drank Cult of Demeter by August Uncommon Tea
1550 tasting notes

Pretty proud of myself lately with keeping my tea purchases small. I feel like I’ve finally entered this stage where I can slow my roll with exploration, whittle down my current cupboard and focus on the types of teas that I know complement my constitution. Watch me go back on my word sometime soon :P

Cult of Demeter is one of those complementary blends. Heavier on the cocoa notes than a previous batch, less on the anise. Barley malt feels about the same. It smells and tastes like an anise biscotti soaked in a hot cocoa water. Kind of thin but I’m not bothered by the fact. Still amazed this is only 3 ingredients with no added flavorings.

Natural feeling. Gentle. Swaddling, even?

Listen: Familiarity by Punch Brothers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sya6Jh2pwzA

Crowkettle

Mmm.. biscotti.

Mmm.. biscotti.I think I’ve returned to being “over my tea budget” adventurous again, and hope to once again find the state you’ve discovered soon! XD

gmathis

Ooh…Punch Brothers! Now I know what to listen to on Spotify while I’m doing drudge work today! (Quietly…I have slightly more conventional officemates.)

Crowkettle

PS – I tried to to remove the double biscotti love but this site seems determined to keep it as bicotti (x2). I guess it deserves the extra love.

derk

double biscotti, the more to share :)

gmathis: Punch Brothers are like classical music to my ears.

Sierge Krьstъ

I think pandemic really pushed my budget in terms of sourcing reliable stashes.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xSUUV0hr1oc

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Crowkettle

Mmm.. biscotti.

Mmm.. biscotti.I think I’ve returned to being “over my tea budget” adventurous again, and hope to once again find the state you’ve discovered soon! XD

gmathis

Ooh…Punch Brothers! Now I know what to listen to on Spotify while I’m doing drudge work today! (Quietly…I have slightly more conventional officemates.)

Crowkettle

PS – I tried to to remove the double biscotti love but this site seems determined to keep it as bicotti (x2). I guess it deserves the extra love.

derk

double biscotti, the more to share :)

gmathis: Punch Brothers are like classical music to my ears.

Sierge Krьstъ

I think pandemic really pushed my budget in terms of sourcing reliable stashes.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xSUUV0hr1oc

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I most enjoy loose-leaf, unflavored teas and tisanes. Teabags have their place. Some of my favorite teas have a profound effect on mind and body rather than having a specific flavor profile. Terpene fiend.

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