Yesterday, I decided to open a sample pack of Grand Imperial Yunnan I had purchased from the America Tea Room and ended up having a wonderful tasting experience. The flavors were rich and complex with hints of dark chocolate and black pepper. Yum!
I was looking forward to re-living that experience today, but alas my cup only gave me an apparition of the taste I had experienced 24 hours ago.
Not to long ago, I happened to have watched a video where Gary Vaynerchuk commented on how the flavor of wine can change based on one’s mood, which got me thinking: If mood can affect the taste of wine, why not tea?
Looking back on my day and comparing it to the day before, I realized that I was feeling a bit more rushed and on edge today. I also didn’t take time to savor the flavor of each sip. I drank my tea somewhat mindlessly because my thoughts were elsewhere.
I do think there is something to mood affecting flavor. I’ll have to investigate further.
For now, I’ll give the Grand Imperial Yunnan another try and focus on taking a few minutes to relax and enjoy all the nuances of taste my teacup provides.
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This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.
Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.
What are your thoughts about mood affecting the taste of tea?