1667 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure why, but I went into this tea thinking I wasnt going to like it. I have no idea why I thought that, but it somehow was in my mind that this would be bitter. Huh. No idea.
The smell is gorgeous! Instantly evokes French Toast, in all its buttery, cinnamon slathered glory! I was instantly soothed in smelling it.
Its taste is less intense than the smell is, but it was really nice. It had a buttery quality that I enjoyed. I’m going to like drinking this, I think.
Whew, the Thanksgiving weekend was busy! And I got sick right in the middle of it, which is no good.
Yesterday I was feeling mostly better, though, and donned my bonnet for the Dickens Faire, a Ren Faire type thing for Dickensian London, which I love very much. And this year we did high tea at Cuthberts, the tea shop in the faire! The tea is only ok, but I love anything that comes with scones, and its just so much fun.
However, today, while my body feels fine, my voice is completely gone. I can croak and honk, but thats about it. Its rather funny, actually.
I had some of this for my morning pot. Its a warm and wintery blend, and I love it a lot. Its discontinued, but I see that Peets new company, Mighty Leaf, has come out with its own version of this. I bought some, and will be doing a side by side comparison very soon!
Tea of my lunch time. Its colder today, and I really wanted something warm, and something to prop me up for the afternoon of box lifting I’m about to do.
I’m a little sad that Peet’s is doing Mighty Leaf instead of their own blends, but hey- I’ll take tea where I can get it.
I got this more because its familiar to me than because I particularly like it. Its not flawed, I’ve just had much better vanilla blacks before.
Now, onward, to more box arranging!
Oh its been a hectic few days. Soooo hectic.
I officially got the job I applied for, and got my official start date, and gave my notice at the current job.
I have seriously mixed feelings. On one hand, its time to move on, and on the other, I’ll miss this place. I really like my boss, and I think he’s feeling around as sad as I am.
Plus all this newness is freaking me out. I’m a worrier, by nature. I always survive the changes, but I’m always worried about them.
I’ve got a lot to get done in two weeks.
Backlogged from last night.
I was in Whole Foods the other day, which is always an expensive proposition, and I went down the tea aisle. This can be a risky proposition, but there hadn’t been anything new there the last time I had been there, so I thought I might get by unscathed. So I boldy wandered down.
“Tea Pigs,” I said, thinking to myself. “Isn’t that a British Brand? I don’t think I’ve seen that here before. Oh, Liquorice and Peppermint, haven’t I heard of that? Well, I like peppermint, don’t I? Lets go ahead and put it into the basket.”
Its really, really sweet. Absolutely no sugar is needed for this. Its going to blend I won’t want every time I drink a peppermint tea, but when I’m going through cravings for something super sweet (like now) it will be good.
And now I have a new brand to try. Huzzah/aarrhg!
I brewed a small pot of this yesterday, to serve as my writing tea.
I have a complicated relationship with green teas. Well, maybe not that complicated. I want to like them! And sometimes I really do! And then, often, I feel a little queasy after I’ve drunk them.
So I had the dreaded quese yesterday, after drinking this (which is a lovely, and quite apple-y blend), and felt a little annoyed. Come on, stomach, lets just enjoy it, eh?
Its not technically true, but I always feel that autumn ends at the end of November. December= winter to me, and so I’m trying to tidy up the autumn teas I’ve got. December will be winter tea time!
Plus, I want to order a lot of teas of black Friday (blowing my budget, but oh well), and so I’m working on a few good sipdowns!
Today is the anniversary of something rather hard in my life. I’m feeling quite sad about it still, and I’m all alone this weekend, friends and family being pretty far flung.
So its a be-nice-to-myself day. I started off with a pot of this glorious tea creation, went to get my hair cut, and ran a bunch of fun errands, buying holiday body products and about a million books. I went to every used book shop in the city, and Barns and Nobel too.
I just cooked myself a nice dinner, with a nice glass of wine. After dinner teas will start soon, and then a Skype date with my best friend.
Its actually been pretty nice today.