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Thanks to mtchyg for the sample! I adore you and hope your power out there in Michigan is restored soon.
TO THE TEA. I’m a bit wiped out, so I picked this high-caffeine blend. I’m petsitting an 8-month-old dog who whimpers at night. I don’t know what the dog’s mommies usually do (let him sleep in the bed?), but crating him and leaving him alone is apparently not it.
So ahhhh, a nice chestnut caramel blend. (There’s also allegedly vanilla here. I’m not sure.) I don’t know what a chestnut tastes like, but this is a fairly flat, deep-note caramel/molasses black.
It’s a nice blend, and I’m enjoying it, but I am unlikely to write home about it.
There are other teas for which I would definitely get a nice notecard, an envelope, a stamp, a fancy pen, and craft a letter to my mom. (Please don’t call my bluff on this.)
That said, this caffeine is a blessing this afternoon.
Here’s the puppy, in case you were wondering:
Good Morning! This may be my perfect morning cup… Or at least the best one I have found so far.
If you have read my other tasting notes, you know that Ceylon Sonata has been my typical wake up cup of tea. I typically have liked Earl Grey’s but many that I have tried have too much bergamot for my taste. This has enough to give the tea a great nose and the black tea comes through with the proper amount of “this is tea, stupid” to assault my tongue after the bergamot taste fades.
A half awake man driving to work, I stick my nose near my cup, breathe in and smile… the traffic fades away, the thoughts of the coming work day fade away, and I am in the moment, focusing on the coming tastes on my tongue.
This is a blend of Ceylon Sonata, Irish Breakfast and Earl Grey from Adagio. Considering that you can’t buy a sample of a “blend” it is daunting to actually order this without somehow trying it first (Even with the small bag, you do get quite a lot of tea). It seems to hold out for two steeps, but the second is definitely weaker than the first. I typically steep for 4 minutes the first and 4:30 for the second, since the second is weaker and I haven’t gotten any bad tastes yet from the second, I will increase my second steeping this morning to 5 or maybe even 5:30 to see what happens.
I finished up my beloved Red Dragon today and I’m a bit sad to see him go. I don’t think I will be purchasing more, I think I’m now looking for a separate Irish Breakfast and Earl Grey instead of the combined power of Red Dragon. I enjoyed our time together and I want to thank Erin for making this great love affair possible.
My original tea plan for the day was to have black tea in the morning, followed by green this afternoon. When I looked into my tea drawer and was about to pick out a green, the Red Dragon started to call my name. None of my greens sounded good after thinking about the Red Dragon.
Yum! Will I ever love a tea as much as the Red Dragon? I’m not sure, but if I find one, be sure not to let the Red Dragon know…he gets jealous.