96 Tasting Notes
Mmmm, flowers almonds rose nuts jasmine – all my favorite things! This tastes like I’m eating a nutty teacake in a European garden. Win! Thank you, Sil, for sharing with Shmiracles so I could have a taste :)
I’ve been stressed out about work, but doing lovely things like listening to opera and running and reading fanfic and planning a trip to Eastern Europe, so I can’t complain. But that’s what I’ve been doing while I’ve been AWOL, JSYK. Happy Summer Friday Shmiracles’ Birthday Day!
I love this one. So incredibly lovely. And I’m having some cantaloupe at my desk, so I’m in heaven. (I made this recipe for cantaloupe salsa and it was delicious: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/07/cantaloupe-salsa/)
I didn’t read Dune last night (!!!) but instead watched the season premiere of TeWo… which managed to include a HUGE fanfic trope that I have never seen done in canon before. Bravo, you silly show.
Ooh malty black tea, yum! I made the hong kong milk tea recipe from David’s Tea site – 1/6 C. of sweetened condensed milk, 2 perfect teaspoons & 1 L. hot water for the tea part, mix together and add ice. It’s pretty yummy and strong and I can feel my teeth rotting out of my skull already, but it’s worth it for summer sweet tea drinks that taste like Thai iced coffee. I drank 2 yesterday and I’m only drinking 1 today because my sleep is all over the place lately. Hey, Monday…
So, this author (I adore) has started writing kinky Hannigram fics and they are really perfect. One is about Darjeeling 2nd flush, but I will warn you, you will never look at Darjeeling 2nd flush the same way again lol (warning is warning):
Bye, Steve Carlsberg. I actually really enjoyed the light grapefruit flavor. Though I realized that I should be steeping twice as much Adagio tea as I usually do – I find the teas light, and my literal teaspoon isn’t very exact – so for the future I’ll load up the spoons.
Ooh at lunch I started reading a 3-part close to 300k-word Hannibal fic by an author I’ve never read… and it seems really good. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend… and next week… and perhaps next weekend. (This fic’s podfic even has a gag reel. That’s a first for me.)
Finishing off this tea, steeped in my sister’s adorable little blue teapot and bubble teacup at my work desk – making the days better with tea!
I am trying to get through my Nightvale teas, since they aren’t my favorite, but allergies are bad so drinking tea by the potful is necessary anyway.
On Monday night I went to a rave on an island about 1.5 miles from my house, and yesterday I went to Kings Dominion with Shmiracles and rode every single roller coaster with no wait (plus froyo, Instagramming, & Kindle time). Friday I’m going to a baseball game, and tonight is the penultimate episode of Martin Freeman’s Fargo. Getting through day by day by day…
Um, I am trying this iced, and chocolate iced tea is not the best idea. What was I thinking with that one?
I woke up this morning and Shmiracles gave me a Hannicure – what’s that you ask? Why, it’s a Hannibal manicure. No flesh eating involved, just fandom-themed nails, like a little knife and fork decal, or crazy plaid, or extreme paisley, or super gorgeous light peach paint with antler decals. She is so talented. I love them so. Fandom nails, it’s a thing! Sorry I can’t post pics at work, but we’ll have to get pics up somewhere. Because it’s awesome.
Finally, can someone send me Kenyan Tinderet from David’s Tea so I can make the Hong Kong Milk Tea recipe from this page: http://www.davidstea.com/recipes?&currid=usd&LN=EN
How good does that sound? So very very good. I’m joking, I can find some on my own, but has anyone tried any good Thai iced tea style recipes???
Cold brewed this one overnight as I think it was born to be an iced tea, and boy is it good! Like drinking sweet cucumber water. I almost feel like it can hydrate me enough to try running after work. SUPER refreshing. And it’s a gorgeous day which I’ve wasted all day inside at this stupid desk, so I’m gonna go for that run anyway.
Shmiracles got this tea when we were at the beach, and it saved me most days from complete and utter dehydration. Still is. I cold brew a bag in an infuser bottle overnight, and then enjoy it while reading in the sun at lunchtime. Awesome. I think the peach flavor is really strong, and the scent, plus there’s apple & cinnamon. It’s really nice. I know what I’m going to be doing the rest of the summer…