Tea of the day: Pu-Erh Spice by Adagio Teas
Description: Pleasantly perky spices add warmth and sweetness to the mellow mineral notes of Pu-Erh. Sweet cinnamon and anise with tingly ginger liven up the palate while soothing the soul. A great companion for a chilly day.
Dry tea smells like orange and spice with an earthy, almost musky undertone
Liquor is a dark orange-red-brown in the cup
Steeped tea has a much lighter scent than the dry. The orange and spice sort of fades into the background leaving the earthy flavor in the foreground. Lightly sweet on its own and easy to drink. Adding sugar brings out the orange flavor. As the tea cools the flavor gets more rich, almost chocolatey, as I’ve noticed is often the case with Pu-Erh teas.
Tea Rating: 4/5
Today, a post on the prompt “Breakthrough”
this life has been full,
Full of joy, and wonder,
and moments of breakthrough.
Some are large–
learning (the first time) that there is life after a broken heart
riding a bike without training wheels for the first time
Some are small–
living in a place you’re happy to invite people to
first time cooking a big holiday dinner on your own
figuring out how to dance so you don’t have to be a wallflower all the time
Stand back and look,
and they’re stars against the backdrop of your life,
making beautiful constellations across time.
The only downside?
You can’t see your breakthroughs
in the moment,
as they happen.