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drank Hot Apple Spice by Harney & Sons
1110 tasting notes

Sipdown!

I’m sipping on my last cup of this while I scroll through tasting notes and catch up on what everyone has been up to. I hope you are all well! I have to say I’m happy it’s Friday, and I’m happy that I have no plans this evening. For my own sanity I’m taking the weekend off from studying, so I’m almost giddy with the thought of having a weekend full of nothing to do. Except write tea notes… and read a book just for fun… yep, that’s all the excitement I require for the next few days!

Ok, tea note… This could easily be a fall/winter staple for me. It’s a lot like Hot Cinnamon Spice but with a bit of an apple note at the end of the sip. It’s perfect for cooler weather although I’d happily drink it year round. That said, there’s nothing overly special about this tea. There are a million cinnamon teas out there, and while this one is nice I do wish the apple was more flavor forward. I think that would take this from being a run of the mill tea to something truly special.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I’m totally with you, more apple please! But a little apple is better than no apple at all, I suppose. ;)

ashmanra

Enjoy your weekend to the hilt!

tea-sipper

Yep, that was my Saturday — FUN reading a novel and reading tasting notes. :D

Veronica

Isn’t reading for fun the best? I love a good story that takes me completely out of my own head.

Martin Bednář

I wish I could read anything else but coursebooks!

tea-sipper

One day soon, Martin!

Veronica

Martin, a teacher told me years ago to read 25 pages of a novel while eating breakfast. It doesn’t take long, and even though it’s just a few pages it adds up quickly. That’s how I read most of my books that aren’t work or study related. I’ve found that it motivates me to get out of bed on time, it starts my day off in a relaxing way, and I’m able to finish between 15 to 24 books a year (depending on length). It’s such a simple thing, but it’s been great for me!

Mastress Alita

I’m a librarian, and I’m also a very slow reader! I find just using the 15 minute breaks at work help move a book along; admittedly, I now read a lot of graphic novels because I can read them quicker than novels (and have just been in sort of a “mood” for them!)

Martin Bednář

Veronica that sounds like a good idea :) I will certainly think about it. maybe some easy-reading books to come. But how I can choose books from library, when I can’t look into the books? (Libraries closed down here, curbside pickup possible)

Mastress Alita

We were on curbside for a long time (though open to public once again, but on slightly reduced hours). Our entire catalog is online and our bibliographic records have Library of Congress subject headings for each item, as well as (usually) the summary of the book (the same one you’d read off the back cover or the Amazon page). Holds could be placed directly through the website with a library card # (or we’d do it on behalf of a patron if they weren’t tech savvy and just called us). We also offered “surprise packs” where a patron could just say, “I like cozy mysteries!” or “I really like John Grisham novels!” and our reference department would pull 4-5 random items for that patron based on that info for pickup or delivery. That turned out to be a hit!

Martin Bednář

My library have catalog online as well, but I like picking the book from the shelf and decide there. Based on the cover, letter size, considering thickness of the book and so on. It is certainly harder to choose online.
Surprise packs are interesting idea and I think it was here for a moment too, but unfortunately often they have only one copy and they couldn’t offer it in hold. \So, hard to say what is best opinion… but certainly I will try to read something but coursebooks :)

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Cameron B.

I’m totally with you, more apple please! But a little apple is better than no apple at all, I suppose. ;)

ashmanra

Enjoy your weekend to the hilt!

tea-sipper

Yep, that was my Saturday — FUN reading a novel and reading tasting notes. :D

Veronica

Isn’t reading for fun the best? I love a good story that takes me completely out of my own head.

Martin Bednář

I wish I could read anything else but coursebooks!

tea-sipper

One day soon, Martin!

Veronica

Martin, a teacher told me years ago to read 25 pages of a novel while eating breakfast. It doesn’t take long, and even though it’s just a few pages it adds up quickly. That’s how I read most of my books that aren’t work or study related. I’ve found that it motivates me to get out of bed on time, it starts my day off in a relaxing way, and I’m able to finish between 15 to 24 books a year (depending on length). It’s such a simple thing, but it’s been great for me!

Mastress Alita

I’m a librarian, and I’m also a very slow reader! I find just using the 15 minute breaks at work help move a book along; admittedly, I now read a lot of graphic novels because I can read them quicker than novels (and have just been in sort of a “mood” for them!)

Martin Bednář

Veronica that sounds like a good idea :) I will certainly think about it. maybe some easy-reading books to come. But how I can choose books from library, when I can’t look into the books? (Libraries closed down here, curbside pickup possible)

Mastress Alita

We were on curbside for a long time (though open to public once again, but on slightly reduced hours). Our entire catalog is online and our bibliographic records have Library of Congress subject headings for each item, as well as (usually) the summary of the book (the same one you’d read off the back cover or the Amazon page). Holds could be placed directly through the website with a library card # (or we’d do it on behalf of a patron if they weren’t tech savvy and just called us). We also offered “surprise packs” where a patron could just say, “I like cozy mysteries!” or “I really like John Grisham novels!” and our reference department would pull 4-5 random items for that patron based on that info for pickup or delivery. That turned out to be a hit!

Martin Bednář

My library have catalog online as well, but I like picking the book from the shelf and decide there. Based on the cover, letter size, considering thickness of the book and so on. It is certainly harder to choose online.
Surprise packs are interesting idea and I think it was here for a moment too, but unfortunately often they have only one copy and they couldn’t offer it in hold. \So, hard to say what is best opinion… but certainly I will try to read something but coursebooks :)

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