2187 Tasting Notes
I think I’ve perfected my work cupboard formula. I like to have two black teas on hand (what I think of as a morning and an afternoon tea, though really I drink them whenever) and one other option. Right now, that other option is this.
And its a flawless work tea, as its not terrible but I do not really care for it, and mindless sipping is the way to go!
Today its a war between the vanilla touch and the green-ish flavor. Not my favorite combo.
I am very proud of myself, I remembered that I was going to steep this for one fewer minute than I normally would, and did so! And it yielded a very pleasant cup, just as I hoped for.
A very nice cuppa this morning.
Part of the sipdown fever is also drinking teas I’ve barely tried more often. I love watching my logged times go up and the leaf go down, when I’m in the midst of this sipdown fever!
Reward for completing a long and important work call was a cup of this and a biscotti. Not to dunk into the tea, just to eat along side it. I only dunk biscotti into hot chocolate. Into tea seems inappropriate, somehow.
This is a really nice work tea for my afternoons. The grapefruit is very sunny, and it serves as a lovely pep when my spirits are about to flag, as the day has been long and isn’t it over yet?
Tea is always a good remedy for that feeling.
I’m only just really getting into breakfast blends. This year has been illuminating in what I like and what I don’t like in terms of breakfast blend, and I was beginning to wonder why I’d been so hesitant before.
Aha. This sort of breakfast blend.
A friend gave me this as a gift a while ago, and its sat, untouched, since I unwrapped it. Bingo, perfect work style tea! I’ve shuffled it along to the office, and now am going to sip it down where I can ignore it.
This is very, very malty. It leaves my mouth feeling dry, and the flavor does not inspire me.
Ah well. A lovely gesture from my friend, and a good enough work tea!
For the second morning in a row my bed has been the most comfortable place in the entire universe. It has been an absolute pleasure to rest in such a perfect place, and I am deeply saddened by the sound of the alarm clock.
Some mornings I need something strong, powerful, no-nonsense. Other mornings I want something sweeter. Still others I want something gentle.
That was this morning, and this tea seemed to fit the bill, easing me into my day with a kind yet firm hand, and a lot of rich flavors.
Its going to be a very busy day! This was a nice tea to start it.
I have been nervous to try this. Mocha. That involves coffee, doesn’t it? Eeep, I don’t like coffee. In fact, I hate it. (This is only my opinion, I think nothing less of anyone who does happen to like coffee, its just not for me).
So I’ve been worried that this tea will taste like coffee, so I’ve been putting off trying it.
There is something ever so faintly coffee-ish, but mostly I taste hazelnut. That’s alright, but I’m not overwhelmed by it.
So, no need to fear this blend, but its not quite the blend for me. Enough for one more cup, though, so maybe the next cup will have a different opinion.