1858 Tasting Notes
I had an upset stomach this morning, so I immediately thought of ginger. And the only caffeinated tea I’ve got today that has ginger in it (I think?) is this one.
And, you know, it did the trick! I am feeling much better, and my stomach has not been upset since I had this cup of tea.
So, all is well. An unexpected benefit!
Tea of my morning.
Ahh, but this is nice. Its all soft, almost perfumy (in the best way!), a dream of a tea.
It was perhaps a little too relaxing for my busy morning, but hey.
So I’m subbing in an office, where the boss requested me personally (even though we’ve never worked together before), and has made it clear he’s looking to start his own office, and is considering me for the position, provided we work well together this week.
So, eep! That’s big and potentially scary (after the disaster with the last boss), and potentially awesome? (hello heath benefits and full time salary again!)
So this should be an interesting week.
I was starting to resent this tea. This tea was keeping me from drinking better teas. This tea was keeping me from drinking newer, better, more interesting teas. It was taking up valuable space in my cupboard! It had to go.
And so, today, it did. I brewed it up, and kicked it to the curb.
Bye bye, Earl’s Garden. Get lost.
Take two on this tea.
I’m taking a slight break from my Summer Sipdown mission, to try something a bit more autumnal/wintery. Enter Honey Gingerbread Pancakes.
The good news is that today, in addition to the honey, I’m getting a burst of ginger as well. This is a lovely addition, and I’m excited for it.
The bad news is that I still don’t taste anything resembling a pancake. But if that had been left out of the name, then I would be happy with this blend. So I’ll work on making my mind happier around it, as this is very nice. Honey and ginger are two of my favorite things, so I will enjoy this.
My breakfast tea of the day!
Ditto everything I said yesterday about sipping down my summer flavors. I have a mission now, to empty the cupboard of these fruity blends, and to get down to honest autumn sipping as soon as possible.
It will be a bit of work, but I’ll feel so accomplished when I am done. I am ready for the pumpkin, the spices, the almonds and the currants. I am ready for fall!
This tea has a very nostalgic place in my heart. When I first moved into my current house, I had barely any tea to my name. One thing I had was a tin of this, which I would sip on every evening, as I settled into my new home.
So the flavor knocks me right back to that time, which was exhilarating and new. And I do find it a pleasant flavor!
But my devotion to it may be more sentimental than flavorful, and I wonder, after I finish this tin, if I’ll be in any hurry to bring it back. Aging has not been kind here, either, as the red tea base has come out much stronger than the almond flavor.
I’ll have to consider how much space I’m willing to let nostalgia take in my cupboard, in future.