2073 Tasting Notes
I woke from a very strange dream to the desire for something light, juicy and refreshing.
Lupicia makes really good fruity blacks, I find. This was juicy and pleasant today, especially as I gave it a slightly lighter steep than my usual, which eliminated the hint of bitterness that can come when this is left too long brewing.
Ahhh. Wednesday. Half way through!
I needed this friend today.
I slept fine, but not long enough last night, and am not looking forward to the long day ahead of me.
Sufficient to say, the project I’m involved with this summer is not going particularly well, on a number of levels, and I’m already looking forward to its completion. I’m really sad about that, as I was looking forward to being a part of this, but its left me feeling a little disillusioned, and actually somewhat upset.
I was hoping it would be a project I could be involved with for years to come, but I don’t think I’ll come back next year.
As it is, I am going to tackle all the challenges to the best of my ability, have as much fun as I can, and bid it a polite adiu when it comes time.
But still, a nice cup of tea in the morning helps a very great deal.
Morning cuppa. I did not sleep very deeply last night, but I’m feeling alright at the moment (this may all come crashing down later, of course, but I’m determined to take advantage as best I can).
This remains a light, almost floral blend, with hints of wood and a very delicate sip. I enjoyed it very much as my first cup.
This sipdown business is going a little too well this week. I’m beginning to get suspicious. Surely the cupboard has hidden teas which it will spring upon me at a moments notice? Yes?
But, for this morning, I have sipped down this blend.
I liked the freshness of the lemon, and the assam base was nice, but I never did get anything resembling “cake” out of it. Ah well! It was refreshing on this hot morning, and now it is another notch out of my tea cupboard.
Not yet a week into my new schedule and I am already feeling worn out. Its going to be an exhausting, interesting month!
Though I was tired this morning I didn’t want an overly strong first cup, and anyway I woke up craving rose!
This was the softly perfumed floral dream that I have come to love, and I floated through my morning on it.
Ahahaha! Cue the triumphant laughs! Operation Office Tea is working like a dream. This blend, which has been sitting neglected in my cupboard for years now is finally, finally gone! I am triumphant!
Farewell, Napa Blanc! I shall never again have this tea grace my cupboards!
(That’s two today! I’m feeling very productive!)
Its one of those hurry up and wait days. Where everything happens all at once, then grinds to a shocking halt, only to pick up again the moment you have readjusted to a slower pace.
I am digging citrus blends in this heat. It somehow feels more seasonally appropriate, and so I sip with pleasure. Fortunatly my office is air conditioned enough to have a nice cup of tea without suffering. (It is often on too high, in fact, making a cup of tea a survival mechanism, but not today. Today my temperature is perfect indoors!)