1868 Tasting Notes
A sleepy Saturday morning, where I have lounged around in my robe and ate an english muffin with homemade blood-orange curd, and brewed a pot of this.
This makes any room its in smell amazing! Thats a great thing, in my book.
I payed attention to the brew time of this, and its more as I remember it, which delights me.
Nom. This is a delicious morning.
I’m getting soft in my old age. I usually like me tea as black as a Goth’s wardrobe, with no sweetener or additives. But I found myself sipping this today and thinking that a splash of milk might not go amiss.
I mean, I still like it, even without the milk, but it might be nice, even with a little sugar.
I’m going soft, obviously.
Ooof, its cold this morning. I mean, I generally like it cold, but still.
It does make brewing and drinking tea so much easier, though. (I hate the summers, which are boiling hot, and make it so hard to drink tea!).
This is turning into a memory tea, rather than a proper love. I remember loving it, but I don’t find it quite so impressive now.
Still, it was very warming and nice today, and I’ll take it on a morning where my windows were covered in frost crystals.
I am really now of the opinion that this is just not my tea. If I don’t watch it like a hawk it gets bitter on me and bitter tea makes me sad.
Still! I am determined to use what I have. I will simply have to watch like a hawk when I brew this, and when I sip it down I will be very pleased with myself.
I could be serious, and have a more serious tea this morning. Or, I could embrace the fact that I had a dream about a vampire knitting club last night, and go for a silly tea. (They hand dyed all their own yarn, and most of it was named after blood types. And they knit bat-wing style shawls!)
This was very pleasant today, warm and almost a little creamy. I do love cardamom.
I’m in a lavender mood, today. I’m wearing a lavender based perfume (again), and very happily drinking this as a work cup of tea.
What is it with weeks when you’ve got Monday off? Tuesdays are always bonkers.
This is just the right amount of soothing and peppy to help me through a very busy morning.
In my neck of the woods we’ve been having truly epic storms. We don’t get storms like this, usually (in fact, we’ve been in severe drought for years now), so the wind and the rain is throwing us all for a loop.
So I thought this would be appropriate today, even though this is the one morning that its not been raining on us.
I like the idea of this a little better than I like its physical presence. I’m always a fan of a fruity black tea, but this one has maybe a touch too much citrus, which is not contrasting enough with the slightly bitter base.
Its still generally enjoyable, though.