2778 Tasting Notes
Its tech week, meaning that the nights will be long, and frustrating. And its almost the first dress rehersal, which will not be fun, as it’s hot (100 degrees today) and the play is outside, and in Victorian costumes. I’ve got a wig, which is going to be misery.
There are wildfires nearbyish, and the sky is overcast with smoke, and we’re still experiencing a rain of fine ash.
It looks like winter out there, with the overcast sky, but it feels like summer.
Which is a very long way of saying that this tea is just what the doctor ordered this morning. Its going to be a long day.
So I’m in a play, and we’ve reached that part of rehearsal where everything is terrible.
Its been a while since I’ve been in a play, so I’d almost forgotten this, but it is all coming back to me now.
It will be fine, and I’m more amused than anything else. (I have a good handle on my lines, so I’m not so worried)
But I am getting home late, and its so hot that my sleep keeps getting disrupted, and I am very tired.
This tea can always be trusted in times of tiredness, or just when you need something nice in your cup.
So there are some thrilling tea cupboard developments. For starters, 18 teas. 18 teas! I cannot remember when I last had only 18 teas!
18 teas fits on a single page. 18 teas has made it obvious which teas I’ve never actually tried.
This makes me very happy, as I’ve been working towards getting all the teas in my cupboard tried, and working on finding the perfect balance of old favorites and new things.
I don’t normally drink Earls for my breakfast cup, but I gave it a shot here.
This is a very strong Earl. Not unpleasant, but very, very strong. Not great as the first cup of the day, I’ll be honest. Next time it will be the second or third cup of the day, and I feel that I’ll really be able to appreciate it then.
So this tea is an experiment in a way, as I have never had Ice Wine, so have nothing to compare it to.
Its initial steeping gives me something with a faint fruitiness to it, but not distinctly grape.
Pleasant, but I’ll need several more cups to really get an opinion.
Fortunatly, I just so happen to have some more!