3015 Tasting Notes
We’ve been out running around all day. We went to breakfast at our usual haunt, I usually enjoy my breakfast there, but they botched my order. I ate it anyway without complaining (& I’ll admit here that I am one of those nit picky people who usually makes them take it back & remake it).
The tea they serve is Numi Chinese Breakfast. Initially I didn’t mind it, but I feel like everytime I drink it, it gets more anemic, if you know what I mean. I’ve even tried using 2 bags. meh…
Thank god I’m home now! Thank god I brought the BBBBox with me, thank you Sil for saving my day!
I wanted Shu this evening, & I was gonna head back to Tony’s, so I brought one of these tuochas along. They are handy to have, easy to deal with. I steeped it in a cup for 3 minutes. I re-steeped it for 4, & then 5. Sure, I have way better Shu’s in my collection, but this one will do for today. Smooth, rich, earthy, grounding.
Another tea from Sil. I thought this would be a sipdown, but there is still enough left for one more cup, so I put that last bit in my ‘sipdown’ box, which I started awhile back. Any tea that only has enough left for a cup, or maybe a 16 oz pot, is getting dropped in there. There are only about 5 of them right now, waiting to be picked off one by one, or maybe for my next Sipdown Extravaganza (I haven’t had one of those in awhile).
I met with a bride & groom a little while ago, booking & planning their wedding for next September. They paid their deposit using my Paypal swiper! So now I have a little money in my PlayPal account! I’ll let it sit there for now, & hopefully it will build up by the end of the month for some awesome tea orders! Meanwhile, I’ll keep sipping!
Why am I awake so early on a Saturday morning? …yawn…
Because Tony & his best friend Deer Hunter Dan are going to Cabela’s.
It’s bow hunting season, & Dan decided his 20 year old bow needs to be replaced. I was gonna loll around in bed alone, but I figured I might as well get up, work on my nanowrimo novel for a couple hours, treat myself to brekkie, & then I have a client coming at 2:00 to plan a wedding.
So I’m sitting here, bleary eyed, yawning, with bed-head, and the final cup of this tea, Sil’s contribution to the BBBB. It’s bold, with an almost coffee-like bass note. It is also fairly astringent, & this morning I can almost hear a trumpet playing revely in the frozen campground of my mind. I can also feel the caffeine rising in my bloodstream. Sipdown! I’d like to get down to 200 teas by the end of the weekend.
Not really much to say, but that’s not because I didn’t enjoy this!
I gave the tuocha, which is really a good size & looks almost like a brownie, a rinse, & then steeped it in a mug for 3 minutes. Then I steeped it in another mug for 4 minutes. I took both mugs with me, to sip in my bubble bath. It was exactly what I needed!
After the bath, I had a bite to eat, then steeped the tuocha again for 5 min, & then again for 6 min. I’d probably give it another steep, but I’m at Tony’s now.
Thanks for the sample, Garret. When I’m allowed to order tea again, if you still have these, I’ll probably pick up some of them!