1359 Tasting Notes
It wasn’t a very good weekend, I’m afraid.
Firstly, I didn’t get the job I was interviewing for. I’m disappointed, but not gutted. Everyone else in my life seems to be taking this much harder than I am. (“But you’d be perfect for it!” they wail. Not perfect enough apparently! Thats ok!)
I also royally screwed up something I was supposed to go this weekend. I was supposed to feed a friends ducks, and I completely forgot until he called. Fortunately everyone survived, and he was more worried about me than the ducks, but I’m going to feel terrible about that forever.
Ugh. Maybe this week will be better.
Comforting tea today. Warm and blanket like. A bit silly, as its going to be 95 degrees today, but even so.
Its the birthday of my little niece! Hurrah, little one! Another amazing year.
I remember drinking this least year on her birthday, and so I thought I’d do it again this year. Maybe a tradition is born?
This is soft, warm, comfortable. A hug in a tea pot. One of my favorite cold weather teas. I expect cinnamon teas to be somehow bolder, but this is just the delicate warmth I really want when I think cinnamon tea.
I have apparently been involved in somnambulism combat, as I woke up today with my knuckles scraped all along one hand. Did I hit the wall? Did I fend off dream warriors? What? Come on, hands, whats up?
And this morning was no great success. I managed to dump my full strainer of this (removed from the pot, after tea had been brewed) onto the kitchen floor/my foot. Ugh.
Lets hope the rest of Monday goes smoothly.
We had a thunderstorm last night, the sky cracked open and poured out rain. It was wonderful.
Rain is my favorite weather, and thunderstorms are even better. So this morning, even though the clouds have thinned, I wanted a cup of tea that evokes the autumn.
This is the season for Boston, when the air is crisp and the leaves are falling. A perfect tea pairing- autumn and Boston.
I knew Steepster was the best of people. Thank you for all your kind thoughts yesterday- we’re working on it. I can’t remember ever being this nervous before, but we’re gonna work on it.
Its my busiest day of the week. I’m running from dawn till dusk, and then some. Maybe high paced action will keep my mind sane.
As it it, I need a powerful tea.
Kandy is very strong, almost too strong, if left in the cup too long. But its briskness and power gets me out the door, so thats good!
Be warned, this is an angsty note. I’ll be playing again soon with the full reviews of tea, but I don’t seem to have the mind for it today.
I’ve decided that Steepster people are the best people. What a lovely, warm and supportive community this is.
I had another rough night last night. My significant other and myself are going through a rough patch. We’ve come head on with an issue that we first encountered last year, and is, I think, finally coming to a head. We’ve reached the point where we need to move forward with it, or find a way to end it, and its all been remarkably painful and I feel like I’m just holding it together right now as we figure it out.
This is a serious relationship, and we’ve been seriously considering it, and I am feeling very raw and afraid, and though we’re working through it, I’m still worried about the future.
So I’m reaching today for the most comforting things I have. A warm vanilla perfume, the most comfortable dress I own, and this tea, which feels like the gentlest of hugs in a tea pot.
I’m hoping too much of this won’t spill over onto here, my tea loving friends, but I just wanted to give fair warning if it does.