2071 Tasting Notes
Throat still hurts, but the doctor prescribed a course of tea drinking, so that is what I will do today.
I’ve brought a baggie of teas with me to work, which, now that I really look at it, may not be enough. Hmm. Maybe lunchtime will see a run to go grab something cheap and herbal.
I did not feel up to a proper black tea this morning, so I grabbed this instead. It smells better than it tastes, but the taste is not offensive, and I looooved the warmth from it today. I think that’s gonna be the theme today.
My initial impression of this was that it wasn’t an exceptional oolong, and I stand by that. If anything I taste more of the ginger than I do of the oolong.
Now, I love ginger, but I still found that a bit disappointing. Still, on a day when “medicinal tea” is called for, this fits the bill nicely.
Down the hatch!
Ok, I’m breaking one of my tea rules, which is not to try something new when I’m in a hurry or unwell. I am unwell, and trying a new tea.
My mom brought be back a packet of sachets of “Organic Corn Tea” from the Japanese shop Muji, and I know nothing else about it. And, as I’m drinking tea as if there is no tomorrow, I brewed some up.
Firstly, no idea if I brewed this correctly. The package may have instructions, but its all in Japanese, so I’m out in that respect.
It smells very rich in the sachet, but the scent thins out somewhat once brewed.
What I get is a roasty, almost earthen cup of “tea”, which is quite interesting. Huh. I’m gonna hold off on rating it, as I need more sampling time!
I woke up two days ago with a mildly sore throat that has turned into a Massive Sore Throat, full of pain, swollen glands, and agony swallowing. A visit to the doctor says its not strep, but we have to wait a few days to see what the cultures say. In the meantime, no drugs, just lots of fluids.
So tea it is! And lots of it! And poured down the ol’gullet in an attempt to make things feel better. So nothing special is called for.
And, it pains me to say this, but this is nothing special. Just a basic oolong, without frills or anything really special.
Oh well, good for this purpose.
Oh dear. Nope.
I always have such high hopes for things that are ice cream flavored, and this looked promising! It had sprinkles in it!
But it tastes greasy, it tastes flat. It tastes so utterly fake that it sets my teeth on edge. Why?! Where is my creamy, sweet, rich treat in a cup?
Sigh. Oh well. It was a good shot.
I’ve been drinking this a lot lately. Maybe its because my little tin seems absolutely bottomless. Maybe its because I really like rose teas, and this is a particularly good one. Maybe its just cosmic forces beyond my control. Who knows.
But the upshot is I still really like this. Its somewhat perfumy, with the ghost of a smoky touch from the tea base. No idea why that is, but its what I get out of my cup.
Its day two of work related lunchons, which is bad news when I am watching my waistline and my wallet. Sheesh.
But the networking, will be good, and I’m looking forward to seeing some far flung colleagues.
So sweets are right out, as I navigate these tricky lunches, and the sweet teas are in.
This is a very light, almost fizzy grape flavor. I like it a lot on a hot summer morning.
I suspect you’ll be seeing a lot of sweeter teas in the coming days (not that its not usually my m.o.), but I could use the help with my sweet tooth!
Hello, familiar old cup!
I’d first had this years ago, and had not had any of it since. So it was really lovely to see it in a swap package. A fun chance to try it again.
And you know, its pretty good! As I tentatively explore Earls again, I may bring more of this into my cupboard at some point.
Its creamy, no lie there, and very smooth as it goes down. And I love vanilla/cream in everything. So, good!