2249 Tasting Notes
I love going to tea rooms. Mostly it is because I love tea, and have a passion for scones bordering on madness, but also because good tea rooms often have their own blends.
I went to Lovejoys with my sister late last year, and enjoyed it hugely. The atmosphere was fun, the scones delicious, and they had several house blends.
I picked this one up, which has the novelty of being a lady grey with grapefruit as the citrus, which I found very interesting!
Brewed up its a very light tea, which will be pleasant in the afternoons.
This has made the cut to be brought in as an office tea, where I think it will do very well.
There is a certain thrill in polishing off a container of tea. As I brewed my final cup of this this afternoon I was very pleased.
Not that this tea did not do its job. It was a perfectly serviceable Earl. But it was nothing particularly wonderful, and I have so many neglected teas in my cupboard. I am excited to have sipped this down, and to bring new teas to the office tomorrow.
So, farewell, Earl Grey Cream. I liked you just fine, but there is no need for a repeat performance.
I woke and knew instantly, without even leaving the comfort of my bed, that it has begun. Its nearly summertime here. It will top out at 92 degrees today.
Blegh. Bah! Booo!
I was born in a warm climate, and have lived here most of my life, and I hate it. I don’t do well in the heat, and the summer weather will last until around November. Grrr.
Its hard to drink hot tea in the summer, but I try to get around this by having summer flavors. It was time to open the tin of Yume.
Its not as good as I remember, but I still love this one. Its light, fresh and fun, and kicks off warm weather tea drinking.
This morning is not the Scottish games (boo!), and is instead a day when I have to go to a work training (double boo!).
Plus its going to be hot today. We are descending into Summertime. Bleh.
But I do have all these fruity black teas, so its time to break those out!
This is quite nice, with a touch of sweet grape to the light black base. It was just what the doctor ordered on this Sunday morning.
Yesterday was the local Scottish Games. I am of Scottish decent, and I always love going. And I love a theme, so I brewed this up.
Whammo. This is quite the breakfast tea. This is going to wake you up weather you like it or not. I added some milk, and it took it beautifully. It was strong enough to shine through with no problems.
I’ve always heard that Scottish Breakfast blends are the strongest Breakfast Blends, and that makes sense to me. And, as a proud Scotswoman, it makes me pleased.
This tea has been in my office for a while now. In the beginning I was very good at drinking it! I was a paragon of sipping! But I trailed off, and its sat, ignored, for a few weeks.
Well, no more! I had a cup of it today, and probably only have one cup left, which I will endeavor to drink down next week.
Its no fault of this tea, but I just don’t like it. Its not bad, I just don’t like it. Its not my flavors at all, and I will be glad to see the end of it, (I have a bargain I can thrown out anything I hate, but I should make the effort to drink the teas I only feel meh about.)
The second cup of tea in a morning has an amazing ability to center and ground one. I am feeling much, much more human after consuming this cup. Suddenly the hours between me and the weekend do not seem like a chore, but rather something I can handle with ease and aplomb.
We’ll see if that lasts. If not, I shall apply more tea.