Tea, meet Keyboard. Keyboard, Tea.
Not as bad as all that though, as it didn’t actually get inside the keyboard and was just on places that was easy to wipe clean, but still. Close call there and would have been annoying.
It’s funny with this tea. I bought it because the shop didn’t have something else that I would actually rather have bought. I can’t remember what that was anymore, whether it was while I was searching desperately for a re-stock of the Caramel or if it was something else I was looking for, but whatever it was, I didn’t find it and took this one instead as I was dead-set on some Kusmi, damnit!
Turns out it was a wonderful fit for me. Berries almost always are. I raved about it for a while, I seem to recall, and then suddenly the tin just ended up being dormant. Completely dormant. I tried having a cup during that period and honestly wondered what it was about this one that I had found so wonderful.
But now I’m definitely out of that dormant period. I’m growing a bit tired of the Assam (although that is also a rather good tea) that we’re having at work these days and have told my colleague with whom I share the tin. She agrees, but when asked what she would like instead, she couldn’t really think of something.
Me, I’m contemplating buying a tin of this one for drinking at work. There isn’t enough in the one I’ve got at home that it would be all that useful to bring that in, so I’d probably be better off just getting another tin. Don’t know if she would like to share in that one as well, or if it’s time that we went our separate tea-ways for a while.
Doing this would mean the final step. There are four of us who drink tea at work. One only wants one, sometimes two cups a day and prefers your average teabags and just brew directly in the cup. One prefers this herbal… stuff that a local tea shop sells, so we’ve got a thermos for that. And then the two last of us have a thermos for our tea. If we stopped sharing a tin, we would be four tea drinkers with each our private tea and three of us using our own thermos. We might as well start marking the thermoses with names at that point. Yes it’s a bit overkill, and believe me, it would be entirely as ridiculous as it sounds. But if that’s where our tastebuds takes us, then…
But anyway, yes I’m definitely taking this tin out of hibernation now. It’s pleasant and fruity and I’m struck by an overwhelming hazelnutty note in it that I’m sure I ought to have noticed before. It’s really very strong. You could have made me believe there were actually nuts in there.
I like that. I find it goes well with the fruit. It keeps the fruit from being too tart and the fruit keeps the hazelnut note from getting too cloying.
However I managed to make it have that hazelnut, I haven’t the foggiest.