3091 Tasting Notes
I’m still gearing up for Little Terri’s Most Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza Ever!
I have a pretty good pile of teas ready to go, not sure how many, but I’ve been saving that last cup of so many teas in a box for awhile now, so it must happen soon. My original plan was to start Xmas day, then it was New Years day. Maybe I’ll start on Monday. Or maybe I’ll do it in February. But I feel that it must begin soon, because I have 433 teas in my collection, & it’s time to let go off those last bits of samples, trades, etc.
Besides, I want to be able to buy new teas for my birthday later this month!
For now, I’m enjoying a cup of this one, as my final package dwindles down….
This was my black tea of the day yesterday for my annual family New Years brunch, which started around noon & continued into the evening. Steeped, then resteeped, it is bold & beautiful, with rich malty breadiness, & chocolate undertones. I started with a pot of it in bed to relax, then had a cup while I was setting up the food, then made a pot to share with breakfast (although most everyone drank coffee), then another pot to share over a hilarious game of cards against humanity.
This is one of those teas where the first couple of sips don’t seem like much, but every subsequent sip adds a layer of flavor & texture, until your mouth is thick with roasted barley, molasses, & chocolate. It’s awesome & it’s delicious. It’s like LB, only without the beans taste. I love it.
Yesterday was an awesome day. I fixed a tasty brunch for myself, my 2 sons, Tony, & my friend Lisa. While we ate, we watched “The Interview” on my son Leif’s huge flatscreen. We also shared a pot of this tea, which is tasty. Then we played Cards against Humanity for about 3 hours, LOL.
I steeped the tea in this teapot, which was made for me by a friend!
I’m starting my busy day with this lovely tea, along with this breakfast
And now on with the day!
1. Today is my Mom’s birthday, she is 80!
2. My new washer & drier will arrive today sometime before noon!
3. My last xmas gig of the year is at 10pm tonight
Everyone have a wonderful day!
I got in 5 hours of practice yesterday!
And I survived, whew!
I’m so glad to have my callouses back, & although I have to be careful not to end up with over-use issues in my arms, it just feels good to be able to work like that. There is still a lot to do by Friday, so today will be a mix of practice sessions interspersed with yoga stretches, tai chi, & tea.
I’m starting it off with this cup of toasty oats & cinnamon, then brekkie, then we’re off!
That means NO students for 2 weeks, no getting up at 5am either.
Of course, I have hundreds of things to do to get caught up over the next couple of weeks, & I already know I won’t get to most of them, but Ms Theresa is making her lists & checking them twice. To be honest, my main goal is to enjoy drinking tea, to catch up on sleep, & try to organize my office so that it is once again functional. The highest priority on my list is practicing for a recording with a vocalist. We were gonna try to go into the studio today, but I think Friday will be a better day for it, so that’s what I’ll be doing all week. And a late night xmas eve gig.
This is a solid & delicious Yunnan, a perfect start to my day. I brewed a cup that went with me to physical therapy, & although the resteep isn’t as good as the first cup, it’s still solid & was great with breakfast.