556 Tasting Notes
This was my cold brew this week. It’s been really hot and muggy this week so a good cold tea was refreshing.
I haven’t been posting much the past few months. My mom had a severe stroke early in May. She held on for almost two weeks before passing away. Her funeral was a week later. I did okay with the grief for about a month, but for some reason the last two weeks have been really hard for me. I guess it takes a while for some people.
I have enough of this tea to make another 2 quarts iced. But I think I’ll go find something else to brew. Maybe that watermelon mint from Republic of Tea. It sounds refreshing.
Wow, I can’t believe how many fruit infusion and/or herbal teas I have. I don’t have huge amounts of any of them. but I have enough that I need to start drinking them down. I decided to have this one for my evening cup, and I really enjoyed it. Lately I’ve been reaching for old bagged standbys like peppermint or Good Earth’s Sweet and Spicy.
I have entirely lost my sense of smell again -Darned allergies- so I can’t differentiate between the flavors, but it is nicely light and sweet. I think I’ll try this one iced next time.
An excellent black tea. Smooth and rich and robust and not at all astringent. It is a glorious 62 degrees out there today, but it is breezy so I feel a little chill. This is just what I wanted today to keep me going.
There are several screaming children playing on the balcony below me. They’ve been playing out there for several hours. Not being a kid person. I dearly want to tell them to shut up. But I an’t really tell them to use their inside voices when they are technically outside, right? More tea.
The snow is finally melting for the blizzard we had last Wednesday and Thursday. Man, I am tired of winter! The only good thing is a little more cold weather for hot tea drinking before I switch over to iced tea.
I dearly love this tea. So smooth, so creamy, so good. I bet it would be great iced, but this one is just too good for that. I mean, iced tea takes more leaf and I don’t want to give any of this one up. So I think I will re-steep and have another cup before bed.
What a bad day. The weather was beautiful. Sunny and upper 20s. Church was good. But I inadvertently started a row online with some friends. I emailed them individually to apologize but no one is replying. I hate leaving things hanging like that. I want closure if not forgiveness. But I can’t force anyone. So I opened my last package of girl scout cookies and brewed half a pot of this tea. Yummy. It’s the best comfort available to me right now.
This tea was a favorite years ago. 30 years ago I was served this when I was staying with a friend in Minneapolis. At that point in my life I wasn’t much of a tea drinker. Probably because to me, tea was Lipton. I’m sure there are plenty of people who enjoy LIpton, but to me it is bitter and astringent. So this herbal tea came as a pleasant surprise.
Yesterday I did my grocery shopping and I saw this tea was on sale for $2.19 a box. I completely ignored my vow to buy no more tea and put a box in my cart. Last night I brewed a cup. Ah. Just as cinnamon-red-hot-candy as I remembered. I just really like this tea.
I wanted a rich smooth tea this afternoon, so I decided on this one. It was the sample I received with my last WP order. I wanted rich and smooth and that is what I got. My sinuses are a little more open today so I was able to taste the complex subtleties in this tea. This is a superior tea.
We’re expected 8-10 inches moire of snow tomorrow and Sunday. I am going no where and doing nothing but sit, read, knit, and drink tea.
It’s back to being cold. Well, I guess it never stopped. But the weather called for the type of tea that warms you up. So I went looking for a chai. Found this one. It was good. It’s a decent tea, but it lacks a ‘wow’ factor. It was a Christmas gift, so I better drink it up. As I said, nothing wrong with it.
I’m digging way back in the cupboard for tea lately. This was one of my first ‘real’ teas. I still remember having a sample at David’s Tea at Polo Park in Winnipeg. I bought a lot of tea that day, including this one. Although this tin is not the one I bought that day. This is a 100 gram tin I bought a while back when I heard Cranberry Pear was being discontinued. I wish they would bring this one back. Or maybe not. They could re-blend it and add stevia. :( :( :(I brewed up a pot last night to have something warm and comforting to drink after a horrible day at work. Today was slightly better. Very slightly. So I think I’m going to take a hot bubble bath, then slather on on powder and lotion, brew a pot of something I haven’t had recently, and read a book.