3069 Tasting Notes
I am awake, but I feel as if I am still dreaming. I had a really bizarre dream & woke up groggy. Next thing you know I was journaling, & next thing you know I have an outline for my next writing project, including insights into some of the characters. NaNoWriMo starts one month from today, & I had planned to write the sequel to the novel I wrote 2 years ago (never mind the fact that that novel (also based on a bizarre dream) & the one I wrote last year (also based on an equally bizarre dream from back in my 20’s) are far from finished!).
So now it looks like I have a whole new story to tell, which has nothing to do whatsoever with any previous idea I’ve ever had. It’s crazy, it’s out there, & it emerged from the Void while I slept, to taunt me.
My first cup of the day. I read Dinosara’s review up in my room & said to myself, “I wanna cup of that.” I can’t believe it’s almost noon. I brewed & drank this tea as if dreaming, & I’m still dreaming that story in the back of my mind. I need tea & food, & probably will have to carry my journal around with me all day, jotting down more crazy outline ideas, more character notes, more scenery, etc. The creative process sometimes consumes me, & this morning I feel consumed!
I drank this throughout the late afternoon & early evening. I was teaching & needed a little pick me up. The first couple of steepings gentle cereal & mineral, with a sprinkle of salt.
Gradually a lemony mouth developed, followed by camphor which had a pleasant tongue & lip numbing effect. Later steepings were dry & made me think of chalk.
This is not a very good review, perhaps, making the tea sound wierd, but I did enjoy it, LOL.
I’ve set a new goal to drink one of my TOMC or TOMCR teas a day, at least during the week. So this is the one today, from the April Reserve box. I know I drank this once before, but for some reason I didn’t leave a tasting note. I probably didn’t know what to say. I still don’t.
It’s a lovely lightly roasty Wuyi oolong, with a mineral taste, a delicate floral incense feature that lingers, & a nice thick tongue.
My kitchen is swept & mopped, & I just spent the last hour cleaning my dining room, so now the table is no longer covered with the overflow of my tea drinking life. It feels good to have a straightened up a little. At least it’s a start, right?
I made a couple of steeps of this, mainly because it is one of the sept TOMC selections, & the only one I hadn’t drank yet. It is a high quality tea, but once I sat down with it, I realized it’s just not what I’m in the mood for. I’m a little tea-ed out after the weekend. Just not really sure what I want to drink next.
It’s the last day of the month! I keep trying to make the last day of the month my day to clean house, complete any loose ends, etc. Today I’d really like to accomplish some things, & I have no students until 2:30, so hopefully I’ll get a move on here shortly. But first breakfast & more tea!
For all my love of full leaf individual teas, I also love a good blend. That’s exactly what this is too! It’s bright, it’s rich, it’s earthy, it’s bassy. It’s also sweet, clean, fruity/winelike. What more can I say? Nothing. So I’ll finish this cup. And my breakfast.