4729 Tasting Notes
Very nearly a sipdown with this one. I have just a little left to do a taste comparison with 2 other vanilla blacks in my cupboard, possibly tomorrow. This was my morning tea. I’ve been trying to do myself a favour and make my travel mug teas and then make another cup of tea that i have to sit and drink at the table while not doing anything else, before i leave for work. Why? Because my days have been super long, and doing this guarantees that i take 5-20 mins every day for myself. to sit. to drink. to relax.
This tea is pretty average, but decent enough. I think after a full 2 oz of it, i’m about done with it, though i would possibly order it again in future on a rotational basis. it’s not astringent and the flavour is nice enough.
sipdown! which is a good thing since i received my two little red cup samples today…so at least my cupboard didn’t increase :) there’s still hope for me getting to 200 by the end of this weekend. i think.
This was a tasty cup…i’d even consider a re-order from time to time, to change things up in my cupboard. :)
sipdown! uh 224. I was enjoying this…immensely as i made it as a latte today – steeped in milk. as i was contemplating my tasting note though, someone shared news with me about an old “friend” of mine. For those that don’t know, i used to play world of warcraft pretty heavily and regularly. (story time now..no more tea comments, move on if you’re looking for those). started when the game launched etc..yadda yadda, was an officer in a guild, pulled 40 ppl through molten core etc but at a casual level i was proud to have gone through things with. None of this raiding 20 hours a week for me. long story short, one of my friends from wow passed away last weekend and the news has trickled over to me tonight. I haven’t talked to “runabout” in a while, but we kept in touch over the years. I honestly didn’t expect news of his death to hit me quite as hard as it has. One of those random internet friends….we met in person a couple times with the florida crew, but mostly we chatted in game and through email, trying to coordinate things. So right now, i’m waxing poetic about the good times we had, drinking my tea and smiling at internet friends. something my parents don’t understand as they didn’t grow up in this generation, but something i whole heartedly understand as our world has become more and more connected through our ability to share with one another. A silly game, yes but one that allowed me to meet some FABULOUS people, that i’m still friends with…i’ve shared weddings and births and other such events…and tonight….the first death. And it’s floored me. good night.
sipdown on this one (225) i don’t like it. pretty sure it’s the oolong base that just ruins it for me. it’s not one of those tasty oolongs i am ok with..instead it’s got this weird ick factor going on when mixed with the orange and almond. yep..oh well, glad i got to try it since this is one i would have expected to have liked!