2898 Tasting Notes
Damn! This tea is so awesomely decadent! I think this is my favorite flavored tea, at least from Butiki.
While I was brewing this, I was slicing up peaches from my peach tree, as well as eating them & feeding them to Tony. I don’t ever buy peaches, because you can never get a decent peach from the store. The boys & I have been picking, slicing, & freezing them (& eating them), so that we’ll have peaches for smoothies & things for awhile.
Oh Pajama Day!
Feeling grateful for a full day off with Tony, for my sinuses clearing, for a tasty breakfast, & for tea. My lungs & kidneys are still messed up, but improving (I absolutely hate Florida, I’m never going there again), but I’m feeling a lot better otherwise, & I think another week of going to the salt room & drinking straight cranberry juice & I’ll be back to normal.
Meanwhile, I’m grateful to be able to taste things again, especially tea.
This is one of my favorite EBs.
Another busy day!
I was up at 7, showered & practiced for an hour, & then off to the salt room by 9 for my breathing therapy. I already had a student at 10 & another hour of practice. I drank this tea while teaching & practicing, & even with a limited tastebud experience, it’s still wonderful.
What else can I say?
Last night I did my monthly tea count, re-organized my shelves a bit, etc.
I’m starting the month at 362 Teas, which is down from 389 last month, so progress, not perfection, right?
My first cup of the month, although my sense of taste & smell is coming back, it’s still not where I want it to be, and I’ve been avoiding all of my favorite teas (all 277 of them, LOL), because…well because! Although there is a lot to be said for mouth-feel, tea buzz, etc, I hate to miss those subtle flavors. I just remembered that Sheng sometimes seems to help with allergies, so maybe I should quit messing around & bust out a brick!
All I’m getting from this tea today is a nice milky mouth, some baked bread, maybe a little chocolate (Which I’m probably imagining, not actually tasting), & cannibis. Yeah, you heard me. It’s been over 30 years since I toked up, but you never forget that taste.
Trying to keep the caffeine down, so I won’t stay up all night, although I have so many things to catch up on.
While I was visiting my folks, I came across some random tea bags, like the blueberry one I reviewed earlier, & so I brought a few home with me, this Honeybush included.
I much prefer Honeybush over Rooibos, it’s mildly sweet & kind of woody & soothing.
That’s all I’ve got.
I haven’t been posting here much, still recuperating, waiting to get my full sense of taste back (I can taste sweet, & bitter, but I’m missing so many flavors), & swamped with life.
I did sample a bag of this tonight, & quite honestly, it’s better than I expected! I added a little sweetening, which set it all off, & not bad for a no-caffeine cup.
I’ve been drinking a lot of Nettles & Elderberry, & spiking the last of the Upton Russian Caravan with powdered Pao D’arco extract, & finally today I’m feeling an improvement in my breathing. My sinuses are starting to clear out & I’m starting to get my taste back, so I treated myself to a cup of this one, & it IS a treat :)
My lungs are still congested & heavy, so tomorrow morning I’ll go back to the Salt Room, & I’ll keep on with the herbs for awhile. But I am grateful to have noticeable improvement.