2334 Tasting Notes
Todays sleepiness is not unexplained- I was at a play last night with my brother, and while we were driving back he said “isn’t it past your bedtime?” it was 10:30, and yes. I am an old woman. 10:30 on a weeknight is late!
So I’m a bit sleepy, and its gonna be a long day. That’s ok. I’ve got tea to help me!
Listening to my own advice, I brewed this for less time today, and received the silly, candy-like cup that is what I look for when I grab this brew.
Ahh. That’s the ticket.
I love Lupicia teas. They are fun, and the tins can be gorgeous, and I generally like their flavor profiles. I’m a fruity and floral kinda person, so their blends often work for me.
But their black tea blends can be super tricky. If you get them off by a minute then they can be bitter, sour, or just meh. When you get the timing right, though, they are delightful.
Which is my way of saying that I steeped this too long this morning, so while its a tea I love, I didn’t love this particular cup.
I have had such busy weekends of late. Yesterday, even, was much busier than I wanted!
But I have a quiet day today, where I can run errands, and can get a lot of tea drinking and knitting going (with the air conditioner going full blast).
So I started the day with a completely wonderful breakfast of toast and fresh figs with honey, and a pot of this.
Ahh. I am in heaven.
Is there any satisfaction quite as full as a cup of good tea and some nice biscuits? I doubt that there is. Its such a wholesome, honest sort of pleasure, and if you commit yourself to it in the moment the enjoyment is almost overwhelming.
That was my early afternoon, a cup of this very nice tea, and some hearty rich tea biscits, and I am still feeling a little glow of honest pleasure.