1876 Tasting Notes
I love this tea! I love it so much that I bought a ridiculous amount of it back when it was available, enough that I got the awesome little box it came in, plus maybe a an oz or so in the verdant pack. I covet & hoard this, & today I finally opened that special box. I’ve been sipping this since I got home from my gig, & will keep sipping for awhile yet.
I’m using the Steepster app, while I wait for my breakfast to arrive. I played another early morning gig today, out the door at 6:30am. The teasI brought along this morning were laoshan black & laoshan black chocolate genmaicha.
I just finished playing my first HoliDaze gig of the year! It’s for a company that manages several commercial office buildings. For the next 3 mornings in a row I’ll play in the lobby of one of their buildings from 7:30 – 9:00 am. They set up a breakfast buffet so that the various tenants can fill a plate, get coffee, tea, or juice, etc. I’m rarely awake this early, so I needed plenty if tea! This was one, an interesting blend with a flavor profile guaranteed to wake up my taste buds: chocolate, caramel, cream, malty bread, earth, pepper…it’s as if verdant combined all of my favorite teas into one cup…oh wait! They did!
I just finished breakfast: omelettes with Brussels sprouts, leftover crumpled sausage, & garlic. Tony had dilled havarti on top of his, & toast with jelly. I only had the omelette, which was plenty, believe me, but I’m finding myself feeling resentful regarding food today. I want what I cannot have, & it pisses me off. Not at anybody, just really at my food sensitivites & at the consequences of dumb choices on my part recently. There, I’ve vented.
Anyway, breakfast was very tasty, & I’m following it up with this equally tasty smokey tea. It is a sample size, sent to me from Sil, & as a Lapsang, it is the perfect blend of smokiness & sweetness. A little maple syrup would be a wonderful enhancement, but honestly, it’s lovely rich cup as is. Even though I’ve already spent more money on this weekend’s sales than I ever imagined spending, I’m pretty sure I’ll have to stop by Teavivre’s cybermonday sale & get a few things, including some of this!
I only have a few more chances to drink this one, & then it will be gone, & I will be sad…sigh…
Just for today, I will savor every sweet amazing sip…
I haven’t really gotten to drink very much tea, but I don’t want to have anymore caffeine, so I had a cup of this. Yummy, spicy, basically an herbal chai.
This has been a long day & I’m tired. I practiced for a few hours, I played a gig, I drank this tea while I was practicing. Usually I’d go with a gongfu session, but I wanted to stay focused on playing, so I just did a 3 minute steep, & it was tasty. I wish I had more to say, but that was hours ago.
Hmmm…I swear I thought I posted about this one this morning, but I guess I never hit the ‘post’ button. Anyway, no new observations about this tea, it is a nice bold breakfast blend, & I’ve commented on it numerous times. Thanks Stacy!
Sure, why not?
I ended the day with a cup of this.
Kind of like having cookies, without the calories or the sugar rut.