739 Tasting Notes
Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes.
your fictional birthdate will be on my calendar forever.
i will drink Russian Country all day and pour each cup in honor of you.
excuse the all the feeelz! last night was a heartbreaking episode. and compounded with the inordinate cloudy and overcast and freezing sky, it’s just got me in “a mood”.
i drank this tea yesterday morning as i watched the first 2 episodes of the new Community season with oddree and my boyfriend. it was a very satisfying viewing. and breakfast was a very british toast and beans with a fried egg. plus earl grey.
(i was already in sherlock mode. my early morning cup was 3 fandom blends all mixed.)
this mint chocolate tea might be a little weird for me. it’s just not what i’m used to or what i think of when i go to drink a chocolate mint tea. it’s totally mint. and i’m pretty sure it’s chocolate. but they just kinda balance and blend strangely?
i feel like i’m being hasty to judge. i’ll have another cup soon i’m sure. and i’ll get back to ya.
i drank this the other morning,
and was gonna make a note about it tonight.
but then i watched the new sherlock episode (3×02)
and now i’m so bittersweet-sad that i can’t bring myself to do anything further.
(… it’s next morning)
i made this cup of tea by steeping the “leaves” on the stove in unsweetened vanilla almond milk with agave added. since i never ever make lattes it felt EXTREMELY decadent. and when i added the herbal tea to the milk the kitchen filled completely with a rich chocolate smell. i sister smelled it immediately from far across the room. the flavor was a little strange to me at first? but i think i could get used to it in a very good way.
the true bonus was just making a latte and being reminded that i really should encourage myself to enjoy them more :) so much yum.
haha suprise mate and tea. it says tisane on the bag and it lead me to assume wrong.
and here i am trying to stop drinking caffeine after 2pm. well, at least it’s a friday. !!!
i’ve been trying to play viola more. i am very much a uber beginner. and can’t read music or anything. i just figure out the main melodies to songs i like and then play them poorly.
my fortune cookie on new years day read “Do it because you love it”.
that’s a pretty nice reminder.
not a tea for me. and not really a great winter tea either. but a good option if you want something light and warm but with less caffeine.
also though, ATR has a black rose tea that is really good and i do recommend.
so yes, my first day back to work after having basically 2 weeks off. i know i know, call out the violins and whaaambulance.
i have my new tea pot and tea cup here to keep me company and help brighten this overcast & cold day in the office.
and a kindle full of new sherlock fanfic to read. starting with the christmas themed stories of course.
and how, you might ask, does a person cope with returning to work after such a wonderful escape? well the answer is by placing a ridiculous order for a couple hundred dollars worth of make-up that you’ve wanted for a very long time. :) i have become a MAC convert over the years. and my new short haircut seems to make lipstick more agreeable on my face than it used to be. i guess it’s a visual balance kind of thing?
oh, yup, i got my hair cut. it’s been a long time since i had it this short. i’m still in the phase where i spend a lot of time thinking about it. but that should pass soon i hope.
a cup from starbucks.
i’m kinda convinced that american’s don’t drink as much tea as the rest of the world ONLY because they don’t know how the hell to brew it.
everyone thinks that longer/bigger/more is better. i even see my roommate do this with coffee in his french press. he just let’s it steep and steep and steep. (also aren’t you supposed to not stir the grinds but let the water pour do the mixing? idk)
oversteeping is a painful reality.
this is a perfectly fine bag of tea and i should probably enjoy tea more when i go to starbucks because, you know, those coffee drinks are really too sweet. sugar-free or not.