1632 Tasting Notes
Monday. How on earth is it Monday? I swear I had more weekend owed to me! I was going to drink so much more tea!
Well, what weekend I did have was fun, and now, with the structure of the week, I can get some serious work done on the ol’ tea drinking front.
I’m catching up on my sleep, so I still need teas with a bit of pep and punch. Yes, some peppermint will do nicely, thank you. I’ll be a bit sad when this is gone.
In other news, its really soothing to read tasting notes. I’ve been reading the notes from today’s feed in between projects at my busy job, and finding them so nice- honest and funny and charming and just good. Its really nice to have so many invisible tea friends, who write such nice notes.
Gosh my boyfriend loves this tea. He’s mad for the mighty leaf teas, and… well, I find them a little underwhelming. Perfectly pleasant, mind you, but not as special or rich as other teas.
That, plus the fact that Mightly Leaf is a pricey tea, even if its available in the grocery store, and for that buck, I want a little more bang.
Still, it served well as a quick breakfast cup.
I needed pep this morning! I had so very little sleep last night, that I am thoroughly exsausted. Add to that a number of pressing work projects, deadlines, and a boss who zipped in and said “I need to leave in half an hour, and need a completely new project done from scratch before I go!” Grr, bosses.
So, I’m glad I had this in the morning, then. Its got strength to it, and a lot of that coveted pep. Good.
Ah, the errands of the morning are all taken care of, so I am taking a tea break, and this is the one.
When I drink black teas later in the day, I like to have one that I find to be “milder”, and this one fits the bill. A dreamy cloud of almond sweetness. I love it. I’m tempted to horde it, but that’s silly. This is something to be drunk and enjoyed. And I’ve got a pot or two left.
This is one of those mornings where nothing seems to be going especially well. I was out of milk, the skirt I wanted to wear has a hole in it, and every shade of lipstick seemed like the wrong one.
At least there is tea! One of my early mornings, which never helps in the aargh, so a failsafe is needed.
Bingo. The most drunk tea in my cupboard for a reason, its lightning fast, easy to prepare, and good without being fussy. Thank goodness for falesafe teas on days when everything else goes wrong.
Its a weird morning, a combination of a lot of good sleep, and an odd emotional state. Its making for an odd morning.
So I decided I wanted a gentle tea, something mild, flavorful, and delicate. Enter Capri.
I loved the rich smell of vanilla from it, and the touch of warm earthiness.
I, however, screwed up the brewing of this, which make it a little too light and mild. Oh well. Can’t win them all.