1233 Tasting Notes
The last of my Simpon and Vail order from Black Friday. It seemed like a good day to break it open.
In the bag, the dry leaf smells like a candied violet (side note- who was the first person to go, “lets make a candy out of something. I know, that flower! That’ll do.”)
Experience with other S & V teas tells me to brew this short and hot, which is what I did.
The liquid is light and clear, and smells sweet and unspecifically floral.
Its not bad, actually. More violet than rose, I think. And its very, very sweet. No sugar added and it tastes as sweet as two lumps.
I had some trepidation, after my other S&V disapointments, but this is pleasant. And good for this fine spring day.
Anothr early morning, where it was a great personal struggle to get out of bed.
Let me tell you, tea is worth getting out of bed for, even when you just want to stagger around and bump into things.
Its going to be in the 80’s today. This is utter, utter madness. I already miss my winter wardrobe.
So, a light and springy tea sounds like the right thing.
This marks the end of Alsace. It wont be gone forever, but its time for a Sipdown!
Do you all have daylight savings time where you are? Because its kicking my but. Its a week old, but I am still exsausted.
Gosh it was hard to get out of bed, and I stood in my kitchen, blearlily staring at my teas. I was almost unable to pick a tea this morning!
I decided on an old faithful. I’m running out of this, which always makes me sad, but its a cold weather tea, so its probably for the best.
Help me, tea. Its going to be a long and complicated day!
A bold flavored tea meets a bold flavored flower. What will the results be?
Not bad, actually. The Darjeeling and the Rose are fighting a little for dominance in my cup, but its not an unpleasant battle. Its actually almost more of a dance.
But I’ve still got a lot of tinkering to do. Fortunatly, I’ve got a fair bit of this, so I can play around.
Its been a very weird day. Hmm. Not bad, exactly, but I’ve got a lot to think about.
I’ve maybe been offered more hours at work? Maybe? Maybe not? Argh.
On the one hand, more hours would be good. The flip side of this is that I’m trying to find a new job, something more in line with my interests, so I’m not sure.
Well, a cup of tea to mull things over.
Tea of the morning. Sip sip.
Its bright and clear outside, so this seemed like an excelent tea to have.
Its light and fruity, but I’m beginning to pale a little on it right now. Its not quite as complex or interesting as either Tower of London or Paris.
That said, I still like it. The amount I have now will be great for these spring months.