3065 Tasting Notes
I’m getting down near the end of this one, & although I originally loved it & purchased large quantities, I’ve come to feel that it is best when it is fresh, & the flavors get a little stale after a month or so in the cupboard. This is no surprise to me, & one more reason that I am for the most part not a big fan of flavored teas.
Charlotte Zero, who I haven’t seen for awhile, sent this to me several months back. This is the 2nd time I’ve tried it, & I’m just not really into it. I made sure the temp was right this time, but it’s just not working for me, it’s very bitter. Maybe I’ll try the last bit as a cold brew during my up & coming Sipdown Extravaganza. I haven’t set a date for that yet, I’m thinking I’ll start it on xmas day though, simply because all of my xmas gigs will be over with & I’ll have a few weeks off. What better time to sip your way crazily through 100 or so sip downs? In preparation, I’m amassing a pretty good collect, & it will be glorious!
For about the last month I’ve been whittling various teas down to one final sip down, for an upcoming Sipdown Extravaganza. This is the next to last cup of this tea, part of TastyBrew’s offering in our BBBBox, which is currently on Hiatus. This one was in the Grab Bag, & it’s kind of an odd combination of unsweetened dark chocolate & mud, LOL.
Oh Glorious Day Off!!
Yes, there is no school today, no bratty kids to attempt to mentor, no 5am alarm, no real schedule until my private students start arriving at 4:00, so I slept in until I was well rested (8:30), & have been sipping many short steeping with this lovely lovely tea, truly one of my favorite Black teas from YS. I have quite a bit of desk work to do this morning, a few errands to run (maybe), & then NaNoWriMo! Hopefully I’ll get caught up to where I’d like to be!
Now for more tea :)
Tea to go! I’ve combined a couple of steeps of this one into my thermos to sip during the wedding reception. I wish I had better descriptions to offer, but all I can say right now is it’s sweet, lightly floral, & enjoyable. And it travels well in my stainless steel thermos (not all teas do). It will still be hot & it will still taste good in a couple of hours.
That makes me happy.