321 Tasting Notes
Long, spindly thin black needle-leaves.
Yesterday I steeped a tumbler of this hot, and it was good. In between classes, though, I didn’t have enough time to heat water and wait for it to steep, so I just filled my tumbler with cold water and let the second steep cold-brew on the way to class.
It was so good! There was a beautiful honey-like sweetness that blended surprisingly well with the smoky notes! And any astringency or maltiness had faded, so it was a much softer brew.
This is from Summer 2012. It came courtesy of Autumn Hearth
I’ve been hoarding the last few cups of this in my stash. It’s so good I don’t want to waste it. At the same time, it’s been a long time since I’ve had any really good tea.
I’m having a hard time breathing today so I’m trying to stay away from caffeine. I don’t want to make anything worse. And I decided that I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. I deserve some good tea.
Brewed Western-style, ~2tsp /16 oz. 30 sec first infusion.
So light, but it’s so thick and creamy and delicious. It’s sweet and sparkling. It has that nuttiness that I love about Dragonwell. And ohhh the lingering aftertaste.
Breathing is good. So is this tea. :)
Nom noms. Deep and rich and hearty.
I’ve spent all night touching up the photos of my school’s winter show, and they’re finally up! :)
(this post more an advertisement than an actual tasting note XD)
I want something sweet and decadent.
Last night I had a bad night, so I went to the music building and played until I didn’t have the fine motor control to trill and playing forte actually produced strain. I was shaky and so, so tired, but I couldn’t stop. When the kid working in the music library left after security had locked the doors, he asked if I wanted someone to walk me home. “I’m fine,” I said, “I do this all the time. But thanks.” (It was about 2 in the morning). It was so unexpectedly nice.
Today, though, I’m falling asleep. My sleep schedule’s been so wonky because of things like this. And I don’t get lunch.
So I want something sweet and creamy and heavy, and I tossed in a teaspoon of mate. Which will either wake me up or give me a panic attack. Here’s to hoping for the former.
I’m leaving school and going home for the weekend. Hopefully I’ll feel better then.