3015 Tasting Notes
This is a sample provided by Brett, & although I don’t really have much to say for it right now, I don’t have anything to say against it. The truth is, I think I under leafed, so its just not all that exciting, however, its me, not the tea. I happen to enjoy this one, in part because it is probably the most beautiful presentation of all green teas, with its long flat buds. Absolutely beautiful, both dry & wet.
I went ahead & added the rest of the sample to my test tube steeper, & now its much better! Sweet & crisp, like a salad of greens & pear. I taste lightly roasted pepitas too.
Not much to say about this tea that I haven’t already said in several long winded reviews :)
It is a wonderful start to my day, with the prominent aroma being honey.
My LH gongfu technique is pretty good, & since I don’t have much to do other than fill out financial papers for the hospital, & listen to music (currently Coltrane’s album Blue Train), I foresee a day filled with back to back gongfu sessions!
The silver lining :)
I am home from the hospital, the surgery went well.
I have a temp cast on my hand, pain dope in my system (in NA we call this a *FreeLapse, & I fully intend to enjoy it, although its not really that great of a buzz…just a mellow vibe…)
I ate some food, & wanted tea.
This one totally hit the spot tonight.
Now I’m going to bed, gonna lay my hands on my chest & turn on the Reiki, & will gratefully accept any long distance healing vibes anybody would like to send my way.
I’m sitting here with an ice pack on my hand, wishing I could drink more tea.
My surgery is scheduled for 4:00 this afternoon. No food or beverages after 7am, so I got up extra early to have breakfast & tea, & plenty of water.
My first tea of the day was a gongfu session with this one, which is gentle & sweet, a real pleasure to drink.
I’m really enjoying this one today, although I wish I’d made it just a tad stronger, but as it is, I’m at the bottom of the bag, & if I’d used it all for this cup, it would have been too strong. I have just enough left for one more serving, so it goes into my Sipdown Extravaganza box. I’m getting a pretty good collection lined up!
Glad steepster is working, & glad to be here. I am technically right handed, but I write well with either hand, both forwards & backwards. If anybody ever wants to read my journals, they will need a mirror for some segments, because I like to ask questions with my RH, & let my subconscious answer them backwards with my LH. I can also type really well left handed, eat with chopsticks, & pretty much anything else my RH does.
Except drive a stick shift :(
Although my knitting hobby is currently on hold, my friend that’s teaching me to knit gave me an amazingly intricate alpaca shawl. I had admired it whenever I saw her wearing it, & when she developed an allergy to alpaca, she gave it to me. Its a full circle that you fold in half to wear, heirloom quality, with luxurious texture, & super comforting, which is why I’m wearing it now, cuz my day, make that my weekend, is all about comfort.
That’s why I’m drinking this tea. It’s a rich, familiar, sweet comforting cup.
I think I’m one cup away from a sipdown…sigh…