2922 Tasting Notes
One of the most annoying things about stress is that when I am going to be very busy, I then have a terrible nights sleep because my brain refuses to shut up about all that might be happening.
Ugh. Not helpful, brain, not helpful.
So a nice cup of an easy, uncomplicated tea is just what the doctor ordered. Help me, Paris! You are my only hope.
If you know where to buy a pillow that does not trigger every unresolved issue from the past week, decade, or millennium as soon as your head hits it, please let me know. I want to buy a dozen.
I’ve been going to sleep listening to audiobooks with narrator’s voices that I like. It helps my brain calm down and focus on one thing instead of Ping-Ponging around a zillion.
Ah the brain is never thinking the good thoughts. But controlling the thoughts is a skill that can be learned, but like most things it takes effort and practice. Try NSDR non-sleep deep rest on YouTube or concentrate on breathing and throwing away all your thoughts (I like thinking of them rushing away down a flowing stream or on a boat getting further and further away on a lake). The other trick I use is a piece of sports tape vertically across my mouth. Prevents mouth breathing and you will be concentrating on breathing through your nose instead of the thoughts swirling in your head.
We’ve had a resurgence of cold weather, and I am delighted! I get to spend this morning wrapped up in my robe and sipping tea in pure comfort.
I’ve never quite hit this one on the nose, but I have enough for one more tiny trial cup. Suggestions? Coolish water? Longer steep?
This is a very delicate one. I tend to give it a bit longer on the steep, to let the flavors really come out to play.
Its been such a busy month. I had family in time, it’s the busiest period of work, and I am just so, so tired.
It’s time for the teas that I like in an uncomplicated way. Yay Paris!
It’s actually cold today, which is lovely, as it was very warm last week. I don’t want it to be hot yet!
I’m still working with the right size of my tea cupboard- if it’s too big I start to feel overwhelmed and slightly panicked about it. Too little and it makes me nervous.
I ordered some teas from Harney and Sons, and feel much better that there are more options.
Its been a long week, so a cup of this lovely blend is just what the doctor ordered.
Life is insane. It’s the busy season at work, and my boss has a really erratic schedule right now. I am also in a play, which I am not finding the best. I don’t actually really like the play, and I’ve found the rehearsal process really hard, which is unusual.
I am also running low on some teas, so I need to do a big order.
Time to break out a tea I really like!
Its pouring here, but this is spring in a cup.
I’m enjoying this! Its a mild and gentle Earl, which I prefer to a heavier Earl. I like bergamot, but I don’t like being hit over the head by bergamot, you know?
Sorry my notes have been so light and infrequent! I am in the middle of both the busy season at work, and a week and a half from the opening of the play I’m in.
Whew! Tea is certainly being drunk, but not logged as reliably.
My sister went to a tea garden/plantation last year, and brought me a tin of Earl Grey back for Christmas.
Its a very mild Earl, light on the bergamot, which is how I like my Earls.
How neat to find an American grown tea. I’ll have to visit one day!
Oooof, this week. Honestly man, where does all the time go? At least it’s Friday?
I’ll be honest- one of the reasons I bought this tea is because its part of the Met Museum/ Harney and Sons collaboration, and I am always swayed by beautiful packaging.
Which is not to say that the product inside isn’t the most important thing, and that I wont enjoy my favorites in boring tins, but…. if theres a really pretty tin? Oooh, I’m a gonner.
It’s a delicious tea, but the tin is what sold it.
Yesterday I was fixing a cup of this and dropped the leaf all over the floor. Sigh. Oh, Monday.
Today was much more successful in getting the tea in the cup.
It’s gonna be that kind of week.
I like this! It’s one of the least “Christmassy” Christmas blends I’ve had. It’s light and fruity, and I like it. It’s gentle and refreshing this morning.