2341 Tasting Notes
So far today, I’m going with favorites. Of course, there are far too many favorites to drink in one day, but what can I say? This was my after breakfast cup, while soaking up the sun in my awesome sunroom, contemplating the wonders of the universe, reading some inspirational stuff, & just breathing in the moment. The biggest decision I have to make now is, “What do I want to drink in the bathtub?” Cuz that’s where I’m headed next.
I enjoyed a pot of this with my breakfast, a decadent plate of almond flour (gluten free) pancakes with a little maple. I use this recipe, which is the best one I’ve found so far:
I substitute maple syrup for honey in the recipe, cuz I tolerate it better
I also add the following:
1 tsp cinnamon
generous grating of fresh nutmeg (like 1/2 a nutmeg, or maybe 1/3)
a little extra water if needed
Of course, now I’m worthless, so I think a bubble bath is in order.
Here’s the first tea I’m sampling from my trade with Lala!
I have only tried a few teas from Nina’s. The only one I like so far was Nina’s Japon, so Lala sent me a bunch of them to try. Thanks Lala!
So…I’m not sure how I feel about this one…It has a weird kind of stale taste, along with the flavor of dried papaya. I wonder if Nina’s uses artificial flavorings, because my tastebuds & lips now have a burning sensation, & my tummy is unhappy.
Sometimes I hate being overly sensitive.
I’ve been drinking tea for a long time, & I’ve always had a tea cupboard. The teas I collected have changed & increased over the years, but I have to confess that this is the first tea I ever hoarded! From my very first sip, I knew without a doubt that I never want to run out of this one. I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. That’s one of the reasons I don’t drink the same tea every day. But if I can help it, I’ll always have this sitting I my cupboard, & in my backup stash (along with a few others that I obsess about), & in the backup to the backup stash. So now you know.
If ever a tea famine hits us (god forbid), you’ll find me in my bedroom on the third floor, guarding my tea stash like it’s my life, electric kettle full of hot water, cup in hand, sipping & muttering, “my precious…”
On a Verdant blends trip today. I actually drank this one before the vanilla citrus.
1Tb + mug x 3/4/5 min
Really enjoyed all 3 steepings of this while running through the tunes for tonight’s show. Usually I go with 3/5 min, but it was nice just to keep refilling & not have to think of what I wanted next.