1856 Tasting Notes
I should have drunk this yesterday, on actual Lunar New Year! Whoops. I forgot. I will have to drink it today instead.
I am a sucker for the Lupicia holiday/decorated tins. They are just so beautiful, so prettily decorated. I have so many now, and have not managed to think of anything to do with them, once I’m finished with the tea. Hmm, I’ll think of something.
This is a black blend with grape flavoring. I am usually a fan of Lupicia’s fruit flavors, but this blend is a touch bitter today. It may be my steeping thats caused this, so I’m not ready to despair over this yet. I’ll give it more trys.
Happy Lunar New Year!
Its been one of those insanely busy weeks, and the weekend is probably going to be busy too. But I have a little time to drink tea in quiet contemplation this morning, so I’m gonna do that.
This is one of my gentler black teas. I don’t reach for this one when I need to get up and go, to make a splash, to power through a day. I reach for this one when the day is easy going, and I have time to just sit and sip.
Its a very warming blend, and that was lovely on this cool January morning.
So I have had a comedy-level cold over the weekend. The whole shebang, with sneezing, stuffed up voices, and coughing. Bleh.
I’m much better today, but now my face is sort of chapped, and I’m still not back to 100% tasting.
But I’m going to coax my tastebuds out with this, one of my favorite blends. And ahh, there are my tastebuds again.
I’m really in love with this tea. One of my favorites, to be sure. And its just nice on a morning like today!
It is pouring, and windy, and when I got home from work the power was out. It turned back on long enough for me to heat up dinner and toast an english muffin, before it winked out again. And I had no flashlights. This is an oversight for anyone in a house by herself, so I ran to the store to grab some flashlights. During this trip the power company helpfully called me to tell me the power was out.
I had just managed to assemble the batteries in my new flashlights when the power came back on, and the power company helpfully texted me to let me know the power was back up and running.
I’ve brought this to work as the new work tea, where it is performing like a champion. I don’t need to pay attention to it, its sweet and generally pleasant, and I don’t feel sad if I’ve not been swept away by flavor, as I’m busy.
Gosh, what a night. I think some more tea is called for.