auggy wrote:I voted "Soothing comfort" since that's what I get most of the time. But my morning black tea is closer to zing than comfort. And a few times when I made it too strong, it was the "get me off the ceiling".
Oolong #40 today. I've had it before and enjoyed it, but today it's just not doing it for me. I think because I used hotter water than I normally do for oolongs so it isn't as sweet. Or maybe I just in general screwed it up somehow because right now it is reminding me of a Bigelow Darjeeling bag.
Just par for the course so far today. Woke up this morning to find out that a 12 foot or so section of our back fence had blown down. Two support posts snapped off at the ground and another one is about gone. I hate this wind. And next house I am making sure the town isn't on top of a hill. It took me 3 years to figure out that we were on a hill and that's why the wind is so bad (yeah, I'm an idiot, the great view of the surrounding ranch land didn't clue me in to the whole hill thing). The wind is so bad, I've got a wind chime hung up inside my a corner of my screened in porch AND one of the sides making up that corner has clear plastic up on the outside to block the wind but the chimes are still going so crazy I'm going to have to take them down before my neighbors kill me.
I hate the wind.
Oh, and the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup last night. Dang it.
I used just off boiling for this morning's oolong actually and I think that's why I didn't like it as much. I like them brewed at about 180 instead. I think this makes me weird.TimeforTea wrote:Auggy, I use just off boiling for oolong #40 and all my oolongs, as Victoria suggests. It's come out fine. Today, however, I think I used too much leaf. Maybe you used too much leaf, too?
I hope the wind calms down there.
You were routing for the Penguins to win the cup?
Cinnamon Kitty wrote:Tea is soothing comfort for me. I am not a morning person so tea definitely soothes my grumpiness when I wake up.
Yeah, that's pretty much my view on it. Apparently I had the kiss of death for teams in the playoffs this year. I start pulling for them and they'd immediately lose. Ducks (1st round), then the Sharks (2nd round), then the Flyers (3nd round) and then the Penguins (finals). That's so not cool.daughteroftheKing wrote:Yes, anyone to win except the Red Wings (one of my bosses is a Detroit fan, so we give him no end of grief.)