1492 Tasting Notes
Storm! Theres a storm brewing! This is highly unusual for my part of the world, and I’m excited. Rain! Cool air! Better tea drinking weather.
Well, who knows how long it will last me, so I ran for my teapot, and brewed up an evening tea.
Blergh. Blergh! What happened? I remembered this as being Forever Nuts-esque, but not as good. Today I brew up a bland cup, with the only note being a faint and artificial sweetness. Ick.
I’m glad this is a sipdown. This is the second Teavana tea that has lead me astray with its name. Caramel Almond Amaretti sounds so lovely, but its been a major letdown, with none of the promise of its name. Gah.
Sipdown, thank goodness.
Oh goodness, it was hard to get out of bed this morning. Like “what is that loud noise? Oh, its my alarm. I should get up and turn it off” kind of hard. Gah.
Well, then, its a day for one of my favorite cups of tea.
Am I ever going to get tired of Tower of London? I cant imagine it. The fruit and honey are so beautifully balanced.
The weather is not fair. Its going to be 93 degrees today. This is absurd. So, so absurd. Its May! It shoud not be nearly so warm.
I am not good in very hot weather. Its just so uncomfortable, I dont sleep well, and my usual delight in a cup of tea is tempered by the discomfort of drinking it.
Nope. Go away hot weather. I am not ready for you.
I thought a “lighter” tea, with its green apple note, would be the best thing for this morning. And it is working pretty well. But I do wish it was cooler, so I could be cozy with my cuppa, instead of being rather miserable.
I am sipping this while trying to put out some work fires. Despite what I said in my last tasting note, about begining to pale on this, I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I brewed it a little stronger, and its quite a powerful cup. Not wham pow kind of overpowering, but very noticable. Its still a soft flavor, but the stronger steep has brought it too the forfront.
My second cup of this, and my opinion holds. This is nice. It is, in fact, nicer than I expected it to be, and it suits today. In my part of the world its going to be in the lower 90’s. Gah. Its too early for this summer weather, thats for sure. Blerh.
Off I go, to get ready for work on this hot day.
How am I going through my teas so very quickly? How have I managed that? Gah! This is my last pot of Yume until I can get myself to a Lupicia and get more tea.
How my world has changed! When I started on Steepster, I had about 20 teas, which I considered excessive. Now, even though I’m actively trying to control my numbers, I still have double that now. Its funny how, now, I stare at the tea in my kitchen, saying to myself “I have nothing to drink!” Ha.
Yume is a delightful spring cup, creamy and strawberry like. I enjoy it very much indeed. But this is the end of this tin. I’ve just been breezing through the Lupicia teas this year.