671 Tasting Notes
Closet purge 2014! I should really do this more often. I am pulling everything out of my closet, and giving it the ol eye, and arranging it into three piles. Yes, absolutly keeping, and these get hung back up/ put into drawers- purgatory. I’ve got six months to wear it, or out it goes,- and the nopes, which are being boxed up to consign or give to charity.
This is actually very cathartic, and I’m finally forcing myself to get rid of things that are too big/I havent worn in years/are not my style anymore. Every year I try to refine my fashion sense, and part of that is getting rid of the old stuff.
This tea is a perfect accompaninment to it. Its uncomplicatedly good, and I dont need to focus all of my attention on it to enjoy it.
Of the Simpson & Vail teas I ordered, this is the most distinct of the ones I’ve tried. I do get gingerbread, though the ginger is not as intense as I could hope.
I had just a bit of this left, so I overleafed a little and brewed it up. This tastes just about the same as before overleafing.
As much as I like ginger, its time to sip this one down. Goodbye Gingerbread black! I’ll move on to other gingerbread teas.
In a bit, when my significant other is back from roller skating, he and I are going to watch episode one of the new season of Sherlock. We’ve been too busy to sit down and do it till now, and I’m going mad! I cant wait to see it. Nobody spoil anything!
Calming tea, while the excitement grows. Sherlock!
Aha. I should probably, given my current energy level, be drinking an energetic tea, but I reached for this gentle vanilla tea today. Its lovely, though its not helping in the desire to get up, get dressed, and go for work.
Bleh. Work. Getting in the way of my tea drinking.
But this is quite a nice vanilla tea. Gentle, but not unnoticable. I’m glad I’ve got a fair bit of it.
Ok, its my break! I have just enough time to excercise and also to eat lunch, but priority number one, as I finish up paperwork from the morning session, is a cup of tea.
I’ve tried to overleaf this and give it a 2 min steep, which was recommended to me. This process makes it pleasant, but not memorable. I’ll use this technique on the remaining cups of Simpson and Vail tea (and I’ve got a lot of those, eep), to try and encourage deliciousness.
Well, onwards, and to the next thing!
The first tea of the new year! Everyone in my house is still asleep. Most of my guests from the party stayed over, so as not to drive on the dangerous roads. And now its 10:30, and everyone is conked out still. Thats alright, I get a quiet moment of serenity in the new year!
I had quite a decision this morning. The first tea of the New Year. Well, it had to be a good one, one of my favorites, to ring in the new year. This was it.
As always, warm and cozy heaven in a cup. It just makes me feel snug and happy, and I sipped it in a beautiful antique cup, and sat at my table, and was happy.
A good start to the new year. The only downside is that this was my last little bit of this! Never fear. It wont be gone for long. I know it.
Now, to prepare for when they do wake up, and want breakfast.
Cooking and the final desperate stabs at cleaning commences for my party tonight!
The dishes are all traditionally lucky new years dishes. I’m making Soba Noodle salad (no idea why this is lucky, actually), Hoppin John (rice, black eyed peas, bacon. Lucky because the beans look like money) salad (green like money) with honey spice cake (for sweetness in the new year), and shortbread, to be eaten at midnight. And champange, of course.
So I am sipping on something soothing, to help with the headache that I’ve got budding behind my eyes.
To the kitchen! That cake is not going to bake itself.