1624 Tasting Notes
I have apparently been involved in somnambulism combat, as I woke up today with my knuckles scraped all along one hand. Did I hit the wall? Did I fend off dream warriors? What? Come on, hands, whats up?
And this morning was no great success. I managed to dump my full strainer of this (removed from the pot, after tea had been brewed) onto the kitchen floor/my foot. Ugh.
Lets hope the rest of Monday goes smoothly.
We had a thunderstorm last night, the sky cracked open and poured out rain. It was wonderful.
Rain is my favorite weather, and thunderstorms are even better. So this morning, even though the clouds have thinned, I wanted a cup of tea that evokes the autumn.
This is the season for Boston, when the air is crisp and the leaves are falling. A perfect tea pairing- autumn and Boston.
I knew Steepster was the best of people. Thank you for all your kind thoughts yesterday- we’re working on it. I can’t remember ever being this nervous before, but we’re gonna work on it.
Its my busiest day of the week. I’m running from dawn till dusk, and then some. Maybe high paced action will keep my mind sane.
As it it, I need a powerful tea.
Kandy is very strong, almost too strong, if left in the cup too long. But its briskness and power gets me out the door, so thats good!
Be warned, this is an angsty note. I’ll be playing again soon with the full reviews of tea, but I don’t seem to have the mind for it today.
I’ve decided that Steepster people are the best people. What a lovely, warm and supportive community this is.
I had another rough night last night. My significant other and myself are going through a rough patch. We’ve come head on with an issue that we first encountered last year, and is, I think, finally coming to a head. We’ve reached the point where we need to move forward with it, or find a way to end it, and its all been remarkably painful and I feel like I’m just holding it together right now as we figure it out.
This is a serious relationship, and we’ve been seriously considering it, and I am feeling very raw and afraid, and though we’re working through it, I’m still worried about the future.
So I’m reaching today for the most comforting things I have. A warm vanilla perfume, the most comfortable dress I own, and this tea, which feels like the gentlest of hugs in a tea pot.
I’m hoping too much of this won’t spill over onto here, my tea loving friends, but I just wanted to give fair warning if it does.
I had a rough night last night, and am feeling drawn and a little unsteady today. I’ll be alright, but its not going to be fun this morning.
Comfort in a cup is required, and for that, Glitter and Gold. This is almost certainly my favorite of David’s Tea’s offerings. Its such a delight to drink. Warm and cozy, like the sweaters that its still to hot for me to wear!
I actually looked at the page for this tea today- and the list of flavors is insane! Bergamot, lemon, burnt sugar, vanilla, rhubarb! It goes on and on and on, and I cannot argue with any of them.
This tea is complex, with layers and layers of delicious flavors, and each new sip seems to be a new discovery. I’m not surprised it can be dizzyin to others, and not just me.
Backlogged from yesterday-
I went to the local Farm to Fork festivities yesterday, with my significant other as guide. It was a lot of fun! I ate a lot of very delicious food.
I decided t start the day with a very “foody” tea. This is rich and I could imagine it being a salad or a dessert- figgy and rich!
Backlogged from yesterday.
I love apples. I am an apple fan. Bring me more apples! And Honeycrisps are the queen of all apples, in my opinion. I stuff my face with them when they are in season, and moan about their absence when they are out of season.
Yesterday was the first I’d seen of them in the shops, and I pounced like some sort of comical cartoon cat. I’ve already eaten three, and its not even the peak of the season yet!
This tea had me completely excited. I’m usually shy about green teas, but if anything could convince me to relinquish my beloved black tea, its a honeycrisp apple, and so I brewed up a cup of this yesterday to celebrate appley goodness.
Firstly, the scent. Holy apples, batman! Its smells just like an apple, crisp and light and juicy- though I’d say more a green apple scent then a true honeycrisp.
Brewed up it loses most of its apple flavor. Its pleasant, and there is a lovely soft note of apple, but its not quite the same. But I feel potential lurking in there. Maybe I can coax it out! More experimentation is needed!
Anyone else an apple fiend, and excited for honeycrisp apple season?
I had an absolutely lousy night of sleep, which was also not very long, and I am dragging today.
No fuss teas, then. I’m finding myself falling into the old habits of reaching for this one whenever I don’t know what sounds good. What sounds good? Always Paris!
(Suddenly I feel like Audrey Hepburn saying “Paris is always a good idea”. Well, she’s not wrong!)
I hope today goes smoothly~