773 Tasting Notes
not a tea for me. and not really a great winter tea either. but a good option if you want something light and warm but with less caffeine.
also though, ATR has a black rose tea that is really good and i do recommend.
so yes, my first day back to work after having basically 2 weeks off. i know i know, call out the violins and whaaambulance.
i have my new tea pot and tea cup here to keep me company and help brighten this overcast & cold day in the office.
and a kindle full of new sherlock fanfic to read. starting with the christmas themed stories of course.
and how, you might ask, does a person cope with returning to work after such a wonderful escape? well the answer is by placing a ridiculous order for a couple hundred dollars worth of make-up that you’ve wanted for a very long time. :) i have become a MAC convert over the years. and my new short haircut seems to make lipstick more agreeable on my face than it used to be. i guess it’s a visual balance kind of thing?
oh, yup, i got my hair cut. it’s been a long time since i had it this short. i’m still in the phase where i spend a lot of time thinking about it. but that should pass soon i hope.
a cup from starbucks.
i’m kinda convinced that american’s don’t drink as much tea as the rest of the world ONLY because they don’t know how the hell to brew it.
everyone thinks that longer/bigger/more is better. i even see my roommate do this with coffee in his french press. he just let’s it steep and steep and steep. (also aren’t you supposed to not stir the grinds but let the water pour do the mixing? idk)
oversteeping is a painful reality.
this is a perfectly fine bag of tea and i should probably enjoy tea more when i go to starbucks because, you know, those coffee drinks are really too sweet. sugar-free or not.
THIS IS IT!
this is the tea i chose.
tea taste number 600!
and it was a good choice. i drank it at midnight on new years eve. along side a 15% stout. go big or go home!
this tea is delicious. simple and bold. i will definitely consider ordering a tin of this in the future. and for me, the sample queen, that’s pretty high praise :)
hello 2014! hello hello hello!
a classic tea from a classic company, brewed on the last day of the year.
this is tea tasting # 599.
important baby update, i live with a family and the baby took her first steps a few days ago. and somehow it’s totally made her EXTRA stoked on life! i mean, she was already stoked but now she reaches hyper proportions of excitement. it’s contagious and i feel lucky to be able to hang out with her so regularly.
future highlights will include choreographing dances and tea parties (duh!)
i might actually like this rose tea!
good job ATR. something about this tea is a bit more of an earthy rose perhaps. or could be the black base. either way, i might consider it my favorite rose tea so far. (don’t be mislead though, cuz in honesty rose teas really aren’t my thing. not my preference.)
i drank this last night too. the last day of 2013.
getting individual cups in my belly so i can start the new year with 600 teas tasted. this tea was # 597.