Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday: Wakefullness and Books with lots of TEA

Today I had a better day than I would have expected.  I did lots of PT, they called and asked if I could come even earlier, I was just finishing up with breakfast... it went better than I hoped. 

I had a meeting in the afternoon, I did another tea tasting from a lovely gift of teas a friend gave me from Russia.  You can read the tea tasting in full HERE.  The part about the tea, I will copy for you right now:

This tea is fascinating in how hints of flavours come out as one breathes the wonderful aroma and really focuses on the tea. Hints of: floral sweetness, slightly bitter lemon, the berry notes of hibiscus, the grassy hint of lemongrass and the scent & flavour of thyme. This reminds me a bit of Greek Mountain tea. Put in a really unique case, with a string with wax seal keeping the tea sealed until it is ready for its first use! It's a very impressive and unique craftmanship!

My Husband loves to tease me while I carefully consider the tea I am tasting to write about it.  I breathe the tea in, taste it with measured sips and jot down notes that my Husband, who does not smell things like I do, is a bit incredulous of.  But I know my teas and I know what I wrote above is accurate to my experience of it.  He likes to say things like the tea 'tastes like tea' (his view of the green tea I had earlier this week) or, today's tea 'is brown water' (ha ha, it's not even brown, it was a golden yellow really) or he goes on about tea and that which excrete (if you know about that sort of tea, you get his joke) ... but really, while I tease him right back about his jokes about tea (as you can see from what I am writing here!), I really find him to be funny and his laughter always makes me happy.  

I am reading various books and just finished this one that you can see HERE that was a real cheering up book. 

I managed to do the dishes and my Husband and I listened to a delightful part of the Lord of the Rings during dinner and we ended up putting dishes away and washing up afterwards, which was an unexpected delight.  I thought while in this moment: this is something I always want to remember, this moment of communion over dishes and Tolkien....

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day so I best try to get to bed.  It's late as it is.

God bless you and keep you and save you... 


Martha said...

Lovely, that tea especially!
I'm almost finished with 84 Charing Cross Rd. Helene is such an interesting person and reminds me a bit of you with her appreciation of good books.
Do you wash dishes by hand? We had a dishwasher machine in our old home and I miss it.

Gloriade said...

Hello Elizabeth, After reading your lovely post I put on the tea kettle and the tea is steeping as I write. It's just a simple orange spice herbal, I am afraid, but in a pretty teacup refreshing to the soul. Blessings to you this lovely day.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

The tea sounds lovely. I can see you are the person to ask if one is looking for something different in tea. I enjoy tea but am not a connoisseur by any means. My sense of smell is not the greatest either, maybe that's part of the reason my tea tastes are pretty simple. So I learn a lot here on your blog. The book, by the way, sounds delightful. I'm going to look for it. Thank you Elizabeth!

Granny Marigold said...

I plan on looking for that book also. With cold weather setting in there will be a lot more drinking tea and reading.