2382 Tasting Notes
Its all over! The frustrating rehearsals, the annoying management, the whole summer theatre experience is over with!
It actually went just fine, but I’m happy that its over.
I am celebrating this morning with my final cup of this blend, which was a lovely, delicate flavor. Now that I can get more usual rest, I can have something gentler in the mornings.
This was a lovely addition to my cupboard. Whispering Pines does such a nice job with its blends. Its not my very favorite WP blend, but its perfectly lovely.
And now, a sipdown.
Its opening night! I’ve done just about everything there is to do in the theatre. I’ve acted, I’ve built sets, I’ve sewn costumes and been a dresser, and now I’ve been involved in the production team. I can say that I was most nervous for opening when I am acting, but its also oddly more fun. There is something exhilarating in it when its you on stage.
Tonight I’m backstage, and that’s an interesting kind of observational nervousness. At this point we’ve done all we can do, and its up to the actors to make it shine.
But in the mean time I have a normal day to go through. Also rehearsal went absurdly late last night. I am going to float through this day in a combination of exhaustion and the wound up quality that comes before anything big and new.
So I reached for an old favorite for my morning cup. This is a staple and a classic in my cupboard, and I hope it lightens the day!
Rehearsal is getting out later and later, and I am getting less and less sleep (a creative side to life is great, but there are times it clashes with the 8-5 of my normal life).
So I was a tender, delicate creature this morning, and needed a good friend.
When I bought this tea initially it was on a lark. I had read Malachi McCormicks book “A Decent Cup of Tea” and found it charming, and so bought this tea on that power alone.
But the blend has become a trusted friend in the cupboard. I can turn to him whenever I feel less than myself in the morning, and his quiet dignity and strength will help me.
The words Bavarian Vanilla Cream conjure up something decadent for me. Something lush, rich, a little bit naughty. I want to have the flavors be a sweet, creamy, and thoroughly present.
So I’m a little disappointed by this blend, which is not indulgent, but rather a somewhat ordinary vanilla black.
Mind you, I would never scoff at a vanilla black blend, but with a name like Bavarian Vanilla Cream I was expecting something else.
My imagination is shabby this week. I’ve been reaching for the same things again and again. That’s alright. I’m enjoying the consistency.
I wish I knew what fruit was in this. Something tart, probably currants. I love a currant tea, so that’s probably why I bought it.
Reminder- keep better notes on contents of blend when buying from small tea shops.