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drank Monk's Blend by The London Tea Room
911 tasting notes

“Oooh, grenadine and tea… maybe you will be a cherry-flavored tea that doesn’t taste like cough syrup to me! But wait… what are those little orange things you have? That’s in my mango tea, too. You aren’t mango, are you?”
“That’s not mango, that’s calendula.”
sniff … “But you kind of smell like mango.”
“I’m not mango.”
“But you smell fruity and mango is a fruit.”
“Cherry is a fruit, too.”
“But those little things are mango-colored.”
“That. Isn’t. Mango. That’s calendula. I am not mango.”
sip … “Hmm. Fruity. Hello mango, are you in there?”
“I’m NOT mango.”
“But you’re fruity. And a little toasty. And sweet. And yummy.”
“I AM NOT MANGO!”
sip … “Okay, now that you are cooling, you aren’t so much indistinct fruity. You taste, well, sort of like grenadine has been splashed into a toasty, almost bake-y tea.”
“THAT’S BECAUSE I AM GRENADINE TEA.”
shrug … “Well, I suppose you aren’t mango after all, even if you do have those little things my mango tea does.”
“Sigh. I hate you.”
“Mmm, sweet grenadine flavored tea. I love you.”

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec
gmathis

Culinary Teas has a Monk’s Blend (Mlesna is the actual vendor, I think) that you don’t have to argue with :o)

Marie

Monks Blend by The Metropolita Tea Company is fabulous too! It’s Ceylon based loose leaf. Definitely worth a try.

Angrboda

Awesomest! Review! Evah! :D This made me laugh. (I selfishly wish I’d had this idea first)

Auggy

@Amyb & gmathis – I’m actually thinking (based on the things I’ve found on Steepster and the interwebs) that this is MTC (with the suggestion of Mlesna is a close second). I’m going to have to try those to compare.
@Angrboda, I wish I could say it was just an idea I had to be humorous (because I’d sound less insane then) but this pretty much is a verbatim conversation that I had with this tea this morning. Of course, the tea’s conversation sounded much more ‘slosh slosh’ but I could read between the lines.

Jillian

LOL! XD

BTW I thought grenadine was from pomegranates, not cherries…?

Auggy

So I looked it up and apparently you can create it with pomegranates – so who knew! Okay, apparently Jillian, you knew! Hehe. But grenadine is used for ‘cherry’ cokes so that’s why I was thinking cherry.

Angrboda

What? Cherry coke isn’t cherry? O.o That sound you just heard were my illusions about cherry coke shattering.

Auggy

(And the pomegranate thing totally explains why grenadine doesn’t taste like real cherries. I just always figured it was the synthetic/HFCS aspect of it that made it taste different).

Auggy

Well, I don’t know if Coca Cola uses it or not in their cherry cokes, but ‘cokes’ in Texas = ‘soda’ in the rest of the US. But when I used to waitress I know we’d pour cherry sugary ‘juice’ (from maraschino cherry jars) into people’s drinks when they wanted a cherry Coke or Sprite or whatever. And if they were mean and asked for one, we’d put a lot because it was supposed to be a bit of a laxative. Hehe.

Angrboda

Ah okay, I’m used to it being Coca Cola. We’ve had their cherry colas for a couple of months here, but sadly only as a limited edition. sob Can’t get Dr Pepper here either, which I learned to drink the first time I was in London. It was pulled off the market again after only a couple of years. Didn’t sell well enough, apparently. I did my best, but I’m only one person with only one income. :p

Auggy

Texas is the home of Dr. Pepper! YAY Dr. Pepper! In fact, in a few stores (and at two of their bottling plants/museums) you can get original Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar. So good.

Atacdad

Rudy’s BBQ’s carry the Dr. Pepper mentioned above…and its Soooooo good. Like getting mexican Cokes. I hear rumor that Pepsi has decided that Pepsi Throwback is worth selling and will expand its availability (Austin was apparently a test market…) Pepsi with real cane sugar and 12yo rum…mmm there’s another website idea!

