2879 Tasting Notes
It’s an odd Christmas. My mother and I were supposed to be in NYC with my brother, but for health reasons we had to cancel at the last minute. That means we didn’t do any decorating or anything here at home, as we were not expecting to be here.
So it’s not exactly feeling merry, in my part of the world, so it’s time to drink the holiday teas.
I picked this one up and saved it for December, for obvious reasons. It’s a Wonderful Life is a special movie to me, as I played Mary in a stage production a few years ago, which was a lovely experience.
Happy Holidays, and a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!
So I was involved in a Yarn and Tea Swap. I was paired with a swap partner across the country, and we sent each other some tea and some yarn and a few other holiday treats. I know she got hers (I sent local yarn and local tea), and my package arrived today, which is lovely.
She sent me an entire advent from Pukka, which is lovely! A new tea every day, and as I didn’t get a tea advent this year, this excites me.
The first tea in it was this “Feel New”, which was a very delicate brew. It tasted mostly of the fennel, so it was very herb-y.
I have a few cups to catch up, but I’m excited to have a little treat this month!
Thank you all so much for your encouragement of my Nanowrimo story! Its a steampunk (but steampunk in the 20’s/30’s- deco punk?) story, and I really enjoyed writing it.
Nanowrimo tells me that this is the 9th year I’ve won the project. I find it a really useful writing tool!
I picked up this tea recently at a local honey festival. It smells devine, but in the way of many caramel teas I have encountered, it tastes rather “thinner” than it smells. I’ll play with the steep time next!
To my fellow State-side tea drinkers, Happy Thanksgiving.
I’m having a slow morning, letting myself cuddle up with a cup of this tea, thinking about how much this year has show me how much I have to be thankful for.
The year has been painful and disorienting, but I am rich in friends, near and far, and the joys of my life are real and good. I am fortunate, and so glad.
And thank you, my Steepster friends, for all your love and care of me this year. We may never have met, I may not know what you look like, but I raise my cup of tea in salute to you and your friendship.
It’s been a long week- work is crazy, I’m doing Nanowrimo, I’m in a film class, and my friends are all reaching out for conversations this week, which is lovely, but eats time.
I’m dragging in a serious way.
And I understeeped this- so it’s a watery cup.
Gonna be a long day.
In other, not whiney news, I’m feeling the desire for a lot of holiday teas this year. Does anyone have recommendations? I’m open to just about anything- I always like peppermint teas, but I’m open for gingerbread, nutcrackers, or other holiday flavors. Whats your favorite winter seasonal tea?
There are things, now, that make me realize that I’m an adult.
For example, in the last few years I’ve discovered I’m not the biggest fan of three day weekends, because that mean a four day work week. I swear you do five days of work in a four day work week.
The current thing that I’m unleashing my inner curmudgeon on is daylight savings time. It unnerves me- my body feels like it’s in the wrong time, I’m hungry when it’s not lunch time, I need to reset all my clocks, and I have trouble sleeping all the way through the night, as my body is convinced that we are very! very! late!
So I nurse my sour mood with a tea I really enjoy.
It’s gonna be a long day. I will need tea to come to my aid!