1812 Tasting Notes
I don’t know what it is about this week, but there hasn’t been a night where I have slept well, without a nightmare about work. Sheesh.
So I’ve been brewing strong tea, but also not anything that is particularly interesting. This may change tomorrow. Maybe I’ll brew up something lovely tomorrow instead of this, which is serviceable, but not special.
Saturday morning! Is there anything better than a Saturday morning?
I do have to go to work this morning (briefly, anyway), so I do have to get ready, but its a more leisurely morning. I made a nice breakfast, and I brewed this.
Oh Tower, I love you. This is the sister of Paris, and I can’t tell which of those charming ladies I like best. Tower is a little more sophisticated, in my mind, while Paris is a little more playful, but I adore them both.
I picked this, which was a Christmas present, to bring to work as my new work bagged black tea.
And, huh? I read the box, and am a little boggled by the idea of a black, green and oolong blend. I mean, how do you steep that?
So I took the cheap way, and brewed it like it was a black tea. And what I get out of it is a black blend, with a heavy jasmine/green tea influence, and no oolong to speak of. Hmm.
I need to test this a great deal more.
I’ve been drinking this most every day at work. It was a gift from my boss, and is actually quite nice. Its got holiday spices in it, but its not heavy, as it seems cut pretty firmly with a lemon or citrus flavor, which makes it very pleasant.
I drank my last baggie of it today, so its a sipdown! That’s also nice, as I get to bring a new bagged tea from the stash in for worktime sipping!
Its only Tuesday, isn’t it? That’s madness.
Last night, while my plan was to sit and drink tea and relax, a rather personal emergency happened (all is in a state of general wellness now), but I was up too late, and rather stressed.
So this morning I broke out a favorite. No time to tinker with lesser teas, just going directly to the best of my cupboard.
Thank goodness for Tower. It soothed me very well this morning, and today seemed almost normal.
Sheesh, life has been in the way of tea drinking lately.
Its the weekend! And my lovely boyfriend made me toast and tea, and I slept in, and it was glorious.
And I need this weekend! I had a very tricky week, but I’m mostly feeling good about where I left it. So I’m just going to relax and have fun.
This cup is from my lovely boyfriend, and I’m going to enjoy it thoroughly.