2249 Tasting Notes
The final cup of tea of this blend has been drunk! My pouch is empty, the cup is devoid of tea, and I am both recovering from the general taste and reveling in my victory.
I did not care for this at all. It ranged from deeply boring to mildly unpleasant, depending of brewing parameters, and I am not at allllll sorry that its done.
At its best it was a watery cup that tasted like an apple and a stick from a bonfire had been swept around in it. At its worst, it was a weird blend of flavors that left the mouth dry and the drinker irritable.
But now it is gone! Oh Frabjous Day!!!!
It rained last night! Yaaay! It looks that that wonderful burst of autumnal weather is going as quickly as it arrived, but I am still in full on rainy weather celebration.
So it was time to grab the teas that smell and taste like campfires, the smokey smell of tea blending with the soft scent of freshly washed air.
This is a blend that has a strong backbone of lapsang in it, which is great for mornings like today.
Another cup down!
I’ve written here before about the thrill of watching the “times drunk” counter go up on Steepster. Its an odd moment, when a tea you don’t like surpasses a tea you love. The power of the work cupboard!
But that’s part of my current sipdown goals. I am working on it so my cupboard has a strong spine of teas I love and drink often, and a smaller component of teas that I am trying, as opposed to what I have now- teas I love being neglected as the other teas swamp me.
I feel better equipped to enjoy tea when I don’t feel overwhelmed by it. Its been one of the major lessons of my adult life- less is more, when it comes to my enjoyment of things.
And one of the things I am not really enjoying is this tea. It will be good to see it go. Soon!
I am feeling very productive today. I got my meal in the crockpot this morning, so hopefully I will have lots of tasty stew when I get home tonight. I have been a one woman workforce today, bashing out projects with a great deal of care and work. And I have managed to get some other projects worked on as well. All good things!
I had a pot of this with my breakfast. Its not exactly a sophisticated tea, but I really like it all the same.