Genmaicha for a sleepy Friday afternoon. Not doing much to help the sleepies, but it’s a nice, sturdy, solid sort of tea.
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Not enough sleep last night. Just sat and watched the tea leaves unfurl. Will probably steep a few times, then am considering to switching over to the kitchen gunpowder. But this first. Hopefully it will work better and more gently than tape on my eyelids…
Another night that seems to call for a big ol’ pot of Wei Chi Cha. Oh yes indeed.
Living on the edge today & used probably a few extra bits of tea than this size of cup calls for. Shh. Don’t tell anyone. Tasty jasmine tea, all day long…
Down to three bags of this lovely stuff, as of this cuppa. Was hoping it would perk me up like it so often does. I think it did, but I’m apparently easily distractable today so while I’m perkier, I am, alas, not entirely as productive as I had hoped. Or at least not productive in the direction I was hoping to be productive, which is neither here nor there.
Lovely lovely Assam… using it as a balm to cover the twitchy ear worm from waking up to Lady Gaga on NPR.
Need a peaceful, gentle tea because I’m missing yoga right now & I’ve got two meetings on either side that are bound to be a little on the crazy side. Mmm. Peaceful tea…
Monday morning calls out for a nice Earl Grey. Om nom nom!
Oh noes! Down to five bags of this lovely stuff! Surely I must need more green tea soon!
Time for my Monday cuppa black tea! Stared at my work tea cupboard for a while and decided on this one. Letting it steep longer this time. I added cream & it seems to be overpowering the tea flavor which is fairly delicate, or maybe it’s just that I need something to bonk me over the head on this particular Monday. This will do for now. Perhaps it will lend me the subtlety that the day seems to be lacking so far…
Tastes cardamom-y to me. If I didn’t know that’s what I was tasting, maybe I’d think it was vanilla or hazelnut… but probably not. On the upside, I don’t mind cardamom. Gets sweeter the longer the bag sits.
I know it’s not nice to call this my fake-me-out tea, but when I need a pick me up but it’s too late in the day for caffeine, this is so perfect. And I need one now, and… it’s so perfect.
Not sure what’s all in this. It’s very floral, black tea with rose petals, little blue flowers (lavender-ish looking), there’s some sort of flavoring, but it’s been so long since I drank a big variety of tea on a regular basis for me to accurately place. Reading their menu (at mirotea.com), it looks almost like it could be the Birthday Tea, but seems not to be. ? Regardless, for a floral somewhat fruity tea, it’s very pleasant. My brother bought me an ounce of this, I see no problem finishing it off. Am excited to learn of this tea cafe & looking forward to exploring more of the teas they have available! It looks like they have some good ones. And they seal their teas nicely in reusable foil bags, similar to coffee bags, but with a good tight zip lock. I like to buy smaller amounts more frequently (this is a one ounce bag), so I’m not too concerned that it’ll get stale before I finish it. It’s better than some other options I’ve seen. Nom!
This is another tea-in-the-work-kitchen experiment. At least it lives up to expectation. A good solid gunpowder! Slightly smoky. I think I brewed it a little on the hot side, I generally like my greens done with water that’s not quite so hot, but being fussy about water temperature at work is fussier than I usually feel like dealing with. It survived the hot-hot water so hoorah!
I have been thinking about this tea all morning and now here it is! Perfect for working on this presentation.
Wake me up on a Monday morning. I think I accidentally over-steeped, but that’s not the tea’s fault, poor tea!
Tastes like mint tea, more or less.
Drinking this lovely green again. I think I need to get more green teas!
Sometimes one needs a nice tart tisane. Just enough orange peel to sweeten it around the edges. Some nights are just like that. Not just a cup, but a whole darn pot of this lovely stuff.
My awesome sr. cataloger handed a bag of this off to me to try. I feel distinctly meh about it. It tasted kind of odd for vanilla, it’s almost more chocolate-y. Thinking about chocolate helped it go down easier than not being able to place the flavor, but it was a particularly strange flavor. Probably wouldn’t buy a box of this. Or really try it again. That said, I finished the cup so it wasn’t outright bad. Just not inspired to come back to it.
When I need an earl grey, I turn to this one every time when it’s an option. The flavorings are not overwhelming, allowing the tea to come through, but they’re there and distinguished. Hints of tangerine & lime provide some additional interesting notes. Love this tea!
My favorite fake-me-out-when-I-need-some-caffeinated-tea-but-want-to-sleep-tonight tea. Also good for mornings when I have time to throw a bag in my cup & run to a meeting. Like this morning. So lovely.
A friend brought this back from London for me. It’s been a long time since I had this much good tea at my disposal. Drinking it with cream & a small package of raw sugar. It’s a nice, well rounded cuppa. Not knock me out of my socks to die for, but a steadfast companion to get me through a busy Friday morning.