2380 Tasting Notes
So the crisis of my friend is much calmer today. Not all the way to well, but he’s calmed down considerably, which is good.
I’m still edgy, but I slept so much better last night, and its improved my physical well being tenfold today. And a body that’s doing alright is hugely helpful to a mind that is calmer.
I am treating myself kindly, and using this tea to help do that. Its one of my very favorite blends of all time, and I drank it first thing in a state of calm.
I cannot speak highly enough of Tower of London. It is just such a spectacular blend.
So I had a lovely weekend, for the most part, but last night took a turn for the worst.
There is someone who is dear to me who I’ve known for a while was struggling with some depression and mental health problems. I knew that it was causing problems, and he just went through some intense personal stuff, but I was under the impression that he was dealing with it all.
Last night I got a text that he was in crisis, and I went over to talk for a while. He was drunk, and having a total breakdown that was scary to watch.
He had calmed down by the time I left, and says he’ll be in touch today, but I am frantic and a bit hysterical. I don’t know if I did the right thing in my dealings with him, and I don’t know what to do. I feel ill.
I needed my gentlest tea this morning, as I was shivering in on practically no sleep, and my stomach feels horrible.
I really don’t know what to do here.
Well, its official. I have the dreaded summer cold. I’ve been in denial for a few days, but this morning I woke up with the sore throat of doom, and am feeling vaguely foggy and tired today.
Its also the sort of summer cold that you just have to carry on through, which is never fun. Nor is it fun to do the things that will make you feel better (snuggling, heat, soup) in 97 degree temps.
Well, tea is our only solution, then.
I drank this without paying too much attention to it, but was left with a generally pleasant impression. I think its that sort of tea- nice, but not spectacular.
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.