2379 Tasting Notes
Ah but this is pleasant.
I slept like a stone last night, and woke much refreshed today. I decided on an all around good tea for the morning cup, and this is what came to hand.
This is not to bold, to malty, too anything, really. Its just a balanced cup of niceness, which was highly enjoyable to sip on. Next time I should have it along side some toast and lemon curd, which I think would be fantastic.
Cup of my afternoon.
Its been a weird day, and I’m exhausted. I am taking care of some ducks, and the owners were supposed to be home tomorrow, but they texted me that they were coming home today (at 4 a.m.) and then have gone silent. So I don’t know whats going on there.
It is one of those days in the most profound way. Bleh.
This tea is technically black tea, not that you’d ever know it, and I thought that would probably do for a day where I want some more wake-up juice, but don’t want anything too strong at this point. We’ll see if it works.
So I currently have two Lavender Earls in the cupboard. Both were gifts, interestingly enough!
I decided, as I am exsausted, that I would bring a different black tea with me to be a work tea (other than the disappointing Candy Cane Crush that I’ve already got there), so this was tucked into my bag and away we went.
First order of business was to brew it up, and you know? I prefer this to the other Lavender Earl I’ve got. That one is sooo strong that I keep thinking its a mislabeled Lapsang with lavender instead of an Earl. This is a much gentler incarnation of the blend, with the lavender and bergamot in a good blend, not overpowering, and not medicinal.
Its going to be a lovely work cup, I think.
It was not a good night for sleep. I had two major interruptions, both of which made it difficult to get back to sleep, after the sleep had been interrupted. So I am running on truncated sleep, and am dragging like hell this morning.
I brewed this as my first cup of the day.
The dry leaf smells wonderful, exactly like I would hope that something called Black Cherries in Sweet Cream would.
It brews up differently, though. The scents become a pale imitation, and the flavor is not as strong as I’d like. I’m going to try for a longer steep time next, and see what that does.
It was a really busy morning, and I’m dragging a little, but still have a ton to do. I’ve only got one black tea here at work, and this is it. And its just not really cutting it.
I will be glad when its done, I tell you! I get a faint mintiness, but mostly its just a cup of oily water.
I would stop drinking it if it was bad, but its just so, so, well, words fail me, but its just that bland.
I’m almost done with it. Almost there!
Gotta bring a better black tea to work.
Its my first Valentines day being single in a bunch of years. And as I only just became single again, I’m feeling a bit wobbly today. Generally ok, but still, it makes one wistful.
So I’m being extra nice, starting with this as my morning pot of tea. And its a lovely Valentine, full of fruity flavors, and touched by honey. Its one of my favorite blends, full stop.
My sister gave me a fancy tea bag of this, and I’ve drunk it down this afternoon. Goodness, this is a bright and cheerful blend! So sunny, and fruity, and just all around nice.
I don’t want a ton of this in my cupboard ever-its the kind of sweetness that’s alright once and a while- but it was nice to try today.
I may be going through a personal tough time, but my professional life is looking rosy. Its my first day as a full time in an office I’ve been temping in. I am delighted, as I love this office, and its a really good place to be. I love the town, I love the office, I love the coworkers, and I get a raise, too!
I’m very happy in this regard.
My new boss brought me a cup of this tea from the café next door, to celebrate day one. It is so nice of him, and I enjoyed every sip.
A very auspicious sign.