3069 Tasting Notes
I’ve been sipping this over the afternoon, actually I’m still sipping it!
It’s from the white2tea club, december. Actually, the box contained an entire 250G to of it, along with 25G of the black tea I drank earlier.
Anyway, I can’t really think of anything to say about the taste of it, but I’m please to say that the overall effect, for me, has been positive, in that although I still feel the pressure of a migraine, I’m not in pain, & my head has an overall expansive & relaxed feeling.
I’m predicting a bubble bath, followed by bed.
It’s been awhile since I drank a smokey tea. No real reason, just not that into them lately. But today I realized a pot of this would be nice with lunch, and so there it was. When I first tried smokey teas, they kind of freaked me out, but now I enjoy them. Not something I want every day, but today it seemed right.
This tea, from the White2Tea club, was my companion this morning during my first practice session of the day. I also tried it the other day. So now I have drank it twice, once as a cup of tea steeped 3 min & resteeped 5, and today as a gongfu session. In both cases it was very satisfying. That’s really all I have to say, & I wish I could offer more by way of description, but it really is tasty :)
On day 3 of a migraine, which started with crazy psychedelic visual effects on Tuesday afternoon. There for a minute I thought my computer monitor was frying, then I realized it was me, not the monitor. Then I thought maybe I was having a stroke or something, it was pretty crazy, even for this old (reformed) hallucinogen lover. My sons were both home studying for finals, so I made them come sit with me for half an hour. Leif said, “maybe you’re having a flashback” & we all laughed. We drank tea & talked, & gradually my vision cleared up as the headache emerged. I haven’t had a migraine in years, & probably not coincidentally, I’ve eaten some things over the weekend that have made me feel like crap anyway (will I ever learn?), so it’s no real surprise.
But the show must go on! I taught at the school yesterday, then played a 3 hour gig last night, mostly with my eyes closed. Today I have students on & off, & will spend the off time practicing because I’m going into the studio with a vocalist on Monday to create backup tracks for his upcoming CD.
So I’m starting the day with a potent Assam! I’ve written numerous reviews of this one, & even won a Haiku contest (yes, I’m still milking the glory from that, LOL).
Onward through the fog…
When Sil came to visit, we went to the Traveling Tea shop & she bought some of this one, leaving me a generous sample. I was in that shop a few weeks later & bought some more (having forgotten that I already had some). So…the first time I tried it, I was a little disappointed, it seemed rather bland. I had followed the suggested heaping tsp.
This time? I went with a rounded TB, & steeped about 5 minutes probably, & it is MUCH more Delicious that way! This evening I’m in the mood for teas that are sweet, & this one is really hitting the spot! Next time I’ll dump a can of coconut milk in the mini crock pot (maybe tomorrow) & let it sit there warming for an hour or so…yeah…maybe tomorrow…
I’m in the mood for something sweet & creamy, & this tea fit. I have just enough left for my upcoming sip down extravaganza, so into the box the rest of it goes.
Tony’s birthday was Sunday, so I used part of my gift card from the London Tea Room to buy him a few presents, including this mug
The London Tea Room, a tea room is St. Louis that is run by a gal from England who wanted to provide a place for an English style tea, is having their annual Christmas Tea today, with all the glorious tiny sandwiches, scones, devonshire cream, preserves, etc (all the lovely things I can only dream about eating, because I can’t eat any of them).
Guess who is providing the live music today…Me, Myself, & I :)
I’ll be playing a mix of Classical pieces, along with music from my Christmas CD, Midwinter’s Canon , which is available at http://www.harpsinger.net/Terri_Langerak/Midwinters_Canon.html
So, although I won’t be partaking of the beautiful foods, I will be sipping pots of tea, & helping to create an atmosphere through music, which is really my favorite thing to do anyway. Plus I get money, can market my CDs there, & a generous gift card, just in time to provide Tony with a supply of Jubilee (his favorite tea from LTR) for his birthday, which is tomorrow. And some other things for my tea drinking pleasure, because I did say generous, right?
Meanwhile, I’ve started the day with breakfast & this one, which is wonderful, & which I have reviewed before. Today it is tasting malty, sweet, a hint of bitter, & a little more floral than I remember, but very very good!
This is from the November YS TOMC. I’ve been sipping this all evening, & it is a delicious rich tasting tea, with a thick quality to it that I absolutely love. It reminds me of Mandala’s Special Dark, & I want to keep drinking it forever. It is sweet, & brings to mind a dense yeasty bread. It’s creamy like cocoa. It has a chocolate mouth, & a boldness as well. I don’t really know what else to say, except it’s awesome, LOL. I will have to buy some when my sample is gone…maybe sooner ;)