AJRimmer Advent Day 9
I’m having this with popcorn for breakfast this morning because I’m a grown ass adult, dammit! I haven’t tried anything from Angry Tea Room before, but I love their name! I also love trying all things pumpkin. AJR added a little note with each tea and the note with this tea asks if I’m sick of Xmas music yet. My answer: always (in dramatic Snape tone). I don’t know if it’s just the overuse of high pitched bells signaling it’s a christmas tune, or the chorus of voices or my overall distain for this time of year, it’s exhausting demand and cruel consumerism, but I’m not a fan. I will agree that an instrumental version or one without the use of bells of Carol of the Bells has a pretty dark foreboding feeling that I can get behind. Also helps that I can’t make out enough of the lyrics to get a week long earworm like what happens with most carols. I’m much more comfortable with the Halloween time of year.
I made this earlier and then got distracted and it has now cooled. I feel like there is a flatness to the start of the sip that wasn’t there when it was hot, but it’s something I don’t notice as much if I’m sipping more frequently. I’m not getting anything that stands out as pumpkin, but the finish has the hints of spice with something deeper and almost coffee like. I thought about reheating this, but I’ve already sipped down 2/3rds of the cup and I don’t think this David’s mug is microwavable with it’s metallic paint. I’ll have to pay more attention to the time the next time I steep this.