94
drank 2016 Last Thoughts by white2tea
1575 tasting notes

Finished the sample this evening. A tea best had for special occasion, of which there was none today but it was something instinctually plucked from the crock so I obliged the whim. The name of the tea is fitting for a week such as this, though. I had many last thoughts threading through my little circus peanut.

It started last Wednesday, when I called out from work due to debilitating depression from a big menstrual hormone swing. Shit got dark real quick as soon as I woke up that morning. Last Thoughts.

Sunday was the day of my Yia-yia’s passing 5 years ago. Last Thoughts.

A rough week at work, in which emotion overtook me several days ago and I lost my shit on a manager, who thankfully let me air my grievances with no repercussion. I was ready to walk out. Last Thoughts.

I got a call from my aunt on Wednesday that Kiki was taken by her employer to the emergency room. Heart attack? Mini strokes? Last Thoughts. Turns out Kiki is okay. Nothing shown on CT scan or MRI. She’s just Kiki being Kiki, a bit of a fireball, una diabla traviesa.

Wish I could’ve afforded a cake the year it was pressed. Good tea. Mellowed me right out. Healing.

Maybe one day I’ll listen to Bob Dylan’s Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie. Fuggit. I absorbed it right after I typed that. Healing. Thanks, white2tea <3

Flavors: Apricot, Camphor, Clean, Cotton Candy, Fig, Flowers, Herbs, Incense, Leather, Plum, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Thick, Wet Moss, Wet Rocks, White Grapes, Wood

Martin Bednář

Sorry to hear that your week was rough. Mine somehow as well; work issues are burning the candle at both ways.

tea-sipper

Many thoughts (though not last thoughts) with you and Kiki!

Maddy Barone

What a rough week! Hope things get better. Thank goodness for tea. Hugs.

Leafhopper

That sounds like quite a week! I hope you get some time to unwind this weekend and I’m glad that Kiki is okay.

ashmanra

How I wish you were close enough to me to wrap my arms around and breathe, breathe, breathe. I wish you could come and rock and watch the storms pass by today.

beerandbeancurd

Oh, derk. Sending love and light and hugs if you’d want them. Your open heart is beautiful.

derk

Thanks for the warmth, everybody. Tea people and good tea help to weather the storms.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Martin Bednář

Sorry to hear that your week was rough. Mine somehow as well; work issues are burning the candle at both ways.

tea-sipper

Many thoughts (though not last thoughts) with you and Kiki!

Maddy Barone

What a rough week! Hope things get better. Thank goodness for tea. Hugs.

Leafhopper

That sounds like quite a week! I hope you get some time to unwind this weekend and I’m glad that Kiki is okay.

ashmanra

How I wish you were close enough to me to wrap my arms around and breathe, breathe, breathe. I wish you could come and rock and watch the storms pass by today.

beerandbeancurd

Oh, derk. Sending love and light and hugs if you’d want them. Your open heart is beautiful.

derk

Thanks for the warmth, everybody. Tea people and good tea help to weather the storms.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

This place, like the rest of the internet, is dead and overrun with bots. Yet I persist.

Eventual tea farmer. If you are a tea grower, want to grow your own plants or are simply curious, please follow me so we can chat.

I most enjoy loose-leaf, unflavored teas and tisanes. Teabags have their place. Some of my favorite teas have a profound effect on mind and body rather than having a specific flavor profile.

Favorite teas generally come from China (all provinces), Taiwan, India (Nilgiri and Manipur). Frequently enjoyed though less sipped are teas from Georgia, Japan, and Nepal. While I’m not actively on the hunt, a goal of mine is to try tea from every country that makes it available to the North American market. This is to gain a vague understanding of how Camellia sinensis performs in different climates. I realize that borders are arbitrary and some countries are huge with many climates and tea-growing regions.

I’m convinced European countries make the best herbal teas.

Personal Rating Scale:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.

89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again.

79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.

69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.

59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possesses off flavor/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.

Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

bicycle bicycle bicycle

Location

Sonoma County, California, USA

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer