2902 Tasting Notes

drank Muffin Tea by Tea Punk Teas
2902 tasting notes

I’m doing my usual September dance, where I drink autumnal teas in an attempt to force the weather to cooperate. That this has never worked before will not stop me.
This is an apple cinnamon tea, emphisis on the cinnamon. I may need to steep this a bit less next time, but I’m looking forward to my next cup of this.

ashmanra

I just a made pumpkin and black bean soup with chunks of homegrown butternut squash for the same reason. It also does not work for me but I will not stop trying.

Rosehips

That sounds delicious!

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Is anyone else surprisingly sad about the death of Queen Elizabeth? I found myself really knocked off kilter yesterday, feeling grim and sad and a bit disoriented. I lived in England briefly when I was younger, and that was a wonderful experience, so perhaps I feel a kinship to that nation.
But also she was a constant in the universe- water is wet, tea is great, England has a Queen.
Its the end of an era, and I’m never very good with the end of eras.
I’m trying a new tea today, but maybe not in the right frame of mind to review it.

Martin Bednář

I have very similar feelings, though I never been in the UK.
End of an era for sure, I just read an article that 20th century truly died with Queen death.
It’s somehow weird. We have to get used to it.

Shae

I was emotional about it yesterday too, but I couldn’t say why. I don’t have any ties whatsoever to the UK. But I’m also not good with change so maybe that’s a part of it. I’m definitely sad for her family though, maybe part of me is thinking of her more as a grandmother right now than a queen.

gmathis

I’ve been a fangirl for a very long time; even more so since the Jubilee observances. No point in glossing over her imperfections—she was as human as the rest of us—but there’s something to be said about a woman who could just survive 70 years under the microscope and have the strength of character to be on the job the day before she passed. My breakfast tea in the morning will be in her honor (I have my tin of Partridge’s of London set out and ready).

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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So yesterday was 115 degrees. (Today is 109, with 112 tomorrow. Ugh.)
We are in a power advisory, so I got home from work, ate my cold dinner, and sat in my house with all the lights off and the air on.
It was 100 degrees at around ten, when I went to sleep. And my house is the worst for holding on to heat. It never dipped below 80 in my house over night.
Which is a long winded way of saying that this cup of tea, while lovely, is making me uncomfortable, and I will be heating exactly nothing up for the rest of the day.
Thank you for listening to the California whining dispatch.

gmathis

You whine all you want. That sounds miserable!

derk

It is.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2902 tasting notes

Farewell, hot beverages. I enjoyed you this morning, and now absolutely nothing that emanates heat will be consumed for the rest of the day.
Sigh

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Ok! Tea time- also known as the precious hour and a half of my day where it feels remotely cool enough to drink tea.
Tomorrow will be 115 degrees, which seems an impossible temperature. Tuesday only 114.
Ugh.
So I’m going to savor every drop I can.
This is a very mild, nutty tea. A gentle black blend. I’m enjoying it, but not entirely in love with it.

gmathis

Come see us! Could you handle some upper 80’s?

Rosehips

Upper 80’s would be sweater weather for me!

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It’s September! And I am wishing so much for cold weather- no dice. It’s going to be 112 here this weekend.
Sigh.
But I shall drink this nice lavender tea to try to encourage cold weather. Am I the only one who thinks that lavender is a cold weather flavor?

gmathis

I get that … lavender is a little cloying in tea, and it sounds like your weather is cloying enough!

derk

110s :(

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Sipdown!
This one and I never quite figured one another out. Ah well.
I still don’t think earl grey is the “Sherlock Holmes” tea, honestly.

gmathis

Nope. He’d go for the strong stuff.

ashmanra

I love this tea, but I think a heftier base and more smoke would be Sherlock’s choice. Maybe even a smokey puerh…now I want a smokey puerh….

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drank Monks Blend by Tea Cozy
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I live!
Whew. I’ve had a bonkers month, and I realized that I hadn’t logged a single cup of tea for weeks.
Yikes.
In the space between my last note, I have been handling my offices entire workload while my boss had a baby, and played Puck in a production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.
It’s been a lot. But life should calm waaaay down, which is nice.
I got a new packet of this a few months ago, and I can’t quite decide what I think of it (though obviously I liked it enough to get it again).
The grenadine is an interesting flavor, but I’m not sure if it’s a hit or a miss for me….

ashmanra

Sooooo cool! I played Puck many, many, many years ago. I still remember most of the final monologue!

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Whew, but life is busy.
My boss is going to have a baby any day now, I’m in a play that opens in two weeks, I’m taking a class which requires a lot of reading, and there are lots of intense work tasks.
Wheeeew.
I would say that hopefully life will calm now, but I doubt it.
Its also been over 100 degrees every day in the last week. Oh joy.
This tea smells delightfully citrusy, but the citrus gets somewhat flattened by the time it brews up. Hmm.

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My goodness, but this is one gentle black tea. There are mornings that I need to be eased into the day, my sleepiness coddled. This is a good tea for those kinds of days.
Autumnal, without tasting like a cliche, I look forward to more of this.

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