1540 Tasting Notes
Ugh. I had some very intense dreams last night- not exactly nightmares, but certainly more intense than usual, and its left me somewhat edgy all day.
It doesn’t help that its 97 degrees today, and I’m fighting off a cold at the same time! Blargh! Colds are terrible, especially when its hot out.
So an old reliable tea is called for. I wish I had some more now!
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!