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I love love LOVE this tea!!
I am so freakin stressed out with all these projects and papers due this week, and because I am a control freak, I’ve kinda made my way as group leader for my Marketing class presentation/paper thing for tomorrow.
Needless to say, Loki has always come through for me. He does have some very soothing qualities about him so thank you Loki for staying with me through these stressful times :)
I totally oversteeped this though. Not the best Loki I’ve made, but still gosh darn good
Everyone is having fun watching the Oscars and I’m stuck in the apartment working on my papers and presentations.
This is not okay.
I’ve legit been in the same spot for the longest time and I think I’ve finally finished that 40page paper due on tuesday and I’ve finished the presentation as well.
Now I’m working on my like 5-7 page paper plus the presentation (which I haven’t even started yet) that’s going on on Wednesday.
OH MY GOSH I AM SERIOUSLY SO BURT OUT. I WANT TO JUST SURVIVE THIS WEEK.
I’m not the absolute biggest fan of chamomile but I feel like I needed some Bruce Banner to help tame the angry beast inside me.
The thing that I hate about black/white blends is the fact that the white leaves are so big and light and they always rise to the top of the package, so like my Jack Frost is almost all cream and peppermint.
So now all I taste is cream and peppermint. I know snowbud has a very light and delicate flavour, but that definitely did help balance this blend out.
For some reason, I managed to spill this tea a LOT. Once from the bowl into the pot. Because that happened, I had to open the package I dropped it! So more leaves got wasted :( But I figured since I’m not going to drink the fallen leaves, I’ll just take my bucket and soak my feet this tea :) I brewed my cup, and once it finished, I threw the rest of the leaves into my bucket :)
Now my feet smell like Jack Frost ahha.
(and Jack Frost because I found a thing on youtube and posted it on tumblr and now it nearly has 250 notes like what.
I cold brewed this one for hmmm…. a couple days?? I kept saying, oh man, I need to strain those leaves. Ahh, I’ll do it in a little bit. Yeeeeeah, that didn’t happen. Regardless, this is an awesome iced tea, sweetened of course. The almond plays in to it rather nicely. I can’t remember if this is a sipdown or not. If not there’s only enough left for one mug I believe.
Strange! I thought this was a white, instead of a green. It’s an odd green. I’m not sure what I think. I taste ginger, and I keep thinking there’s grapefruit lurking somewhere along…
This tea is starting to grow on me though.
It will grow on everyone, and then soon it will grow on everyone. Everywhere.
But seriously, I had expected this tea to draw me in with velvet notes, and wrap around me and hypnotize me … I suppose it makes sense that it doesn’t because that’s Cecil’s radio persona. His off-air persona wears his best tunic and furry pants on a date. ;p
So delicious with a bit of sugar. I wanted something sweet but I also didn’t want to actually grab a snack (although we do still have some wedding cake left!) Perhaps I should have grabbed more of a “wind-down” type tea, but desserty sweetness just called to me and I couldn’t resist.
I should have just made up a whole pot of this and made it a sipdown, but I wasn’t thinking and only made the one cup. Oh well. I feel like the smell of this one is deceiving. It has a really heavy smoky smell to it, however the taste is very smooth with the cherry and vanilla. Then again, Irene is a character with many facets as well and I believe the blend certainly suits her. Will she regard you with leather or lace? The best way to find out is just to dive right in…
So I actually didn’t premeasure Tony Stark, I premeasured this one.
Okay just the weirdo spicy bits smelled similar! I though this had the same smell as the Lapsang used in Natasha and Tony but this one was a bit more toned down. It was actually the Pu Erh Spice that I smelled!
Well, yes. I am nervous for this blend. Tea Queen Cara blended it but… oh dang. Some of her blends are just a bit too adventurous for me.
The second I poured the water in, it started smelling like chai. But then after like 15ish seconds, the pu erh spice scent came back! Dude this blend just smells so weird.
After a couple minutes, the smell started to fade a bit.
Oh it’s weird. it’s reeeally weird. Not like Lapsang weird with how I felt with Natasha, but definitely a different class of weird. It’s not necessarily terrible, but it’s not the kind of the that I enjoy. I don’t even know what’s going on with this blend, so many different flavours in a small cup!
I was going to have Derek Hale tea, because my mind has been very Derek-focused this week, but then I forgot to have afternoon tea at all and decided to settle on Feral Dogs, because it was appropriately doggy (sorry, Derek – don’t grumpy face me). It’s pretty golden colored like my favorite IPAs, and spicy and warm. Very nice. Though I’m still disappointed there was no floating interdimensional bathroom kitty tea in this set.
