7475 Tasting Notes
this is a tricky tea…which i’m ok with since it’s loki. shmiracles sent this my way and when i opened the bag i was like “well crap…that’s uh…some jasmine” However, once brewed, the jasmine IN the tea is almost non existant. read that as “sil didn’t have to dump it down the drain” my main problem with this though was that i kept smelling the jasmine, which was turning me off the cup even though every time i took a sip, i was like oh! no jasmine lol
Soooo my morning has been sort of awesome. I know it’s friday but i woke up early, and actually felt rested even though i went to bed late again. My other half didn’t have work today so he was still in bed, snoring away. I managed to get up and make myself a bagel and creamcheese while boiling water. Why is this morning awesome? It’s been quiet in the apartment – even as far as the neighbours go. I’m working from home today :) It’s raining in Toronto, so i’ve been able to sit, relax and listen to the rain while having tea, including a number of rounds of this one, which i start with. And slowly, steepster has woken up….folks have started to get online with work…but there’s a calmness to everything. Friday is finally here and it’s time to keep it slow. Only thing i’m missing, is the smell of rain….rain here smells different than out west. But life is good. My weekend is shaping up to be a good one and i’ve got my health, tea friends, friends here….a wedding to plan, travelling to be had, a job and my best friend to share it all with. life is just good. Sure work sucks the life out of me…but at the end of the day… i’ve got so much to be thankful for, that it hard seems worth the blip.
Happy friday everyone! Last one in March :)
(oh…and this tea? i love it…there are days when I think i might like this even more than special dark. There’s just something delightful about all of Mandala’s puerhs that i’ve tried. This one is the perfect accompaniment to this morning’s symphony)
Another cup from this morning. I figured before i finished off the last of this, i should have a hot cup of this again since last night was a cold brew. The rest of my ounce is off to Terri and TB in our BBB Box as an extra something with the other teas i sent this round. While i don’t mind this tea. i DO prefer it cold brewed with a little sweetner to a hot brew. All of that being said though…this doesn’t taste like carrot cake to me lol. ah well…still fun to have tried. :)
I am on a mission today. My goal is to get at minimum 10 sipdowns, though 20 would be preferable since i suspect i won’t have much time for sipdowns tomorrow with all that’s going on. Massage, board games! i suspect i’ll be out of the house all day :) However, i may use it as an excuse to bring my timolino and brew up a cup in it while playing games heh. This one is now officially out of my cupboard, though i suspect that it will be back sometime in April as I need to place a damn fine tea order ASAP! :) Thanks for letting me get the chance to try this one out terri!
Dug this one out of my “try not to open these until you drink more down” tin of teas that i have in my cupboard. I was really crazy the sweetness of this one. I had picked this one up on a whim when we went to chicago for the weekend…mostly because i seem to like fruit teas and because it smelled delicious. I’m not sure if this is one i could have around always…and i’d like to cold brew it one of these days and see how that works out. I need more “juice” type blends for the summer when my other half and i try to be outdoors as much as possible. Things i can just add water to and leave the tea to sit all day if that makes sense… I’m not sure that i’d really call this almond..but it’s a sweet nutty sort of tea and it’s what i wanted. so it’s great.
Final Count: 172 (8 sipdowns every day until April will get me there…wonder if i can manage 16 tomorrow hahahahaha)
i feel like i should be trying for two more sipdowns tonight but i just can’t bring myself to do it…instead i’m looking at this as working on a long term goal haha. I have no apple juice in the house so this isn’t the optimal way for me to be drinking this but it’s still tasty and still just what i wanted tonight. I’m feeling VERY disorganised today…i keep thinking it’s friday and starting to plan for “saturday” and then realising that no…i still have to get through friday. On the plus side, i booked my massage for this weekend so it’s going to be awesome. Not as much tea drinking as id hoped for, but massage + board games with friends in the afternoon = awesome
Is it bad that i only like this cold brewed now? Having had it both ways, my preferred way of drinking this seems to be as a cold brew. I’m nearly through my ounce and it’s been enjoyable but i also think stay has done much more amazing things with tea, so in a way i’m glad this was a limited edition. I’ll enjoy it while i have it and then move on. no regrets! :)