1873 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 203 teas left in my collection.
This is the autumn harvest 2012. Although it is a year old, it is still every bit as delicious as it was last year. Green bean, pumpkin, creamy oatmeal. I served this to my student that enjoys green teas, & drank a few cups myself.
I need to drink more green tea, in part to polish off the 2012 greens. I still have some of Verdant’s Bilochun & the Laoshan Dragonwell. I also have all of their spring & summer greens from this year, just waiting to be enjoyed. I actually really enjoy green tea. It’s just not my favorite anymore. Next on my agenda for today: a massage…yeah baby!
I need to be kneaded!
I’ve decided I like this tea!
It’s a bold one, to be sure, & really awesome with breakfast.
I don’t recommend drinking it before breakfast, or on an empty stomach, but with breakfast, oh yeah!
I think I’ve made it one of my goals today to get down to 200 teas.
Of course, that is just one of my goals. The other goals include 3 hours minimum of practice time, & a couple of hours of writing on my nanowrimo project (I’m miserably behind so far…sigh…).
Another Sipdown! 205!
I’m not gonna go into a long description, because I’m tired & I should be practicing right now. Let’s just say this is delicious, ok?
Cuz right now, it is.
Yum! That’s all I can say.
I’m back to trying to cut out caffeine after 5 or so, & this is a lovely cup of Delicious.
Sil sent me this forever, & I’ve been saving this last bit to drink while I watch a Dr. Who episode. Actually, I had planned to rewatch the final Amy & Rory episode, since there are so many Weeping Angels in it, & drink it then. Never happened. Too Busy. I’m miserably behind, as I never got a chance to watch the last 3 episodes of the last season. I really need to watch them before the xmas special, etc.
So I drank this today, or I was going to drink it, but accidentally over steeped it by like 10 minutes (blame little terri & her easily sidetracked mind). So, I didn’t really drink it, because it was lukewarm & terrible. :p
But I still get to claim the sipdown! HA!
That puts me at 208!
This is a lovely toasty one.
I’m in an avoidance pattern this morning. There are a few unpleasant things that I need to do, that I’m admittedly avoiding. I need to just get it over with, & then let go & move on.
This is a sipdown, of sorts, but not one I can count. It’s the last cup out of the package, but I have another package waiting in the wings to replace it.
I love this tea! So rich, so deep, so perfectly awesome.
I pulled this out hours ago, drinking steepings of it in between practicing for various gigs. I’d forgotten how lovely this tea is!
No real tasting notes to speak of, creamy banana & vanilla, chocolate, & really just a wonderful tea to enjoy on a Fall day. I have just enough to drink this one more time, & I plan to savor it!
I’ve been sipping on this one for awhile. I finally had time to go with short steepings, & it’s been very nice. The initial flavors were of butter & honey, gradually building in maltiness, & an earthy kind of shroominess. I steeped it in my little 4oz Blue & white lotus porcelain mini teapot (yes, Garret, I am still IN LOVE with this teapot!).
Two leaves escaped the pot & swam around in my cup, finding each other & forming into the shape of a seagull :)
According to http://www.readingtealeaves.info/symbols.html, Seagulls indicate a sign of storms, or if flying (this one was), News from Abroad.
Maybe my package from Yunnan Sourcing will finally arrive! Maybe my lost box from Sil will come :)
In the next pouring they rearranged themselves into the shape of part of one of the Reiki symbols (for those in the know, it was ‘sha’ from the long distance symbol).
Of course, the Reiki symbols aren’t listed on that tea reading website, but I’ll interpret that as meaning there are people who would benefit from having Reiki sent to them.
Of course, this wasn’t a proper tea leaf reading, as I read the leaves while the tea was still in the cup, but I’ve always been a rebel without a clue, so why not?