My order of the stuff I liked best out of the GM sampler (Lapsang Souchong, Sinharaja, Coconut Pouchong and the Imperial Formosa Oolong) came in today, woo! My review of the flavors in this tea still stands. Nothing new to add about it here, save that after brewing I caught the VERY distinct aroma of gardenias. That’s a heavy, cloying smell that’s hard to mistake for anything else; perhaps I can attribute it to having been too impatient to cool the water as much as I did the last time I had this tea.
Today’s weather is MISERY. It’s sleet-snowing like precipitation is going out of style, and bitterly cold. It’s the sort of weather that makes a person want to hibernate.
So, of course I’m having a dietary explosion of epic proportions. I ordered some pastries (delivery! Sinful!) and when they came in, I brewed up a big fat cup of this to sip on while I ate a napoleon. Paired together alongside the prospect of a cozy day indoors in my pajamas playing the recently-released Mass Effect 2, and I am at this moment in time almost giddily, inappropriately happy.
(Actually, some of the excessive giddy silliness might have come from being made to sit through watching Johnny Weir ice-dance to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face. That is the sort of thing that definitely changes the course of one’s day, lemme tell you.)