692 Tasting Notes
Double Knit Blend for the second tea of the day! I’m at work now, so much warmer at least, but man oh man I don’t want to go outside today. Also driving 4 hours to go to the work Christmas party this afternoon…going to pack lots of blankets and tea for the ride in case something happens! Ah, I love this tea. I needed it yesterday, but I’m having it today. Rich, malty, a bit sweet, a bit smoky..perfect. One of my favorite straight black teas. See previous notes.
Good morning steepster. So it is so bloody cold here this morning that the heater in our apartment died. So no hot water for a shower, no heat on. I wondered why it was so cold when I woke up. My phone said it was around – 29 C but felt like – 46 C with windchill this morning. Manning, AB is the coldest place on earth today it said on the news. A 6 hour drive north, but still. Brrrrrrrr. So since I got up early to shower and can’t, I have extra time, so I made a cup of this to warm up. My hands are sluggish typing currently lol. Thank goodness for tea. I am hoping my Jeep starts for work, really DO NOT want to take the bus there today. See previous notes on this tea!
Ugh. What a week. I can’t wait for it to be over haha. I need a strong cup of A&D’s Double Knit blend today, but I am still going easy with caffeine (trying max 1 cup a day of black) so I am having decaf EG this morning. It’s good, but I need some strength for today. Gahhh. At least it tastes good lol. See previous notes!
I’m breaking my caffeine hiatus tonight, today was just too much for me to continue it. Thank goodness for good tea tonight! This tea is also very appropriate for the weather this week, – 20C with wind chill making it like – 37…So cold! I made this western style in my giant mug with honey… Absolutely perfect. So happy I have 2 more oz of this on the way! This tea might get its rating bumped to 100 yet haha, definitely one of the best I’ve had. See previous notes on this amazing tea!
Ugh. Worst. Migraine. EVER. last night. And it’s a mild, muted version of it today. Thank goodness for mint. I had a cup of this last night and a cup this morning, and it is helping ease the pain. Man, I really need straight peppermint tea, or spearmint. Which have people found more effective against headaches? I’m pleased with this tea because it also has a rich creaminess. I will have to stop by Davids for a few mint teas, and some Cold 911 again as well. See previous notes.
Mini sipdown..because I have another oz on it’s way to me from the Black Friday Sale! Yay! I need to try mixing that batch with some cider, this one I’ve just had either plain or with honey. Today it’s with honey, not as much leaf as I’d like, as the liquor isn’t purple haha, but still tastes very good. Going without caffeine this week is going well so far, I need a break again from it sigh, too much on the weekend lol. See previous notes on this tea!
A sipdown from this afternoon! I tried Sil’s steeping parameters of 6 minutes with a bit more tea, and it turned out quite good! I still don’t think I found the full potential of this tea, but it was dark and creamy vanilla spice today at least! I did get pretty caffeinated from it though, which was a bit bad haha, so I’ve been drinking herbals to calm down haha. See previous notes!
I haven’t had sheng in quite a while, and it definitely was calling out to me today, so I’m having a gongfu session with this amazing tea. I’m debating ordering a few more shengs during verdant’s cyber Monday sale, and eventually want to try mandala, but I really do not need more teas at the moment lol. But we will see :) anyways, this is sweet and pure today. So much honey! I love how this one changes, I will continue to enjoy quite a few more steepings this afternoon. See previous notes :)
First cup of the day! I debated trying more new teas today, but I have the day to myself (boyfriend is working) and, well, I just feel like having some old standbys, relaxing. And this tea seemed like the perfect start to the day as I await the giant storm on its way. Might make some cookies, read.. One of those days. :) oh and it feels like a puerh day too, maybe some sheng later.
This is a very good tea. I should pick up some more, I only have enough for one more cup. It’s sweet and soothing and soft. Vanilla, apples, light cinnamon. I really enjoy this tea. Having it in my handmade green mug as well. Lovely! See previous notes.
3rd 52teas blend of the day! I’m getting sleepy, had an excellent dinner out with the guy, but soo much food, so I’m sleepy haha, but I had to log this. This tea is so good. Creamy coconut with the cheesecake tang. Rich yet not too heavy. So good. I’d probably get more of this. Rating 87 for now.