2902 Tasting Notes
I’m doing my usual September dance, where I drink autumnal teas in an attempt to force the weather to cooperate. That this has never worked before will not stop me.
This is an apple cinnamon tea, emphisis on the cinnamon. I may need to steep this a bit less next time, but I’m looking forward to my next cup of this.
Is anyone else surprisingly sad about the death of Queen Elizabeth? I found myself really knocked off kilter yesterday, feeling grim and sad and a bit disoriented. I lived in England briefly when I was younger, and that was a wonderful experience, so perhaps I feel a kinship to that nation.
But also she was a constant in the universe- water is wet, tea is great, England has a Queen.
Its the end of an era, and I’m never very good with the end of eras.
I’m trying a new tea today, but maybe not in the right frame of mind to review it.
So yesterday was 115 degrees. (Today is 109, with 112 tomorrow. Ugh.)
We are in a power advisory, so I got home from work, ate my cold dinner, and sat in my house with all the lights off and the air on.
It was 100 degrees at around ten, when I went to sleep. And my house is the worst for holding on to heat. It never dipped below 80 in my house over night.
Which is a long winded way of saying that this cup of tea, while lovely, is making me uncomfortable, and I will be heating exactly nothing up for the rest of the day.
Thank you for listening to the California whining dispatch.
Ok! Tea time- also known as the precious hour and a half of my day where it feels remotely cool enough to drink tea.
Tomorrow will be 115 degrees, which seems an impossible temperature. Tuesday only 114.
So I’m going to savor every drop I can.
This is a very mild, nutty tea. A gentle black blend. I’m enjoying it, but not entirely in love with it.
Whew. I’ve had a bonkers month, and I realized that I hadn’t logged a single cup of tea for weeks.
In the space between my last note, I have been handling my offices entire workload while my boss had a baby, and played Puck in a production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.
It’s been a lot. But life should calm waaaay down, which is nice.
I got a new packet of this a few months ago, and I can’t quite decide what I think of it (though obviously I liked it enough to get it again).
The grenadine is an interesting flavor, but I’m not sure if it’s a hit or a miss for me….
Whew, but life is busy.
My boss is going to have a baby any day now, I’m in a play that opens in two weeks, I’m taking a class which requires a lot of reading, and there are lots of intense work tasks.
I would say that hopefully life will calm now, but I doubt it.
Its also been over 100 degrees every day in the last week. Oh joy.
This tea smells delightfully citrusy, but the citrus gets somewhat flattened by the time it brews up. Hmm.