2074 Tasting Notes
I woke up too early this morning, which is a cruel joke. Fortunately Tuesdays have enough time to brew a small pot of tea, before I hustle off to work.
This was my choice today, and gosh but if it isn’t a nice blend. Its got an almost chocolate quality to it, but its never heavy, and it does not change flavors as it cools down. I drank this with great satisfaction today.
Mondays are typically days that require plenty of tea. So tea shall be poured liberally down the gullet, to propel me through the day.
This is always drunk now with a small, satisfied voice in the back of my mind commenting that we’re one cup closer to being done for good with it. What a lovely day that will be, when it is all sipped down.
Well, I’ve immedietly stumbled in my “no new teas” policy. This is not the offending brew, instead a book themed tea (Pride & Peppermint) was my downfall this weekend at the bay area book festival.
Well, all the more reason to redouble my efforts in sipping down! And no more new teas for real this time.
The hidden part of my sipdown goal is to drink/try the teas that have not yet been tasted. I have some that have not yet been opened, and that has gotta be remedied!
So, my cup today was this, a pretty tin of Sakura and Berry.
This is quite a tart blend (the sakura?), but not at all unpleasant. It is almost sour, but more like a refreshing sour than an unpleasant sour.
I don’t think it will be a favorite, but I’m happy to try more from this little tin!
It is rapidly turning into one of those days.
The instructor never showed up to my morning yoga class, and I thought that the grocery store had shorted me $10. They checked the drawer and said they didn’t think they had, and now I feel a cross between frustration, feeling stupid, and hoping the store does not think I was trying to scam them.
Sigh. Sunday is not shaping up to be perfect.
Time for tea.
Its finally summertime in my book. June, in my mind, is the start of summertime, and I felt an overwhelming need for melon today. Enter melon tea!
Ah, hello old friend. You are a burst of crispness across my palate, and I am enjoying the freshness and juiciness of the blend.
Just the thing to recenter me.
Invigorated as I am by my new sipdown goals, I reached for this today. It was time to kill it off.
I’d been avoiding this for a while, even though there was only a small amount left. But I have just never liked it, and the last cup tasted weirdly pickled.
Not so pickle-y today, but I still didn’t care for it, and now its gone!