Auggy

Oooh! Now, after DP, I am a Pepsi fan (more than Coke). So Pepsi with cane sugar? Is a must try!

takgoti

Grenadine is often used for cherry flavoring in drinks and whatnot, but I never knew it could be made from pomegranate. That’s neat.

Also, this review is effing hilarious. It makes me want to make a web comic. I would call it Auggy + tea. Or perhaps something not quite as boring a little more creative. I would need someone else to draw it for me. And also to write it. Auggy, you can write it.

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gmathis

Culinary Teas has a Monk’s Blend (Mlesna is the actual vendor, I think) that you don’t have to argue with :o)

Marie

Monks Blend by The Metropolita Tea Company is fabulous too! It’s Ceylon based loose leaf. Definitely worth a try.

Angrboda

Awesomest! Review! Evah! :D This made me laugh. (I selfishly wish I’d had this idea first)

Auggy

@Amyb & gmathis – I’m actually thinking (based on the things I’ve found on Steepster and the interwebs) that this is MTC (with the suggestion of Mlesna is a close second). I’m going to have to try those to compare.
@Angrboda, I wish I could say it was just an idea I had to be humorous (because I’d sound less insane then) but this pretty much is a verbatim conversation that I had with this tea this morning. Of course, the tea’s conversation sounded much more ‘slosh slosh’ but I could read between the lines.

Jillian

LOL! XD

BTW I thought grenadine was from pomegranates, not cherries…?

Auggy

So I looked it up and apparently you can create it with pomegranates – so who knew! Okay, apparently Jillian, you knew! Hehe. But grenadine is used for ‘cherry’ cokes so that’s why I was thinking cherry.

Angrboda

What? Cherry coke isn’t cherry? O.o That sound you just heard were my illusions about cherry coke shattering.

Auggy

(And the pomegranate thing totally explains why grenadine doesn’t taste like real cherries. I just always figured it was the synthetic/HFCS aspect of it that made it taste different).

Auggy

Well, I don’t know if Coca Cola uses it or not in their cherry cokes, but ‘cokes’ in Texas = ‘soda’ in the rest of the US. But when I used to waitress I know we’d pour cherry sugary ‘juice’ (from maraschino cherry jars) into people’s drinks when they wanted a cherry Coke or Sprite or whatever. And if they were mean and asked for one, we’d put a lot because it was supposed to be a bit of a laxative. Hehe.

Angrboda

Ah okay, I’m used to it being Coca Cola. We’ve had their cherry colas for a couple of months here, but sadly only as a limited edition. sob Can’t get Dr Pepper here either, which I learned to drink the first time I was in London. It was pulled off the market again after only a couple of years. Didn’t sell well enough, apparently. I did my best, but I’m only one person with only one income. :p

Auggy

Texas is the home of Dr. Pepper! YAY Dr. Pepper! In fact, in a few stores (and at two of their bottling plants/museums) you can get original Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar. So good.

Atacdad

Rudy’s BBQ’s carry the Dr. Pepper mentioned above…and its Soooooo good. Like getting mexican Cokes. I hear rumor that Pepsi has decided that Pepsi Throwback is worth selling and will expand its availability (Austin was apparently a test market…) Pepsi with real cane sugar and 12yo rum…mmm there’s another website idea!

Auggy

Oooh! Now, after DP, I am a Pepsi fan (more than Coke). So Pepsi with cane sugar? Is a must try!

takgoti

Grenadine is often used for cherry flavoring in drinks and whatnot, but I never knew it could be made from pomegranate. That’s neat.

Also, this review is effing hilarious. It makes me want to make a web comic. I would call it Auggy + tea. Or perhaps something not quite as boring a little more creative. I would need someone else to draw it for me. And also to write it. Auggy, you can write it.

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