950 Tasting Notes
Ok, I’m making a concerted effort to not forget about these teas this Christmas, particularly as I don’t have much else to do. Christmas Afternoon for dessert with milk and sugar (and some shortbread, because Christmas!). Definitely getting vanilla, a bit of cinnamon? Seems like a nice mellow black with a kiss of flavour.
I took some of the last of my guayusa to work for an early start this week. I was so confident that it was the Cider guayusa blend, I’d even labelled it as such. The lavender bits confused me, though, and when I came to review it from my steepster cupboard I discovered that it was, in fact, The Killer’s Vanilla. I found the Cider later that day in the pantry. Good, good.
I do really like this one, though, and I’m so glad I’ve still got some! I think I’ll save what I have left for now and switch to the Cider like I meant to drink in the first place.
Last week we got a couple of very summery days hit so I brewed up a big 2L of this bad boy with a bit of Turkish cherry thrown in to boot. Of course, it’s now cold again, because Hobart. HOWEVER, this is still delicious, if not a touch sweet. Didn’t need the cherry after all! I’ve been cutting it with soda water and that’s giving it a lovely fuzzy edge and taking off that sweetness.
Tonight for some reason I reached for one of the greens I never reach for but have never been able to bring myself to throw out, considering they were beautiful and thoughtful gifts from a dear friend on the other side of the world.
It was an oolong. I very quickly remembered how much I do genuinely enjoy oolongs. Bloody heck. Maybe I’ll get through this little guy after all!
Hello again my beautiful delicious angel! It’s a cold, rainy night and I’ve just restocked this blend so it’s absolutely the time for a big ol’ mug of it. YUM.
I’ve got so much writing to do for NaNoWriMo and a lot of procrastinating has been done. I’m going to see how much I can push myself to pump out this week and we’ll see if I can’t still do it. I am still really into my idea, it’s just pushing the words out that I’m struggling with a bit. Or am I? Maybe I’m just really procrastinating.
I love this tea so much, by a large part for the reason it was made just for me by a sweet friend! Its main flavour is peppermint, with floral touches around the edges, and its colour is the most remarkable thing. Best with a little splash of honey to sweeten the edges and holds well for a resteep or two!
Tonight I went to a T2 event to see the new Christmas products but mostly to get 15% off everything. I have a killer cold virus right now so I asked one of the girls what I should hit up and without hesitation she was like “Lemongrass & Ginger, guuuuurl” (it was totally already in my basket) “AND Indian Spice, brew them up together for like 20mins and shove a bunch of honey in there.”
So I did. Four teaspoons of L&G and two of Indian Spice and just so much honey and everything is ok now.