2380 Tasting Notes
This tea got the honor of becoming a new work tea today. Its not exactly one of my least drunk blends, but I wanted a break for more traditional breakfast blends, and this has not been getting tons of love at home, so I thought it best to use it productively.
I’ve found it bitter in the past, but somehow it was not today! What! A change of scene, (or perhaps my current state of exsaustion resulted in a lighter steep? Who knows. I just hope it bodes well for the future of this blend!
Arrgh, a large fireworks-heavy festival on a weeknight? Means not a lot of good quality sleep for me. Booo.
So I was happy to have anything at all in my mug this morning, and this was that brew.
I don’t love this brew. I’ve not yet been able to take out an edge of bittnerness to it, but its not bad.
Still, I’d take anything to help me wake up this morning.
I’ve been drinking this more than I’ve been logging it, as its my work morning tea, and there isn’t that much to say about it.
I’m not wild about this blend. I’ve certainly had better breakfast blends. This one was too heavy for me to find truly appealing.
But I am logging it today to say that it is a Sipdown! Whooo! Another one bites the dust in the Sipdown Summer Extravaganza!
Good progress to my goals! Now I’ll have to pick a new blend to bring to work!
Its Monday! Its a Monday on a weird week, with tomorrow being off (I’m in the States, so tomorrow is a holiday), but then back in after that.
I wanted something uncomplicated today, something that I know what the outcome of brewing it was, so I grabbed this.
It was light, springy, and just generally nice today.
This is the latest tea to win the lottery and be plucked out of obscurity in my home cupboard and live a more scrutinized life on my desk at work.
There are several reasons for this one winning this prime spot- I am fond of Darjeeling, I have hardly drunk this at all in the time I have owned it (which is a time that I cannot put an exact number to), and I have a lot of it. The tins are huge, and intimidate me for my normal life. How is one woman supposed to drink all of that, when there are also many other teas on the kitchen counter that require attention.
So, a perfect candidate for work, where it is a member of a more select group, and can get the individual attention it needs to sip it down.
Its gonna be a while.
This is a nice Darjeeling. Its a sort of basic, but I think that could be a strength and not a weekness. It seems like there would be hardly an afternoon where it would not suit.
So, one cup of who knows how many left to drink!
I’ve been drinking this while I’m at work, but I’ve not been moved to log my cups of it.
This is a very strong breakfast blend, dark, slightly woody, and with a bitter edge to it. Its not really wowing me, like some breakfast blends have in the past. But! Its doing its job as a work tea well, and we’re nearly through it. Just a cup of two left, and then we have sipdown success in the great summer sipdown project.
But not yet!
I will say this. Its very, very good on days when you are very sleepy. This tea demands to wake you up!
I am exsausted today. My directing project keeps me from home till late, but I still have to get up early in the mornings for my day job. And today I am feeling the week so fars lost sleep.
Nothing dainty, but nothing harsh. That’s what I needed, and I reached for the best tea to guide me through these sorts of mornings- the Queen herself.
Is there such a thing as a cult tea blend? If so, I feel the Queen is it. Her following is devoted and true, and I don’t think I can pretend that I am not a member of that illustrious group.
She certainly helped me be ready for the day!
I woke from a very strange dream to the desire for something light, juicy and refreshing.
Lupicia makes really good fruity blacks, I find. This was juicy and pleasant today, especially as I gave it a slightly lighter steep than my usual, which eliminated the hint of bitterness that can come when this is left too long brewing.
Ahhh. Wednesday. Half way through!