2024 Tasting Notes
A pouch of this accompanied me to work today, where I am nominating it to be the next work tea.
It was really, really mild today, and, curiously, pink! I would not have guessed there was a black tea base in this, if I was blindfolded and given this.
In that case it will be a great work tea, though I do hope I can get my proportions right and release the peppermint goodness that I hope lurks within.
A moment of “ugh” this morning, when I had finished measuring out my leaf, and then knocked my tin off the table, spilling leaf all over the kitchen floor. Ugh.
I managed to get the tin with a serving or two left in it, but the stuff that hit the floor, well, no. No way I am drinkng floor tea. And at least I’d measured out my breakfast cup.
I like this, but I don’t love this, and I’m not even sure that I like it well enough to bring it back in the end.
But still, I didn’t want to spill it.
This is the latest blend I’ve brought to work, and I’ve been brewing up large mugs of the stuff, as I shuffle paperwork.
I think that this is too old. The flavors have faded to nearly nothing, so its a vaguely minty cup of hot water. Not an unpleasant vaguely minty cup of hot water, but still. Not quite tea.
Oh well, it will be finished soon!
I’m gonna leave my rating alone, though. Its not the tea’s fault that I let it get too old.
You know those mornings, where you are laying in bed, and its the most comfortable place in the world? Yeah, that was me today. It was so warm, so soft, so unbelievably snug, that it was physically painful to get out of it when my alarm ruined the dark and quiet.
But there is always tea! Tea! How I love tea in the mornings. Its a wonderful motivator.
So, today, with enough time to make a pot, I’ve settled on this. If anything could comfort me out of bed, this is it.
I’ve brought this with me to work, and have been drinking a cup of it in the mornings. Never more than a cup, though, as the combination of black and green tea can make me feel a little ill, if I drink too much of it, or if I brew it too strong.
Its never going to be a favorite, but it was given to me by someone who is fantastic, so I’m gonna drink it down.
Not long to go, actually! A cup a day facilitates a sipdown in good time.
I should have drunk this yesterday, on actual Lunar New Year! Whoops. I forgot. I will have to drink it today instead.
I am a sucker for the Lupicia holiday/decorated tins. They are just so beautiful, so prettily decorated. I have so many now, and have not managed to think of anything to do with them, once I’m finished with the tea. Hmm, I’ll think of something.
This is a black blend with grape flavoring. I am usually a fan of Lupicia’s fruit flavors, but this blend is a touch bitter today. It may be my steeping thats caused this, so I’m not ready to despair over this yet. I’ll give it more trys.
Happy Lunar New Year!