822 Tasting Notes
Curse you, mild illness! Not enough to make me stay warm in bed, but not mild enough to make my day easy.
Its turned into one of those little proto-colds that makes it feel like there is a rock stuck in my sinuses, and a little annoying cough keeps making an appearance.
So its time for tea. (I mean, its almost always time for tea, but still…). This cup of mint and chamomile is just the right thing for this. Mint and chamomile always feels like “feel better” tea to me. So I am gonna guzzle.
Woke up to the return of the cough and the dusty breathing. Blergh. And I’m not unwell enough to stay at home from work.
But because I feel a bit crummy, its time to drink something warm and comforting and soothing. This is what immedietly came to mind.
Its almost a passive tea. Nice, but not demanding your attention. So I can sit and drink and think about the upcoming day.
Sip. Sip. Sip.
More tea! More tea!
Time for the second try of this tea, the lovely valentines gift from my boyfriend. (Good man. He knows me well).
I, somewhat to my surprise, like this. The ginger was a given. I love ginger. But I have more mixed feeling as peach.
But the blend here is lovely. Light, slightly spicy, and a bit sweet. Good.
Woke up to a cold house, and a brand new cough. You know the kind where every breath you take feels dusty? Yeah, its that. Brilliant.
So the first thought that popped into my head, after assessing the situation, was “tea. now.”
And so I brewed some tea.
This sounded like exactly the right thing. A little roasty and warm, with a taste of spices and orange peel. One of my favorites for the cold weather.
Hopefully it will help the cough and the cold!
Yesterday I thought I should have a wide open day, to drink tea and relax. Ha! Nope.
Boyfriends car was in the shop, so there was much running about and errands and car parts and waiting for mechanics and it was all rather tedious and tea free.
Then I got talked into watching the Wolf of Wall St, which no one warned me was three hours long, and so I got home to bed at 1:30 in the morning.
Then, today, up at 6:30, to stagger onto my day.
So I am knackered, and wiped out, and am ready for more tea and possibly a nap.
This savory/sweet/spicy tea is an interesting wake up in my sleepy afternoon.
Yesterdays tea drinking was sadly curtailled by my boyfriends car breaking down, so I ferried him about all day, to parts stores and mechanics, and then I had a family dinner to attend.
I dont know what I’m up to today, but its going to involve tea!
I’m starting with this, which is a gentle and mild vanilla tea. Its a good one to gently ease me into the daylight hours.
My significant other is a romantic soul, and knew the way to make me feel happy was a gift of tea. So he took himself bravely into the tea aisle, and hunted around, and this is what he came away from.
I love ginger. Majorly love ginger. I am less wild about peaches, but I’ve heard good things about this tea, so I was happy when, after our romantic dinner of mac n’ cheese and champange, he brewed me up a cup of this, as we split chocolate for dessert.
Its good! I’ll happily experiment around with it, but its a nice combination of sweet fruit and savory ginger, and my first cup was very nice.
Obviously you will all get updates on my opinion as I keep drinking this.