2955 Tasting Notes
This is my 4th tea of the day. I started in bed reading Doctor Sleep, Stephen Kings long awaited sequel to The Shining, with Laoshan Black, steeped at 3 & then 5min. Then it was Butiki’s Dinjoye Estate Assam while cooking breakfast, & Kenyan Obsidian with breakfast.
Now I’m relaxing, watching the Cardinals/Cubs baseball game, contemplating getting back to work on the sock I’m knitting, & sipping this tea.
I steeped 1 T for 3min. I also added a pinch of stevia from Cheryl’s Herbs. Most stevia’s have a bitter anise aftertaste. This one does not!
This tea is vanilla ice cream. It also reminds me of a really fine Vanilla pipe tobacco (no, I don’t smoke). Tony says it smells like vanilla pastry to him.
Afternote: I tried a 5 min resteep, but it didn’t really offer much. I gave it a few more minutes, pretty much the same.
I’m not going to go into a long review, since steepster is on the fritz anyway, but I wanted to acknowledge this beautiful tea, which has a rich flavor of melon, asparagus, pumpkin seed, & the color yellow. I originally tried it as part of the green tea sampler sent to me by the wonderful Angel, & although I rarely purchase green teas, I did buy some of this one.
I woke up this morning & headed straight out to my poor neglected garden. No tea, no nothing, just me out there looking at the devastation, the crazy overgrowth, the need for trellising & weeding…sigh…how did it come to this? I watered & watered, picked tomatoes, peppers, kale, & zucchini, watered more, pulled some weeds, dug up a bed a carrots (I’ll probably post my annual sexy carrot contest winner later), watered some more…
My garden is a wretch, but there is always hope…hope for more time for gardening :)
By 9am it was already sweltering hot, so I came in & made a pot of this one, mainly because it was in the front of the ‘breakfast blends’ box. It’s still great with breakfast, & I’m starting the morning with a sip down!
Tony & I are in full couch potato mode, watching the “Rise of an Empire”, which is a sequel to the 300. I’m having trouble following the storyline, to be honest. I guess it’s not really a sequel, but a storyline that takes place concurrently with what went on in the 300. So I have to be honest, I get kind of bored with movies that rely too heavily on CGI effects. Just sayin’
I’m also really tired of auto spellcheck constantly changing yixing to mixing, etc…
So, as the movie ends, I’m going to disable my spell checker. Look forward to misspelled words, but at least they will be the actual words I wanted to use, instead of some of the crazy substitutes that I’ve been getting lately.
Meanwhile, yet another sip down from the TeaFairy Collection. This really was an awesome trade!
There is something about having fried eggs with the yellow part still runny on top of a bed of ridiculously crispy potatoes dosed with salt, pepper, & garlic granules. There is just nothing like it. Every bite is a mix of crisp, dense, & rich awesomeness. It is comfort food, to the max.
I drank this Keemun along side brekky, an offering from our TeaFairy. It is rich with the taste of brown sugar, light smoke, & a hint of the rich taste of canned condensed milk.
I’m starting the day with a sipdown from my TeaFairy collection, :)
This is such a rich & nuanced tea, that I don’t know where to begin. It’s sweet, thick, & tangy, heavily, but naturally, perfumed with an oolong like floral quality, sweet potato & apricot. And more.
That’s all I can say, I gotta get out of bed & cook breakfast!