321 Tasting Notes

drank Almond Happiness by 52teas
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Yup… the way to drink this one is blended with a bit of NMTC’s Cream Vanilla. Even then it’s blah. Eh. Don’t love it, don’t hate it, but I need the caffiene.

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drank Masala Chai by Adagio Teas
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Dipping Girl Scout Shortbreads into this.

Oh happy day.

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drank Peppermint by Harney & Sons
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Eurgh. I do not feel good. Here’s to hoping this settles my stomach down a bit.

Josie Jade

Feel better!


Oh dear! Go to work, peppermint, and make it better!


I hope you feel better!


Thank you guys! I’m a bit better now :)

Rachel J

Glad you feel better!

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drank Strawberry Sencha by Tealuxe
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All throughout Shakespeare I was craving this. I had a cup of Golden Monkey, and this is absolutely the opposite. Smooth and sweet and scented and buttery… ohhh I’m in tea heaven right now.

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I feel like I’m getting sick. Oh no!

Big cup of this with lots of honey. Neither of which I like, necessarily… but both of which will help. Am I the only one who doesn’t really like honey?


Ok, that confirms it, I’m sending you some leatherwood honey in our next swap. Best stuff ever!


If you can change my opinion on honey then all the more props to you! :)

Rachel Sincere

I am not crazy about honey at all. There’s this weird musky?? taste to it that bugs me. Heh heh. Bugs. It’s bee spit, after all.


Tasmania has great mind-changing powers ;)

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Long, spindly thin black needle-leaves.

Yesterday I steeped a tumbler of this hot, and it was good. In between classes, though, I didn’t have enough time to heat water and wait for it to steep, so I just filled my tumbler with cold water and let the second steep cold-brew on the way to class.

It was so good! There was a beautiful honey-like sweetness that blended surprisingly well with the smoky notes! And any astringency or maltiness had faded, so it was a much softer brew.

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This is from Summer 2012. It came courtesy of Autumn Hearth

I’ve been hoarding the last few cups of this in my stash. It’s so good I don’t want to waste it. At the same time, it’s been a long time since I’ve had any really good tea.

I’m having a hard time breathing today so I’m trying to stay away from caffeine. I don’t want to make anything worse. And I decided that I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. I deserve some good tea.

Brewed Western-style, ~2tsp /16 oz. 30 sec first infusion.

So light, but it’s so thick and creamy and delicious. It’s sweet and sparkling. It has that nuttiness that I love about Dragonwell. And ohhh the lingering aftertaste.

Breathing is good. So is this tea. :)

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec

Hope you feel better!


Thanks Bonnie!

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drank Irish Breakfast by Tealuxe
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Nom noms. Deep and rich and hearty.

I’ve spent all night touching up the photos of my school’s winter show, and they’re finally up! :)

(this post more an advertisement than an actual tasting note XD)


You’ve been working hard—behind the scenes, too, I’m sure! Rest and enjoy a Sunday evening cuppa.


Yeah! :)

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I want something sweet and decadent.

Last night I had a bad night, so I went to the music building and played until I didn’t have the fine motor control to trill and playing forte actually produced strain. I was shaky and so, so tired, but I couldn’t stop. When the kid working in the music library left after security had locked the doors, he asked if I wanted someone to walk me home. “I’m fine,” I said, “I do this all the time. But thanks.” (It was about 2 in the morning). It was so unexpectedly nice.

Today, though, I’m falling asleep. My sleep schedule’s been so wonky because of things like this. And I don’t get lunch.

So I want something sweet and creamy and heavy, and I tossed in a teaspoon of mate. Which will either wake me up or give me a panic attack. Here’s to hoping for the former.

I’m leaving school and going home for the weekend. Hopefully I’ll feel better then.

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

It’s nice when the universe reminds you there’s good out there, waiting to help if you need it! I hope you sleep well soon.


Please take care of yourself. I know it can be hard when we’re super busy, but it is important and you deserve it!


Thanks guys. I’m just in a bit of a funk right now. I think I’m just going to watch movies and knit and not stress tonight :)

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Another sipdown! Woohoo!

I shot our winter play last night, and I’m sitting here watermarking the photos… it’s so boring. This is keeping me company :)

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