3713 Tasting Notes
awe yeah..guess who managed a sipdown while on a business trip in another country? THIS GUY! I am completely fried. I don’t even want to talk about my last day here. so bloody unproductive. Basically. Sit around the office doing nothing until we finally decide well into the early evening that we’re not going to have the meeting after all. right. cool. thanks for that.
So i’m in my room now, finally getting a chance to pack. and i’m drinking up some of my tea because i really just want to pass out on my bed but i purposely put all my clothes and things on the bed so that i’d have to pack before i can faceplant. lol.
Anyway sipdown on this tea! it’s something i’d order again, though it seems to be a bit fussy in terms of timing, amount of leaf etc. Dropping the rating as a result only because i like my blacks to be more bulletproof,
This is how we see who’s paying attention to my tasting notes.
IF you are someone who has read my tasting notes and in the past we’ve discussed doing a swap and you’d like to get that organised, please send me a PM. When i get home i’m going to get organized to get some tea out to folks. Off the top of my head I know i need to touch base with Ysaurella; Lala; tattoed_tea; Schezerade and “the sisters”. If there’s anyone else that i’ve missed please please please please harass me now. I want to make sure that I don’t miss anyone that i’ve promised to send tea out to.
That being said, if there are new folks out there who want to swap with me for something, by all means send me a message as well and I’ll do my best to get organized enough to also figure those ones out.
now on with the tea. lol I had a pot of this this morning since apparently they decided i wasn’t allowed to have anymore green tea. I’m not typically a fan of english breakfast teas but this one wasn’t too bad all things considered.
So this is a bit of a story. I’m having my usual cup of this at the office, relaxing and trying not to be seriously angry over the crap that’s going on. Long story short – morning meeting that would have let me have an afternoon back is now “MAYBE” going to be reshcedule to “sometime” this afternoon and they’ll let me know “sometime” whether it will be or not. So basically i’m sitting at the office, with not much to do waiting for a meeting which may or may not happen…which may or may not make my entire time spent sitting here a waste of time. So i’m annoyed.
So i tried to change my thinking while sipping on this tea and I realised that whatever ends up happening, i have some great moments from my trip here. So i should stop being annoyed and be greatful for the time that i DID get out and the stories shared. Above all else, i have one friend here in China now. I can’t explain it, but there is one woman here with whom we seem to have made a connection. Her english isn’t the best but we managed to laugh and have a great time. And yesterday? Yesterday this happened..
My friend is also here on business – she lives in another area of china, that is a 2 hour flight away. Yesterday she called me out of the room and began to tell me a story. A story about how she was so sorry. How she couldn’t do more. (yes i was confused). She looked at me expectantly and began to tell me that in china, you cannot courier tea. And so she was sorry. She knows that i love tea and she drinks Pu-erh everyday at home. And she was so very sorry. She went on to tell me that she called her friend in Guanzao and had her send a single cake of pu-erh. She could only have 1 sent as a “document” and apologised another 12 times for this. When i realised what she was telling me i nearly cried. She had gone out of her way, to have her friend back home courier a single puerh cake as a “document” so that she could share “her” tea with me. Inside the small bag that she handed me was both the puerh cake and a beautiful pick. There will be pictures eventually but i was floored. How wonderful a gift to have shared with me. That moment alone was well worth the late nights and hours of work that i’ve put in while here.
And so i’m smiling. Drinking my loashan black and thinking about my tea from Ocean. I’ve promised to send her a note when i get back and can try it, to let her know what i think. How wonderful it is to have tea to bring people together.
mmmm brought this with me to china and had it yesterday as well as today. I am really enjoying this one here for whatever reason – not that i didn’t already enjoy it back home but today the flavours are really nicely balanced. Maybe tea is trying to destress me from the big meeting with the bosses today.
Also…because of the wind storms, today is a fabulous beautiful sunny day. I can see the mountains again. The wind is still blowing so it’s super cold but it’s at least not as polluted or grey outside. Here’s hoping i get SOME time outside..maybe? please? i hope?
Had this in the morning at the office while we listened to the wind storm past the windows. I’m not sure if there’s a sanstorm brewing over here, but this is the loudest i’ve ever heard wind blow in an office building. It’s pretty crazy actually, as the windows are shaking, making creaking noises etc..
If nice to have this tea to sip while the craziness happens in the back ground.
omg can i go home now? If i get no more time in china to explore, i’m about done with work lol. I’m tired of being up past 10pm working…tired of trying to do someone else’s job… heh
sorry…long day full of long “politic-ing” have made for a grumpy over tired Sil. Add to the fact that i need to get some work done and i’m having issues with my remote access to work…yeah. tea needs to kick in with it’s happy vibes right about now lol
This morning seems so long ago. I had this before heading to the office. A lot of crap is coming up in the last few days of me being here so i am NOT a happy camper. It looks like i probably wont get a chance to get out and see/explore any more of beijing at this rate. :( At least this was a tasty treat to have this morning to jump start my day. Bold tea with a bit of caramel goodness.
Few cups of this while i try to get some work done before bed. Had a great night out with the team tonight but i needed something to soothe the craziness going on in my brain. Home stretch over the next day or so and there’s still alot of work to be done. I forsee a good number of late nights still to come.
I’m glad i made the decision to bring a large quantity of this tea as my go to tea. May not have helped with my sipdowns but i needed at least one comfort from home.