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drank Moorish Mint by Samovar
260 tasting notes

Today was a very busy day. A busy day of classes and mind-numbing waits for various appointments. It was a CRAM CRAM CRAM w a iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii t CRAM CRAM WATNOROOM? MAKEROOM SMASH! day.

After class tonight my brain was completely on overload. My professors are still trying to figure out what we’re going to do because of the time we missed from the snow, and so their apparent solution for most of them is to keep everything on the same timetable, but maybe change it at the last second. A winning solution.

So I came back in from class tonight, ready to watch Castle because that’s my Monday night unwind activity and it wasn’t on. It was the stupid idiot Bachelor. I should have known. Blerg. Blerg blerg blerg.

So I made myself a cup of this tea and just laid down in the middle of the floor because I didn’t want to do anything else besides drink some good tea and stare at the ceiling.

Which I did. I stared at the ceiling and I drank this tea. The ginger warmed me while the black pepper tickled my tongue. The fennel brought in a bit of sweetness while the cardamom whispered of places that aren’t here. And then the mint swept it gently away with a cleansing breath that told me to let everything else fall away and come back in, bit by bit, when I’m ready.

It’s not even like today was a bad day, because really it wasn’t, but you know those days when your brain just gets so stuffed with information you asplode internally and you need to go catatonic? Hi, welcome. Let’s be friends.

Lucky for me, I have really good tea, like this one, to fall back on when these days happen. That, and a rapidly approaching trip to San Francisco to visit my brother and a warmer climate, and hopefully catch up with some old friends.

Time to write that physics lab.

Woo-sah.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ricky

Laid down in the middle of the floor and stared at the ceiling while drinking tea. Now that’s some crazy physics, you have to teach me how to do that sometimes. I’m surprised the tea didn’t spill all over you ;)

gmathis

I hear you on that catatonic …last week it was all I could do to hold my head level so the drool came out evenly!

LENA

I’m glad my funky wannabe tea inspired you to make some of the good stuff. :) I totally have days in which coming home and staring at the ceiling seems like the highlight. Then, my Great Dane will come over and lay down next to me and I know that the world will be ok. Woo-sah indeed.

takgoti

@Ricky I’m going to treat this as rhetorical. Nyeh.

@gmathis Yeep. Glad to hear you’re through it! I find that a little savasana helps me out every now and then. You know, keeps the sanity in check.

@LENA Aww. My life has been lacking a fair amount of creature comfort since our Lab died. Nevertheless, the world will still be okay. And my brain has stopped ringing. All is well!

sophistre

@Ricky: The whole post was about her no-doubt learn’ed proficiency with physics. Do you even have to ask? ;)

takgoti

I also have forgotten to mention that I am working towards earning my PhD in magic.

Ricky

Well that explains it!

S

takgoti, your work ethic makes me hate you/jealous. Sigh. :)

teaplz

takgoti, are you in school with NPH? If you are, I am supremely jealous! :P

Oh Cha!

Hahaha @Takgoti your reviews and the follow-up comments make my days!

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Ricky

Laid down in the middle of the floor and stared at the ceiling while drinking tea. Now that’s some crazy physics, you have to teach me how to do that sometimes. I’m surprised the tea didn’t spill all over you ;)

gmathis

I hear you on that catatonic …last week it was all I could do to hold my head level so the drool came out evenly!

LENA

I’m glad my funky wannabe tea inspired you to make some of the good stuff. :) I totally have days in which coming home and staring at the ceiling seems like the highlight. Then, my Great Dane will come over and lay down next to me and I know that the world will be ok. Woo-sah indeed.

takgoti

@Ricky I’m going to treat this as rhetorical. Nyeh.

@gmathis Yeep. Glad to hear you’re through it! I find that a little savasana helps me out every now and then. You know, keeps the sanity in check.

@LENA Aww. My life has been lacking a fair amount of creature comfort since our Lab died. Nevertheless, the world will still be okay. And my brain has stopped ringing. All is well!

sophistre

@Ricky: The whole post was about her no-doubt learn’ed proficiency with physics. Do you even have to ask? ;)

takgoti

I also have forgotten to mention that I am working towards earning my PhD in magic.

Ricky

Well that explains it!

S

takgoti, your work ethic makes me hate you/jealous. Sigh. :)

teaplz

takgoti, are you in school with NPH? If you are, I am supremely jealous! :P

Oh Cha!

Hahaha @Takgoti your reviews and the follow-up comments make my days!

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Former coffeeist, turned teaite. Lover of writing, reading, photography, and music. Traveler of life. Known to be ridiculous on occasion.

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