Yuuum. My wife cracked open a can of coconut milk and made a latte for me with this – why coconut milk? Because this tea tastes like nothing so much as a diluted Hello Dolly square, which is amazing. It’s this flaky coconutty chocolatey cookie type taste, with just a bit of an edge on it like they’ve been sitting in the pan too long. A++ would drink again.
Flavors: Cocoa, Coconut, Nuts
I was about to go to bed, when I realized that in all the time I’ve been sitting here on my laptop that I haven’t gotten any of the things done that I had wanted to tonight.
Did I check my e-mail? No.
Did I start my fafsa? No.
Did I read any of my book? No.
Did I look at eyeglass frames? No.
What I did do was paint my nails (then smudge them while doing dishes) take pictures of my cat for instagram, and watch Star Trek. oops. Oh well. I had hoped to at least peruse some different frame shapes and figure out which ones I gravitate towards. The last pair I had were rectangular, and on the skinnier side. I liked the shape, but I think they were a bit too skinny. I guess I’m just worried about liking a pair that seems too “hipster” and end up getting dirty looks for being a ‘fake nerd girl.’ grrrrrrr. Why does this have to be so difficult? Wish me luck.
Anywho, I made up a teapot of this lovely Molly blend. It’s making me sooooo sleeeeeepy. While I do wish I could taste more cherry in this, the chamomile is comforting. I also love the pink color of this, it’s so cute in my little teacup :)
Again Cinna is here to make me feel better. Today was kind of an off day. I just wanted to sit in my blanket burrito all day because it is SO DARN COLD! I love this one with a bit of sugar. mmmmm.
On another note, ya know how when you bite the inside of your lip how it gets all swollen and annoying? Then because it’s swollen you keep biting it by accident in a vicious cycle of agony? Yeeeah. NOT fun. I just want the swelling to go away waaah :’(
I’m finding the Earl Grey kind of overiding the other flavors that are supposed to be here. I’ve grown to like bergamot over the last couple months, so this is okay. I just wish I got the comforting notes of caramel and hazelnut. They kind of sneak up in the aftertaste, but I didn’t really find them prensent in the sip itself. I ended up adding sugar and milk trying to find the sweeter flavors, but that didn’t help much either. Of course, milk and sugar in EG is pretty swell regardless.
“You… you told me once that you weren’t a hero. Umm, there were times I didn’t even think you were human. But let me tell you this, you were the best man, the most human… human being that I’ve ever known, and no-one will ever convince me that you told me a lie, so there. I was so alone, and I owe you so much. But, please, there’s just one more thing, one more thing, one more miracle, Sherlock, for me. Don’t be… dead. Would you do that just for me? Just stop it. Stop this.”
Revisiting this tea after a long hiatus… because I guess, being in the Sherlock fandom, that’s our division. I remember this being smokey and very manly. What I don’t remember is how strongly this tea smells of leather. So much so that all I can think of when I drink this is tacking up my ol’ quarter horse when I was a tween to go trail riding. If you had blindfolded me and then had me smell this cup, I would have told you it was recently used tack. Heavy and western.
After that I think it reminds me more of when Rupert Graves played Riddell in the “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” episode of Doctor Who. Either way, it’s perfect as a character inspired brew, so mad props for that. I won’t be terribly sad when this goes though.
I would love to make an ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD joke but unfortunately I really just can’t. This tea gave me all sorts of fruity citrusy promises and then didn’t deliver. Brewed up, it’s incredibly dry (I keep smacking my lips and looking for water) and almost no flavour. I just took a sip of it and I can’t tell you what it tastes like. And it’s got this odd chemically tap water aftertaste. Did not enjoy.
Actually drank this a few days ago and forgot to log it, OOOPS.
I was going to make some to take with me to work. So I could drink it while waiting for the bus. In the rain. IN THE RAIN.
Yeah, good luck getting that out of your head.
It tastes like green curry. Smells even more like green curry, but then tastes like a green curry chai. Which I don’t particularly like? It managed to taste creamy without adding any milk. It was a rather odd cuppa.
Brewed this up to go with my late night snack! I was in the mood for a really salty treat, like pretzels or tortilla chips. All I have is popcorn though, so kettle corn it is! I didn’t think my usual fruity tea would go along well, so I reached for this one out of my sampler. It’s still like I remember it, malty with that bit of almond that isn’t too strong. Added just a bit of sugar and it’s a perfect pairing!