782 Tasting Notes

Made a carafe of this for iced tea. I’m sure it will be delicious and hydrating when I ice it up.
I have a lot of tea to drink before I’m allowed to buy any more. Large carafes of ice tea is one way I’m trying to get through my overflowing cupboard.
In other news… I’m attending a 4 week pottery wheel class starting Friday’s I keep making jokes that everyone’s gonna get penholders!!! Yay! But I’m secretly aiming to make some modern, fun tea mugs.

gmathis

The class sounds like fun. Our favorite fall and winter tea mugs are hand-thrown.

Kittenna

Haven’t seen you around in a while; hi! We seem to have the same tea-elimination plan :D

One of my friends took a pottery class with her boyfriend a couple years ago, and they had a fabulous time making all sorts of things. Im not terribly artistic, but I think it would be delightful to drink tea out of a mug I made myself.

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I got this from Anna’s Tea Shop because I loved Della Terras and they’re the same. I love this one too!
I bought this in April 2016 and I admit I’ve been hoarding it!
I’ve been enjoying drinking from my Harney Royal Palaces Teapot, Teacup & Saucer. It pours like a dream.

gmathis

That’s good to know…Della Terra did dessert teas like no one else!

Sil

a bunch of ppl will now be visiting that website haha

gmathis

Whaddya know … it’s in Missouri! (Still too far to be convenient; pooh.)

Shmiracles

Della Terra DID do Dessert Teas like no one else!! All their teas were dense with twisty and turny flavors. I’ve purchased a large amount of Anna’s vanilla black and it’s a permanent staple for me.

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drank Maracuja Mango by DAVIDsTEA
782 tasting notes

Did you know the screentime app on your apple devices can be set up to lock you out of apps during specific times of the day? The default setting is to have you phone kick you out at 10p and allow you back at 7a, for instance.
Anyways.
I have a lot of tea to drink.
Today for breakfast I drank mango! Yummmm

Super Starling!

Do you like the screentime app doing this? What’s your experience with it? I’m trying to get a feel for your experience.

Shmiracles

It’s been helpful! I mean, it’s only been a week really, but I’m sure my viewing of trash tv has been reduced haha. There is the option to “ignore” the screen tile restriction. You can choose to ignore it for the rest of the day, or for 15 min and then get a reminder. Even if I do select the 15 min option, it does help make me more aware of the decision I’m making.

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Oh interesting! So I was just trying to log David’s Chocolate Orange tea, and the website wouldn’t let me. So I decided to try logging another one and it’s working fine. Idk what that means really. But HI!! I drank lots of tea this week!

derk

I saw the page you’re having issues with. To fix it, scroll down the weird page to the “Edit Tea Info” link, click and you’ll go to the update tea page. You don’t have to change any information about the tea, just click Update Tea at the bottom, and that will set the page back to normal, where you can then review the tea!

tea-sipper

Hey Shmiracles! Good to see you back around!

Shmiracles

Thanks for the tip, derk! I’ll be sure to do this from now on.
Hey TeaSipper Hi Hi!

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Noooooooooo !! Say it’s not true!!
I just now learned that American Tea Room is closed. Where am I gonna buy Brioche now!? There’s no other tea like it.
Dangit I always feel bad for buying too much tea at one time. But there are those few teas that I never get tired of and it always feels special to drink.
I’ll buck up and look forward to searching for Brioche 2.0. I’m sure there are a few to choose from.
Onward into 2019!

Cameron B.

I don’t know if you’ve tried Almond Sugar Cookie from Simpson & Vail, but I believe it has very similar ingredients.

https://www.svtea.com/Almond-Sugar-Cookie-Dessert-Tea0153/productinfo/T0854/

Nattie

I believe someone (maybe you @Cameron?) told me that they’re sourced from the same place?

Cameron B.

@Nattie – It was not me, but I wouldn’t be surprised. Although Almond Sugar Cookie doesn’t mention being organic and there’s no cinnamon listed?

Nattie

Hmmm, maybe that’s not the one I’m thinking of then…

tea-sipper

I was also going to suggest S&V’s Almond Sugar Cookie!

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My first tea of 2019!
I’m home and cozy and making, like, 4 different kinds of soup to enjoy over the next week. Yum.
Also the tea! YUM!

tea-sipper

Nice to see you still around Steepster! :D

Cameron B.

I must know the soupy details! ❤

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who gave me this sample? when did i drink this sample?
did it arrive through the mail? or did i get it from a fancon? or did i nab it from a restaurant? i don’t remember…
but now, i have a tasting note to edit, a spot saved, for when i do recall the facts.

i’m cleaning my kitchen, and listening to All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister.

