1774 Tasting Notes
I guess I’ve got the tea blah’s today. Apparently! (Although it means I’m not that excited about ordering new tea either – good for my wallet?) But I’ve been drinking fancy ones too. :|
This one is good, but isn’t knocking my socks off. Sorry Sil. I’m pretty sure it’s me. I’ll save the rest of my sample for a day when I’m more relaxed and upbeat.
At least I’ve got Sherlock fic to get my through the day: http://archiveofourown.org/works/798586
I’m back! And back to drinking regular tea! I had a great mini-vacation visiting my family, even though I was a bit sad that I won’t see them again for at least a year while I’m in Toronto…
This is a great tea to jump back into things with though. I’m just going to drink and resteep it all morning. :)
I’m so damn sleepy though! My birthday is Friday but a lot of people gave me birthday money and I’m sorta really tempted to buy a Paperwhite Kindle, even though my Kindle Keyboard is perfectly fine… (but it’s NEW! SHINY! BRIGHTER!) I basically just stayed up too late because I was debating whether I should order it now to get it for Friday, but it’s not a good idea to make that choice when you’re sleepy, AND I can buy it in-store at The Source IF I decide to actually do it, so I’ll just wait.
And now I gotta caffeinate myself back up!!! Stupid me for staying up so late, but I also wasn’t expecting to wake up at 4:30 and not fall back asleep.
Sipdown! I’ve been on holiday since Thursday, which means lots of visiting, operating new tea kettles, and not getting much computer time. Now we’re visiting my bf’s family and relaxing at their house. It’s pretty great.
This tea was too. Even though I’m getting jaded on some of DT’s blends, I’m happy I found this.
So 5 hours sleep last night was a bad idea, but I didn’t have much choice. #excuses We are going to visit family (his and mine) the next few days, so I had to get all my stuff packed up and ready to go so that he could pick me up right from work and we could leave Vancouver before traffic gets crazy. (Which also required me starting work at 6:30)
So. Tiger Assam! Bold! Should have resteeped.
And another sipdown! :O Gotta make room for the 9 new teas/samples I ordered from H&S! And then I grabbed the sachet sampler, so… that’s a lot right there but I like surprises!
Now, on to THIS tea.
I can see this isn’t popular but I can tell you that when you make it as a pumpkin with a touch of brown sugar in it, it’s pretty phenomenal! The best part is that our fancypants coffee-machine at work does lattes, so after the tea brewed I just added the hot milk and OMG – yes!
It does have a bit of a banana taste too – which someone else pointed out. Strange, but I don’t mind.
Sample sipdown! (150)
I really didn’t order too much of this, but I was curious to see what it was about. I think what I’ve learned is that I’m not super keen on Keemun teas. Although the banana flavouring was very subtle and pleasant, the Keemun was dark and richer and tried to steal all the attention.
Maybe I’d appreciate it more another day, but there is a darkness lurking inside that I don’t care for today.
I’ve never had guayasa before but I decided to try this because it was on sale for so cheap! It’s odd. It’s very much like a honeybush tea, with notes of vanilla balanced against a little bit of lavender. Like the description says, it’s a soothing blend, yet it packs an energetic punch.
Well maybe that’s not apt. It’s more like someone quietly whispering in your head, motivating you to go out and get things done, and then before you know it you’re DOING ALL THE THINGS. Much better than an energetic punch.