1540 Tasting Notes
I had this the other day. For some reason I got a strong barley or roasted note. Not what I expected!! No cocoa notes either. Odd. Two infusions, more or less the same. This has happened a few times, but not every time. Has this happened to anyone else? I bought it over the xmas holidays.
On the health front, after jumping through about a dozen hoops… I finally got my hands on meds. Except it turns out it isn’t strong enough to make any difference at all. To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. My doc is on vacay this week and doesn’t take appointments, only walk ins. So it looks like I’ll be in his office waiting next week for about six hours… great… plus now I have to wait a whole week… not impressed I am!!
Anyhow… May the 4th be with ya ;)
I can’t believe I have some of this left over. Most of it wasn’t affected by our flood… but when the flood happened the packet was left out in the open air for a few weeks, and I think some flavour was lost? that means some cups are amazing, others not so much. Oh well, there is only about a third of the packet left. Maybe a quarter after today.
Thankfully, today was a good cup. I really needed it. I partook in four other teas today but this was the only one to brighten my mood. Well this and the Nilgiri from Tea Boss.
Depression sucks haha. Spent all day wishing I had energy to actually do something. Or motivation. But Thursday is my doc app so I just need to get through tomorrow and then I’ll have a better idea of my plan. Only one more hoop to jump after that, I need to go see my family doc who will prescribe the meds. Well, after he speaks to my specialist. Sighs. I need a serious distraction tomorrow.
Well today is a momentous one for me.
I went to see a doctor about my ADD. And I’m finally getting somewhere. What a relief.
Previously, tests were “inconclusive” or too general for reliability in forming a treatment plan. I guess times have changed. Research has been done. I’m in much better hands now. Not to mention that I’m paying a fraction of what I dished out last time.
Next week, I start medication. Probably. I’m kinda nervous. I hate taking meds. Generally, I try to find natural alternatives for pretty much everything. But for this, there aren’t any and apparently itsis a life long thing. So if it has any sort of side effects I can’t deal with, well then I’m stuck. What if it changes my personality? What if it cuts me off from feeling things, emotional things? Or… well I’ll spare you the inner dialogue, nobody wants to see that…
Of course, I’m excited too. After 30+ years of self doubt and making stupid mistakes due to lack of concentration, among other symptoms, perhaps things will start to finally come together for me.
Anyhow, my appointment ended hours ago so I’ve been in a coffee shop taking care of some bid’ness via my tablet. Emails, research etc.
Sometimes I like just going to a café and soaking up the ambience. Sounds hipster, but I can’t help it, I find it inspiring! The energy here is infectious.
Not to mention that its directly across the street from my gym where they host my current favourite yoga class on Thursday afternoon/evenings.
Bah. Ok ramble bramble done.
I was debating between this one and the genmaicha. But I have gen at home and ran out of chai awhile back so figured I’d better get my fix in while I can. If there was more time, I’d have done both (went with a vanilla latte earlier. It was tasty!).
Soooo… This isn’t my fave chai by any means, but its pretty decent. Adding a bit of honey goes a long way. Helps cover what I presume to be fennel. Not enough ginger or whatever else one puts into a chai blend. That said, no one spice in there is overwhelming or offputting at the moment (well like I said, maybe the fennel but I dealt with it!).
Oh, also… the last time I was here, English Breakfast was had. Like most EB’s, it bored me, but did its job and I’d have it again in a pinch.
Damn, I’m in a good mood today. Despite being laid off from my job on Monday. Yesterday I was in tears, positive that if I’d done better, if I didn’t make the occasional mistake (ADHD, remember. Ok more than just occasional, but still) they’d have found a way to keep me.
Doc says that 90% of people who go on undiagnosed end up dropping out from school, and somehow I made it through, Definitely an ego boost. Perhaps I’ll make it out alive after all :)
Brilliant. This is the type of Oolong I love. Truly. Bright and friendly. The kind that if it was a person, their smile would light up a room. Grassy sunshine in a cup.
The package says there are dandelion notes in here. Suddenly I have a new appreciation for the scraggly weeds. I had no idea what they tasted like, but if this odd floral note is it, I want to collect all the dandelions and find recipes they work in. People make dandelion salad, right?
Heck, there’s a good chance they’d be organic, if I get them before anyone sprays to kill’em. I mean, nobody wants to preserve them, and lack of pesticides is what makes up “organic”, for the most part, isn’t it?
Sorry for the ramble. I’m on the first steep so this review may expand shortly!
My only qualm is that this tea is quite expensive.
My friend gave me a sample of this. Unfortunately Tsaa doesn’t have any descriptions available. Bah!
She didn’t like the menthol aspect, but hey I do! Actually, this is the first white tea I’ve enjoyed in awhile. It has a nice base, I think its the depth that appeals to me, like a super rich silver needle with some malt on the side. Noms. Thanks K!!
I finally gave this one another go. About time eh. It was bad enough that I didn’t feel right giving it away. But I eventually gave it to my boyfriend’s ex, she keeps it at his place so it ended up back in my hands again. Sighs. Just kidding, she’s awesome (seriously).
Anyhow, last time I tried this it made me a bit queasy. Too much flavouring in the teaspoon I took maybe. Who knows. But today, it was ok. Not great, but certainly not weak like the first time, or nauseating like the second one!
I do wish the flavours were stronger but what can I expect after keeping it in my cupboard for so lo ng.
My tastes must have changed, as the base is bearable now too. Bumping the rating a few points.
I got this freeeeee. From Longos. With about $50 worth of groceries for their grand opening. Mostly non essential stuff, but the decadent version. Noms!
Anyhow, that was a few weeks ago.
I’ve had this twice now. For a bagged brew, I think its pretty decent.
Dark and brisk, with some malt… takes milk well, and doesn’t require sugar unless you want it. I like the depth here, and the complex roundness. One of the better teas I’ve had for awhile!