1538 Tasting Notes
Summer has got to be my least favorite weather. I am a cold weather lover myself, loving the crisp snap in the air, sweaters, boots, and hot beverages!
Its not even 9:00 a.m. here, and its already hot, and I’m already 70 degrees, and I’m sweating drinking this, my morning cup.
I am sad that I didn’t pick up any new teas on my trip, but that lets me get really busy with my sipdown and stash reduction goals. I wanted to have drunk more teas before getting new ones, anyway.
I’m not quite done with this lovely cranberry cup, but its going quickly. It really is a lovely blend, though inappropriate for the weather!
Oh its nice to be home.
I am just back from a hugely busy trip, to NYC and Indiana, which was a lot of fun, but I’m so happy to be home among the teas.
The trip had very limited tea drinking, I’m afraid. I brought a few bagged teas, and had to make them with a coffee maker, which no matter how hard I scrub always leaves a faintly coffee like aftertaste. Bleh.
I’m also ashamed to report that I bought no new teas on this trip, no matter how much I wanted too. It was too busy to get to the tea shops, and when I did run into teas they were the usual things, like Republic of Tea, and so not worth using up valuable suitcase space.
Its about a hundred degrees back at home, but at least its not humid here! And more importantly, proper tea is here!
I am frantically running about, drinking tea and throwing things about. I’m about to go on vacation, my first proper one in two years, and I am so excited.
But I have a lot of strategic packing to do (what tea do I pack!!!) and a lot of cleaning and other things that need to be done.
Enter the soothing teas.
Many, many thanks to Ost for being so generous with this sample. While I started out skeptical and a little afraid of the Wedding Tea, I’m now won over to its creamy and lemony charms.
A sipdown, I’m trying to pack in the sipdowns, so that I might be able to do a little tea shopping on my trip!
This was the tea I drank when I hauled my sorry carcass out of bed this morning, and was absent mindedly wandering from room to room, getting ready for my work day. SO unfair, to be up that early on a Saturday!
Its a reflection on me, not the tea, that I could not tell you what this tasted like this morning. The tea was, I’m sure, perfectly fine, but I was just too tired to process it. Eeesh.
I got to bed late last night, as I was at the theater (My Fair Lady, one of my favorites!, and had to be up early for work this morning, so I’ve been dragging. Now that I’m home, I can brew a proper pot of tea, and eat something, before I have to move on to the next task.
I am obviously tired, as I did not set my timer, wandered off, and only came back after three minutes beyond proper steep time had happened. Sheesh.
But I’m pleased to report that this held up, even under an extra three minutes of steep time. Now I’m really glad I picked out a soft and subtle tea to drink, instead of a serious or tart blend.
So there you go, Capri- can hold up even if you are being absent minded and forget to set a timer.
Backlogged from yesterday- I was in such a mad rush, and had slept so badly that I didn’t want to risk brewing anything too special, for fear that I would completely ruin it.
Hey presto. I’m a loose leaf gal, of course, but I like to always have a decent bagged tea on hand at any given moment, and this falls into that category. Its even nice t just have an eh tea on hand, for days when that’s all you can handle!
So I’m highly skeptical about chocolate teas. On paper, its something I would love. I love chocolate, I love tea, what on earth could be the problem?
But somehow I’m never satisfied with them, I find them underwhelming, giving me full glory of neither tea or chocolate. So I’m not particularly enthused.
I had hopes for this one, though, as I live in hope that the perfect chocolate tea will come my way.
This is fairly inoffensive, with a nice flavor and a decent base, but I’m not in love. I’m certainly not in love. I don’t get the full delicousness that I would expect from something called “Chocolate Macaroon.”
Oh well. Many thanks to Ost who let me try this.