Yeah this is going to start off rather tl;dr.
I am not in a good mood. I forgot about getting a jury summons for tomorrow, I thought maybe I wouldn’t have to go because I’m in a standby group so I didn’t look much at it otherwise. Now, that I of course have to go, I finally see the small print on the back about excusing students. I look it up on their website and they just defer you until a long break and will only do a deferment in “extreme emergencies” on the day you report. So I have no idea if I should try that tomorrow or just suck it up and hope it’s just for one day. Luck hasn’t exactly been on my side so far. ARGH.
I am in the last group so I may just have to sit around all day, which is what I’d do in class anyway.
And then my favorite way to stream hockey got shut down and so now I have to listen to announcers in English and I’m not pleased, not to mention it keeps stopping.
So. The tea. It’s not exactly pretty being a broken leaf grade, but when you’ve been wanting to try a Margaret’s Hope Darjeeling, you take what you can afford at the time. It steeps very quickly, the suggested time is 1 – 1 1/2 minutes so I went with 1 1/4. It’s very dark even for a 75 second steep.
It’s very sweet, probably the sweetest tasting Darjeeling I’ve had. There’s very little astringency. I had expected it to be astringent given the leaf quality but it’s hardly astringent at all. It’s just completely delicious sweet grape tasting.
15g of this tea was a dollar. A dollar. I completely forgot how much this one cost and now I am legitimately amazed because it’s so good. I’ll probably buy the 125g for $6.40 at some point because this is definitely something I could see myself drinking every day when I want a Darjeeling fix but don’t want to use something more pricey.