2071 Tasting Notes
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!
Its been one of those insanely busy weeks, and the weekend is probably going to be busy too. But I have a little time to drink tea in quiet contemplation this morning, so I’m gonna do that.
This is one of my gentler black teas. I don’t reach for this one when I need to get up and go, to make a splash, to power through a day. I reach for this one when the day is easy going, and I have time to just sit and sip.
Its a very warming blend, and that was lovely on this cool January morning.
So I have had a comedy-level cold over the weekend. The whole shebang, with sneezing, stuffed up voices, and coughing. Bleh.
I’m much better today, but now my face is sort of chapped, and I’m still not back to 100% tasting.
But I’m going to coax my tastebuds out with this, one of my favorite blends. And ahh, there are my tastebuds again.
I’m really in love with this tea. One of my favorites, to be sure. And its just nice on a morning like today!