2560 Tasting Notes
It has happened! I have sipped this down. This morning. Its all gone.
I feel both jubilant (it was a pound of the stuff), and sad (its one of my favorites!)
It won’t be gone forever, thats for sure, but for now its a sipdown.
I really am going to need to buy some new teas soon. My cupboard is getting amazingly small.
So I bought a box of this about a week and a half ago, so I had an herbal blend on hand. I like having some herbal teabags at work, to sip without getting too much caffine, and also to have at home, which I am working on my writing project in the evening.
I did not expect this to get sipped down so freaking fast! I am not to be underestimated, apparently.
Its a mint tea! It does what it says on the box! And as I have a fondness for basic peppermint blends, I’d have to say I generally enjoyed it.
So on Monday it was storming, including a few waves of hail, which is unusual weather for us. I tried to enjoy it, as I knew it would be all too fleeting, and I was right. Its going to be 80 degrees today.
It begins. Uggh.
I am very tired today, and very much looking forward to the weekend being over. I will select a tea that will give me strength for the day, but also a delicious one, to help the day go by pleasantly.
I cannot believe how little of this I have left. Eeek! Its going to be very, very weird when I am out of this.
I’m really starting to plan what new tea I shall buy, I’ve hit my sipdown goal and then some, so I am itching to get some new tea….
It has been a week, lemmie tell you. Busy work week, an unpleasant anniversary, lots of people bothering me, both at work and in life.
Ugh. I wish to give it all up and move to some remote cottage, where I drink tea, read books, and work on my knitting projects forever. Hmm, not viable? Oh well, then I’ll go back to my normal routine, fortified with tea.
Noms. This tea is great when you look at the morning, think “ugh” at the world, but need to go deal with it anyway. Its light and beautifully fruity flavor shall keep me going.
My final cup of this, and I have managed to over steep it.
Its a perfectly respectable spice blend, with a touch of orange to it, but I’ve found it a little too heavy to bring it back into cupboard rotation. And its decidedly a one season tea, and that tea is winter. It would feel wrong to drink it in the warm weather.
So, a sipdown! Wahoo!
I am further through the tin of this than I thought! Good news!
I am still working on sipping down teas that seem “wintery” to me, as I’m really not going to want to even look at them when the really hot weather comes around.
I used to really adore this, and its still good, but its not perfect. I’m finding it heavier than it is in my memory, but hey.
Its funny how taste evolves. Or they secretly reformulated it….
And suddenly the rain, which made a brief comeback tour, is gone again, leaving me with the warmth and mild allergies of spring.
Well, time for the floral teas!
I don’t know whats with me this weekend, but I keep over steeping things, and alas this is no exception. It gets a touch bitter when oversteeped, so I’ve got to watch that.
I’m not sure that there is a happier state than an easy Sunday morning with a pot of tea and some toast and local honey.
Its on these sort of mornings that I reach for failsafe teas, warm and happy cups of joy, like this one.
The good news about my improved sipdowns is that I have more time to devote to drinking teas I really love, and I really love this one. Its sweet without being cloying, the stone fruit and honey blending perfectly with the base.