1119 Tasting Notes
Aha! Fistpump! Dancing in the streets. I am the slayer of teas. The queen of my cupboard. Its all gone. This tea, which was never a great cup, is now officially gone, and never shall its shadow darken my cupboard again.
I am feeling a bit dramatic this morning, but I feel there is cause.
After an amazingly long and difficult day at work, I decided that I was going to order some fall teas. I ordered a few (with more to come. Oh man), but I went over to Harney & Sons, to get some of my favorite autumn blend, Boston.
Its sold out. Out! Guys! Does this mean I’m going to have no Boston this year? No! It cannot be.
Is it too early to panic? I feel like panicking.
I hope there will be a fresh blend of the stuff soon.
Or I could order a pound of it? How nuts is that? Nuts?
I know that “normal” people would notknow the drama of teas, but you guys do.
I’ve caught the sipdown fever! I am possessed with the desire to blow through a bunch of teas that I’ve got small numbers for. Yes! I will trim and tidy my cupboard, before new teas arrive!
That said, I have not yet finished this on up. Curses. One more pot? One and a half? I can do it!
Yesterday’s tea was so much fun! The hats were gorgeous, the little sandwiches were tasty, and the scone wonderful (I love scones), and the ambiance of the tea room was lovely. It was a fun place.
The tea, at least my little pot, was a let down. I got a black currant and black tea blend, and it was not nearly as lush and fruity as I wanted.
Next time I’ll try another tea, because I do want to go back. It was a lovely afternoon.
I’m reminding myself that I promised to sip down the teas that I don’t care for very much. I’m almost done with this, I should finish it up.
I add milk to this. If I like a tea, I usually don’t add milk, but it helps me with this. In its pure form, I think it tastes a bit like cola, and I hate cola, so add some milk and call it a morning.
Its getting cold in the mornings. I’m delighted, as that’s perfect tea weather.
I’m actually going out to tea with some friends today. We’re all going to wear hats, and sip tea! I’m excited. I love a proper tea with little sandwhiches and suchlike.
However, even though tea is coming, I can’t wake up properly without a cup, so Paris has been brewed.
I’m almost out of this in sachets. Net time it will be loose leaf. Yum, tasty tea.
Now, to go figure out my outfit and hat!
Feeling a little blue this evening, but its cooled down, and I could put on a sweater when I got home, and a cup of herbal tea sounds like quite the right thing.
This is more mint than it is rose, but the floral note is floating about there. I like it, its very pleasant. Its especially good when feeling a little blue.
My last cup of this. I shall savor it.
When I first got this, I was very curious. Black tea? Understood. Mint? Sure. But together? I was curious and a bit suspicious about the whole arrangement.
The verdict is that I like it quite a bit. While not at all chocolaty, it reminds me of a mint chocolate. The mint is there, a presence, but it does not overpower the base, instead existing with it in harmony.
I’ve enjoyed my time with this tea.