Two days ago, I was a coloratura soprano. This morning, I awoke as a baritone. The stuffiness is perhaps a bit relieved but my throat and vocal cords are definitely TICKED OFF and swollen. I am rumbly, but not in my tumbly. I sound like one of Marge Simpson’s sisters.
Tea to the rescue! I wanted a green, and chose Snow Dragon since I haven’t had it in a while. Even though my tasting abilities are not at 100% this is a lovely cup of tea. I am not getting any bitterness or astringency and I definitely taste the mineral quality of snow melt and a light, very light nuttiness or earthiness. I plan to resteep this and keep sipping it all day.
I have had ants in my pants all day because I haven’t had time for tea. I really meant to go to bed because tomorrow I have to get up at 4:30 am to work the election, and won’t get off work until 9:00 pm, and it is forbidden to leave the premises, even for lunch. I feel like an addict! I could not make myself go to bed without my tea!
I chose this one because it is soft, soothing, and gentle. It is the tiniest bit creamy, if you pay really close attention to it. There is no astringency at all, just frost kissed flavor with the barest hint of walnut. This is Ike a lullaby sung so softly you must strain to hear, whose very beauty lies in its quietness. I guess this is the perfect time for this tea. Good night!
Resteep: much better! I used less water for the resteep because I think there really wasn’t enough leaf first time around. Nutty, with the taste of warm sun on drying hay. Every so slightly astringent now, but not bitter. I gave it about 2 1/2 minutes again. The high melted frost note is still present.