1809 Tasting Notes
So I’ve been gone a long time. The short version is that my new job, which was so exciting and supposed to give such lovely security to my life has turned out to be an utter nightmare. The stress from working with my co-worker I was becoming physically ill, and hardly spent a day where I wasn’t sick and crying.
And I’m putting it all behind me. I’m leaving this (otherwise perfectly nice) position for a few cobbled together part time jobs, as I hunt for the next good thing.
When I was in the middle of all of this, I was so stressed that I was hardly drinking tea, and felt very blah about everything, but ever since I gave my notice (one week to go!), I’ve been becoming myself again, enjoying tea, cooking, getting excited about new teas and writing tasting notes, and wanting to engage in sipdowns again!
And, of course, its 105 today. Bleh.
So out come the fruity blend.
This blend of grape and black tea comes out in Lupicia’s Christmas collection, but I always save it for the summer, as it just seems more correct there.
Ahh, its good to be back, Steepster. I’ve missed you.
For the first Saturday since the beginning of the year, I got to sleep in! I don’t have to do anything today! I am going to be so lazy and drink so much tea!!!
Hello old friend! I have not had Rose Scented in a long time, and I’ve got a happy sigh bubbling up from me upon the first sip.
It is a gorgeously soft rose tea. I like rose teas as a general rule, but sometimes they can be a little (or a lot) much.
This is a delicate, almost antique feeling tea. I love it dearly.
I am bound and determined to sip down a lot of teas, especially ones I’m not so impressed with. And we’re starting with this!
Well, ok, its not a sipdown (yet), but we’re nearly there.
This smells so wonderful! It smells like peanut butter fudge, but it is so watery and blank in my mouth. Grr.
I’ve dropped off the face of the tea-drinking world. Life has been insane, but I’m going to resume my pleasures. Its whats keeping me sane!
I broke this out today, because its a warm spring day, and, though this is the Christmas offering, this tea just screams spring to me. So out it comes today.
Its just lovely, rose and vanilla and just a generally fresh and springy feeling. It was just lovely this morning.
So the local weather is completely nuts. It was 90 degrees (!!) on Wednesday, but today its pouring rain. Well, I prefer the rain, as its a chance to break out my sweaters, tights and tea again!
Not that I really put tea away, but you know the drill. Cold weather and tea drinking are just a perfect combo.
This is a very bold cup of tea. I know I say this every time, but I would not say its an Earl. Something bolder and stronger, maybe, but that suits the power of th lavender. Its a good balance.
Whew. Hello Steepster! waves. Its been ages. In my defense I’m quite stressed by the new job, and have been insanely busy, but I’m not going to let that be an excuse any more. I must enjoy the things I love, and that should help with the stresses of the world.
So I’ve been trying to sip down this. Its an odd-un, and its best with a very light steep, or else the green tea gets a little too forceful, and bounces the more delicate flavors. Still not sure that I exactly like it, but it is getting me through.