Roswell Strange sent me an awesome package of tea deliciousness and I was super excited yesterday when it arrived. I was also on the edge of having a breakdown since the last couple days have been overwhelming between coming off the stress of drafting a 20 page research memo, having to assemble job application packets and drafting cover letters for firms for applications due today at 5, having surprise client meetings today and yesterday morning I had to prepare for, and having to read a bunch of cases to work on a project with a friend today. So while I enjoyed some of the teas yesterday, I am only now adding them to my cupboard today…now that I finally have a second to breathe.
The most frustrating part was that yesterday was just supposed to be just cover letters, which is manageable but then we got assigned our project and it turned out we needed to do a lot more than we originally anticipated. Then while we were working on our project yesterday I got an email from the receptionist at the community legal services I am volunteering with saying that my client wanted to make the appointment we scheduled for Friday sooner. My concern was that she realized her deadline was coming up for a time sensitive application and needed to be in sooner rather than later so I accommodated. Then today after the stress of yesterday that was exacerbated by my accommodating the client, the client tells me that she moved up the meeting because she checked the weather and today is warmer than Friday. I could have killed her. However, it is done and I was able to get through and be useful on the project despite not getting through many of the cases. And the applications are submitted and now I am watching The Gifted and drinking tea. This tea that smells like the perfect combination of peach and ginger, both dry and steeped.
The flavor is nice too. It is reflective of the scent but not as strong. Not nearly as strong. The scent is sweet fuzzy peaches and ginger but the flavor is not nearly as sweet. It doesn’t have much ginger either. Just a touch of each flavor. A whisper of the scent itself. Nice but not amazing. Perhaps I need to change steeping parameters to coax out the flavors…this time I went with 185F water for 3 minutes. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange! And if you have steeping recommendations, I’m all ears.