918 Tasting Notes
Final tea of the evening I think. Another loaded with good things, pu’erh, ginger and orange. My sense of taste is definitely returning, which is quite nice. Warm and fresh tonight, liking the orange in this. Haha, I still find it amusing that I used to dislike this tea so much, and recently (few months ago) restocked this to always have on hand in my cupboard lol. My palate definitely developed from when I started drinking tea! See previous notes on this one.
So since I’m sick, I decided to break out the best of the cold fighting fruits. I bought fresh ginger and lemons yesterday, chopped them up, squeezed a bit of extra lemon juice, steeped in a basket for 5 minutes, and added a spoonful of honey. The result is a crazily lemon tasting concoction, quite tart and tasting like it’s full of vitamin C. Feels like it will do my body good. Almost like that hot lemon cold medicine but without the drugs in it adding a chalkiness and knocking you out lol. I’m pleased with this blend, and hope it kicks this cold’s butt! It does feel like it’s fading a bit at least.
So I have internet and TV! So happy internet is back, and we haven’t had TV for 2 years so it’s nice to actually be able to watch hockey at home again :D this is my night, as I’m still sick and slept most of the day and am now cozy under a blanket with the game on and my cat to keep me company. Had a mini house-warming last night (will probably have another when the bf is back from working in the field) and it was good, 4 good friends, pizza, beers, and Pulp Fiction. Fun night, even with my cold.
But I digress haha, onto this tea! I had my first cup of this when I wasn’t sick and wasn’t the biggest fan, but had some today that was better and my sense of taste is returning so I’m happy about that. A caramelly, gingery chai, I think it’s the nutmeg in it that I’m not a fan of, but it was a decent warming cup of tea. I will have to do a more in depth note when I am not sick with limited senses haha. Not too bad though, just not my favorite chai.
Day 2 of my cold..and having this tea again. Only difference is that I can’t taste it today :( goodbye sense of taste..I hope it comes back soon, like tomorrow haha. Only thing I can feel from this tea is a slight burning on my throat. I haven’t had this happen since I’ve started drinking tea I don’t think lol, I’ve had a bad stomach flu, but not a cold like this haha, #first.
Also, I am taking my friend out for drinks tonight and planned this big thing for him to have a bit of a pick up from his recent break up…and I planned it all before I got sick, he is looking forward to it, and it’s suppoesd to be like -40 C here tonight. Sigh. I don’t want to cancel…we will see what happens with this cold I guess. See previous notes on this tea!
Well as of today, I have my first cold of winter I think..ugh, I hate sneezing and sore throat :( so out comes my super ginger, brewed quite strong with some honey. I probably should have brought it to work, and probably should not have stopped taking my vitamins for a few days. Oh well, it was inevitable since the bf had it before he left for work Sunday. Gahhh. I hope this tea kicks it in the butt. See previous notes.
I’m not sure if this tea will ever get old for me lol. It’s just a comforting, usual cup of tasty goodness. Not overly special, nothing that blows me away, but it’s reliable and always there, and a great caffeine free tea for morning or night. Quite enjoyable, I think I will always have a bit of this in my cupboard.
In unrelated news, ugh, I don’t have internet at home until Friday, that’s when they are coming to hook it up. And my poor phone is already over the max for data this month…some friends are unfortunately going through a bad breakup (long term couple ) so phone data got maxxed talking to them online, hopefully they work it out. So yeah, no logging of tea notes from home this week lol. Anyways, see previous notes on this tea.
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Oh my goodness, I had the busiest weekend ever with moving and cleaning out our apartment, but we are finally in our new place! Sleeping in the living room until we get our upgraded mattress on Thursday, a few boxes laying about, but we are in, and the cat is back with us! Ahh I love our place, my whole tea stash fits in 2 drawers!! That must mean I can buy more tea, right? :D
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Anyways, this is the first tea I made in my new kitchen yesterday, it was robust and helped me get through the busy day. Now I will doze off at my desk all morning, so don’t mind me. I will be drinking Super Ginger sleepily lol. See previous notes on this tea!
And the final sipdown of the day, I didn’t have a whole lot of tea today lol but this was my before bed cup of sweetness, possibly a bit too much caffeine, but I got lots of packing done at least haha. I will miss this black tea, really enjoyed this one from the Bestseller’s sampler. Until we meet again, Pancake Breakfast! See previous notes :)
Sipdown! I haven’t logged tea in a while haha I was in the mountains for the long weekend and now a super busy week ahead with final house items and moving and work! Exciting! Anyways I am trying to finish up some open teas that are harder to move before we move on Saturday, so I enjoyed a final cup of this one tonight. Delicious as always, I would definitely consider ordering this one again! See previous notes :)
Flavors: Berries, Cream