2797 Tasting Notes
So I live in a part of the world that is currently experiencing a lot of wildfires. I’m not in any immediete danger, but my town has been covered in smoke for days. Every time you go outside little piles of ash get kicked up.
Its bad, both because of the damage to nearby places, and also because no one feels well in all this smoke. Everybody is having some breathing problems and everyones head hurts.
I am no exception. Its hard to have any energy, as I’ve had this tiny headache for weeks. Plus its still 100 degrees.
Ugh. Strong tea is called for.
This is really nice stuff. Not overpowering, but a firm presence in the cup. Just what the doctor ordered.
Things that went wrong with this cup of tea this morning-
1. Steeper ball cracked open and dumped some leaf into the cup while I was steeping.
2. Steeped it too long. Bitter
3. Poured some of it down my front.
Sigh. Malachi, what’s going on here?
Let us hope it is not portentous of things to come today….
First two shows down!
They went fine. Both had sections that could have run smoother, but I’m fairly pleased with how my part came out. Next weekend is the final set of shows, and thats always a bittersweet time.
A pot of this for breakfast. Its a decent earl, but it gets a little soapy with its bergamot. Next time I’ll watch the steep time, and see if it makes a difference.
Breakfast blends are the order of business.
Its Tech week, so the rehearsals run late, and I still have my day job, so I have to wake up early.
Uuugh. Help, tea!
This is a solid breakfast blend. Its not quite to the same level as Malachi in strenth and depth of flavor, but its a really good breakfast blend.
And I need all the help I can get today.
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.