2963 Tasting Notes
This happens every year.
I don’t live in a part of the world where it gets cold early. And what I would describe as cold would cause others to laugh. It’s a mild type of autumn.
So I spend the first month of fall trying to force cold weather with my mind and my tea selections.
Its never worked, but maybe this year? And hey, if not, this lovely autumnal cup will be my friend.
I am someone who is an armature theatrical, so please forgive my drama when I say “Whyyyy is it only Tuesday?”
I think it’s going to be one of those weeks wherein things do not go right, and my baseline will be overwhelm.
So! Nice tea to ease me into the day.
I really do like this. It’s an unusual fruitness to it (the quince?), but so interesting that I always go back in for another sip!
Oh thank goodness, it’s cooling down. Mind you, that means that it’s only in the upper 90’s, not in the 100’s, but I will take it!
I do not look forward to my power bill this month.
I put in a big H&S order recently, and have refreshed my supply of this, which I always feel is especially nice in the late summer.
So the only thing I can be said to really like that has come out of the pandemic is that there are a lot more classes offered virtually. I’ve been happily taking classes online for a few years now, delighted to be getting a lecture from someone far away and getting to indulge my passions for all sorts of subjects.
Yesterday I was in an all day long virtual lecture about Art Nouveau (offered through the Smithsonian), which was wonderful. And I got to be in the comfort of my own home, sipping tea and knitting while I got to look at gorgeous architecture, art, and jewelry.
So, as someone who loves themes and harmony, I decided that I would pick a tea that reminded me of the Art Nouveau movement.
Enter Eros, a delicate cloud of flavor. Ooooh, but this is nice. It lets me float off into happiness, and did indeed pair very well with my class.