316 Tasting Notes
Christmas week here at work is going to be sloooooooow. All the developers are going to be out, so at least I will have time to catch up and test everything in this build before they make another. And then, I am off Thursday and Friday, so 4 day weekend, woohoo!
I brewed up the last of the Adagio Earl Grey Bravo I had at work last week, so I brought the tin I used home and filled it with Mount Gray (it’s so hard for me to spell grey that way!). That may have been a mistake. I think the potent scent of the Bravo that permeated the tin has overwhelmed the lighter scent of this tea and turned it into Mount Gray Bravo. It’s palatable, but barely.
Reordered this after being out for awhile. It’s pretty much a standard in my cupboard.
I decided to take a chance today – I bought some chocolate eggnog last night, and it is waaaaaaay too sweet – I can’t drink more than a few sips without it being too much. I wondered if it would be good in chai – I like chocolate chai. So I mixed about half chocolate eggnog and half half&half. It’s so sweet that I didn’t even bother with sugar – and it’s quite good!
Now I can actually use up this eggnog without getting sick! :D
My last pot of tea from this sample. I am really enjoying it this rainy morning. It has this lovely, silky mouthfeel that I really like, and it isn’t over the top with the chai spices – it is balanced just right. I definitely want to reorder this in the future.
My last pot of this. Working from home this morning, as I am not feeling too hot today. Couldn’t sleep, and I have a bit of a tickle in my throat. Hopefully just a drainage thing, and not a cold, but we will see.
I can taste some of the honey tones mentioned this morning, that’s pretty nifty. I might sweeten one of my cups with actual honey and see how it tastes.
It’s a foggy, grey, chilly day, with possible rain in the forecast. It simply demands a smoky, cozy, roaring fire kind of tea. That might be an artifact of reading too many bodice-rippers with a Victorian setting lately.
I have just enough for another small pot of this and then I will be out, and it will be time to open my Mandala packet of LS. We will see which one I like better :)
Finally polished off this sample I got awhile back. I am drinking my last cup of the pot with a biscuit smeared with butter and apricot jam. Good pairing :D I would drink this again.
Packaged up the tea I promised TeaBrat. Just need to weigh it and slap on the stamps, and I will mail it out after work today.
This pot is the last of this tin. I am still liking this tea, I do prefer my Keemun a little more malty and tobacco-y, but it’s still pretty darn good. I brewed it up in my big Brown Betty pot, so I have a goodly amount for the moment.
Winter weather(such as it is in Texas) is here – today’s high is supposed to be 40F, we might get some sleet this weekend. So I might be out of hibernation more – it’s tea weather. Haven’t been posting much because of personal issues. But I need something to take my mind off things, so I’ll try to interact more, like humans do.