2946 Tasting Notes
Last night I restrung one of my Harps, staying up until 3am to get the job done. This afternoon I knew I wanted some Sheng, & this was the only selection from the Sept Reserve TOMC I hadn’t tried. So I’ve been enjoying this all afternoon. I don’t really have much to say about it, other than it’s pleasant, lightly sweet, & I can taste the similarities between this & Master Han’s Wild picked Yunnan. While I was sipping it I was practicing Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” for a performance the first week of Dec. I was retuning my Harp over & over again, because new strings take forever to settle down. I was returning phone calls, & booked a gig for May. I was talking to a potential new student. I was doing other things too. Next time I’ll try to be still, so that I have more to share.
I came across this recipe for making iced Thai Chai. It calls for a homemade coconut milk creamer, which I had to make a half batch of, just to try it out. While I was making it, I started thinking how nice a hot latte would be, & so this tea became the first latte.
The coconut milk has a pleasant oranginess to it, which goes nicely with the Bergamot, & I added a little more sweetness to the cup. Not something I’ll be drinking regularly, but fun to try. I’ll let you all know how the iced chai comes out once everything cools down.
Now that the weather is cooling down, the boys are drinking more tea again, reminiscing about our past Adagio fandom orders, & all that. Drew has all of his classes on Mon, Wed, & Fri. Leif’s classes are on Tues & Thurs. Everyone has been fending for themselves for breakfasts lately (we have a rule in my house, which I call, “Find it, Kill it, Cook it, & Eat it”. Of course, nobody in this house is killing anything, but we have had that rule for a long time, & all of my kids know how to fix food because of it). Leif is on ‘Fall Break’ from his college, so the 3 of us had a nice breakfast together, which included a huge sweet potato that I dug up yesterday! Leif selected this tea & brewed a big pot, which we all enjoyed. It’s a light tasting cup, with a very bright, tart, & fruity flavor. I still haven’t tried it iced, but I bet it would be tasty that way.
This is one of those sad sipdowns, where I’ve been hoarding the last cups-worth for awhile. And now it’s gone. I drank this last cup with a touch of Maple syrup, just cuz it’s so damn good that way!
Today is 22 days since I’ve ordered tea from anywhere. I’m at 214, or at least that’s where I think I am, lol. I’d really like to order more of this from Stacy, along with some of the newer things she has, but I’m still really trying to be good!
This tea has really grown on me, & the 2013 batch is definitely better that 2012 I think, although right now I can’t exactly say how, LOL. But it’s a tea with a really nice energy, perfect for bringing on a state of mindfulness, & tasty too.
I’m feeling somewhat better now, & I think the other component to my grumpiness, without a doubt, is the lack of sunlight. Even though it is gloomy outside, I’m gonna head out now & dig up sweet potatoes, because playing in the dirt always makes me feel better!
I’m feeling like a grumpus. In part, it’s due to lack of self-care. I haven’t been getting enough sleep, haven’t been spending enough quality time alone doing yoga, reiki, & such, & have been on a potato eating binge so my feet hurt (yes, it’s documented, more than once now…dammit).
I also have a bit of a resentment going, which I need to resolve by sending Reiki to the person in question. “Just for today, there is no anger.”
And I need to relax & enjoy more tea. Starting with this one, introduced to me by Sil. Thank you, tea sister, thank you.
I’ve been relaxing at Tony’s this afternoon, watching back to back episodes of the walking dead. We’re in the middle of season 3, & this isn’t really my kind of show, but I feel compelled to watch it & see what happens, I don’t know why.
I wanted more tea, but I don’t have alot of options here: this, bags of ‘awake’, earl grey. This seemed like the best option. I used to like it more than I do now.