2797 Tasting Notes

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So, as previously established, I’m a total sucker for a name.
If I had seen this tea listed with a more generically caramel-y name I might have thought “hmm, sounds good. I like caramel teas. Maybe I’ll get that,” but as it was named after a Harry Potter thing, I clicked add to cart immediately.
It smells fantastic in loose leaf form, rich and decadent. It brewed up a little plainer than that, at least in this steeping, but I wasn’t watching my steep times, so there is still hope for the flavor. I am looking forward to the next cup!

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First day of September, time to pull out a new tea to try!
I am a completely susceptible person to things like packaging and names. I would like to think that I’d choose something for it’s qualities, not just a cool tin or a neat name, but, if I am honest, that plays a larger part in my decision making process than I am comfortable with.
I bought this, yes, because I like rose teas, but honestly because I liked the name. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, I love the Disney version, and what is money, anyway?
But, I’m pleased to say that it’s a solid rose blend. Both the tea and the rose are hearty flavors in this cup, neither one drowning the other out, and it makes me pretty darn happy.
Score one for whimsical names!

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I got some tea from Bird and Blend delivered yesterday, and I feel much better about my cupboard size. Ten teas was freaking me out, I must say.
But, despite the influx of new teas, I have gone for a classic here.
Omnom.
I’m dragging today, but a cup of Malachi is helping. And it’s Friday, of a three day weekend, none the less!

tea-sipper

Bird and Blend is an awesome choice to restock your cupboard. :D

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There are ten teas in my cupboard. Ten teas. I feel like some sort of person on a holy fast or something like that.
Zounds. Can I remember the last time my cupboard was this small? (No).
I’ve been trying to find the perfect cupboard size, where I have options but am not overwhelmed. And this number of teas is too small, if I am honest. I feel like some sort of tea minimalist!
Fall ordering can start this weekend, and I will feel much better with a few more options.
But, this small cupboard is making me drink things that have been ignored. This got brought to the office, as the work tea, and I’d forgotten it was so nice.
I’m a little sensitive to jasmine, I can usually only work one cup of jasmine tea before I start to feel slightly ill, but as long as I stick to the one cup a day rule, this is really nice. The jasmine isn’t overpowering, and the flavor is delicate and pleasant.
And I’d been ignoring it for way too long, so I’m happy to be drinking it!
Ten teas. Eeeeeek.

tea-sipper

I loovvvveee this one. I saw their website the other day though…. it looks like their tea page is under construction so I really hope they didn’t stop selling tea.

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My final cup of this, and I’m still not sure I have a strong opinion of this one.
Its a tea that isn’t really comparable to any others that I have, but I’m not sure that I really like it.
In fact, I doubt I’ll ever get it again.
Farewell, Wanderlust. You were confusing.
Sipdown!

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I’m still not sure what I think of this tea.
Not helped by the fact that I under steeped this today, so it’s a little weak and watery.
Ah well.

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As previously mentioned, the week has been long. Today is going to be long. Aaaargh.
Help, Malachi.
I turn to dear old Mr. McCormick whenever I need a little extra fortitude. I need it today, for sure.

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drank Queen's Muscat Oolong by Lupicia
2797 tasting notes

Its been a really long week. I am really, really glad it’s Friday.
I killed this off yesterday. I like this oolong, but next summer I think I’ll get Melon Oolong instead, as I like it a bit more than I like the Muscat.
The fruity oolong is a summer tea in my mind, so I’m glad that it’s sipped down before September.
I am starting to twitch. The cupboard is tiny, and I am ready for autumnal teas!

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Aargh, tea, why do you vex me so?
I cannot form an opinion on this. I have gone back and forth and around and around, and I cannot decide!
Its a confusing tea. Its got that going for it.
I remember when I had opinions on things…. good times.

derk

Oh, wanderlust.

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And a sipdown!
This smelled lovely, but sadly it brewed up much weaker than it smelled. The rich blend of vanilla and chai faded into almost nothing, sadly.
Oh well. Making room for something new!

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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