2378 Tasting Notes

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
2378 tasting notes

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow American Steepsterites!
I am having my last bit of this for my first pot of the day, and its a little weak. I had slightly less leaf than is ideal, but it is still a lovely, lovely pot.
A dream in almond with a hint of cranberry, no blend feels like autumn as much as this one does.
And, alas, a sipdown.
I won’t bring this back right away. I will wait until autumn comes again, as thats the perfect season to drink it in.

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drank Pure Peppermint by Twinings
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I think Steepster ate a note of mine from earlier today. Meh!
Well, it hardly ever does that anymore, so I suppose one not can occationally be sacrificed to appease the great Steepster!

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drank Scottish Breakfast by Tea Cozy
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I needed a new tea to bring to work, and I grabbed this off my counter to fit that bill.
This fits all the criteria- not getting drunk at home, and sort of meh, per my memory, though my notes say I only drunk this once before.
Well, all the more reason to get it gone.
This brews up the color of a mahogany chair, and it rather tastes like one, too. Very dark, a bit bitter, and so, so powerful. The end sensation is rather as if you had been hit over the head by the mahogany chair.
A splash of milk would not go amiss.
Hmm. Very light steep time, next time I brew this.

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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I am really feeling tired this morning. It was hard to pull myself from sleep today. But tomorrow is a holiday in my part of the world, and I intend to sleep in then.
But I needed a strong and friendly brew to power me through the morning. Enter, the Queen.
Today, as I sipped at it, I thought I could detect a touch of honey. Next time I may add a drop of honey, to see what flavors it eeks out. I don’t see that I could go wrong.

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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
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Ah! This marks three sipdowns today! Three! Have I ever done so well? No idea, I can’t say I keep a tally. I should, and occationally take it out and be impressed with myself.
That means, unless I have miscalculated grotesquely, that I am now at 40 teas. 40 teas and no more in my cupboard. I have my Black Friday goal hit. I can now do my Black Friday tea shopping with an easier confidence, and more available cupboard space.
Wahoo! I am very pleased indeed.
Oh, the tea? Not a repeater.

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And its a sipdown!
I have achieved a higher level of sipdown-ish nirvana, apparently. I bask in the glow of my sipdowns.
I did like this, and might well welcome it back into my cupboard some time in the future, but not right away.
Another inch closer to the sipdown goal!

gmathis

Any check mark off any list is a good check mark!

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Tea Cozy
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And a pot of this has brought me one closer to my sipdown goal!
This was a nice Lapsang Souchong, smokey without being overwhelming. But its the sort of nice thats also a bit forgettable, so I’m not sure it will come back to my cupboard or not.
But today, a Sipdown!

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drank Lemon and Ginger by Twinings
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I’ve brought a handful of herbal teabags with me to work, and have been sipping on them all afternoon.
This one is mild and generally inoffensive, which is just fine. I just wanted a warming drink today, and this does its job.
Oddly, I think this little number will really start to shine when I catch my next cold. Its really gonna earn its keep then.

gmathis

Tried this recently and really liked it for the same reason—mild, ungoofable.

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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
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Drat, there is at least one cup more in this before it can be a sipdown.
No matter, I shall finish it off tomorrow.
This is not the sort of tea that you can have more than one cup of in a day. You’d be awake for the next week.
The flavors of this are very muddled, but not unpleasant. I don’t seem to be getting a dominant flavor at all, just hints of spice, maybe a flash of chocolate? Hmm.
Not a favorite. I’ll not be sorry when its all sipped down.

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I am going to do it. I shall finish this tin by Thanksgiving. Eeek! I am proud and excited. The end of this tin is nigh!

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