384 Tasting Notes

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3-13-2018 1st Steep of the Day at Noon time, Great Tasting and Smooth Tea for after lunch relaxation.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
384 tasting notes

3-9-2018 Early afternoon Soothing Vanilla Caramel from Lipton, Great to Relax Wtih

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Oolong by Xiaoxiang
384 tasting notes

Gift Tea, Can’t Read Chinese, Know Nothing About It, would like to buy again, but can’t figure anything out

Flavors: Citrus, Green

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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98
drank Ginger Orange by Touch Organic
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9-23-2017 1st Steep of the Day, New Touch Organic Ginger Orange, Delightful, Smooth, Subtile, Full Leaf Swells to fill the Pyramid Bag, Made a 10oz cup with first steep, need to increase the Volume, The cup was Enjoyable but needed a 2nd to be Satisfied. Keep on Steepin.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Saturday Aug. 5 2017 1st Pot of the Day, Steeped a Pot of this Light Delicate Jasmine Tea, Wonderful Golden Color Liquor, Fresh Flowery Green fragrance, Smooth Mild Delicate Flavor. Tea was shared with wife and youngest daughter, which made the experience all the more enjoyable, Great SHARING Pot,

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 22 OZ / 650 ML

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July 2017 Great Re-Issue of this Old Time Favorite, Premium Blend of Chinese & Indian Black tea, Orange Flavor, Sweet Spices, Can is different, Not the Original ORANGE finish metal can, New standard Silver can with the Original Orange Sticker Label, But the TEA is WONDERFULLY MEMORABLE, As I remember it was 10 years ago, at it Discontinuance, This is a GREAT RE-ISSUE, Thank You Boston Tea Company, for Reviving TEA TIME. Try This Link to Purchase. http://www.bostontea.com/boston-tea-party-pre-sale.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank French Vanilla by Lindsay Gardens
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4-25-2017 1st Cup of the Morning, Rainy Tuesday Morning in NC, Steeped a Cuppa Lindsay Gardens French Vanilla, 1 Sugar and Light Milk, Great Mellow Cup, Nose has is Strong Vanilla scent, flavor confirms artificial flavors added, Yet this is a Pleasing cup on a Cold damp Morning. at $.05 a Cup this is a GREAT and Repeatable Offering, Sip Up, the Sun is Coming

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

That is a wonderfully cheerful review! Sounds tasty and very cozy.

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drank Berry Medley by Bentley's
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1st Steep of the Day Saturday Feb 11 2017, Good Black Tea with a Strong Aroma of Blueberries, Good Berry flavor, Pleasing Cuppa from Bentley’s

Flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 16 ML

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drank Matcha Maker by Good Earth
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Disappointment, This is a GREEN TEA But Not a MATCHA, Flavor is Distracted by STEVIA Sweetner.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Saturday Dec, 3 2016 1st Pot of the Day. Great VINTAGE STOCK of Wagner’s Spice Tea, This is OLD Vintage from the Mid 70’s Tea, Super Great Memories as I Drink this OLD Favorite from BACK in the DAY, I sampled so many of the WAGNER Brand Teas from Central Pennsylvania. I Recall Getting the WHOLE Line that they Sold at Hickory Farms Stores BACK THEN, Subtle Orange Flavor with the Over taste of Cinnamon, and Clove, warm and soothing, Looking for some Russian Caravan from this seller, it was MY FAVORITE back in the 70’s

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
gmathis

Good to see you around!

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Long Time Tea Drinker,
Likes Flavored and Black Teas
Starting on Pu-er or Pu-erh Teas

Short time Steepster Poster.
Joined 11-5-2010
Great drinker interaction.
Good accurate tea information.
introducing new Brands and flavors

The Photo is My NEW Yixing
(pronounced “ee” shing) Tea Pot
My Oldest Daughter Got this for Me
from a 2nd Hand Thrift Shop on 12-23-2015
Brews Great Pot of Loose tea.

Check out this Audio Book. Great Listening
http://librivox.org/the-book-of-tea-by-okakura-kakuzo/
The Book of Tea Okakura Kakuzo

The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. – In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is noted to be accessibile to Western audiences because though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English; and would speak it all his life, becoming proficient at communicating his thoughts in the Western Mind. In his book he elucidates such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasises how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
(Summary from Wikipedia)

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