They call this the story telling tea, but what does that mean? I suppose I should just follow the rules of storytelling and thankfully I am ready to do just that.
Really grateful to have obtained 13g of this tea as it is rather pricey, more so than Last Thoughts which is funny because I was given 10g of that.
The way I have decided to approach this tea was to figure out how it made me feel and the longevity of the tea itself rather than the taste and beauty since it’s what it does that’s most important when you shell out that ‘drug’ money.
So it’s been 14 months since I graduated college and my newer job that I really like is going strong at only what 4 months? I was looking to either do one of two things: save money for a down deposit and get a house in 2017 or find a roommate this year. My friend needed someone to live with so I went with the second option which means I am unable to save money currently, but it is a good situation for many reasons; like finally buying furniture and getting out of my parents place a bit earlier.
Finding the space I liked and what not wasn’t so hard; just had to have my own bathroom, not sharing that! So we got a pretty good deal and all, pretty excited to have my own place :)
Did all that furniture shopping and stuff which went by quick, but like most things… the issues arouse at the worst time.
First issue came when I was called on the 18th, only 2 days before we were to move, to be told that our unit was flooded and won’t be ready until August 15th. Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen so I ended up taking the offer to move into the only unit they had; which thankfully they had one.
On the day of moving UHaul didn’t have a larger truck so we lucked out there and had to make multiple trips, but sadly… the lady working at our place said we could drop stuff off in the garage and come back at our move in time of 4pm, but then the manager said that wasn’t going to be at all possible so at 2pm we were stuck at the office with a full truck trying to figure out what to do. Eventually we just waited and I apologized to my family who came at 2pm to unload the truck and vans because we were told incorrectly we could put stuff in the garage for 2 hours. I really hate inconveniencing my family.
Well, 4pm rolled around as it always will and it was time to move in. It was a long day so I just wanted to drop everything into the house. Unfortunately that would be a bad move because the carpet people will in there at 4pm and didn’t leave to 4:10pm… Wasn’t really feeling the idea of putting stuff on top of wet carpet. Awesome, it’ll be another day of moving stuff… so we stuffed the garage and checked the place out.
Fridge was broke. Got one on Friday which was nice.
Washer and dryer that we were told we would have was not there; still no word on it. Was told that the old unit had them and this one did not so the contracts are different… yeah, that wasn’t going to work so she said she will get them here for us.
I still have no blinds so at least 6 people have seen me in my briefs; no shame.
A bunch more stuff and whatnots… but on Wednesday night our neighbor came over and knocked on the door to introduce herself. Apparently we have two really gorgeous sisters living next door which is really good because it keeps me on edge about my appearance and health. This is the part of me that’s somewhat sad… it takes real motivation to cause me to do something like go running. Like many people, I dislike looking in the mirror because I don’t like what I see so when others acknowledge it, I am hurt. Many of you may say “but Andrew look at you” yadda yadda, but it’s an internal struggle as many have experienced. So there’s a positive, our neighbors do not have kids to come run in our yard and stuff nor are they going to be annoying because they are young and seem pretty laid back because they have a grill we can use and I am going to put a table in the shared yard.
So even with all the negatives that happened, I am able to notice that most of the bad stuff is temporary because change is always an option if you work towards it. I look forward to having a place where I can host tea meetups and maybe one day host a selective Star Trek viewing group.
All of that to say that this tea is an after work all afternoon type of tea. There’s something quite calming about this tea from the very second steep. The feeling that comes to mind, like your head, comes and goes within minutes but the calm sensation sticks around making you feel as if the weight you’ve been carrying is no longer there. With nothing to note about the appearance of the leaf or taste, this is one to drink alone for Netflix and chill alone edition. Things that don’t need be said, but they clearly are, is that Tuhao gives more of a kick in the butt and this is more like ‘pass me that bag yo, cause I’m a sloth right now’. Another thing that doesn’t need to be said, but will be, is that the first few steeps have this salted butter likeness to it that fades. This had to only be me that got this because it was so awkward and unusual that I am unsure what it was… anyways, it was a nice session that isn’t done. This is one that I would say is meant to be drank over a long period of time with something else as it is just a relaxing type of drink for me rather than one to drink for pleasure; unless turning into Snorlax is your cup of tea’.
I STILL DO NOT HAVE INTERNET. Imagine how writing this up was for me :/