2341 Tasting Notes
This is the final sample from my trade with Ysaurella, which was a wonderful trade for myself, but not so good for her, as the package I sent got stuck in customs…or drank by somebody there?
Tomorrow will mark a week that I sent a 2nd package. Everybody think successful thoughts, please? It seems like everybody else’s packages have made it through. Hopefully mine will as well!
This is a flavorful tea with just the right amounts of almond, vanilla, orange, cinnamon, & cloves. It does have a very celebratory holiday taste. Thank you so much, Ysaurella, for all of the lovely teas that you sent to me! :D
I’m having one of those days where I don’t really want to do anything.
I don’t have any students until 3:00. My neck is still kinked, but not as badly, so I was able to ease back into my yoga, very gently. Since then, all I’ve done is drink tea & eat a little breakfast.
There are tons of things to do, so I feel like I should be doing something, but maybe a hot bubble bath…maybe I just need another day off? Another cup of tea?
I picked this Keemun next because Sil just posted the Keemun I sent her, LOL, so why not return the favor? :)
I enjoy Keemun. It’s a nice earthy grounding kind of tea, lightly sweet, with a hint of smoke. It’s not at all like Assam & Yunnans, which are without a doubt my favorites, but it’s got this balanced taste, which I also really enjoy. This cup I’m having today has a nice sweet fullness to it, & it’s just what I needed.
Another sipdown sample!
On 2 of my orders from about a month ago, Stacy sent me samples of this tea. For some reason they were different quantities. One weighed in at 2G, the other at 5G. They were clearly the same tea, so I combined them into my 16 oz teapot, steeped 3 minutes at 180, & am enjoying the pot as my first tea of the day.
This is a lovely cup, with nuances of almond & melon, & after I swallow it, I taste cinnamon! There’s also a lemony brightness to it. It’s quite nice.
Thank you Stacy!
Another sample sipdown! Thank you Ysaurella!
The St. Louis cardinals won, 10 – 1, completing a 4 game sweep of the Brewers.
This was my celebration tea, & victory is sweet! This lovely tea combines a blend of black teas with strawberries, rhubarb, & florals. It was a very nice cup, & Tony enjoyed it too!
Tony & I went to breakfast at our usual haunt, with his 2 kids (both adults). This restaurant has the brown Numi box, & the selection is getting pretty thin. I tried a cup of this, sweetened with stevia. It was ok, definitely got the berry flavors in there, very bright tasting. It actually reminds me of berry flavored koolaid. Not something I’d buy.
Please forgive me, but I really had to have this today. I hope you don’t think I’m drinking it to spite you, as I know you’ve been hoarding that last cup. Drink up, my friend! Drink up & enjoy! Drink up & savor the bold malty sweet wine like awesomeness that this tea has to offer, for the world could end tonight, or there could be a zombie apocalypse, or anything could happen, & it would be a shame for this tea to have gone to waste!
No more hoarding! : D
Thank you again Ysaurella for this lovely tea.
Tony just fed me a raspberry. Now THAT’s an awesome boyfriend! He’s been really nice to me all day. Of course, he’s always nice, but I have a terrible kink in my neck, & am laying around with alternating ice packs & heat. I’ve been doing tennis ball therapy on myself, laid back on the yoga ball, done reiki, really gentle yoga, lets just saying I’m no fun today & the only saving graces are tea, Tony rubbing my neck & shoulders, & St. Louis cardinals baseball.
This is a tasty tea, with the flavors that remind me of mince pie: apples, cinnamon, raisin, & spice!