90

Additional notes for NEW harvest: So I wanted to sample a couple new ‘harvests’ of blends from Harney I had been a fan of in the past. This was one. A few months ago, I tried my ancient blend of this again and it was even better than I remembered, like the chocolate was at the perfect flavor in the age of the tea. Then I tried it a couple months later and it seemed like the chocolate had faded. Almost like opening a tomb and letting the air out, opening the pouch changed the perfect chocolate flavor and then the next steep teaspoon session a couple months later was faded. (oh geeze. Tea problems.)
This NEW harvest… sometimes I have a problem with chocolate flavoring tasting like gasoline. I know that Frank’s 52Teas blends would sometimes do this. And this one is doing that now. But I’ve come to know that you just either have to air the tea out, or let it age. So I guess I will just have to ‘age’ this one so the gasoline flavor disappears. I’m not sure if past harvests were like this, because I think I acquired the last blend from another Steepsterer when it wasn’t BRAND NEW. Also, there are rose petals but not really any hint of them in the cup. I like the dark brew though. The rating wouldn’t be 90 now but I don’t lower ratings. I’ll try it again as it ages….
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon (in my smaller dragon mug) // 14 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

lizwykys

Almost like opening a tomb and letting the air out … Wait, I’ve seen this one! Was it Curse Of The Tea Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser?

tea-sipper

I’m make some joke involving tombs and the age of my tea but the older tea tasted BETTER. :D

lizwykys

Ahhh; so the sequel! Tea Mummy II: The Curse And Then Blessing And Then Curse Again. That one went straight to video distribution, I think. ;)

Mastress Alita

At least the tea wasn’t so bad that Tom Cruise was starring in its movie…

tea-sipper

Yes exactly times two. hahaha

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lizwykys

Almost like opening a tomb and letting the air out … Wait, I’ve seen this one! Was it Curse Of The Tea Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser?

tea-sipper

I’m make some joke involving tombs and the age of my tea but the older tea tasted BETTER. :D

lizwykys

Ahhh; so the sequel! Tea Mummy II: The Curse And Then Blessing And Then Curse Again. That one went straight to video distribution, I think. ;)

Mastress Alita

At least the tea wasn’t so bad that Tom Cruise was starring in its movie…

tea-sipper

Yes exactly times two. hahaha

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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