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Mehh. So. My story with this tea.. And why I can’t give it a numerical rating…

I had first read the review about a snail in someone’s Blazing Strawberry tea. Which made me wonder.. if I had the same batch that had been snail infested. Or a different batch and snails just took a liking to this tea and decided to make it their home.
So I have to say I already had a bit weary apprehension before steeping this up.
Very cool looking dry leaves, smelled of yummy strawberry candy with buttery vegetal notes as it was steeping. But when I went to remove the leaves when the steeping time was up, I noticed something strange looking floating in my cup.
It looked like a translucent worm or mucousy tubey something or another….. and it appeared to have a weird opening on one end that looked like a mouth with teeth. So I fished it out and put it on a plate to dissect. I slit it lengthwise and I was already grossed out but I’m quite the curious person. I noticed something that appeared to look like veins and scraped out what appeared to look like purplish blood. So at this point I was still on the fence of whether this was some strange plant or weird insect or snail larvae or something. :/
Then I looked up the ingredients and googled mallow blossoms. It’s very possible that it was an unopened mallow blossom, the purple being the purple color of the unopened petals… I hope.
So anyways after all of that I still decided to take a reluctant sip…because I’m a brave person, and I did.. but just couldn’t bring myself to drink any more after my dissection and the story of the snail. I was just too grossed out to even drink this whether it be silly or not. So down the drain it went. ._.

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LiberTEAS

I don’t blame you. I would have been grossed out too. To this day I can’t eat corned beef and cabbage because my step-mom made it one year using cabbage grown fresh out of our garden… and she failed to clean it properly. Well, by the time it was boiling… there were worm floaters.

So now, I can’t even think about corned beef and cabbage without thinking about worms. eww, ick, gross, icky ick ick!

Ashley Bain

:| Traumatizing.
On a better note, I just read your last post on your blog about that ketchup. I’m neither a huge fan of ketchup (I was always a mustard girl,) nor if I didn’t have boyfriends (present and past,) that lathered everything in ketchup, (what’s up with guys doing that?,) I most likely wouldn’t have had any in my refrigerator. (I seriously had one ex that was oddly obsessed with ketchup. Ketchup on absolutely EVERYTHING… he even tried his best to convert me to a ketchup addict. :|) And coming from someone that absolutely loves to cook, I relate to your frustration of people ruining your food with ketchup. Many a times have I yelled "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!! YOU’RE RUINING THE FLAVORS!! APPRECIATE THE FOOD!! hahaha. sigh. .)
But I have to say that ketchup you reviewed sounds fantastic, I’ve got to get my hands on some of that. I’m picky as heck about tomatoes. If I’m going to eat them fresh they have to be garden grown. And if I’m eating spaghetti sauce it’s got to be the exact kind I like. It sounds like Sir Kensington could be the guy that could actually convert me to ketchup obsession. Yum.

Devilish

OMG this is just gross! I hope you won’t develop PTSD and phobia of David’s Tea…

Indigobloom

eeeeep! I hope you can get another batch to try.
When I was a kid I went to a steakhouse with my parents on vacay (do you know Damons?) and my baked potato came with a cockroach scorched into the potato underneath the foil. Worst part was that my parents didn’t believe me at first lol
I couldn’t eat baked potato for years after that!!!

DaisyChubb

Ah bad things in foods!
Well, first world problems I suppose. I used to work at Subway and I cut open a green pepper and there was a bright green (not alive) grasshopper inside! That’s my only surprising bug food story haha, but don’t be scared! I threw the pepper away (of course)
Now! Off to beat my boyfriend at video games. He’s trying to beat my high score – I’ll show him.

Ashley Bain

Eeeew guys.

Once at McDonalds a cockroach crawled out from underneath my mom’s cheeseburger. The employees saw it happen and they just acted like it happened all the time. Which it probably does.

Devilish – no way! I’m too in love with Davids Teas. Not even gross wormy looking things could pull me away. haha.

Indigo – Thankfully this was just a sample. And that’s one of the nastiest things I’ve ever heard. Bleeghh!!

GO DAISY! I just got done doing some intense yoga with my boy. Relaxing with some iced Lemon Aid from 52Teas. Ahhh.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

“Beurk!” That’s disgusting… I’ve never found any bad point for DT but now… Duh :( I’ve always think they were perfect…

Ashley Bain

won’t ruin my love for Davids! Nothing could! haha.

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LiberTEAS

I don’t blame you. I would have been grossed out too. To this day I can’t eat corned beef and cabbage because my step-mom made it one year using cabbage grown fresh out of our garden… and she failed to clean it properly. Well, by the time it was boiling… there were worm floaters.

So now, I can’t even think about corned beef and cabbage without thinking about worms. eww, ick, gross, icky ick ick!

Ashley Bain

:| Traumatizing.
On a better note, I just read your last post on your blog about that ketchup. I’m neither a huge fan of ketchup (I was always a mustard girl,) nor if I didn’t have boyfriends (present and past,) that lathered everything in ketchup, (what’s up with guys doing that?,) I most likely wouldn’t have had any in my refrigerator. (I seriously had one ex that was oddly obsessed with ketchup. Ketchup on absolutely EVERYTHING… he even tried his best to convert me to a ketchup addict. :|) And coming from someone that absolutely loves to cook, I relate to your frustration of people ruining your food with ketchup. Many a times have I yelled "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!! YOU’RE RUINING THE FLAVORS!! APPRECIATE THE FOOD!! hahaha. sigh. .)
But I have to say that ketchup you reviewed sounds fantastic, I’ve got to get my hands on some of that. I’m picky as heck about tomatoes. If I’m going to eat them fresh they have to be garden grown. And if I’m eating spaghetti sauce it’s got to be the exact kind I like. It sounds like Sir Kensington could be the guy that could actually convert me to ketchup obsession. Yum.

Devilish

OMG this is just gross! I hope you won’t develop PTSD and phobia of David’s Tea…

Indigobloom

eeeeep! I hope you can get another batch to try.
When I was a kid I went to a steakhouse with my parents on vacay (do you know Damons?) and my baked potato came with a cockroach scorched into the potato underneath the foil. Worst part was that my parents didn’t believe me at first lol
I couldn’t eat baked potato for years after that!!!

DaisyChubb

Ah bad things in foods!
Well, first world problems I suppose. I used to work at Subway and I cut open a green pepper and there was a bright green (not alive) grasshopper inside! That’s my only surprising bug food story haha, but don’t be scared! I threw the pepper away (of course)
Now! Off to beat my boyfriend at video games. He’s trying to beat my high score – I’ll show him.

Ashley Bain

Eeeew guys.

Once at McDonalds a cockroach crawled out from underneath my mom’s cheeseburger. The employees saw it happen and they just acted like it happened all the time. Which it probably does.

Devilish – no way! I’m too in love with Davids Teas. Not even gross wormy looking things could pull me away. haha.

Indigo – Thankfully this was just a sample. And that’s one of the nastiest things I’ve ever heard. Bleeghh!!

GO DAISY! I just got done doing some intense yoga with my boy. Relaxing with some iced Lemon Aid from 52Teas. Ahhh.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

“Beurk!” That’s disgusting… I’ve never found any bad point for DT but now… Duh :( I’ve always think they were perfect…

Ashley Bain

won’t ruin my love for Davids! Nothing could! haha.

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