378 Tasting Notes


Lord’s Day Nov. 14, 2010
1st and Only Steep of this Day.
Found this in the Pastors Tea Cupboard.
Great Choice on a Bright Crisp Sunny Lord’s Day Morning
Great Hot but Stayed Strong and Delightful even Cold.
Look to add this to my Home Cupboard

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Saturday Nov. 13, 2010
1st and only steep of the day is a cup
for a Long ROAD TRIP 6 Hr’s 1 Way to Va.
Went with This Raley’s Orange Spice.
Good Black Tea with a Strong Orange Flavor
Started out Hot and Ended up Cold But Just a good
As when first Steeped at 5 Min.

5 min, 0 sec

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Friday Nov. 12, 2010
2nd Steep of the day is a REAL TREAT.
Had this box of tea for about a month.
After a Seafood Lunch of Fish and Shrimp.
Wanted something Sweet. and reached for this.
What a GREAT choice this was after this lunch.
Like white wine with seafood.
The dry leaves have a pronounced “sweet smell”
After boiling water and Steeping for a Long 5 min.
The Color is not so RED as I wrongly expected.
But A Kingly Golden Brown. The tea is Also Sweet Smelling.
And the TASTE is so Smooth and Softly Sweet.
This could be a New GO TO STANDBY Tea for my Taste.
What a GREAT Ending Note for a GOOD LUNCH.
Nothing but Good Expectations from the Tea forward

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
378 tasting notes

Friday Nov. 12, 2010
1st Steep Of The Day
This is a Great Antioxidant Rich Black Tea
Robust in Presence, with a Strong Blueberry Flavor,
This is a Great Startup cup from Carrington Tea.

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Nov. 11 2010
This is My 2nd Steep of the Day.
Early evening Great Choice with this Orange Spice Black.
Just set down and relax and sip this away.
Profound Orange Spice Flavor.

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Lord Grey Tea by Wissotzky Tea
378 tasting notes

Thursday Nov 11-11-2010
1st Steep of the Day A Great Earl Grey.
With Good Overtones of Lemon and Lime Aftertaste.
This is My 2nd Best Earl Grey Bested only by
Mount of Olives Earl Grey with Pomegranate leaves.
Heres a Link to My Favorite

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Wednesday Nov. 10 2010 My 2nd Steep for the Day
After Lunch I Wanted a Little Sweet Treat So Heres where I Went
Dr. Teas GingerBread a Standard 3.30 Steep.
Just the Sweet pick-up needed after Lunch.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Wednesday Nov. 10 2010 1st Steep of the Day,
Wanted Something New and Daring, So went with Pu-erh
Yamamotoyama Sampler Oolong Pu-erh.
This is one of 9 Samples in this Stash Distributed Box tea.
The Dry Tea smells Leafy and my nose didn’t detect any major difference
This is a bagged Pu-erh in individual Foil packets
But nothing unusal compared with other Leaf Tea bags. (Wow)
This 1st steep was infused for 2 1/2 minutes in just under Boil
The Liquer is Golden Brown Earthy Smelling more so then the Dried leaves
First Hot sip is Pungent and slightly Dry to the taste.
After Notes are Pleasent and Refreshingly Clean and Clear Tasting
Later Warm Sips are more Distinct with a Musty and Earthy Presence.
This was a GREAT Introduction to the Mystery of Pu-erh’s
I am now looking forward to try a Brick or Cake Pu-erh in the Future.
Great way to try these Teas

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Tuesday Nov. 9-2010 2nd Steeped Cup for the Day
Early in the Evening I needed a Fruity Uplift.
This was the Tea of choice at this time.
Good Black Tea Base with a Bold Presence.
And the Passion Fruit is more Noticeable the the Papaya.
Great choice in the Early Evening.

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drank Earl Grey Spoon Tea by Sympatea
378 tasting notes

Tuesday Nov. 9th 2010 1st Steep of the Day went with the Earl Grey Spoon Tea.
Add some Danish Butter Cookies and Made a Great Lunch Dessert with this Cup.
Smooth Grey Flavor with a Bold Black Tea Base.
Holds up to the Danish Butters real Good

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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
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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