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drank Monk's Blend by The London Tea Room
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Last night was on of the first nights in quite some time that I’ve gotten a good night’s sleep. Because of that, I don’t need a comfort tea this morning so I brought this one out for a few reasons. 1) Because the husband loves grenadine so I thought he might enjoy this. 2) Because I want to see how it is with zero sugar and milk. And 3) I still can’t reconcile the fact that grenadine is pomegranate.

I love pomegranates. The husband does not. However, we tend to go through those giant bottles of grenadine fairly rapidly – and I never use the stuff. I suppose though, once something is so processed that there is no actual fruit in the syrup, it no longer tastes like what it is supposed to come from. But that still doesn’t prevent my mind from saying that grenadine is fake cherry, even though I now know it is wrong.

So aside from the flavorings of this tea messing with my head, what else can I say about this tea? Without sugar and milk, it’s not really super-sweet. There’s no bitterness or anything – it’s just not as sweet as I was expecting. And the grenadine flavor comes through more on the front smell when I sip and the aftertaste once I swallow. It doesn’t really show up in the middle that much. I can’t specifically taste the vanilla, but I imagine the lack of an edge I feel to the tea is due to the vanilla addition. The flavors are strong but not smack-you-in-the-face strong – but at the same time, not a whole lot of just ‘tea’ taste going on.

I put a tiny bit of sugar in the second half of my cup and while it didn’t really increase the sweetness that much, it seems to bring out the grenadine flavoring and makes the overall taste of the tea taste lighter, somehow. I think I might prefer it with that little bit of sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bethany

What do you use the grenadine for? I tried my first Monk’s Blend yesterday and loved it!

Auggy

The husband puts grenadine in pretty much any type of soda that comes into this house. A LOT of it. Like, tint-the-Pepsi-red lot.

Bethany

Mmm, that’s an awesome idea. I saw a recipe for homemade grenadine today and I kind of want to put forth the effort and make some.

Auggy

Me too! Especially since I know what it’s made with! The stuff the hubby drinks is pretty much corn syrup so I have to think that the real stuff would be pretty awesome.

Hyrulehippie

Wait, what? Grenadine is POMEGRANATE?!

I just don’t know what’s what anymore.

Auggy

I know, right? Jillian was the smart cookie that pointed that out the first time I had this. But it still blows my mind!

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Bethany

What do you use the grenadine for? I tried my first Monk’s Blend yesterday and loved it!

Auggy

The husband puts grenadine in pretty much any type of soda that comes into this house. A LOT of it. Like, tint-the-Pepsi-red lot.

Bethany

Mmm, that’s an awesome idea. I saw a recipe for homemade grenadine today and I kind of want to put forth the effort and make some.

Auggy

Me too! Especially since I know what it’s made with! The stuff the hubby drinks is pretty much corn syrup so I have to think that the real stuff would be pretty awesome.

Hyrulehippie

Wait, what? Grenadine is POMEGRANATE?!

I just don’t know what’s what anymore.

Auggy

I know, right? Jillian was the smart cookie that pointed that out the first time I had this. But it still blows my mind!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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