Hotel – 5:30 AM
So, I’m in France. We flew overnight from Atlanta to Paris, and then from Paris to Lyon. Then we rented a car and drove from Lyon to Grenoble, where the company we work for has its headquarters. Needless to say, I’m exhausted. And, of course, awake at this ungodly hour because of the time difference throwing off my sleep schedule. I’m sure I’ll be sleeping normally just in time to head back to the States and do it all over again in a few days. XD
At least every hotel in France has an electric kettle! Or at least, that’s been my experience. I brought my Kusmi Four Red Fruits (one of the only teas I have in sachet form) and a buffet of individually-wrapped sachets that I was keeping in my work desk drawer. It’s mostly Lupicia teas, with some Harney & Sons in there – all free samples from past orders.
I definitely mistreated this poor little sachet. Since it’s not a variable temperature kettle, I just waited a few minutes after boiling, so who knows what the actual water temperature was. And then, after adding the water, I forgot about it for several minutes… Oops…
Luckily, it seems to have come through that rather well, with only a little bitterness present. The jasmine is quite strong here, so I can’t really taste the green tea much, if at all. But it’s not overly perfumey – it definitely tastes like jasmine flowers as opposed to flavoring. It’s very relaxing, which is what I need right now.
I don’t personally feel the need to stock a plain jasmine green tea in my cupboard, as it’s not something I reach for often. Plus I really love the jasmine-spearmint combination of Bird & Blend’s Nearly Nirvana.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Jasmine, Nectar, Sweet