1471 Tasting Notes
Picture it: Tennessee. 2011. (Ah, Golden Girls, I love you)
Anyway, my parents and wife are watching Ghost Hunters, and I’m bored out of my mind, so I update steepster with the teas the wonderful SimplyJenW sent me. I look up the Lady Londonderry and squeak happily during a quiet moment in the show, scaring the crap out of everyone in the room XD. I opened up the package and the scent of Strawberry Lemonade washed over me….oooooh yes. I’m in love. I don’t care that it’s nine pm. I need a cup of this now.
The taste delivers on what the scent promised…it tastes like a strawberry lemonade tea and I love it. It is beautiful. I am very grateful to Jen for sending me so much, and I am very excited to find it is Metropolitan Tea Company. One of their warehouses is literally around the corner from our home, so I can find most of their teas in the area. I can’t wait to get to Kensington and see if they have it, though I’m sure they do.
SimplyJenW, I can’t thank you enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
My dear older brother surprised my wife with ticket to a Star Trek convention today. She had a blast, and she got me some awesome finds, including a Doctor Who mug with a TARDIS that “moves” from one side of the mug to the other when hot liquid is added. I used a cup of Vanilla Oolong to break in my new mug of timey-wimey awesomeness and my Rubber Ducky infuser. I played a game of Munchkin Booty with my Dad and over the course of the game, my tea cooled to the point that the TARDIS moved back to the other side of the mug XD. Still, this tea was delicious as always and very wibbly-wobbly ;)
When I found we would be coming to the States, I immediately placed an order on Amazon for a teapot I’d been eying that they wouldn’t ship to Canada. I also got a book for De, a cloth tea strainer, and a bag of this tea.
To break in my beautiful new tea for one set, I made a cuppa this. The cooler it got, the more pronounced the vanilla became. I liked it more as it cooled, it became richer and tastier. I need to try it again, though, before I rate.
Just over the US/Canadian Border into New York, we stopped to use the washroom at a Tops. On our way out of the store, we spotted these and had to try them. I got this one (tea and a penguin? I’m sold). It was tasty. I would have preferred some Long Life Oolong, and the oolong bit was a bit stronger than I like it. Still, I enjoyed the list of natural ingredients, the explanation of what oolong is, and the use of Fair Trade teas. If I still lived in Lockport, NY, this is a tea I can see myself enjoy often as something quick to go.
Yum yum yum. We are leaving in 15.5 hours (gah), so while we were running errands this morning, I stopped in for a cuppa this. It was delicious! I loved that they used real watermelon in the mix. The Oolong was a bit stronger than I care for, but all in all, this was way better than a coke and I feel better for having it.