2321 Tasting Notes
I have, once again, acquired the wild eyes and laser focus of a woman on a mission. A week ago I was preparing to accept defeat. There was no way that I could achieve my goal of 40 teas in my cupboard before Black Friday.
But some minor victories in the sipdown arena have, once again, brought me back to the brink of obsession, and I am going to drink tea for glory!
Or something like that.
What all this hyperbole is trying to say is, I can see the bottom of the tin. I might be able to get it all drunk down before next Thursday. I am within a teacups throw of my goal.
And it would be darn nice to hit that goal.
I’ve had this a few times now, not because I’ve ever bought it, or ordered it in a restaurant, but because Smith sends it along with any order I seem to do.
Well, after a brief steep time I find it light, with an almost lemony mintiness to it.
And, its a cheap shot sipdown, as I have now knocked one of my numbers down with a single cup of tea.
Still raining, and I am feeling happy. Rain is my favorite weather, so if I wake up in the middle of the night and hear it falling, then I am a very happy camper.
This seemed like the perfect wooly sweater of a tea to have this morning.
Also, less thematically, I’m getting low on it, so it might be one of my black Friday sipdowns, if I work at it.
In the meantime, nom.
Tea of the morning.
I can’t believe I’ve only drunk this once before. Can that possibly be true? Maybe, if I am honest. How upsetting!
Well, a sturdy mug of this was the way to go today, as its rainy out there, and something smokey and spicy is just the ticket.
I am glad I trusted my instincts for a shorter steeping time today. This is good, with a warm sweetness from the ginger at the edge of the lapsang smoke, but I think too long a brew time would render it almost undrinkable. So I had a short steep (around 3 1/2 minutes) and enjoyed my cup very much.