2341 Tasting Notes
This is a beautifully fragrance white tea. The flavor is delicate, as white teas are, & the Jasmine scenting of the leaves is quite aromatic, but in the flavor it is not overpowering, but rather balanced. I’ve been working in my office all morning, (I can actually see part of the floor!), the this tea provided a nice relaxing break.
Thank you to Angel & TeaVivre for this sample, which was very generous! I’ve drank it a few times, & still have enough for at least one more session!
As soon as I started sipping on this, I knew I’d drank it before! So I scrolled through the reviews, to see if I’d written one, & sure enough I had! To me this tea smells like a tray of roasted veggies: carrots, green beans, winter squash. It also tastes of roasted acorns. It’s very pleasant, very fall-like. There is none of the floral essence that you find with some oolongs. This is roasty, toasty, & delicious.
Thanks for the sample Stacy!
I woke at 4 am, tossed & turned awhile, & finally got up & had a nice long yoga session, followed by some tennis ball therapy. My neck is still out of whack, but improving. So here I am, ready for the day, a few hours earlier than usual!
I’m starting with this Irish breakfast, not because it’s a favorite by any means, but simply because it’s a sipdown! And now it’s gone! :)
Sometimes I want a Chai, but I don’t want caffeine. Such is the case right now, as I really zinged it up on the caffeine level today, drinking one pot of tea after another. Time to mellow out now, but in the mood for something spicy. Here it is! This has always been one of my favorite teas from Celestial, & although I didn’t drink it for a long time, & don’t drink it often, it’s nicely spicy & makes a decent sub for chai.
The new Ms. Li’s Dragonwell is up on the Verdant page, & I’m still drinking the old one. I still have enough for 2 more sessions too.
This is a really nice Dragonwell. I used to be a huge Dragonwell fan, & I still love it. Anyone who reads my posts knows I love Black teas better, but there was a time when I drank cup after cup of greens, loving everything sip.
I’m using the Dragonwell brewing method, per Verdant’s suggestions:
3G + 8oz glass cup X 175F
Blowing the leaves away doesn’t really seem to ever work well for me, but I don’t mind chewing up a leaf here & there. Eventually they all sink to the bottom of the cup, problem solved!
Nice & spring like!
I’ve been working in my office for the last couple of hours. It’s menial work really, work that I always avoid (which is why my office is such a wreck). I didn’t feel like doing anything today, so this is what I’m doing: all the small office tasks that are way overdue. My desk is clean, I’m making a list as I go along of things I need to do (like update website, actually start writing the blog I set up back on new year’s day…blah blah). All of these creative projects have been hampered by the mess that is my office.
Anyway, my desk is clear, the underneath of my desk is clean & vacuumed & the file box under there (mailing labels, extra file folders, etc) is organized. Would you believe there was a bulk package of cassette labels in there? How long do you think it’s been since I used those?
My city tax are finally filed (I didn’t actually owe anything), all of my tax papers are finally put away. It’s a start.
I enjoyed this Irish Breakfast with my lunch. It’s not as punchy as I’d like, but not pad either.