1108 Tasting Notes
After several days of blueberry and coconut, I wanted a straight black. Somehow, I pulled this one out, thinking that the Jin jun mei here would be more prominent with the ripe puerile acting as a delicate accent. Nope, in this cup, the puerh is right in your face.
I think I will add some Jin jun mei to my next cup of this to tone it done.
Note to self—When you crave a straight black, do not steep something with a good dose of ripe puerh.
I miss Liquid Proust and his presence here. And his experim-ents.
I’ve just come back from the laundromat with clean bedding. Now, I’ve made up my bed with fresh flannel sheets and yay!Yes, I know it’s April, but even though our days here are glorious, the nights are still cool and I need all the things.
There was a woman in the laundromat washing and drying her duvet and comforter in preparation for storing them away till next fall/winter, but that’s not me. Not yet, anyway. We could still get snow. And even if we don’t, I want to be toasty.
Now, I am exhausted.Even still, it always amazes me how rewarding and comforting it is to have a freshly made bed.
Such a simple lovely kind thing we can do for ourselves.
now about this tea. I’ve decided that rather than equal parts blueberry and coconut, the coconut adds a sweet buttery softness to the blueberry.
How are you spending your days, people?
This cup may be more flavourful when cold. Or maybe this cup is stronger or less diluted. Or something. Either way, I detect the slightest bit of generic red fruit and possibly, the barest whiff of vanilla. Maybe. Or it could be my imagination, wishful thinking,
That said, I stand by my previous descriptor of nondescript. A more positive spin may be super subtle. Super super subtle. Maybe even add another super or two to that.
Now that I am back, the charm of steepster is quickly sucking me in. Will I ever read a book again?
Omg, it’s so good to be back!
Hello steepsters! Helol tea friends! ’
Argh, what a journey it has been.
First, no wifi, no functioning ro.uter, no phone line.
Then the laptop died.
And then, of course, coronavirus.
And then my password to access steepster.
But I am finally here with this nondescript tea. Not t—he tea’s fault
That I left it so long before drinking it.
Came across a tin of this in the kitchen of where I am staying. Nice malty backbone. The bergamot is strong but does not assault like some do. Earl Grey just the way I like it.
I added milk because hooray for a functioning fridge!
And how is everyone coping in these strange and bewildering days?