775 Tasting Notes

today started with my Sherlock Lapsang and taking pictures as i walked across the bridge to work and sent the pictures to random friends and then proceeded to read a short story about Tony Stark being all flirty and lovely in college while simultaneously listening to my headphones and turning them up louder and louder each song because everything sounded SO GOOD! (and yes i walk and read at the same time WITH my headphones on. i’m an accident waiting to happen i know.) (but Tony Stark would approve.)
then a later cup was Della Terra Vanilla with animal crackers dipped in it. aka Lunch!
now i am on to these jasmine pearls. and the liquor is beautiful and oceanic and i can see to the flower painted into the bottom of my cup. and has anyone ever taken a bath with jasmine pearls before? because if my insanely good mood continues then i wouldn’t put it past me. that’s all i’m sayin.

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thank you for this sample KallieBoo!
i am a dried fruit fanatic i will admit. like prunes and mangoes and currants and dates. all of it.
not so much a fan of lavender to be honest, but it works nicely in this blend. much better than it smells dry to my nose. once brewed it adds a whimsical or slight poetic quality to the scent but it isn’t a big deal in the flavor itself. it makes it breezy!
very fun and interesting cup. i drank my first brewed 12oz very fast. i even surprised myself!

i just felt like saying good bye to this cute tea. it has a bold yet feminine way about it that i really like. smooches little tea!


That combinations sounds both weird and amazing!

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good morning!! i am in a dangerously CRAZY good mood today! i wanna punch the world with glee! and gobble up art with a shovel! and neck with anybody who feels the same!

this is a sprightly cup!
i will have more!
thank you Sil!
thank you world!
thank you universe!
for creating tea!

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i don’t like banana flavored things. but i do like oolongs lots. so i really wanted to try this.
and i don’t hate it!
but i kinda wanted to love it and don’t so much.
but that is also fine because now i know i should not buy a whole pouch, so that’s nice.
thank you again and again whatshesaid!

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what is it with me and green teas lately?
green teas seem SO popular with so many of you that have brilliantly refined taste. you are my role models and i want to embrace the green too. i want them to speak to me like they speak to you. but, idk, they all kinda come out flat lately. and when in doubt, i have a black tea.
the strawberries were fresh and tiny teeny tart and nice.
the champagne notes were in there which was zingy.
i’ll try it again when i feel my green tea framework shift.
thank you moraiwe!

if you were having a small tea party for 4 or 5 people what would you make to eat?


Earl grey chocolate cake. Some sort of cookie with tea in it. Ridiculous sandwiches (chicken cooked with lapsang souchong?). Scones (maybe with tea in them). But, uhh, I tend to follow a theme…


these are all great ideas! thanks OMGsrsly. you’ve inspired me to do some digging for recipes on a new train of thought.
tea is all the foodz!

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drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
775 tasting notes

thanks to Sil for this swap!
it is so slightly berryluscious that i barely knew it was strawberry, but that is a good thing. cuz who really needs a wallop of strawberry. not me.
i drank it really fast. dammann freres is always good.
i’m drinking it in my newly purchased summer tea cup!

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drank Blue Lady by The House of Tea
775 tasting notes

so it’s true i went to philly for 5 days. well actually 4 days. we cut the trip a little short. (and now i wish i was back)

i visited a pizza museum that has a mural that is all philadelphia people and i am in it.
(that’s me in the Melvins shirt with no bangs cuz my first show with my band was opening for The Melvins and i had no bangs back then)

my sister and i also went to the modern wing of the museum as i ALWAYS do and uncharacteristically of my usual taste, i really liked the new Sean Scully room.
i’m such a modernist that color block stuff doesn’t tend to do it for me. but something about this room gave me the super warm fuzzies. i took like 4 panoramas of it.

i cannot tell you how thrilled i was that the coffee shop i used to always go to now has a healthy selection of loose leaf tea. this one was citrusy and flowery and was perfect for sitting outside and reading our kindles in the breeze.


