1295 Tasting Notes
Whoops, dropped off the face of the earth there for a few days. Sorry guys, I had some travel, and I am seriously in the middle of Camp Nanowrimo. Argh, three thousand more words to go. I can do it! Wooo!
So, in tea news, I went into my local Peets to see if there were any of the Peets teas I like on sale, as they are expiring soon. Of the teas on sale, I’m afraid that none were the ones I really like, so what I’ve got will be the end of that particular tea train.
I will say, though, that there are a lot of other Black Currant fish in the sea, and I’ll be alrght with not having this in my cupboard, when I’ve finished it.
I was feeling uninspired this morning, so grabbed this, which is inoffensive. Some mornings I just don’t want to drink a truly wonderful tea, and ruin it with my feelings of profound meh. Ever have one of those days?
I am told that Peets is going to stop making teas! Eeep! They’re hardly my favorite, but they make at least one tea that is really good (not this one, sorry, Black Currant), which I will miss.
And this is my restful pot in the middle of the busy day.
I am a little nervous about how busy I’m going to be, even though I’ve done all these jobs before, and know the drill.
I didn’t sleep well last night, which did not really help, so the tea has got to be black, and due to nerves, has to be beloved. Thank you, Boston, for helping out!
This is the first of my truly insane Thursdays. This day of the week, with my current jobs, has always been my busiest, but now a coworker has retired, and I’m taking over her extra shift, which means that I’m just going to be run positively ragged.
The good news is that I have a small break, in which to work out, eat lunch, and drink tea.
But first thing in the morning I need a quick, brisk cup, and that’s what this was. Yaaay.
The Rosehips months of Whining (aka Summer) continues on, with me cast as the lead whiner.
Gosh its hot. I hate it when I wake up and find that its just already boiling. That means nothing will be pleasant today, I’ll feel wrung out and sticky, and my beloved tea will seem almost too hot to contemplate.
Reaching for the lighter flavors today, by way of adjustment, but it only works so much. Yes, its a light and almost juicy tea, but it still makes my feel a little too warm. Grr.
I hate the summer time. The heat is oppressive lately, and I’m never good in the heat. It makes me wilt, and drinking the morning cup of tea is almost painful.
So I’m drinking a winter tea in an act of rebellion. Rebellion, I tell you!
Plus I’m exsausted so I need a tea that can kick my ass. Thank you, Winter Solstice.
Last week was a tough week, and this week was also really hard, which was unexpected. I’m entering into this week feeling exhausted and drained, and a bit emotional, if I’m honest.
So, to start this week off correctly I am pulling out all the comforting stops. I’m starting with this tea, one of my favorites.
Its so wonderful to have a good tea cupboard, in which I can find excitement, comfort and a friend whenever I need one.
When I saw this go up, well, I had to get it. I am a growing fan of oolongs, and oolong ice cream? Ok, sign me up.
It smells beautiful in the sachet, a lovely blend of green and a sugary creamy note, perfumed with vanilla.
I’m going to have to try and tinker around with the brew time, though. I came away with a light and lovely cup of oolong, but not a particular wham of ice cream flavor. I think its in there, though! I’ll just work on it!
Its been so hot here lately that I’ve been having trouble getting in a full night of sleep, and what sleep I do get is punctuated with tossing and turning and other unpleasant things.
So my morning cups of tea have become precious, liquid assets that are prized above rubies, to help coax me into the morning, and let me face my day without nodding off every two seconds.
That, plus concealer, have been my weapons against heat related exhaustion this week.
I hope it cools down soon. Until then, thank you, tea.
One of the great things about working on my sipdowns is that I’m rediscovering teas, and also have no excuses to consume them.
I’m not done with my sipdown goal yet, but I’m working on it, and this tea is one that will need some more drinking to get it gone.
I love a fruit black comination. Its one of my favorite flavor profiles, and I’ve always liked the taste of Black Currant. But this has an after taste that I find a little sharp. I don’t think the base and the flavor are balanced as well as they could. That’s too bad, because, on paper, this could be magnificent! As it is, its perfectly fine, but nothing to sing about.