3091 Tasting Notes
Just came in from planting my 3 San Marzano Tomato plants & doing some weeding. My garden is gradually coming into shape. I have tons more weeding to do, tons more stuff to plant. More terracing to do, etc. So far I’m eating asparagus, kale, collards, onions, & lettuces. I had a few carrots too. I saw the radishes I planted last week starting to sprout, & in another week or so I’m sure things will be coming up like crazy everywhere! This evening I noticed some volunteer purple potatoes coming up, & the annual volunteer sunflowers that I love! I planted sunflowers once, years ago. I only grow them for the birds, especially the yellow finches who come. I’ve had sunflowers every year since. I always transpant them to grow along my back fence, because they get taller every year & I have to tie them to the fence for support!
My end of the day tea count is 223.
This tea? It’s ok. I’m gonna drink it in the bubble bath while reading the latest issue of ‘Organic Gardening’. The perfect end to a perfect day.
I chose this for the 2nd pot of tea for the Ladies, who are still playing beautiful Harp duets while I wash my dishes. Have I mentioned that I actually live in Heaven?
This was a sample sent to me from TeaVivre awhile back. They are so generous that I actually received 2 sample envelopes of this, one which I drank back then, & the other which we’re enjoying some of now. To me, this is a delicate, savory, buttery green tea. Very pleasurable.
Thanks again, Angel & TeaVivre!
Two of my adult harp students are here practicing together for a duet performance they will be giving this summer. It’s such a treat to have harp music in the background while I’m doing other things! I’m here if they have any questions, but I’m not actively ‘teaching’ at the moment. I’m also enjoying providing a succession of teas for their enjoyment, with the first one being a pot this coconut oolong, steeped in my green 16 oz dragonfly cast iron pot so it will stay hot for awhile, wit 2 little green ceramic cups. I had a cup too, of course, & it really is tasty :)
What to serve them next…
“sipdown”, little terri said with tears in her eyes.
We have loved this tea, with its Malty peppery savory sweetness.
;_; Even Ms Theresa is sad. She said that if she had known it wasn’t coming back she would have let us order even MOAR of it (although we did order alot). This was a tea worthy of being hoarded, & hoard it we did. So rich, so mouth-filling, so satisfying. I can’t believe it’s not coming back…sob…
On a lighter note, I love the new layout on the Verdant website? I don’t want to send anyone into a fit of tea ordering, but if you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. Under each tea type, they have folders now: What’s In Stock, what’s Out of Stock (meaning they will be getting more), and what’s Archived (meaning it’s not coming back).
Sadly, this awesome tea is in that final category. I will savor every last drop…sigh…
I’ve never drank Merlot. Actually I haven’t had a drink of any alcoholic beverage (or other substance other than tea) in 29 years. So I have no idea what merlot tastes like, but I will say that this is a very tasty fruity tea & doesn’t taste at all like wine to me, which is probably a good thing! :)
Thanks Sil, for sharing this!
Taking a break from my office cleaning (it’s coming along). My biggest success of the day so far is that I finally got my Paypal account working again! Since January my account has been frozen to receiving any payments. After numerous phone calls & sitting on hold for hours, one wonderful guy got me through the redtape of setting up the ability to receive payments on my iphone/ipad & fixed my account. Whew!
I’ve enjoyed this Tiger Eye, it’s quite tasty with essence of chocolate, vanilla, & caramel. Now I’m taking a break from my office to go deposit some checks at the credit union, & I’m bringing along the last cup of this! YES, Sil, it’s another SIPdown!! That brings me down to 227 teas!
This was one of the January reserved TOMC offerings. I loved it then, & I’m loving it now. I’ve never had creme brulee, but I imagine it being like this tea: creamy mouthfeel with a sweet brown sugar topping.
As far as Lapsangs go, this one is very refined. The smoke quality is there, but not so intensely as many others. It’s really lovely. Other images that come to mind while sipping:
canned condensed milk
A fine pipe tobacco
I’ll keep sipping :)