1537 Tasting Notes
Backlogged from yesterday-
I went to the local Farm to Fork festivities yesterday, with my significant other as guide. It was a lot of fun! I ate a lot of very delicious food.
I decided t start the day with a very “foody” tea. This is rich and I could imagine it being a salad or a dessert- figgy and rich!
Backlogged from yesterday.
I love apples. I am an apple fan. Bring me more apples! And Honeycrisps are the queen of all apples, in my opinion. I stuff my face with them when they are in season, and moan about their absence when they are out of season.
Yesterday was the first I’d seen of them in the shops, and I pounced like some sort of comical cartoon cat. I’ve already eaten three, and its not even the peak of the season yet!
This tea had me completely excited. I’m usually shy about green teas, but if anything could convince me to relinquish my beloved black tea, its a honeycrisp apple, and so I brewed up a cup of this yesterday to celebrate appley goodness.
Firstly, the scent. Holy apples, batman! Its smells just like an apple, crisp and light and juicy- though I’d say more a green apple scent then a true honeycrisp.
Brewed up it loses most of its apple flavor. Its pleasant, and there is a lovely soft note of apple, but its not quite the same. But I feel potential lurking in there. Maybe I can coax it out! More experimentation is needed!
Anyone else an apple fiend, and excited for honeycrisp apple season?
I had an absolutely lousy night of sleep, which was also not very long, and I am dragging today.
No fuss teas, then. I’m finding myself falling into the old habits of reaching for this one whenever I don’t know what sounds good. What sounds good? Always Paris!
(Suddenly I feel like Audrey Hepburn saying “Paris is always a good idea”. Well, she’s not wrong!)
I hope today goes smoothly~
This morning it was really hard to turn on my bedroom light. Ouch! Bring back my soft darkness! Alas!
So a strong brew was required to kick me into action this morning. Kandy!
I’m learning this bold brew. I need a lighter steep at the moment to really get along with it, but when I manage to brew it that way its strong, and dances skillfully on the edge of bitterness. Its even got a note of sweet honey in it, which is very tasty.
I am so done with summer. Its nearly Autumn, officially, and it was 100 degrees yesterday, and 90 now. Sheesh. I want my fall teas!
I’m bridging the gap with fruity flavors, such as Paris.
I like starting a day with a strong tea- it makes it much easier to face tricky days. (Gotta love coming into the office with a huge and confused pile of paperwork to sort, and a million things to do at this very moment. Sigh)
It was a busy weekend.
The post-breakup archery went well! We had fun, and didn’t lose a single arrow, which is great.
We also had lunch, and talked a bunch, and I’m hoping she feels much more centered.
Yesterday was a day with my significant other, and some of his buddies. I like them, and it was a fun hang out, but I wish I’d had more time to run errands!
Now we’re back to the office, and off we go.
My friend, who I was worried about earlier this week, has just gone through a truly awful breakup, and is a wreck.
While I am glad (he was a total ass), I know she is devastated, so we’re planning some fun girl time.
Which, in my world, means archery. My own beloved and myself are taking her out to the local archery range today, and we shall shoot hay bales until she feels better.
She’s never been, and I hope she finds it a lot of fun! And therapudic!
This morning seems like a very long time ago now. And the day only just half over, with at least one more challenge ahead. Bleh.
So I needed quick and easy this morning, and grabbed this.
I tried a lighter steep today, and it actually came out nice! Theres a faint honey sweetness to this, when I brew it lightly, which I appreciate. I’m glad I gave it a go.