1666 Tasting Notes
I have the sipdown fever! I’ve been prowling my stash, thinking “can I sip this down soon?” and poking at the teas.
Well, the good news is that I’m really close to sipping this down. The bad news is that I’m not quite there yet. But one sachet closer!
This tea, through no fault of its own, is something I would not have picked for myself. I find myself weary around green teas, and tropical flavors are not my favorite.
But I can still see that this tea is quite well assembled, and it does have a nice freshness that I can appreciate, even if its not exactly the tea for me.
Whew! Its Wednesday, but it doesn’t feel like it.
I had a very busy three day weekend. I went to an archery range for the first time, and I love it! My anniversary present from my significant other was a bow and arrows, and I had such a good time that we’re going back again soon.
So my Steeping was light this weekend, but I’m happy to be getting back into the flow of it.
This is the end of my packet of Yume. Its one of my favorite springtime teas, and I’m sorry to see it go, but I’m excited to have another sipdown! I’m getting closer and closer to my sipdown goal. I’m trying to reach it before I go to NYC this summer, as I’d like to buy some tea when I’m there!
Friday! Wooo! I have survived another work week. Frabjous day.
I am not inspired, lately, in my tea drinking, and am not quite sure why. I’m still loving my teas, but somehow nothing has been leaping out to insist that I drink it. Perhaps I need an infusion of new teas? Well, I must meet my sipdown goals for that to happen.
With that in mind, a cup of this. It says Autumn on the tin, and to be fair these flavors do mostly speak of fall. But the good fruit flavor is enjoyable in the spring time as well, so I won’t fight this tea.
Now, all those pumpkin teas… I should get working on those….
Ooof, what a morning. And I understeeped this tea. Bleh!
I had a double shift this morning, and now need to go to the auto parts store, work out, and complete two online work trainings, before going back for the evening shift. Grrr. This is gonna suck.
But! At least I have tea, and I can work on sipdowns!
I underbrewed this today. Sloppy of me, but I wasn’t watching the clock. So its a ghost of its true flavor. Blast.
Oh Eight Candles, you sweet, complex marshmallow tea. I don’t think I’ll ever fool proof you.
Sometimes I get a note of (bleh) coffee, and I’m getting its shadow today, which is too bad. As this was the end of my pouch, I was hoping for extra sweetness. Ah well.
This is a tea that can drive me up the wall, because when its good its very, very good, and when its not, its, well, not. Grr.
And yet I have not been able to resist it, when it waltzes into my cupboard.
Well, in other tea news, this is a Sipdown! Woooo! I am taking a trip to NYC in June, and I want to have a lot of sipdowns under my belt, so that I can visit New York tea shops.
Where should I go, fellow Steepsterites? Where is the best place to get teas in NYC?
Monday? How is it Monday? Ah well.
I had an exhausting weekend, filled with travel, fencing tournaments, and early starts. It was mostly fun, but now its all over! Boo!
I turn to this one, I find, when I don’t have a lot of energy and need something dependable. Its a rich and layered combination of vanilla and fig, with a seductive hint of lemon, which I really like.
Good stuff, all around.