2068 Tasting Notes
So I have clearly had this tea. The bag is open, and its clearly not as new as it could be. I just have not logged it ever.
And, upon this cup, I can see why. Its a basic breakfast blend, a bit strong on the malt, but not overwhelming in any sense of the word. Its sturdy, robust, solid, and fairly basic. Perfect work tea!
It now sits on my desk, to be sipped on during those mornings where getting up seemed to be worthy of some sort of medal. I think it will do very well there.
Its going to be a hot day. In my neck of the woods, each day this week has been 10 degrees hotter than the day before. We are now in the 90’s, bleh.
So its prime fruity tea season! And this was nice, with a juicy grape flavor to it today. I’ve got to watch the steep carefully, or it can turn bitter, but I timed it well today.
How long has this been in my cupboard? An embarrassingly long time. I can’t even remember. Well over a year!
Well, that’s no good on a lot of fronts. Its gotta get drunk, out of my cupboard and away from my life.
So its the new designated “other” tea, my work afternoon drink.
Today it was mostly hot water with a vegetal greenishness to it. None of the Blanc flavors advertised, I’m afraid.
Ah well. This is entirely my own fault, and I shall drink what I have brewed.
All the more reason to get this sipped down quickly!
I have no right to be as tired as I am today. I mean, really. I had a lovely nights worth of sleep, and the weather is mild, what am I so exhausted for?
Obviously the only solution is tea, and after a lovely cup of this I am feeling much more human and ready to face the day.
This is lovely on a warm day, the sparkle of citrus really made it pop. Also helpful when you are tired!
Ha! I am an unstoppable sipdown machine!
The last cup of this was rather underleafed, making it mostly hot water with a hint of something musky. I’d be more disappointed, except that even at full brew this never really rose above hot water with a hint of something status.
After far too long in my cupboard this disappointing tea is gone! Hurrah!
Now I must decide on more meh teas to bring into the office, and let the office work its sipdown enhancing powers…
There was a choice this morning- do I overleaf this cup, to fit all the remaining tea into this final drink, or do I have two slightly weaker versions of this tea to kill it off? One cup won it!
Final thoughts. Malty, dry, generally unimpressive and I am not sorry to see it go. A very happy sipdown!
I had a really nice weekend, with both World Wide Knit in Public day, and also a high tea meet-up with some old friends.
Also it rained!
Alas, the weekend is over, and its back to work I go, where I have already accidentally printed a 178 page document that I did not mean to print.
This was my morning cup, which was the smooth and almost chocolate tasting cup I have come to expect/ enjoy. Not much left of it, but it coaxed me through the morning with great style.