Adventaggedon Day Twenty Three – 1/6
Well, if I wasn’t already exhausted this advent season, the cold that I’ve spontaneously come down with isn’t making matters easier. Though, I’ve tested negative a couple times today for COVID so there is that silver lining. Basically, on top of feeling exhausted I’m also very sore and achy, my throat burns, and I’m so stuffed up that I can barely smell.
Obviously this is totally the optimal way to be drinking teas.
What I ended up doing was basically bingeing vapor rub and cough drops until I would get to a point where I was “destuffed” enough to smell/taste and then I would try to cram in an advent tea while that window was open. I barely managed to get through all my teas today, but I did it! Hopefully tomorrow is better.
This gongfu session was short, because of all the aforementioned issues, but it was really good! I do prefer DT’s Jasmine Black Pearls but the Zen Pearls are very pleasant too. The first couple steeps had such a syrupy liquor with very fresh and lush sweet notes of jasmine. I got daring a few times and tried to push the steep time longer to get more flavour, and it just resulted in bitterness. When I was patient, though, I found this tea rewarded me for that!
Today’s Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CmhsXY6ut-w/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H8eYzqrPTQ
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