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drank Lapsang Souchong by Lupicia
1842 tasting notes

Sipdown no. 56 of 2018 (no. 412 total).

I’m disappointed in my recent sipdown count. I think I need to sip down some samples to make myself feel a bit better about it.

On the upside, the last four or so were full sized tins. So there’s that.

This is notable because it’s the third lapsang I’ve sipped down of my full sized tins since project lapsang sipdown began. I haven’t decided which one is up next. I am thinking of trying the Tea Trekker against the Golden Moon to see which I prefer first. I might also throw the Mariage Freres into that mix. Oh what the heck, maybe I’ll pull them all out and taste them against each other.

This one was good. I just don’t need more than one lapsang in my life, or two at the most.

Evol Ving Ness

No need to be disappointed. You are drinking and you are noting and you are counting. Sounds like a win to me.

Evol Ving Ness

There used to be an option to delete comments or am I dreaming that up?

ashmanra

You are not dreaming! I wonder where our little trash can went?

__Morgana__

That’s weird — how could that disappear?

Lexie Aleah

It still works you just have to pull up the individual tasting note on the persons profile then click comments to delete.

Evol Ving Ness

I found it—hurray!
Actually, it just appeared when I clicked on this post, so yay for things being easy. Thanks, Lexie Aleah, for writing out the explanation too.

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Evol Ving Ness

No need to be disappointed. You are drinking and you are noting and you are counting. Sounds like a win to me.

Evol Ving Ness

There used to be an option to delete comments or am I dreaming that up?

ashmanra

You are not dreaming! I wonder where our little trash can went?

__Morgana__

That’s weird — how could that disappear?

Lexie Aleah

It still works you just have to pull up the individual tasting note on the persons profile then click comments to delete.

Evol Ving Ness

I found it—hurray!
Actually, it just appeared when I clicked on this post, so yay for things being easy. Thanks, Lexie Aleah, for writing out the explanation too.

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I got obsessed with tea in 2010 for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it. I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I write fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I drink tea without additives. If a tea needs milk or sugar to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’ll rate it high. The exception is chai, which I drink with milk/sugar or substitute. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs, but as my tastes developed they became less appealing — I still enjoy nicely done blends. I do not mix well with tulsi or yerba mate, and savory teas are more often a miss than a hit with me. I used to hate hibiscus, but I’ve turned that corner. Licorice, not so much.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. But I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas in relation to others of the same type, for example, Earl Greys against other Earl Greys. But if a tea rates very high with me, it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is

90-94 Excellent; first rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Very good; will likely buy more

70-79 Good; would enjoy again, might buy again

60-69 Okay; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but likely won’t buy again

Below 60 Meh, so-so, iffy, or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

I don’t swap. It’s nothing personal, it’s just that I have way more tea than any one person needs and am not lacking for new things to try. Also, I have way too much going on already in daily life and the additional commitment to get packages to people adds to my already high stress level. (Maybe it shouldn’t, but it does.)

That said, I enjoy reading folks’ notes, talking about what I drink, and getting to “know” people virtually here on Steepster so I can get ideas of other things I might want to try if I can ever again justify buying more tea. I also like keeping track of what I drink and what I thought about it.

My current process for tea note generation is described in my note on this tea: https://steepster.com/teas/mariage-freres/6990-the-des-impressionnistes

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