2585 Tasting Notes
I’m actually drinking this so I thought I would log it though it is not as tasty as it was last night. Oh well.
Anyways, I don’t have much new input to say about this personal favourite so I will just ask: anyone watch game of thrones last night?!? About that, I do have a lot to say and most of it is along the lines of OMG HODOR! OMG DRAGONS! OMG JON! And the thoughts continue in that fashion.
Prepped as a tea affogato using honey frozen yogurt and 6 tsps of leaf. Again, my proportions are off so this is a lot more liquid/tea than I needed and the frozen yogurt melted much faster than the ice cream, however this tea brewed in such a concentrated manner still makes for a great treat. It is bringing out the mocha quite s bit and the honey ribbon of the frozen yogurt married perfectly to boost the butterscotch elements. It’s creamy and sweet and liquid dessert and hitting the spot so all in all I’m happy even if this wasn’t perfect.
I have brewed tea the past few days but unfortunately had no desire to drink it. The cups have sat next to me all day without one sip taken. Tea apathy. I had it before and I am trying hard to ensure it doesn’t happen again as I have a stash that needs drinking.
Today I took a sip. It’s not a lot but it is a step in the right direction. It also helps that this tea is great. Today it’s a smokey yet still very silky vanilla. There are spots of cherry essence but the vanilla is what coats the tongue and leaves you satisfied.
Sipdown though I never logged the sample so my number isn’t dropping.
On the plus side, I am getting a bit of my taste back and this morning I was able to fall asleep again without the assistance of medicine so it is safe to say that I am probably on the mend.
Consequently, I decided to use my free time to clean up my room a bit. I basically got through only one cupboard but filled a bag of clothes/shoes/purses to donate and another of garbage (such as my many pairs of converse that I wore right through the soles). Along the route, I found a bag from my European exploring and inside were some teabags I bought when I was in England so that was a fun find. This tea kept me company while I cleaned.
I bought this when it was the tea of the month and tbh I think I convinced myself I liked it more than I did because I liked the packaging. Anyways, I have had it a couple times since buying it and since have put off drinking it. Consequently, it got put on my sick teas line-up of things I wouldn’t mind “wasting” since I can’t actually taste the tea well.
With that said, I am getting some flavor. The sweetness from the cinnamon is being brought out by the honey and there are fleeting wisps of berry. Not great but also not caffeinated so a good choice for staying hydrated.
On a side note, my mom started cooking while I was brewing this and between the raw meat and the tea and the sickness, I got a whiff of wet dog from this which made me nauseous. I haven’t gotten it since but I must be really loopy because I have no clue what would give off that scent.
It’s weird that on one of the few Spring-like days we have had this year (I even got to drive with the roof down – YAY!) I ended up picking a tea called Winter. I looked for something fruity and this caught my eye, probably because of the white base which is lighter. Today the cream notes are really standing out while the lemon is almost completely muted. Still, its sweet and comforting and just a cup of happy.