1700 Tasting Notes
I’m so stuffed up but not quite miserable so that’s a bonus. I thought I’d make this because it’s one of the few strong teas I have that might still taste good even when I’m sick.
And yes – it works! I’m alternating this with cups of echinacea. I probably didn’t need to take today off work because of how sick I was, but I couldn’t send the little bear of to daycare. We’re eating eggs and toast, and I’ll probably putter around the house and tidy up when she has her morning nap. Much better than a Monday at the office!
(I could have worked from home, but it would have taken 100 minutes or so to bus out to the office, grab the laptop and bring it back, with a sick baby in tow. Forget it! She probably wouldn’t let me do much work while she was awake anyway!)
1 more hour before I can start stalking the mailman! I should have packages coming in this week!
Ack. Someone forgot to turn of the kettle and I lost my tea note.
Anyway, the baby got me sick, which isn’t surprising since I spent most of the day chasing her around and wiping her nose. Poor girl. She still had a lot of fun running around (she loves it if I chase her like a stompy dinosaur) and other fun things.
Now we are enjoying a cup of this tea (she has 2 oz at room temperature in her bottle, while I’ve got 8 in my mug. Hopefully it’ll help, but I never know with herbals. It makes me feel like I’m doing something at least.
I’m not crazy about chai’s, but something about this caught my attention. I’m glad too because it’s very good. A bit creamy. A nice amount of lemon, mixed with spices!
(Typing with a sick baby sleeping in my lap is quite a feat! I’m down to one hand, and pick her up and cuddle her so she could sleep)
Another sipdown! I’m down to 106 now – not too shabby! This was nice. I’m always a bit nervous about lavender because I associate it with grandmothers and soap, but this was really good.
I just packed up 19 teas for my sister as a Loose-Leaf starter kit (with instructions, perfect spoon and perfect mug). I’m so excited and I hope she likes it. I tried to mix the traditional teas like Earl Grey and Assams, with all the fun flavoured ones that a lot of people start with. I hope it’s not too much. :| I will probably wait until Sil’s package arrives because I know she sent me some DavidsTea samples and some of those might be nice to pass on as well.
106 is nice, but I’m worried I’ll be up to 150 soon (which would be a record). I’m expecting samples from Jessiwrites, JackieT, Sil, TerryHarpLady, and Kittena, and I’ve got orders now from Verdant, Butiki, Steappe Shoppe, and Harney & Sons. And 52 Teas. Yikes. That sounds like a lot when you type it all out. I spaced it out though – that’s probably ALL I ordered this month.
So I started drinking this today, but it looks like it was mistake. After taking a few sips I appreciated the taste of it, but decided I wasn’t really craving it. :| So, I guess I’ll put the leaves aside for another day. Good thing I have enough samples for a few more trials!
ETA: My roommate is drinking the Countess of Seville, and the baby has started dipping her fingers in it, and sucking on them. I guess she’s a fan. She’s been doing this for a few minutes now.
So my bf asked me to make him some iced tea because he wanted something and I was so amazed that I didn’t know what to make. But he likes Starbucks fraps and sweet drinks so I thought maybe… Florence?
I used the last of this to make him an iced cup, with milk and sugar, but he thought it tasted weird. So… I guess I’ll have to drink it.
I made him some DTT Vanilla Black instead, without milk and he’s happier with that. Still sorta amazed that he’s drinking tea. #fingerscrossed