322 Tasting Notes
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.
It’s me 5th day at sea, and stores are low. All I’ve got in the hold is Earl Grey and Jasmine, and a teabag o’ strawberry & rhubarb tisane. For me mornin’ brew, I choose the Earl Grey.
Tis gettin’ to the bottom o’ the tin, and the bits ‘r gettin’ smaller and smaller, and escapin’ from the basket. When I reach the bottom o’ the mug, it looks a bit like the bilge before pumpin’. If we had a gypsy wench on board, she could read me fortune.
I be enjoyin’ the brew, though. And bein’ Friday, the ship should be pullin’ inta port soon, and I can enjoy a little shore leave. Arrrr!
[It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day… Arrrr!]
Currently, this is my favorite herbal. I brought it back from England, so that’s why. Good memories. It would be nice to find someplace that sells it here, I like it.
What’s my friends’ favorite herbal teas? I think I am on the prowl for something good for when I run out, if I can’t find this.
Flavors: Hibiscus, Pineapple
Oh no! I am now confused and afraid. I ordered this, and it doesn’t say it has rooibus on the Whispering Pines website, but it does say it on Steepster. I am assuming/hoping the website is correct. I can’t drink Rooibos. sadface It hurts me.
I’m staring at my cup wondering if I should drink it now. Made a whole pot :(
The leaves are cool looking. It looks like someone spilled tea on the floor of a woodworker’s shop, and then swept it up and decided to brew it anyway. But in a good way. A much better way than that sounds.
The couple sips I have had taste good…
This was included as a sample in my order. Feeling a bit blue this morning, so I decided to try it based on the name, which is an awesome name for tea.
It’s quite good, and very gentle for a breakfast tea. For some reason, I really want to add some cinnamon to it, so I might give that a try for the second cup. I wish I had some jam and scones or croissants to go with it. Or maybe some lembas bread…