2055 Tasting Notes
Tea of the afternoon here, I’m finishing off this sample I got from Norbu Tea a while ago. It isn’t the sweetest white tea I’ve ever had, it borders more of nutty/sesame flavors. It’s a beautiful day here and a great day for white tea! This stuff is nice but I won’t go out of my way to get any more.
Meditation for the day: detachment is knowing that other people’s criticisms are really about them.
This is a mighty tasty tea, it’s been taking me a while to finish off these little tins I got from the Art of Tea. I really like this with both soymilk and sugar. It’s…. zesty!
Meditation for this afternoon: I will not accept anyone dumping their shame and contempt on me. I was not put on this Earth to feel bad about myself.
I am finishing off a tin of this today and am putting the Queen’s Guard from Bellocq in the tin. This has been a really nice mellow black tea. I would get some more perhaps. It’s about time to place another order with Harney and Sons.
Today’s meditation: Detachment is knowing that what others do is not a reflection on you.
Tea of the afternoon here – always good to have lots of tea on a rainy day. I did let this steep for a while and it reminds me of pineapple and popcorn flavored Jelly Bellys.
Today I am making a conscious decision to not allow people into my life who are contemptuous and have haughty attitudes or behaviors.
There is a store in the Rockridge district of Oakland called Maison d’Etre and that is where I got this tea on Sunday. I haven’t been there in a while because I have some bad memories associated with that place. Time to move on and leave the bad memories behind. I’ve never heard of Bellocq, but of course I had to get some new tea!
It’s a black tea made with roses and lavender, I admit this is a bit too much for a breakfast tea as it is exceedingly floral. To me it almost seems like a shower gel. The lavender is quite strong here. They suggest having this with a piece of lemon cake and I think that would be really nice. I’m not sure if this is an everyday type of tea but I do like it.
Today – nobody is going to tell me I am not good enough. I am good enough.
I finished off the sample tin of this tea and I have enjoyed it very much!
I decided earlier today that I am not going to allow anyone in the future to dump all their toxic guilt and shame on me. I am not going to let anyone else define my reality. In the future I will detach myself from people who try and break me down with their criticism and bad attitudes.
how’s that for a plan?
Oh yeah and more tea!