866 Tasting Notes
I could not help it. My second pot of this rainy morning had to be Boston.
Its serving as my pot of “writer juice” this morning. I like to write with a cup of tea on hand. I find it helps me think.
I love almond. Last time I asked about almond perfume, and I am buisily hunting down the suggestions. I just bought myself a bar of almond scented soap, as well, which is lovely.
Sip, sip, type, type.
I woke up this morning to discover that it was raining. And cold! Perfection, that is some of my favorite weather.
I’ve been hording this little sample from Nina’s for just such a day, occationally picking it up and smelling it. It smells deliciously of smoke.
Wood smoke in a cup. Its amazingly true to the sent. I can see how some people might taste bacon in it. Or how they might find it too smoky.
I do not find it too smokey. It is strong, but I really like it. I have almost zero experience with Lapsang Souchong, but I will probably explore more of this. Is good!
A perfect cup for a cold rainy day.
Mint. I do get the mint out of this, but the rest of the title is not making an apperance in my cup. Where is the chocolate note, eh? Bah.
All said, its not dreadful or anything, I’m just not impressed. Not a lot of this, as I have a tiny amount. Still, it will be good to have it all sipped down and to move on to other non caf desert teas.
I feel cheated out of my weekend, and wish very much that I could go right back to bed and sleep for a while. Ah well.
Work, writing, and all that good stuff today. Paris tea for me.
I’d never had this loose leaf before, and I am amazed. I loved it in the sachet, but there is that undeniable depth of the loose leaf. Yum!
I have to go to a work training today. I indended to wake up earlir so I could do some writing and some excercise, but I didnt managed to do that. I slept. Thats actually lovely, but it means that I’ve got a lot of work to do after the training.
So this cup for me today. Its turning out that I am running low on this too. Oh no! Gah, I’m running through so much tea.
My trip last week into the city included a stop at Davids Tea. It was the stores birthday, and if I spent $20 I got to pick out a sample pack of teas in celebration. Well, needless to say I easily spent the requisit dough, so I could pick one. I picked the “Happy” pack, as it had teas that I hadnt tried, and that sounded interesting.
This is one from that box. Boy, this smells like that cheap bakery sheet cake, with the icing an inch thick. This is not a criticism, as I love some of that stuff. Its like a funfetti tea.
The taste isnt as intensly sugar and vanilla as it smells, but its pretty nice, actually.
The sample of this was very generous, so I have some cups of this in my future. Dont mind a bit. Maybe a restock in the future, too.
I’ve been curious about this one for ages, so I picked some up when I was in Lupicia last week.
It smells lovely, and it brews up to be a butter cookie. Almost short bread like, I must say, buttery and rich.
Theres a vauge coffee note in it, which I may find a little problematic. I’m going to keep tinkering with the steep time on this, but generally I like it!