2485 Tasting Notes
So first of all, I totally blew it on my database, leaving out teas (that thought I’d already added) from 3 friends. Now that my negligence has been corrected, my actual starting teacount for today was 382 teas (shut up, Sil, I can hear you laughing all the way in St. Louis!)
This is sipdown # 5 for today, # 39 overall since Saturday, and my NEW total, subtracting everying I drank today so far, is 377.
This is a sample gererously sent to me from KS. Thanks! I’ve wanted to try teas from Life in Teacup for awhile. The description says this is a traditional green oolong. The dry leaf of this smelled a bit like Nori to me. Warmed up, the leaf smelled of wonderful caramelized stone fruits & charcoal. There wasn’t really any fruit flavor to the tea itself, more of a bready charcoal taste, with an after feel of mintiness.
Sipdown #36 Was Organic Golden Assam, from Tao Tea Leaf. I couldn’t find the page for it & I’m getting ready to become extremely busy for the rest of the day, helping a student restring her harp, so I’m just logging it here. A lovely cup I enjoyed whilst cooking my Brekkie.
Sipdown #37 Was Della Terra’s Queen’s Breakfast. A bolder cup the I enjoyed with Brekkie. Interestingly, it has a ‘cream’ like flavor to it, & is otherwise bold. As it cooled down it got a little metallic around the edges & slightly bitter.
Both teas are from Sil, thanks!
Welcome to day 6 of little terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza!
Last night I stayed up late & totally re-organized my tea collection, updated my tea database, & I must admit, it was pretty out of control, but it’s looking good now! I have all my black teas organized into boxes, based on the location where they were grown :)
Yes, Ms Theresa spearheaded the whole project, & when she’s on, she gets some stuff done.
My true tea total is 356 teas…whew! Now on with the Extravaganza!
My first sipdown of the day, #35 (355 now!) is from my most recent box from my tea sister Sil. BTW, I compiled all the leftovers from the several boxes she has sent into one box, with little separators, so that I can easily find black, puer, or whatever!
This is a typical Mi Xian, with the honey & coriander taste.
It’s official, all of my students for the day (from 10am to 8pm) rescheduled their lessons. I guess we actually got about 6 inches of snow, so it’s no surprise. Meanwhile, I feel like I haven’t done anything of any real value today, although I did talk to a new student on the phone & set up her first lesson for this friday. I did a ‘Facetime’ lesson with one of my students so we wouldn’t have to schedule a makeup (which actually works out pretty good!), I returned phone calls & emails, shuffled papers around on my desk, and I drank a lot of tea! I have $75 in Amazon gift cards from my recent birthday, & I’ve been researching which variable temp electric kettle I want, cuz I really need one! I’m open for suggestions.
My newest batch of Root Kimchi is the best tasting, crispiest batch yet. If you’d like to see it, drop by my FB https://www.facebook.com/terri.langerak
This is from Autumn of 2012, by the way. It still tastes pretty good, but now it’s gone!
Some teas are hard to let go of. You know you can only drink it one more time, & then it’s gone forever…sigh…
I listened to “Time to Say Goodbye”, sung by Bocelli & Brightman, on youtube while drinking some of the steepings of this tea, tears streaming down my face because the song is beautiful, their voices are so beautiful…sigh…farewell.
Not really much to say, as I just reviewed this one last week.
It snowed yesterday, & even though it’s really only a couple of inches, one by one all of my students are calling to reschedule their lessons, so it looks like I’ve got the day off, from teaching anyway. A good day to work on my office, although so far I’m just goofing off, drinking tea. Oh, & returning/answering phone calls. So I AM working! :)