2963 Tasting Notes

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drank Boston by Harney & Sons
2963 tasting notes

This happens every year.
I don’t live in a part of the world where it gets cold early. And what I would describe as cold would cause others to laugh. It’s a mild type of autumn.
So I spend the first month of fall trying to force cold weather with my mind and my tea selections.
Its never worked, but maybe this year? And hey, if not, this lovely autumnal cup will be my friend.

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81
drank Emperor's Bride by The Tea Room
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I am someone who is an armature theatrical, so please forgive my drama when I say “Whyyyy is it only Tuesday?”
I think it’s going to be one of those weeks wherein things do not go right, and my baseline will be overwhelm.
So! Nice tea to ease me into the day.
I really do like this. It’s an unusual fruitness to it (the quince?), but so interesting that I always go back in for another sip!

gmathis

Quince has been sneaking into several recent reviews, and since I’m clueless, I consulted gardensillustrated.com: The taste of quince is citrusy, but gentler and without the sharpness of a lime or lemon, so it can be a brightener of other flavours – the fruity component in a tagine, the lemony note in an apple pie – or can stand alone, baked mellow and pink (as the yellow flesh turns on slow cooking) with the spices of the season.

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drank Emperor's Bride by The Tea Room
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I am in the mood for a delightful and fruity tea, and this very neatly fits the bill. Yum!
Its fruity without being too sweet, but each sip creates an interest that sends me back for more.
I shall have to get some more of this.

gmathis

Ooh…I hopped over to read the description on the tea page. This sounds lovely.

gmathis

(Although…I don’t know that I’ve ever tasted quince! It just sounds nice and old-fashioned.)

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drank French Breakfast by The Tea Room
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This is a richly malty breakfast blend. I’m an intermittent explorer into the world of breakfast teas, and this one seems nice. I think it would take milk pretty well.

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81
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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It has been an odd and stressful week, and I am sure that there will be a great deal of stress today.
Well, nothing for it on such a day but to prepare with the balanced perfection of the Queen.
May she reign forever.

ashmanra

I had the Queen yesterday for similar reasons. Long live the Queen! I hope things start looking us for you soon!

ashmanra

Up* lol

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81
drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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Its going to be that sort of day- I’m up early to take a friend to the airport, and then into work, wherein something annoying has come up.
Sigh.
Sometimes you need a bold and firm tea to take you through, but today I will take this fruity delight to be a ray of sunshine in my morning cup.

Inkling

Hope your day gets better!

Martin Bednář

I had shitty day as well. I hope your day gets better too!

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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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Oh thank goodness, it’s cooling down. Mind you, that means that it’s only in the upper 90’s, not in the 100’s, but I will take it!
I do not look forward to my power bill this month.
I put in a big H&S order recently, and have refreshed my supply of this, which I always feel is especially nice in the late summer.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Ok, this time for real- I am going to get the hang of iced tea. It’s going to be 108 today, with tomorrow being around the same. I’ve done some trial brewing, but this is the summer where I really learn how this iced tea thing is done.
Whew. I do not like summer!

Cameron B.

I agree, summer is the worst. :P

Courtney

I’d love to swap living situations with one of you because I love summer haha!

Cameron B.

Bring on the fall bebe! XD

Martin Bednář

And I complain here when temperatures hit 30°C for second week in summer. Yesterday I felt sleepy in the office. I checked the thermometer — 30.5°C ouside, inside 29°C. No surprise.

ashmanra

We had a heat index of 46.1C one day this week! It was absolutely disgusting.

ashmanra

That’s 115F, so you don’t have to convert!

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drank Eros by Mariage Frères
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So the only thing I can be said to really like that has come out of the pandemic is that there are a lot more classes offered virtually. I’ve been happily taking classes online for a few years now, delighted to be getting a lecture from someone far away and getting to indulge my passions for all sorts of subjects.
Yesterday I was in an all day long virtual lecture about Art Nouveau (offered through the Smithsonian), which was wonderful. And I got to be in the comfort of my own home, sipping tea and knitting while I got to look at gorgeous architecture, art, and jewelry.
So, as someone who loves themes and harmony, I decided that I would pick a tea that reminded me of the Art Nouveau movement.
Enter Eros, a delicate cloud of flavor. Ooooh, but this is nice. It lets me float off into happiness, and did indeed pair very well with my class.
Yum!

gmathis

That sounds like a lovely afternoon!

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Oooh, this is lovely. Rich and a bit malty, but somehow still very light! Yum!

gmathis

Another bulk buy, I’m guessing?

Rosehips

Yes! Yum yum!

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