1298 Tasting Notes
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.
I’m almost done with this, but no where close to making up my mind.
Its a pretty sophisticated blend of citrus. I get lemon, bergamot, and maybe even a touch of orange?
I thought I could detect a honey note in the base today, which is a lovely idea. Maybe my last bit of this I’ll try with a spoonful of honey, and see if that can push my opinion firmly in a dirction.
For some reason this week I just cannot stay asleep. I keep waking up, either from upsetting dreams or just restlessness. Very annoying.
So, with an understaffed office, a million projects, and only one me, I need a serious tea. And that’s what this is. Its rich, its powerful, but its still delicious, with a touch of levity to it.
Come on week, lets do this.
I sort of forgot I had this tea, so I wanted to get reacquainted with it.
I’m beginning to pale on this. There is something almost a little bit sour about todays pot, and so I’m a bit less than full impressed.
Still, I’ll be able to drink it all. I don’t hate it, but I’m not going to bring it back into the cupboard.
Why are Thursday so complicated? I mean honestly.
I got up, did a double shift, and then when I got home my other job called with an urgent errand. I helped out, but also they wanted me to go to a city two hours away to do something, and no. I cannot do that, I have too much too do.
And my boyfriend forgot an appointment, so I couldn’t have lunch with him, and I need to catch up on Nanowrimo writing, which I couldn’t finish yesterday, as I had yet more work to do.
So, simple tea. Come on, tea. Get me through this.
I haven’t had this in a long time, and this morning it sounded excellent.
Its delicious, a rich tea full of flavor, that could almost be too heavy, if it wasn’t for the clever touch of orange peel, which brightens up my whole pot.
Its going to be a long day. I’ve got my job, and then my freelance job has something urgent going on, which is always a lot of work, and a bit unnerving.
Well, I shall get through it. Its Wednesday, this week is almost half done. I can do it!