2963 Tasting Notes
Its been an odd week- and somewhat upsetting. Work has been crazy, and yesterday someone in my theatre company collapsed. She was alright in a moment, but it was very alarming! I’m glad she was ok.
This means that I’m not quite well rested today, and I’ll take this cup of comfort and hope that it really helps me get through today, which also promises to be long.
This really is such a sophisticated tea. Elegant, yet strong.
The best laid plans, eh? Saturday I was helping with a theatre company project, and was on my way home when I was involved in an altercation with nature that left my windshield caved in. I am amazingly unharmed, but I am still picking glass off everything I own, and it’s rather going to derail my day, as I need to get it fixed.
I spent yesterday curled up on the couch watching British crime shows and drinking tea, which is a nice way to recover from it all.
This tea is my attempt at a morning energizer. Its not bad, but I do find apple teas sometimes a bit bitter.
Well, thats sort of fitting too.
I went to NYC to visit my brother, and stayed pretty close to Grand Central Station. They have a fun little food hall there, where I could get some teas!
I do love picking up tea on vacation. It won’t take up too much room in my house, and creates a drinkable memory.
This is pretty nice. A strong ginger flavor, which is what I want, but not so overpowering that it takes all my focus from the tea.
A nice souvenir.
Its my birthday today, and I was looking at my cupboard this morning wondering if I had a favorite tea to celebrate with. And, rather to my delight, the answer is no. I used to think that I was somehow supposed to whittle my teas downs into the very best of the best. Now I know I can have a cupboard full of variety, for my moods, to try new things, to have fun.
Cheers to that! And cheers to this nice cup of Tower of London!
Happy New Years Eve, Steepster!
This year has not had as much tea reviewing as I wanted (a goal for 2024, for sure), but this remains my favorite place on the internet. Thank you for being the best group of people ever!
May your water always be the right temperature for the tea you are steeping in 2024.
I haven’t felt very festive this year. I’d had plans to do all sorts of fun things, and put up decorations, and just generally have a wonderful time, but December has been more challenging than I expected, and I find myself a little low.
In the midst of this I figured, hey, why not order some of the Davids teas that I used to enjoy around the holidays. Its been a while since I had them.
This is todays tea- one I remember loving.
I am finding it a bit thin this morning, so I may add more to future cups, but the scent took me to a much happier holiday place.
Its finally getting cold here, which pleases me very much. I have the comfort of sitting in my robe with my hot cup of tea in the morning, before braving my day. That is much nicer than when its a billion degrees and I am sweating through my first cup.
This is a time of year that I just really, really love.