2069 Tasting Notes
I would never exactly balk at a three day weekend, but I confess I am not so happy when the day off is a Monday. I prefer Fridays off, as a Monday off disorients me no end.
Here I am, halfway through my day, and not quite sure which way is up. Its Tuesday? Its Tuesday. Gah.
And its been insanely busy. I’ve been running non stop from the moment my hand touched the office door, and it shows no sign of letting up.
Ah well. Such is life, and I like the work and my coworkers, so all is well! Mostly!
This was my small pot of tea this morning, and it was refreshing. Its more of a bitter lemon than a sweet lemon, if that makes any sense, and I am not fully in love, but I find it interesting. I look forward to future cups.
And today its much, much cooler. It was even chilly this morning. Getting dressed these days is an exercise in layers.
Well, at least I have a nicely warming cup of tea.
I’m only just coming to Earl Greys. There was a long time when I didn’t care for them at all, but I’ve always liked a Lady Grey. I have no idea why, but her Ladyship has always agreed with me, even when his Lordship did not.
I seem to be the only person on the internet who does not love this. I find it to be bitter and taste more of chemicals than it does of cream or raspberry or delicious sponge.
Waaah! I want creamy dreamy cake tea! I want it!
Any advice on steeping this? Any recommendations to eek out the cake tea of my imaginings? I have plenty of this leaf, and would like to enjoy my time with it, if at all possible.
Tea of the afternoon.
There is something so satisfying about watching the times-drank number rising. After this tea had languished for so long untasted and unloved, its deeply satisfying to see myself sipping it down in real time.
I’ve mastered how I like this- a very, very brief steep, which brings out the flavors I enjoy, but I don’t love it, and won’t replace it when its gone.
One of the unexpected downsides to hot weather is that my boss cranks the air conditioner up to frozen tundra levels. I cannot tell you how often he popped out of the office and tinkered with the AC yesterday. I can see layers will be critical in the coming months.
Also! Also I will drink lots of hot tea.
This was a warming cup in a cold office this morning, though I am still wildly unimpressed with the flavors.
It is once again 100 degrees. In May. Oh the humanity.
It is also one of those days where I woke up and the day has not stopped since, flinging one thing after another at my cranium. Its been bonkers, and I, for one, will be happy to collapse at the end of the day.
And its only a Tuesday!
I did manage to hack my way far enough through my paperwork and clients to grab a cup of this, which was sweet and pleasant. It helps, having a cup of tea in hand.
So this weekend I spent watching the BBC Hollow Crown, the Henry VI and Richard III parts, and that probably stuck the Tower of London in my mind. (I am a total Shakespeare nerd, and just loved this BBC production. )
This shall always be a safety blend. You know, a tea you can count on to always be appropriate. I drank it with great pleasure this morning.
I can’t say that it reminds me particularly of the Tower of London, but hey. I should not quibble about tea I like so much!