So awesome that your are immortalized in a mural. I’m jealous!


That’s awesome! Love the mural. Also I like the fuzzy mural thing too.

Terri HarpLady

That IS cool!


Shmiracles yer adorable


Welcome back!!

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oh noes. i have 8 teas that i logged and have to write reviews for. from this weekend.
got a bit behind.

i saw Iron Man 3 on sunday and as soon as it ended i felt like i could watch it again.
so i went home and watched the first hour of The Avengers. then tried to watch the first 2 Iron Mans.

went dancing saturday night. and drank a lot. and grabbed toooo many butts. i’m sure of it.


Oh my, I haven’t grabbed a butt in sooo long. Marriage means I get stuck with one butt forever! :D


hahah just when i think the list is long enough for me … reason #156 to not get married.


I don’t know, if you find the right butt… the perfect combination of muscle and bubble, you might want to grab it for years!


This comment thread is so absurd and hilarious, I must jump in! TastyBrew is right, I found the perfect butt and I’ve been grabbing it for years, so being stuck with one butt(Nxtdoor, you should get paid for these words!) is proven to be fun!!


to each his own butt!!!


or in your case «buttS» Shmiracles, haha!


nothing wrong with grabbing random butts after your married as long as that’s all you do! grin


ok everyone, way TMI! keep your weirdness to yourselves. LOL.


This is the perfect tea for this thread!

Josie Jade

Haha, great thread! Hope your run went well, Shmiracles, if the weather cleared up. Well, and in between all of the butt grabbing! :)


hey Josie! thanks for asking!! but i mega stubbed my toe friday night, so between that and the rain i just didn’t do the race at all. (which was good cuz it poured rain during the race time too)
(here’s a pic of my toe: warning for blood content – http://instagram.com/p/aSHXq1oc0b/ )
but i have a marathon next weekend, so i still have plenty of running to look forward to :)


5 years from now someone (new people) will read this and they’ll be like.. “What freaks!” Loosen up, yo. It’s just tea.


haha. I’m already thinking as much about you guys. It’s all Shmiracles, she’s the source! It gets pretty boring around here when she isn’t logging teas (btw Shmiracles, I missed the part where you actually said something about the tea here. :p )


I did not like the last bits of IM3.


Hahah Shelley! i don’t need to actually “review” a tea called TEAse now do i?
i mean, it’s created off of a show about teenage werewolves and lizard mutators and grossly-romanic romeo & juliet type scenarios. not to mention basically any reason to get the alpha werewolf to take his shirt off.
this tea wasn’t really created for is nuanced personality i don’t think.
so, ya, this tea is basically a shirtless hunk. and it’s getting it’s butt grabbed on my dance floor.


Well gee, shouldn’t the tea at least get a cameo in its own note? :p


Lolol this review / all the comments made me giggle haha. Thanks for making my day :)


OMG it’s a TEEN WOLF tea?! Why does shipping to Canada cost so much! I can think of so many people who I need to get this for…


OMGsrsly – if you want to do an Adagio order some time, I AM ALL FOR IT. Even if you have to ship it to me in Toronto, I’ll take the $10 shipping over $35. (Cuz I want me some Tardis)

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well, this one was not a hit on my tasting adventure with my sis on sunday.
i think it might require some finesse to brew well.
thanks moraiwe for letting me attempt it!

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i generally love all the Dammann teas i’ve had.
this one isn’t at the tippy top of the list, but it still falls under the ’i’d smash that’ category.
maybe it’s the cherry notes? ever so slightly too tart is all. for me at least. if it was just a tad more subtle it would be on my buy list i bet.
still love it.
thank you bunches Sil for the beautiful sample!!
i just wanna put this song here cuz i’m really into it today.
this one goes out to Capsicle.

If you’re still alive, My regrets are few
If my life is mine, What shouldn’t I do?
I get wherever I’m going, I get whatever I need
While my blood’s still flowing, And my heart still beats…
Beating like a hammer
Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

some tea pictures!

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i only log each tea i taste once.

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ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.


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