881 Tasting Notes
Do you all have daylight savings time where you are? Because its kicking my but. Its a week old, but I am still exsausted.
Gosh it was hard to get out of bed, and I stood in my kitchen, blearlily staring at my teas. I was almost unable to pick a tea this morning!
I decided on an old faithful. I’m running out of this, which always makes me sad, but its a cold weather tea, so its probably for the best.
Help me, tea. Its going to be a long and complicated day!
A bold flavored tea meets a bold flavored flower. What will the results be?
Not bad, actually. The Darjeeling and the Rose are fighting a little for dominance in my cup, but its not an unpleasant battle. Its actually almost more of a dance.
But I’ve still got a lot of tinkering to do. Fortunatly, I’ve got a fair bit of this, so I can play around.
Its been a very weird day. Hmm. Not bad, exactly, but I’ve got a lot to think about.
I’ve maybe been offered more hours at work? Maybe? Maybe not? Argh.
On the one hand, more hours would be good. The flip side of this is that I’m trying to find a new job, something more in line with my interests, so I’m not sure.
Well, a cup of tea to mull things over.
Tea of the morning. Sip sip.
Its bright and clear outside, so this seemed like an excelent tea to have.
Its light and fruity, but I’m beginning to pale a little on it right now. Its not quite as complex or interesting as either Tower of London or Paris.
That said, I still like it. The amount I have now will be great for these spring months.
So I bought both this and La Vanille from Lupicia. What, exactly, is the difference, anyway? I am determined to find out!
I think I may have steeped this too aggressively this morning. I turned on music, and began to dance, instead of paying proper attention to my kettle. Whoops.
But even so, its not coming up bitter.
Its a smooth cup, and I get a toasty note in it, but very little vanilla, it must be said.
Hmm. Pleasant, and I do get a familer note, but what that note is is anyones guess right now.
The weather around here is going through some crazy cycling. Yesterday it was gorgeous, unbelievable spring weather. Yesterday I wanted a long walk, asparagus and fresh strawberries. (So I had them).
But this morning it is windy and cold, and so I want warm and cozy things.
Enter Winter Solstice!
One of my favorite winter teas, warm, savory, with a delightful note of citrus. But its better in the cold weather, so I’m happy to drink it now.