1917 Tasting Notes

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1917 tasting notes

This morning I woke up 45 minutes before my alarm was set to go off, and then couldn’t really sleep after that. Bleh!
So its gonna be another sleepy day, and, whats worse, a busy day. This calls for tea.
Boy I love this blend. Its perfectly autumnal, and as its now nearly spring time I figured I should get on the ol drinking of it, before my internal seasonality meter goes nuts.
But its just so beautiful, with the almond and cranberry wrapping around each other, making everything taste grand.
A perfect start to Friday.

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68
drank Earl Grey Lavender by Tea Cozy
1917 tasting notes

I’m dragging today. I am very sleepy this afternoon, and a strong cup of this was called for.
I seem to have hit a very sweet spot in the bag. Its really, really nice here!
Ahh, a nice thing on this tea drinking day.

Indigobloom

Love those sweet spots :P

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I didn’t sleep well last night. I had strange and intense dreams, not upsetting enough to be nightmares, but not calm enough to let me rest fully. Plus there was a loud noise in my house in the middle of the night, and I then had to lay awake wondering if I was about to be murdered. (Spoiler alert, I was not murdered).
Bleh.
So that means I needed a proper cuppa this morning, and I turned to this.
Boy do I like this Earl. Its a wonderfully balanced thing, just a kiss of bergamot, and a beautiful tea base to it all. It is, quite possibly, my favorite Earl I’ve ever encountered. I will certainly bring more of it in when I’ve finished this pouch. And when I’ve finished other teas as well. The ol cupboard needs pruning.

Teatotaler

Very entertaining note, Rosehips. I’m so glad that you made it through the night! I had unusually vivid dreams myself.

Indigobloom

I have that type of dream often. Super annoying!

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50

Its one of those teas where its just not doing anything for me. Bleh.
I’m not sure its entirely the teas fault. I’ve had it for a while, and age might not have helped it. But white tea and I have some trouble anyway, so I probably can’t blame it just on age.

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82
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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We’ve hit one of those weird points in a tea drinkers life, where you are not sure if the tea has changed, or if you have changed instead.
I used to love this, and I still am enjoying it, but it seems weaker then it ever did before. It seems like it smells as I remember, but it brews to a pale shadow, without the peppermint and vanilla kick I’ve been craving.
I cant decide if my taste has changed, or its the taste of this tea that has changed.
Oh well.

mtchyg

I know this dilemma well. Often I initially blame the tea and aging but then I eventually come around after a few other similar teas and realize that my tastes have changed. Though it is always a nice surprise when it happens in reverse and you discover you like a tea that you previously thought to be bland.

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68
drank Earl Grey Lavender by Tea Cozy
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I have discovered a huge cachet of lavender in this scoop. Nice! I like lavender, so its a nice thing.
It makes this particular cup very mellow indeed. I can certainly get used to it!

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87
drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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One of the wonderful things about being a tea drinker is that you can wake up craving a specific tea, and then I can get up and make it.
That was the case this morning. I woke up, and instantly thought “Capri.” So I made a pot.
Ahh. This is lovely. The fig adds a gorgeous earthiness to it, but the hint of lemon and vanilla keep it from being too heavy. A lovely pot on this cold morning.
Too bad I’ve got to get ready for work and go in. I’d rather stay all day in my PJ’s, drinking pots and pots of tea!

gmathis

Now that H & S standards are pretty available in local stores, I have neglected their good stuff. Your description makes me think I should remedy that soon!

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56
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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I am really getting the mango today. For others this might be a joyful occurrence. For me, not so much. I do not care for mango, or pineapple, or any of those more tropical flavors. I don’t know why, but I’ve just never cared for them.
Ah well.
I’m not getting much of the oolong base, I’m afraid. Oh well.

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I am nearing the end of my little tin of this chai. Its been a pleasant drinking experience, but its not something I’m going to seek out to bring back into the cupboard.
It was a good choice for this morning, a soft and gentle way to wake up on this Monday morning, which has been nuts (I was nearly rear-ended, and the social media I checked this morning all seemed to be grumpy.)
But the tea has put me in a good mood, and I’m feeling generally positive about this Monday.

Indigobloom

Glad you escaped that car accident! Social media gets all nitpicky about awards ceremonies, and last night was quite the blunder. I guess the mood spread :/

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81
drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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I am clearly in a Mood. Because I could brew anything this morning- my whole cupboard awaits. But what I want is more of this. So I’m drinking it.

Evol Ving Ness

So excellent to have a day of tea drinking in front of you and making the right choice for you at this particular moment.

Indigobloom

Yes. Do YOU :)

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I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
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