775 Tasting Notes
today started with my Sherlock Lapsang and taking pictures as i walked across the bridge to work and sent the pictures to random friends and then proceeded to read a short story about Tony Stark being all flirty and lovely in college while simultaneously listening to my headphones and turning them up louder and louder each song because everything sounded SO GOOD! (and yes i walk and read at the same time WITH my headphones on. i’m an accident waiting to happen i know.) (but Tony Stark would approve.)
then a later cup was Della Terra Vanilla with animal crackers dipped in it. aka Lunch!
now i am on to these jasmine pearls. and the liquor is beautiful and oceanic and i can see to the flower painted into the bottom of my cup. and has anyone ever taken a bath with jasmine pearls before? because if my insanely good mood continues then i wouldn’t put it past me. that’s all i’m sayin.
thank you for this sample KallieBoo!
i am a dried fruit fanatic i will admit. like prunes and mangoes and currants and dates. all of it.
not so much a fan of lavender to be honest, but it works nicely in this blend. much better than it smells dry to my nose. once brewed it adds a whimsical or slight poetic quality to the scent but it isn’t a big deal in the flavor itself. it makes it breezy!
very fun and interesting cup. i drank my first brewed 12oz very fast. i even surprised myself!
i just felt like saying good bye to this cute tea. it has a bold yet feminine way about it that i really like. smooches little tea!
what is it with me and green teas lately?
green teas seem SO popular with so many of you that have brilliantly refined taste. you are my role models and i want to embrace the green too. i want them to speak to me like they speak to you. but, idk, they all kinda come out flat lately. and when in doubt, i have a black tea.
the strawberries were fresh and tiny teeny tart and nice.
the champagne notes were in there which was zingy.
i’ll try it again when i feel my green tea framework shift.
thank you moraiwe!
if you were having a small tea party for 4 or 5 people what would you make to eat?
thanks to Sil for this swap!
it is so slightly berryluscious that i barely knew it was strawberry, but that is a good thing. cuz who really needs a wallop of strawberry. not me.
i drank it really fast. dammann freres is always good.
i’m drinking it in my newly purchased summer tea cup!
so it’s true i went to philly for 5 days. well actually 4 days. we cut the trip a little short. (and now i wish i was back)
i visited a pizza museum that has a mural that is all philadelphia people and i am in it.
(that’s me in the Melvins shirt with no bangs cuz my first show with my band was opening for The Melvins and i had no bangs back then)
my sister and i also went to the modern wing of the museum as i ALWAYS do and uncharacteristically of my usual taste, i really liked the new Sean Scully room.
i’m such a modernist that color block stuff doesn’t tend to do it for me. but something about this room gave me the super warm fuzzies. i took like 4 panoramas of it.
i cannot tell you how thrilled i was that the coffee shop i used to always go to now has a healthy selection of loose leaf tea. this one was citrusy and flowery and was perfect for sitting outside and reading our kindles in the breeze.
oh noes. i have 8 teas that i logged and have to write reviews for. from this weekend.
got a bit behind.
i saw Iron Man 3 on sunday and as soon as it ended i felt like i could watch it again.
so i went home and watched the first hour of The Avengers. then tried to watch the first 2 Iron Mans.
went dancing saturday night. and drank a lot. and grabbed toooo many butts. i’m sure of it.
i generally love all the Dammann teas i’ve had.
this one isn’t at the tippy top of the list, but it still falls under the ’i’d smash that’ category.
maybe it’s the cherry notes? ever so slightly too tart is all. for me at least. if it was just a tad more subtle it would be on my buy list i bet.
still love it.
thank you bunches Sil for the beautiful sample!!
i just wanna put this song here cuz i’m really into it today.
this one goes out to Capsicle.
If you’re still alive, My regrets are few
If my life is mine, What shouldn’t I do?
I get wherever I’m going, I get whatever I need
While my blood’s still flowing, And my heart still beats…
Beating like a hammer
Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer
Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender