2797 Tasting Notes
Well, time to crack open a new tea! And whoo boy, is it a strong one.
Thats not a criticism, exactly. Sometimes a very strong tea is exactly what I need. But this morning I’m finding it maybe a little too malty…
Breakfast blends and I are not always the very best of friends, but I am getting to know them better, which is very good!
I’ve been pondering my 2019 tea goals. There are a few things I’ve been wanting to do, so here are my tea-year resolutions.
1. Keep the cupboard manageable. I am trying, in all aspects of my life, to not let my possesions overwhelm me, and that certainly goes for tea. Last year I worked my way through tons and tons of blends, and now feel much less overwhelmed when I need to pick a tea for breakfast.
2. Budget of $500- this is optimistic. I had the same budget last year and overshot it by $100, but hey. It will at least keep me mindful of the money I am spending on tea.
3. New teas. I feel that I’ve been in a little bit of a tea rut over the last couple of years. I found teas I like and largely stuck to them, but I think shaking it up and trying new brands and new things will be really good. Part of this is necessity, too, as I hear that Lupicia, a beloved cupboard staple, is closing, so I won’t have that to fall back on. (sobbing).
I’m sure these ideas will be refined as I go, but thats the bones of it.
While I am sipping down my last cup of this on Boxing Day, I did have some Christmas morning, as well.
I always have a sense of whiplash after Christmas, a “wait, it’s over?” sort of feeling. It’s going to be odd going back in to the office today, lemmie tell you.
This tea is a happy memory, but I don’t think as highly of it as once I did. I might even quest next year for a different Peppermint Black tea.
So my brother and I went to high tea yesterday, and there was a couple at the table next to us who were simutaniously amusing and annoying.
The wife did not like tea, and kept comparing it to dirty plant water, was appalled by the idea of resteeping and even complained about the scones (which were quite good!).
Now, as someone who doesn’t like some popular beverages (coffee, beer) I think that people are totally entitled to their opinions, even negative opinions about things I like, but going into a place where the whole point is to enjoy it and spend the whole time loudly complaining? Eeesh.
But mostly it was funny, and my brother and I had a lovely time.
In other news, it’s Christmas eve, so of course I’m going to drink this.