1211 Tasting Notes
I slept terribly last night. I woke up in the middle of the night convinced there was someone in the house. A brief excursion with a baseball bat and my phone showed that this was not so, but it was still hard to get back to sleep.
So I used up the last of Santa’s secret to give me an old kick in the pants to get up and get going. Bleh. Is it time to go home yet?
Sipdown! Till next Holiday, Santa’s secret.
Ooof, it was a long weekend, and, worse, one without tea!
It was a lovely weekend with the family of my boyfriend, who do not drink tea. So when they say “oh I’ve got lots of tea!” what they mean is they have a few stray teabags laying about.
Ah well. Nice people, regardless.
So I’m delighted to return to the pot of tea and all my cups.
Its cooled down a little here, which is all the excuses I need for a more autumnal flavor profile (though this is fruity enough that I could drink it year round without feeling like I’m betraying the current season.
Happy first day of spring!
Nothing for it, but to rummage through my cupboard for the springiest tea in my possession, which is this, as far as I’m concerned.
Strawberry, vanilla and rose petals, its light, delicate, and just so darn cheerful. I’m very fond of it- its hard to be sad when drinking this tea, even if I do have to go to work soon.
I don’t know what came over me this morning, but an unflavored tea seemed to be the thing to drink.
I had a combination of excitement and trepidation, as I had heard a great deal about this tea. Trepidation unfounded, as this was lovely
This was gorgeous, light and delicious. The flavors could have come across as heavy and solid and unforgiving as a block of solid tea. This has got a lightness to it, which makes the flavors glow.
I think a slice of lemon would do well. I’ll try that next!
My body is slowly starting to adjust to the accursed daylight savings time, so I could risk a slightly “milder” black tea.
I think there are some blends by Harney that don’t get the fanfare of Paris, say, but are none the less beautiful teas. This is one of those. Its subtle, delicate, earthy with a hint of lemon sweetness and a figgy center. I think its a beautiful tea for those transition seasons, spring and fall, and is the tea equivalent of a cozy sweater. Not flashy, or even very stylish, but so warm and comforting that its a joy to have around.
Friday makes me poetic, apparently.