1231 Tasting Notes
Ooof, what a morning. And I understeeped this tea. Bleh!
I had a double shift this morning, and now need to go to the auto parts store, work out, and complete two online work trainings, before going back for the evening shift. Grrr. This is gonna suck.
But! At least I have tea, and I can work on sipdowns!
I underbrewed this today. Sloppy of me, but I wasn’t watching the clock. So its a ghost of its true flavor. Blast.
Oh Eight Candles, you sweet, complex marshmallow tea. I don’t think I’ll ever fool proof you.
Sometimes I get a note of (bleh) coffee, and I’m getting its shadow today, which is too bad. As this was the end of my pouch, I was hoping for extra sweetness. Ah well.
This is a tea that can drive me up the wall, because when its good its very, very good, and when its not, its, well, not. Grr.
And yet I have not been able to resist it, when it waltzes into my cupboard.
Well, in other tea news, this is a Sipdown! Woooo! I am taking a trip to NYC in June, and I want to have a lot of sipdowns under my belt, so that I can visit New York tea shops.
Where should I go, fellow Steepsterites? Where is the best place to get teas in NYC?
Monday? How is it Monday? Ah well.
I had an exhausting weekend, filled with travel, fencing tournaments, and early starts. It was mostly fun, but now its all over! Boo!
I turn to this one, I find, when I don’t have a lot of energy and need something dependable. Its a rich and layered combination of vanilla and fig, with a seductive hint of lemon, which I really like.
Good stuff, all around.
This was my very first cup of tea this morning.
It another one in my stash that I can’t quite decide on. Some days I like the fruit and pastry blends. It certainly sounds like something I’d like. But something about it stops it from being exceptional, which is too bad.
Still, nothing wrong with it. I’ll certainly have no trouble drinking it.
I have a precious few moments this morning, so why not brew up a pot of one of my favorites, toast an English muffin with some honey, and take some time. Sigh.
I have no qualms about drinking this, even when I’ve got so many sipdowns to attend too. I’ve got a ton of this. I panicked last fall and bought a pound of it, which is a decision I should regret more than I do. I love this stuff, one of my all time faves, to be sure. It may “feel” more like an autumn tea, but even so. I’m not about to say good to an almond and cranberry cup of loveliness.
Its the first day I’ve had in a while that I’m not running around like a madwoman, so I can drink one of my fiddly teas.
You know the sort, the teas that need a close eye when you steep them, or delicate brewing. This, for me, is one of them.
I can’t make up my mind on Eight Candles. Its very creamy and sweet, when it behaves itself, but I can’t seem to get it to behave with any consistency.
I’m almost done with this, and, I’m afraid, I’m really looking forward to that. Its gonna be nice to be done with this picky tea.
Happy Mothers day, to all who celebrate it! My mother and I are doing our tradition, of going to a local festival and shopping. Hooray for a girls day!
This is one of my favorite spring teas. Really light and pleasant. I’m almost through this packet, which is sad, but hey, that’s gotta happen sometime.