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The Final Sipdown: Day 2.2

Today has been one of those days that hasn’t stopped. Hasn’t stopped rushing, hasn’t stopped production, hasn’t stopped to breathe, hasn’t stopped being insane. I arrived home tired, sore, and exhausted, and then I took Tucker on a long walk and made dinner.

The entire day at work, I found myself wanting tea, and when I spent my 15 minutes of break mentally sifting through the samples of tea I could remember receiving, this one popped in and I have been craving it for the nine or so hours since I thought of it.

This is a sample I got from Carolyn almost a year ago [yikes] and I haven’t finished it because whenever I’ve gone to order it, it hasn’t been there. [It is now, I see.]

Not wanting to waste an opportunity, I pulled out Sorabuddy and decided to take some pik-chas. [Do not know why I decided to spell pictures like that, but it’s how it sounded in my head and I think the tired is starting to take over, so bear with me.]

As I waited for it to steep, the anticipation built until it was almost unbearable. But then, as I was pouring it out, I became nervous. Would it be as good as I remembered it being? Had it held up after lying in a box for so long?

Eff it. I’m drinking it anyway.

And I wasn’t disappointed. Creamy and milky, with more of a floral aroma and flavor than I remember there being previously. The milk is predominant, though, and that is why I prefer this one quite a bit more to Serendipitea’s.

At times, I get other flavors sneaking into this tea. A hint of sticky rice, a slice of bread, a few kernals of buttered popcorn, a sweet strain of honey. But mainly, it tastes of sweet cream and milk, and it does so rather gloriously. The floral taste I can’t quite place, but it’s something low and perfumed, like gardenia or maybe plumeria.

Ugh, I don’t know if I can express to y’all exactly how tired I am, but I keep falling asleep as I write this log. I promise to do four tomorrow [this promise is more to myself than you guys since nobody really needs to care about this besides me and my accountability buddy whom I hope will not maim me for this infraction], today was just out of control and I am oh.

So.

Tired.

Combined with my physical and mental exhaustion, this tea is like the equivalent of drinking a glass of warm milk before bed. Speaking of which, holy crap it’s already past 12 AM and I really do need to go to sleep if I’m going to get up on time tomorrow.

Urgh, sorry this log turned so crappy, but I’m going to stop it before it starts to become nonsensical on the cloud bed past quarter of morning. Stretch before you go to the steamer truck stack boat. And in conclusion.

This tea is damn good.

ETA: Unable to finish my cup last night before sleep took over, I drank the remainder of it this morning. It really is much better hot, but retains that buttery, milky quality even significantly cooled down. The floral notes become a little louder and there is a hint of something almost grassy but probably closer to spinach.

Oh, and delayed, but pik-chas. | http://bit.ly/dneRKx + http://bit.ly/df5gkA

Samples Downed: 5

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Auggy

One, that sounds so tasty. Rice, bread, honey, popcorn? Sold! And two, no maiming but only because I see a 2.3 above. Sadly, the devices of torture will stay put away in the closet for now.

Auggy

(Ha, I went to add this one to my Shopping List… already there!)

takgoti

Brilliant! They have it now, I really should buy it while they do…

Next week. If I successfully complete one full week of TFS, I will buy it as a reward. There we go. JUSTIFIED.

Auggy

That’s a brilliant plan! I mean, decupboarding is really its own reward, but to be used as an excuse to buy more tea is genius.

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Auggy

One, that sounds so tasty. Rice, bread, honey, popcorn? Sold! And two, no maiming but only because I see a 2.3 above. Sadly, the devices of torture will stay put away in the closet for now.

Auggy

(Ha, I went to add this one to my Shopping List… already there!)

takgoti

Brilliant! They have it now, I really should buy it while they do…

Next week. If I successfully complete one full week of TFS, I will buy it as a reward. There we go. JUSTIFIED.

Auggy

That’s a brilliant plan! I mean, decupboarding is really its own reward, but to be used as an excuse to buy more tea is genius.

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