773 Tasting Notes
i bought this off amazon, it arrived yesterday, and put Kusmi Apple in it overnight.
i don’t think i used enough leaf, but it was still GREAT to be able to enjoy a very cold & brisk cup of tea before I started my day.
you put the loose leaf directly into carafe. when i poured the tea through the built in strainer, only one single little measly scrap of a single leaf ended up in the cup. … I think that’s amazing.
i’m very excited about this cold brew carafe.
it’s so convenient, i would even just store cold water in it in the fridge. but i have SO MUCH back stock of tea, i’m hoping this will help me drink it down through the summer.
(Hey! maybe i should get one for my work fridge! — best idea ever.)
I drank this tonight as I watched more SMASH episodes.
it’s low in caffeine so it’s a good bet for the evenings.
and i love the vanilla and mint teas always.
i watched the eps where Jeremy Jordan sings one of my favorite songs, and i couldn’t stop giggling because the man has some beautiful pipes! but sadly he really can’t dance.
and they do what they can to cover it, but even the little bit of dancing they show is hard to watch.
in the recent Supergirl episode they put him behind the piano and left him there. and it was beautiful.
his singing brings me chills and often ends in my spontaneous fitspump.
cavocorax gave me this tea sample in February 2014.
and i’m just drinking it today.
it’s yummy. but i should probably try it again with some sweetener. i’m still a total newb when it comes to matcha.
i was eyeing the david’s tea matcha mixing tumblr last night. i think i’ll love matcha once i’m patient enough to figure it out. currently i’m just a little lazy. i put a couple mini scoops in a small rounded cup, use a matcha battery powered whisker to blend it with the water, then add some almond milk and whisk some more.
my side topic right now? i have too many planners. i have a journal/bujo, a weekly hobonichi planner and a daily hobonichi planner, and i keep a 6 ring Filofax style planner, i’m only mentioning this now, because i realize i should probably create a section in my 6 ring planner for tea. i currently keep a section for money, one for fountain pen inks, and one for tv shows i (binge) watch. i’m gonna work towards adding a health and a tea section. don’t worry. you can expect updates. : )
had this for breakfast today.
nom nom nom.
it does say pancakes in the name after all.
not as tops as the tiramisu, but still pretty yummy.
other things that happened today,
i bought chapstick for the first time in years,
i helped my sister set up her new apartment, and
i learned that lego now makes legos for girls and they include the makings of a yacht and an RV for glamping.
my tea order arrived yesterday!
yesterday was John Watson’s birthday!
i ordered from another tea company recently and the tea was meh. there are lots of samples i haven’t tried yet because my first couple teas were so meh.
but this new tea company was the total opposite.
A Quarter to Tea was yummy and great!
There was a bright large thin red candy heart in the blend and i picked it out so i could save it for later haha.
ya know, for when i Really Need It.
It’s likely i’ll buy more of this tea.
also, i’m binge watching SMASH. i don’t recommend it. but i’m enjoying it immensely.
A friend of mine came over to teach me calligraphy. I was never that interested in this Coffee Cake tea, but she saw it and showed immediate interest. which is also interesting because she doesn’t really like coffee.
And the experience of drinking it together and having her enjoy it so much, gave me a very positive opinion of this tea as well.
it always smelled good to me, and my favorite teas are always the cookie and cake types (vanilla, brioche, chocolate, french toast, etc), so my liking it wasn’t a big leap.
now, a few weeks later, i find myself coveting the last oz i have. i might have to place an order. (and maybe buy one of those new tea cups.)
my label says Toffee Chocolate Hazelnut" but i think it’s the same as Crunch.
i ordered it as part of the cookie sampler, and that’s the name of the tea included in the cookie sampler online.
my first sample from this company.
i’m not sure i steeped it long enough but it’s probably not very strong either way.
a good tea for 11:30 at night i suppose! i guess that’s all i have to say about this tea at the moment. not bad, but not a ton of personality yet. a tea can change after you drink it a few times though, so don’t commit this to memory.
today oddree and I went to see the opera Lâ Amour de Loin at the fancy movie theater. they broadcast it live from NYC. it was sublime. full of themes of aloneness (not to be mistaken for only lonely) and independence and conflict that is an innate part of the human experience.
then we walked through the outdoor mall, the brass trio played Carol of the Bells, and oddee bought me a gift of fancy soap and fancy make-up.
it was a good day.
the box i got from Angry Tea Room was missing a sample i ordered, but that’s okay. it was just a sample. and i still have 9 to try which is plenty. so it’s all good.
Advent Calendar day 1 ! (3 days late)
so, i’m watching Fantastic Four. yes! the most hated movie of 2015 haha.
and i think its bad yes. and dumb. it’s pretty dumb.
i also have to go to a 4 yr olds bday party in 20 min and i’m really not interested.
i ordered a bag of the pecan pie when i ordered the advent calendar. i don’t hate it but i wish i liked it more.
i suspect it will grow on me though. you know how that can happen with a tea.