one of then is clearly Lapsang. But its not just Lapsang.
Its a really nice blend, with the smokey quality I love in Lapsangs, but also some mellow sweetness to it. I don’t know what is causing that, but I’m not about to argue.
It was a very cozy cup this morning, I am happy to say. And I’m glad they are local, because this might be something that, once I drink this particular package down, might be worth bringing back into the cupboard.

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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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