1921 Tasting Notes
Went to bed to the sound of rain, and woke up to the sound of rain. Ahh, that’s how I like it.
I am sort of a thematic person. I like matching flavors, clothing, smells, and the other details of my life to a theme, even if that theme might not make any sense to anyone else. So I was pleased with the idea of a storm tea for a stormy morning.
This is a very pleasant blend, light and refreshing. That’s not exactly the flavor profile I would have given to a tea called Winter Storm, but hey. It was good, it cheered my morning, why am I really going to complain about it?
It was raining properly this morning. Dark, stormy, wet, the whole nine yards. Why can’t that ever happen on a morning when I don’t have to wake up and can spend the day lounging and drinking tea in a decadent fashion? No, its only happens on work days, when I need to get up, get dressed, and go into the office.
But no reason not to have a truly lovely cup of smokey tea in the business of the morning.
Blackbear is just such a perfect tea for a rainy morning. I can’t even tell you how much pleasure it can give.
For once a full and decent night of sleep! Yay!
So I felt adventurous in my morning cup of tea, and decided to break this one out, which was a gift.
I love fruity black blends, so I was hopeful for this one. But my first cup is not overwhelming me with goodness.
I mean, its fine. Its perfectly fine, but its not overly blueberry-y. I was hoping for a stronger fruit flavor.
I got in late last night (attending a friends wedding), and then, this morning, I woke up much too early and could not get back to sleep.
Today is supposed to be a light day- I have to go grocery shopping and to the gym, but then I can relax at home. I intend to do just that.
But to propel me forward on this morning I wanted something strong.
Whoo, this is strong. I’m not convinced that lapsang and chai go together perfectly, but I don’t dislike it, and I’m grateful for the punch today.
Ugh, not enough sleep. What is it with this week and being insufficiently rested?
I’m in one of my moods where I want the same tea over and over, so this was on the menu today. Its helping, so far!
Though now I think of it I should have had the Irish breakfast blend I own, in my nod to St. Patricks day….
Well, too late now!