1405 Tasting Notes
My cup of the morning. This arrived with my latest order, and while I dont actively seek out Earl Greys, I wont say no if I get it for free!
Harney, to me, is a very quiet and dignified company, and their blends are quiet and dignified as well.
This is a very good Earl. Smooth, and fragrant. My boyfriend thought it smelled floral, which I can sorta see.
I don’t think I’ll get a tin of this, but it’s nice to have every once in a while.
This was my gift from by boyfriend, and what a sweet gesture.
This is an interesting combo. The mix of blacks, the earl grey, and the jasmine, floating through the flavors. A chameleon tea, one moment I taste jasmine, one earl grey, and the next a blend of the grouping.
Not going to be a favorite, I think, but actually quite nice. A decent floral black.
Lovely, wonderful boyfriend dropped by my office this morning with a cup of this and also a bag of a new tea that he’d picked up over the weekend for me. Lovely man.
This is not a great Jarjeeling, I must say. It does what it says on the tin, but thats about it. It was, however, doctored heavily by by boyfriend, who poured a lot of honey in it, so there was a sweetness at the bottom of the cup.
I like that guy. He knows me very well.
The agony of a Monday morning. I am very tired, as I was out late at a going away party for a dear friend. Its weird that she’ll be so very far away.
So I’m tired, and today its weirdly overcast and somewhat unpleasant. Come on, self. Lets do this Monday thing!
Citrus! Today its a bit bitter, but a lemon bitter, not a black tea bitter.
Sunday is lovely. Its the only day of the week that is completely off for me. (Unless I take on some Freelance, which I do sometimes….), but today its just relaxing and calm. I’ve got a lazy day scheduled. Theres a book to read, a farewell party for an old roommate tonight, and perhaps a craft fair to attend. That sounds like just the right sort of Sunday.
Backlogged from last night. I had a quiet night, reading the tea mystery (Which I am reading for the tea, not for the mystery. I actually do read mysteries, but this is obviously a “cozy” which is more about atmosphere than crime. Which is fine, I need that every once in a while).
I finished my huge bag of this. However I already have a new tin of it. I like having Comoro around. Its a good standby.
I am spending my evening with a murder mystery (this particular book is called Death by Darjeeling, and I confess I picked it up because its set in a tea shop), and I needed a cup of tea to go along with it. Possibly several, quite frankly.
This is a great “I’m not paying attention” tea. I can steeping for an unspecified time, and its fine. I can be absorbed in the story and it does not demand a lot of attention. Its very good for that.