2821 Tasting Notes

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2821 tasting notes

My father passed away a couple of days ago.
This is going to be horrible for a long time, isn’t it?
I’m going to drink as much tea as I can. It seems to be a fixed point in this universe.

Martin Bednář

Sorry to hear that! My condolences. Be strong!

Shae

I am so very sorry. big hugs

tea-sipper

I am so sorry for your loss.

teepland

I am so sorry, Rosehips. I lost my father this past November and can empathize with your pain. Keep this tea in stock and take your time adapting to this change and loss. :(

ashmanra

Oh, Rosehips. I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Roswell Strange

So sorry – I’m sure there’s nothing any of can say or do in this moment to ease what you are likely feeling, but know that I’m keeping you in my thoughts this weekend.

gmathis

Grief tired is the most tired you will ever be. I’ll be praying for you. Wish I were close enough to bring you a fresh tin.

Dustin

Ohhhhh! I’m so sorry to hear that! Grieving is a process and you are right, it takes a while. One day at a time. Wishing you the best!

derk

Rosehips, I am so sorry. Immerse yourself in the good memories to give you strength. Talk, cry, drink your favorite cup when you need to. My love to you.

Sil

I am so sorry to hear that. All my love to you and yours.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2821 tasting notes

My father had a heart attack on Monday morning, and this week has all been a blur. It’s been the hospital every day, with all the horrors and wonders that it contains. It was a very big heart attack, and we don’t even have a prognosis yet. No idea what his mental function is, if he’ll be able to come home, if he’ll recover and what that recovery would look like.
I, fortunately, live nearby, and my wonderful boss gave me the week off, so I’ve been parked in his hospital room as much as I can be, and trying to run as much interference for my mother as possible.
I barely know what day it is. I could not tell you when I last had tea or what I had been drinking. I know I was drinking a cup of tea when I got the call about him, and that I did not finish it.
Do you have blends or flavors that you find particularly comforting or soothing? Or ones that give you strength? I’m going to need a lot of comfort and strength.
This is rambly. It’s weird to write. I still had to write something.

Roswell Strange

Keeping your father in my thoughts today!

tea-sipper

I’m wishing your dad the best and quickest healing possible!

gmathis

Oh, friend…there is nothing as exhausting as hospital waiting. You know, during my most stressful personal and family crises over the past 10 years, no tea is better than the simple ones that are just there for you. I believe I see you mention Paris often…may you have precisely enough of it to get you through this tough time. I’ll be praying for your family.

ashmanra

I am so sorry! I will be praying. I agree with gmathis – tea that you love. Queen Catherine was my every single morning cup when I went through radiation and before that, depression. Now when I know something stressful may be coming up, tulsi seems to help me cope a little. I have plain loose leaf and add some lavender, but the bagged tulsi blends might do it, too.

Strength, peace, and courage to you to you and your parents!

Shae

Oh goodness, I am so so sorry. I’ll be thinking often of you, your dad, and your mom this week. I’ve never had a hospital stay, but I’ve been an anxious family member and gmathis is spot on – the edge-of-your-seat waiting is so incredibly exhausting, both emotionally and physically. I feel for you so hard right now. The teas I always go to in those situations are the same ones I drink for special occasions, the ones I hoard and save and buy in bulk. The ones that never fail to make me smile. Hold on to any bit of happiness you can find right now. Don’t forget to take good care of yourself when you can. <3

teepland

I am so sorry to read about your dad! Keeping him, and you, in my thoughts and prayers this week. Like everyone else has said, take care of yourself when you can this week and rely on those teas that bring you comfort and strength.

Martin Bednář

I am sorry to read about your dad! I wish him a quick recovery and calmness to you and other family members. I hope you will get prognosis soon and hopefully it will be a promising one!

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2821 tasting notes

Oh no. It’s starting. That horror of horrors, that unbearable ordeal. The dawn of my pain and suffering.
Summer is here.
Today is 100 degrees. Tomorrow will be anywhere from 106 to 108.
Cue the deep sigh.
You’d think I’d be used to this, I grew up here and have lived most of my life with this sort of weather, and yet every year it catches me off guard. It was also such a mild spring! Whhhhhyyyyy?
This means tea drinking becomes a more extreme sport. Grumble.
I am always a fan of a fruity black tea blend, but it’s going to be extra in the summer months. Has anyone tried anything fruity and delicious I should check out?

ashmanra

We are beginning to talk about finding somewhere with better summers when retirement comes. We have already had some 90+ days with high humidity, although a rare cool spell is upon us right now. But where to go? I don’t want snow and long winters, I don’t want long, sticky super hot summers. Thankful for air conditioning!

gmathis

Y’all come this direction! It was a damp, bone-chilling 52 yesterday :) I have not yet tried it because I don’t have the self-control to let it get cold before drinking it, but I have been effervescing over some Basilur Tangerine loose leaf my menfolk got me for Mother’s Day. Tangerine and vanilla. I’m thinking that on ice, it’ll taste like a creamsicle.

tea-sipper

I love that my note mentioning the cold weather is directly after your note. It was like 55 degrees here today.
It’s not black, it’s green but one of my fruity favorites is Teakruthi’s Ceylon Emerald.

