7679 Tasting Notes
hmmmm…. Cavocorax sent this my way so that i could try out another of david’s spring teas. I’m not sure about this one. It sort of tastes like cucumber water that they serve at spas but a little sweeter. Overall, not my thing since i’d rather just drink cucumber water lol still glad to have tried it though :)
Thanks missB This tea, while quite lovely reminds me more of a puerh than an assam/ceylon blend. There’s an earthy quality to this that is in line with the puerh i had this morning haha. It looks like missB saw this as closer to a lapsang…so maybe it’s just one of those teas that changes for everyone heh. Either way, this was a really nice cup of tea for this late morning. Though on that note, it seems insane that the day is barely half over and i’ve still got so many teas that i can drink!
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!