First time I’ve logged this and actually agreed with the “last drank on” box.
Anyway. I like tea again! Yaaaay! And today is St Patrick’s Day, so I decided to start it off with a green (see what I did there?). Now, it’s a big deal for my family. We go out, get blind drunk by noon, and then sleep it off until six. However, I don’t drink any more (yay medication! boo medication.), but I finagled it so we’re hitting up the pub that has the Mystery Box of Tea. Tea for me all day!
Re: the tea. I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. This tea is simply the best. I do think I oversteeped it, which means the grassy notes from the sencha start to fight back against the tingle of the ginger.
I obviously don’t log this as often as I drink it; according to Steepster I last drank it at the end of January, but I make a cup every other day, maybe even more frequently. It’s my go-to tea for sluggish mornings, or any time I need a bit of sparkle in my life.
I love this tea so much. I made a huge Thermos of it and took it to work, and managed to sell a 50g bag of it to my coworker based on the smell alone. It was fantastic. Carried me through an achingly long shift. Ran out with three hours to go and totally crashed. Love love love.
Tried a cup of this in a desperate attempt to stay awake longer after a full day of tea tasting and shopping.
It did not work.
Big Thermos of tea for today. Definitely made my scratchy throat feel better, got me through the work day.
The kettle yelled at me this morning. I had boiled it to make my strawberry black from Say Tea, and then went back half an hour later to make my traditional vat of tea for work. Brand new Thermos, too, it is working out really well. The cap, as well as being the usual cup (with teeny tiny handle!) has a hidden compartment for, as the label says, “condiments” – but it fits two or three DT sample tins just perfectly. Anyway. Kettle. I cranked it down to green temperature and tried to turn it on, only to have it glower balefully at me and turn back off. Rinse and repeat a few times before I figured out that the water was already hot enough for tea.
I just love this tea. It isn’t too sweet or too dark or too anything. It’s just an invigroating, tasty cup of tea. Just smelling it is enough to pick me up. Almost at the bottom of my first bag; definitely going back for more.
Giant Thermos, etc. Vunderbar. We were very busy at work, so I barely got to the end of the Thermos today, and the cups that I poured ended up cold way too fast. It’s still decent while cold, retains a lot of the zing, but I don’t like iced tea in the slightest so the effect was lost on me.
Brewed it a little weak this morning. Maybe a little too cool, too.