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There are maybe 3 teas from Della Terra that I will always always miss, but this Vanilla Tea isn’t one of them!! Cuz I buy it in large quantities from Anna Marie’s.
I drink it every week. several times a week. usually days in a row.
I even mix it with other teas on occasion. to make the other teas better. : )

I just joined Audible for the first time and then binged Robert Webb’s memoir “How Not To Be A Boy” and he said Numberwang in the book! he also said Wanganumb. I laughed sooooo hard.

Dustin

Always nice to find a lost tea that was loved! I wish I could find DT’s Lime Chiffon.

ashmanra

That’s numberwang!

Kittenna

Dustin – I agree. Lime Chiffon was so delicious. I think I have a tiny bit left because I’m hoarding it.

Dustin

Careful with the hoarding on that one, Kittenna. The citrus will turn on you after a while. I sadly had to dump the rest of my Lime Chiffon after letting it sit to long. It went flat and had a bitter tinge. :(

Anna

I still have some of the honey and spice rooibos, but it’s not as flavorful as it was. I should have just drunk it all rather than hording it.

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Umm apparently I drank this tea once already!

But really I’m here because I told a guy via text I wasn’t interested in dating. After more conversation he eventually asked What counts as a date? And what’s just hanging out?
He’s 15+ yrs younger than me.
I’m 41 and antisocial. Idek what to say. And I’m not crazy enough to google this crap.
I’m not interested in intimacy. Is it even possible to just be friends with ppl?
I really wanna be friends, but is that just naive of me.
I’m bummed and need advice. So bummed.

Thanks for being the only place I feel comfortable enough to post! Steepster will always be special.

__Morgana__

I have to say I don’t know what counts as dating any more. It’s very generational, it seems. My 13 year old thinks it means snapchatting and going for pizza after school, and maybe Facetiming. Maybe it’s better not to use any terms and just say happy to be friends but not interested in anything romantic or physical?

Shmiracles

Omg I’m seriously glad I asked because that definition of dating is a keeper! Hilarious! I love it so much. And laughing really helped my mood instantly.

ashmanra

I don’t purport to know what dating is. I have been married for 31 years and my husband and I never actually dated. We met and then just…hung out. Listened to music. Played guitar and sang, and then got married eight months later. But what troubles me is that it sounds like this person may have been persistent enough to make you uncomfortable, and that’s not cool. He is pretty young, so maybe he didn’t mean to be that way, and maybe I don’t know enough about what was said and it wasn’t really that way at all. But if he did pressure you and make you uncomfortable, he might be looking out for only what he wants, and not being considerate of you. And we here on Steepster stick up for our won! Go with your gut instinct on whether to “hang out” with him because the pressure might continue, but I do think SOME people can just be friends. Others don’t get boundaries!

ashmanra

own not won!

Shmiracles

You guise are really making my night! Thank you! I don’t think he’s being pushy. He’s actually being very normal which is why I didn’t think it was going there. I’m just THAT awkward. On top of which I’m WAY out of my depth. I value your perspective. Your comment helps me to ask myself more questions!

Sil

I kinda think dating and hanging out can be the exact same activities….it’s more about the expectation of those involved. Ie. going to the movie with a friend, going to the movie with someone you’ve got romantic feelings for. If he’s truly ok with being friends then you should be able to do whatever…. it if he’s just hoping to hang out in the hopes that something more will come of it….blah. I’m pretty anti social as well, so I value the time I spend with others a lot.

Shmiracles

you guise are Great. so great.
also, you might find this as hilarious as i do.
but his text today simply said “We should go with my two goth girls. They are married and your age. Theyre the ones with the passes haha“
i laughed at myself so hard.
and now this ex-dance-major is REALLY looking forward to dancing!!

Shmiracles

the club is private so we need passes which is one reason why i’ve never been.

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OMG is it possible i never logged this tea?

i purchased the 24 days of tea this year.
i have a bad habit of hoarding the tea samples so this year i’m hoping to drink them at a steady pace and on schedule.

i like this tea! better than i thought i would. i tend to not love david’s chocolatey ones so much.
yay 24 days of tea win.

In other news…
I got a hamster!
i’ve never had a hamster before. he better get ready to be spoiled rotten.

Sil

yay for pets! :)

Fjellrev

Yeah! I normally don’t like their chocolate either but this one is awesome, in my opinion.

Roswell Strange

Ooh – what’s the hammy’s name? :D

Shmiracles

i settled on a name this weekend. I’m gonna stick with Oddree’s first suggestion and name him Bauhaus. When I posted it in a hamster message board this weekend someone said it’s the name of a swedish hardware store haha.
which is weird but also funny as heck.
Art Movement,
Goth Band,
Nordic Hardware Store

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THAT’S NUMBERWANG!

i have 2 hamsters named Bauhaus and Danzig.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

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ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
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