612 Tasting Notes
I have to go to a work training today. I indended to wake up earlir so I could do some writing and some excercise, but I didnt managed to do that. I slept. Thats actually lovely, but it means that I’ve got a lot of work to do after the training.
So this cup for me today. Its turning out that I am running low on this too. Oh no! Gah, I’m running through so much tea.
My trip last week into the city included a stop at Davids Tea. It was the stores birthday, and if I spent $20 I got to pick out a sample pack of teas in celebration. Well, needless to say I easily spent the requisit dough, so I could pick one. I picked the “Happy” pack, as it had teas that I hadnt tried, and that sounded interesting.
This is one from that box. Boy, this smells like that cheap bakery sheet cake, with the icing an inch thick. This is not a criticism, as I love some of that stuff. Its like a funfetti tea.
The taste isnt as intensly sugar and vanilla as it smells, but its pretty nice, actually.
The sample of this was very generous, so I have some cups of this in my future. Dont mind a bit. Maybe a restock in the future, too.
I’ve been curious about this one for ages, so I picked some up when I was in Lupicia last week.
It smells lovely, and it brews up to be a butter cookie. Almost short bread like, I must say, buttery and rich.
Theres a vauge coffee note in it, which I may find a little problematic. I’m going to keep tinkering with the steep time on this, but generally I like it!
Fabulous start to the morning, by walking directly into my desk chair. Now I have seriously stubbed my foot. Ow! And I’ve gotta go to work. I’ll wear some supportive shoes. I am very clumsy.
Its getting cold around here, which is delightful. I love the cold weather. Love it to bits. And this tea is wonderful for a cold fall morning.
As I was scooping this out, I saw the bottom of the tin. Eeee. Surely I havent drunk it that fast? Nope, nevermind, yes I have.
A cup of this at lunchtime, from Peets directly. I dont often buy tea to drink during my lunch breaks, but its feeling brisk and cold today, and I could use some tea. (I could also use a thermos so I can make tea on the go myself. I should do that.)
With this I can really taste the difference between loose leaf and bagged tea. Loose is superior in the subtleties and complexities of flavor. This bagged cup, while very good, lacks some of the depth of the thing.
Well, never look a gift cup of tea in the mouth, eh? Er, actually that makes no sense, does it. Move along, nothing to see here, folks.