Martin Bednář

And here I am sitting while outside is around 10-16°C today and overcast. It should go higher son though and sunnier.

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72
drank Rendezvous by Tea Cozy
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Do you have those weeks where you don’t want to drink favorites? That is this week- it’s a busy one, and I’m alone in the office this week, and my attention span for things is shorter than that of something with a very limited attention span. Also my ability to compose metaphor is shot.
So, onto this blend, which is serviceable, but not beloved. Hitting just the right note for this week.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2821 tasting notes

I’m just feeling Parisian this week. It’s what I’ve been grabbing almost the whole week- and I’m not sorry about that. It’s always good blend of black tea and fruits has been just what my frazzled brain has needed.
What gives, universe? Why am I so busy?!?!

gmathis

Hope a little downtime finds you soon!

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2821 tasting notes

Ooof. Did they sneak extra days into this week, or is it just me?
Lots and lots going on at work, in various hobbies, and just in general. I feel as if I’ve been running since last week, with no breaks, and this week will be no exception.
When I have that sort of week, I like to sit with a classic stand by tea, and so I pulled out the Paris. I can reliably enjoy it at all times, without having to think about it too hard.
Yes, a perfect week for Paris.

gmathis

Yes, at least one extra Monday and I think I am on my fourth Tuesday.

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drank Apricot Black Tea by Tea Cozy
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Tea of my morning!
You know, I’m not entirely sure why I bought this. Apricots, in any form, are not really my favorite. I don’t hate them, but if given options, it would be highly unusual for me to pick something apricot.
But every once in a while, apparently, I see something apricot and I am interested.
I picked this up the last time I was in the Tea Cozy shop (which is such a lovely shop, run by lovely people!), and I surprised myself by requesting some of this.
I don’t regret buying this, but it’s not destined to become a favorite or a cupboard staple, but there is nothing wrong with it.
I find it actually more buttery than apricot-y, a bit less fresh on the palate than I expected, but not unpleasant at all.

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81
drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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The weather is getting warmer, so I stocked up, and then promptly drank all of, some fruity black teas. Now I’ll need to restock!
I’m not 100% sure that I’ll restock this in the next tea order, but I do like it. The trouble is I have fruity blends from Harney that I like better (Tower of London, Paris, Capri…)
But it still has a nice balance of flavors, and I enjoyed this tin.

ashmanra

I haven’t had this one in ages and I wonder if I should try it again. I didn’t reorder last time it ran out so maybe that is a sign!

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72
drank Rendezvous by Tea Cozy
2821 tasting notes

I never can entirely make up my mind about this one, but as it’s made it into my cupboard more than once, I feel like I should just admit it has it’s place with me.
A friend made me a bunch of dehydrated citrus slices, especially for putting into tea, so I tried one here. It was just a little too tarte, so the lemon slices will be saved for something else.

Courtney

I love the idea of the dehydrated citrus slices for tea. Brilliant!

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92
drank Tower of London by Harney & Sons
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Hello all!
So, apparently, when my world is full of stress, I stop logging. I don’t stop drinking tea, of course, but I’ve been an absentee Steepster member.
Well, Evol Ving Ness posted a kind word, and summoned me back from beyond the veil. It was just the invitation I needed.
I had a tin of this that I’ve been drinking all week, and today was the last cup of this particular tin.
Oh, I am so happy to be back! I have to do a serious update on the cupboard, and I"m ready to write so many more notes!
I’ve missed you all.

Evol Ving Ness

And thanks to you, I just almost placed a H & S order yesterday.
I pulled myself away from the submit payment button in the nick of time.
Welcome back!

gmathis

Haven’t had ToL in ages, but thinking about it makes me smile. (Now there’s a tea goal—-paring your pantry down to nothing but teas that make you smile.)

ashmanra

Yaaaaay! Welcome back!

tea-sipper

I’m glad Evol reached out to you – good to see you back!

Lexie Aleah

Welcome Back! (:

teepland

Glad to see you back! I also took an unintentional, extended break from Steepster (came back a few days ago), but am attempting to make sure I check in daily. I miss your updates, as well as so many others. I rely on the people here for new tea ideas! :)

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