1538 Tasting Notes
Oh I am exsausted. I could not sleep last night. It took forever to get to sleep, and then I kept waking up, including half an hour before my alarm was supposed to go off. Ugh.
Probably its the heat. Its very hard for me to get proper sleep when its been so hot out. And its unpleasant. Ugh!
How is it Monday again? Every time I think I’ve just settled into the weekend, bam! Monday! Time to go back to the office! Gah!
On a morning like today I am not fiddling about with Meh teas. Nope. Bring me the standby, fruit and honey cup of Tower of London. Bring it to me!
Its going to be 107 today. It was 80 when I woke up this morning. Ugh. Its going to be a very, very unpleasant day. My air conditioner is already going. Ugh.
Well, a “hot weather” tea seemed appropriate.
I’m almost out of this lovely tea, again. I’ll miss it very much when its gone, but as this is the unexpected second time I’ve had it, it may not nessisarily be gone forever once I’ve drunk the last bit.
Its going to be hard to excercise this morning, but I’ll make it work. Best to get it over with, and then my lightest clothes, and hiding away from the hot, miserable world.
Up, and to my shift this morning. I like my Saturday job, but I’ve never liked the part were I have to get up. Waking up is hard to do!
I’m now in the official state of drinking this just to get it drunk. Its not bad, not by any stretch of the imagination, but its also not my favorite. It will be nice when I get to the end of it.
I woke up convinced it was Saturday. Argh! I want this week to be over.
Its going to be 100 degrees around here today, which means I need to drink my tea while I can. And I can right now.
Short steeps! Thats the magic combo of this, to make it enjoyable. And I am enjoying it. I still think I’m not going to buy more, after its done, but hey, I’ll sip it down without too much trouble.
Ah. A long day. Satisfying, mostly, but long.
Cup of tea post fencing, while I cool down enough to take a shower.
Two tea bags is the right amount for me of this blend. Its pleasant, and indeed lemony, but if it steeps too long there is a faintly chemical aftertaste.
Ah well, nothing for it, but to watch the steep time.
Still, its light and refreshing tonight.
I’ve returned to my desire to drink more “meh” teas. To sip them down, move them out of my cupboard and never think of them again. I have a few teas that I’ve only had once, and have been languishing. And my palatte may have changed, so its time to try again.
Er, nope. I am still finding this bitter, and not particularly complex or interesting. I think it would be improved with milk, but I’m out of milk at the moment. I’m usually a person who likes my tea black, but this might improve with additions.
I could not decide on a tea this morning. I stood in the kitchen, the kettle merrily boiling away, staring at my stash in bleery indecision. Nothing sounded quite right out of the teas I’ve got currently, so I turned my attention to my little bowl of samples.
Poor sample bowl. I’ve been rather ignoring it lately, in favor of other teas. But I’ve still got a few teas to try for the first time, and its a good idea to try.
JusJames, I think, sent me this one a while back, and I’d forgotten all about it. Well, now is the time!
This is a very pleasant cup of strait black tea. Warm and mellow, with just a hint of astringency, and a pleasant finish, with just the slightest hint of honey to tease the mouth.
I’d say it was a good choice for this puzzled morning.