916 Tasting Notes
Eeeppp!!! I got my new mug in the mail!! I made my avatar pic it with my cat napping on the table behind it if anyone would like to see it, I don’t feel like uploading it to a site and linking tonight haha too tired..but it’s soooo pretty. I love it, it is a bit smaller than I expected, but it actually brews a very lovely sized cup of tea, not too much, not too little!
So I was so undecided on which tea to brew in it first! I wanted it to be special and fit the theme of the mug – artistic, nerdy, and a little bit sad. Oh and lovely. So I almost picked Jasmine Bouquet, but then I saw my Silver Buds and thought YES. It’s a light grey, delicate tea full of unique character, soft, sweet flavor, and it is beautiful in the cup. A perfect match for the mug. So in it went after a 25s rinse, and this tea is not disappointing, as usual. I haven’t had it in a while and missed the woody, brown sugar flavor. So tasty, and yes indeed, it fits this mug perfectly. A lovely end to a pretty good day, about time work stops eating away at my soul! See previous notes on this tea :)
ETA – the mug is called Digital Lace…haha it has circuiting lines on it :D the nerd in me (most of me) loves it.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Wood
A sipdown this morning on this one! And a better day today than yesterday’s craziness, still was a busy morning but the thing I was working on is finally out and hopefully all corrected, the sun is shining, my new tea mug was delivered apparently (!!! my first etsy mug, SO EXCITED) and I am going to go for another run tonight and feel excellent. And yes drink more tea haha. Life is good. And it’s almost the weekend! 9.5 more hours of work before I’m off tomorrow :) anyways back to work now haha see previous notes on this tea! It will probably be a restock at some point again.
What a day..started out bad, 20 mins late for work from the cat getting out and causing me to leave late and get stuck in traffic, non-stop work, site visit, and an hr extra of work. Sushi with friends after which cheered me up, but now that I’m home I’m utterly exhausted. And yes this is a strong black tea, but I wanted a familiar cozy comfy tea to wrap up in tonight. It’s also been a rainy day, so double knit fits the bill. Malty, slightly sweet, I think this is even better than the last time I had it lol. Sooo good. See previous notes on this awesome tea.
A day of changes today was – I was feeling rather down yesterday (probably mostly due to mood swing hormone things, stupid time of month) and decided I need to make some lifestyle changes to improve my mood and general outlook on things. So I signed up for 2 summer art classes and went to the gym for the first time since we moved. Feeling much better tonight!
Tea note starts
So I am keeping with the chill out, enjoy life theme with this tea tonight. Relaxing, calming, and my favorite sleepytime tea, this can make a bad day just melt away. I have reviewed this so many times, I don’t need to again. It’s just a good ol standby. I am almost out of my first 100g, will need to stock up on more of it soon! See previous notes :)
I had a lovely visit with my friend last night, went for an excellent dinner, watched Disney movies and caught up on life :) I gave her a bunch of my teas to try and also helped her make a Steepster account, NerdLor :D all in all an excellent visit and hope I can see her more often this summer!
I had a cup of a new tea this morning but didn’t take any notes lol so I’ll save that one for later, this is the second cup of the day and man oh man, there are creamy chocolate notes and fruit today! Like actual cream in here, a honeyed type of cream..it just turned out wonderfully on this fine first day of summer! See previous notes!
Having a deliciously caramel and fruit laden cup of this tonight. It’s sooo sugary and plums and cherries and apricots I can’t even…I really need to place a Harneys order at some point too. Working my way down to my last bags of this. Such a good tea, and so smooth tonight, with a 2 min steep! See previous notes, much needed tea tonight :D
ETA – Just read on some other notes that Mr. Harney passed away this week. Well, this can also be a tribute cup to him, here’s to hoping I try many more of his fabulous teas in the future! May a great tea maker rest in peace.
This tea has tons of caffeine in it, but something called ‘Zen Master’ always seems like a good evening tea to me. And it has focused and calmed my mind very nicely from the chaos that has been work the past two weeks..can’t wait for it to be over. Crazy project, workplace people problems, etc etc…not a fun time. But I finally have a break and this tea is helping to calm me and relax me for a good, hopefully stress free sleep, after my nightly yoga that is lol. Fresh, piney, like the breeze off a lake..a lovely tea. I can’t wait to place my WP order and find a replacement for this one! See previous notes :)
Hooray for new tea! This is the first one I tried out of the BOMC box this month, and it could not have come on a better day. I finally finished this insane project at work that had me working extra hours all last week, and the one week the bf was home too :( and it finally went out today!! Thank goodness! So tea to celebrate! And destroy this headache from my contacts lol.
Of the three teas this month, this one and the Gardens of Anxi smelled VERY good. The herbal, we will see haha it’s very minty smelling. This one is bready and Zhu Rong and citrus. It reminds me of that lovely Jolly Earl I just finished up and was sad about using up haha.
I steeped this for between 2 and 3 mins with 200 degree water. The steeped cup smells soo lemony and chocolatey at the same time..mmm! As for the flavor..yes, this does NOT disappoint! It is SO YUM RIGHT NOW. A bright tea, cheering me up with all the citusy flavor, and the Zhu Rong makes for a cozy chocolatey hug of a flavor. Like, this is seriously good. As the cup cools it goes away from EG tasting into a lemony cream taste, I am getting notes of lemon cream pie, it actually is reminiscent of my other lemon black tea, but this one is much brighter and has a way better base tea!
Overall, I am really enjoying this tonight. It has a similar pick me up feeling to the Earl of Anxi, must be all the citrus and orange peel in it. Loving this and can’t wait to try it both iced and possibly as a hot toddy :)
Oh, and Happy Belated Father’s Day!!
Flavors: Cocoa, Cream, Lemon
And a sad sipdown here, but I will wait and maybe request this one next year..it was definitely a winner of the blends club for me! And yes, I made it as a real “blueberry” tea tonight (aka Grand Marnier and Disaronno added plus stirred with a cinnamon stick) and it is delicious! This tea made the best hot toddys and now the best blueberry tea! Haha much better experience tonight that when I had an allergic reaction to either the one beer I had to celebrate the bf being home, or something weird in my A&W burger. Puffy face, itchy eyes, Reactine needed..weird, don’t have those that often. Anyways, this is not making me allergic at least. A much needed unwinding, it’s only Tuesday and I’ve had to stay late at work two days..and more to come. Gahhhhhhh going to be one of those weeks! At least the bf is home and I have good tea! ANYWAYS, I’m getting off topic again lol, see previous notes on this delicious EG variation!