1392 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! (236) – Probably my last for the night.
And I think that’s it for the Doctor Who samples from Sil! I think I like this one the most out of the other ones because of the orange and cinnamon. I mean, how can you go wrong with orange and cinnamon?
Although, it would be nicer if it were stronger orange/cinnamon. The black base is a little bland and Donna needs more pepper! Or fire!
Poor Donna. Poor, poor Donna. :|
But I’m happy I could enjoy this tea.
Also, here’s a good gifset for Donna: http://stefficr.tumblr.com/post/80312280193/screw-writing-strong-women-write-interesting
Another one from Sil! (241)
(Yes, I do have other teas, but right now 1/3 of them are from her….)
And so this is a nice Assam. It’s a little richer than I expected, almost like it’s begging for a little cream to tone it down. But bold is good. I could use more energy! (And this is my 4th cup of tea, followed after my coffee – maybe I’ll never have energy? Maybe I’m just drained by the idea of how much left there is to clean in the shop. It’s chaos. Rubber gloves and silicone and glue and paint sticks scattered on every surface! It’s Friday though…. friday…. And I have three weeks worth of cheques in my purse to cash!)
242! Maybe I can hit 200 by the end of the month? Probably safer to aim for 225 though as my one-cup samples will soon be gone!
Anyway this was a decent tea. It was all bam!chestnut with a bit of comforting cinnamon. This would be a great autumn tea actually, but it’s spring! (yay) Chestnut seems like a good choice – it’s not subtle. It’s just there, doing it’s thing, much like 9.
Man, 9 had some really good moments! Why did he also have to have so many farting pigpeople moments too? /shudders in embarassment/
Thanks Sil! -(if you keep commenting on all my posts you will be VERY BUSY)
Another one from Sil! Thanks!
So I have to agree with her on this; it’s not your typical oolong. It’s light and sweet and very refreshing. It’s also just a little bit grassy and I imagined a bit of peach in there too. Neat!
(I always think of Cecil from Night Vale whenever I heard ‘neat’ and I guess I’ve been using it more too. He has the effect on me I guess.)
Anyway, I would recommend this oolong to people who have not had much experience with them and want to dive in!
It’s 9:30 and I’m my first sipdown for the day! I’m hoping to get a lot in since I’m in the shop by myself today and have easy access to the kettle. I actually moved out of my office and set my laptop up in the shop and just made myself at home. Who’s gonna stop me? NOT YOU.
I came into work today and my boss was still here – two nights in a row! So, since Wednesday I think he’s slept for maybe 3 hours. Yikes. The movie biz is only PARTIALLY for me, you guys. Assuming he can drive home safely, I think he’s going to sleep for 5 hours and then head out to set. And this is why I’m alone today – all the prosthetics are built and the only thing left is a giant mess which I will clean throughout the day between cups of tea.
And onto THIS tea: The lavender and the EG are fairly muted, leaving some apple raspberry notes on the surface. It comes across as simple and sweet, but there’s a little more to it than you might expect. I nearly dismissed it at first, but by the end of the cup I found I was enjoying it more!
MUCH LIKE ROSE! No, not really. I actually really loved Rose Tyler when I first met her, but then as I moved on from her to other companions I looked back at her and realized a few things: I don’t like how she treated Mickey. Dump him, or don’t dump him, but make up your mind. Also, do I really want to ship her and the Doctor? Yes they were adorable but… let’s creep it up a little. He’s 900 years old. She’s… 19? Oh well they’re in love and they didn’t actually do anything about it, but… no…. Just… no. I guess the human version of the Doctor going off with Rose is less creepy because he’s human, but…
Whatever. I’m thinking too much about this! Onto MOAR tea!