99 Tasting Notes

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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???

Cavocorax

Hahah. The hannicure sounds awesome! Also, sounds like it’s supposed to cure the angst from the heATEus!

oddree

Totes! Oh man, I LOVE all the puns in this fandom SO MUCH. They’re constant and never ending. Shmiracles already has separation anxiety from the nails currently being on my hands, but I will force a Tumblr post dedicated to them. I’m also waiting for my etsy antler necklace to arrive from Vietnam. So I can coordinate.

Cavocorax

OMG. Oh. that’s just SO COOL. #jealous. Hahah.
My friend made me an SPN necklace so I will just have to be happy with that I suppose. :P (should be here soon too!)

oddree

Ooh I want to see it! And someone made it for you too. I have a Robin necklace, a Sourwolf necklace for TeWo fandom, Dean’s amulet (of course) and perhaps more that I shouldn’t admit to in public haha. It just happens, I swear. Fandom.

Cavocorax

Hahahaha. Well, seeing as I’ve spent HOURS knitting a Game of Thrones scarf that I could probably have just bought, I understand. (And I hope to have it ready for NEXT winter.)

Cavocorax

I’ll put it on tumblr when it arrives! And maybe here too! :D
Dean’s amulet!

oddree

I’m very impressed by knitting. I have trouble completing a simple cross stitch. I’m all, OOOOOOHHH SCARF!!! when I see a completed one. Though I will spare you a winter-is-coming joke and just wish you good luck in finishing it :) Though I guess where you are you could die from cold and the lack of scarves, so these things are important. I’m basing this on Hannibal’s ridiculous fur hat and stereotypes.

Cavocorax

I really enjoy knitting but I’m self-taught (something I did while on mat leave) and I’m sure I’m holding the needles wrong so while I can knit, I do it very slowly! That being said scarves are the easiest best way to start. :P And if you can cross stitch, you could probably knit. At least a scarf.

Yeah I could have REALLY used that scarf this winter. I’d wrap it around the most of my face too because there were days where I’d go outside and it felt like my eyes were freezing. WHUT? Maybe I just need a mask like Bucky in Winter Soldier.

I adore his ridiculous fur hat. :) So happy I didn’t have to work outside like those guys!

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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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.

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drank Peach Cobbler by Tazo
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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…

sherapop

I like that the Tazo blends use natural flavoring, so even though the flavor may be strong, at least you know that it’s not a science experiment—with you as the guinea pig!!! lol

oddree

Yes, it’s not that fake sweet peach smell or taste – it’s the real deal. Don’t mess with peaches!!

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drank Lemony Gunpowder by Harney & Sons
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Oh goodness, I oversteeped this so much. Basically I just forgot I was steeping. IDEK how long. Well, I drank it anyway! The lemony covers up the gunpowdery, so this isn’t as bitter as it could be. Happy Monday workday!

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drank Apricot by Carytown Teas
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I have apricot tea and apricot tartlette cookies, and my whole desk smells like apricots. Yay, vacation tomorrow with Shmiracles! South Beach ahoy. Essentials for the beach: Kindle filled with slash fic & Thomas Harris & poetry, Hannibal & beach music playlists, Timolino, ceviche. I did make an awesome playlist, I have to say – all euro synth and goth poetry and cheeky humor. I’ll add you to my instagram? I’m giraffodil there.

OMGsrsly

I’ll add you to my instagram! :)

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I seriously loved this tea. It made my morning! When I first smelled it, I noticed the grapefruit, and then when I steeped it, I noticed the slight smokiness. Really smooth and balanced to taste. Earls are my favorite, and this was a special one. I always can tell if I love something when I cradle the cup in my hands and savor it, even if it’s a styrofoam cup at work. I didn’t want to drink the last of this, because we don’t have any more, but I’ve added it to my wish list. Thanks, Cavo!

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This one is always so light. It’s sunny outside, so that’s okay. Probably one of my faves from the box, though I am partial to the glow cloud… Hey, I’m not sitting in a bathroom stall at work, drinking this, and crying this afternoon! Plus plus.

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Thanks, Cavo! This brings back memories, though I haven’t actively read and written Destiel since 2010, it was my first SPN pairing (which my Sam/Dean friends have graciously forgiven me for). The cinnamon and cocoa was nice and soothing this morning. I like Cara McGee’s stuff anyway. Also, fandom.

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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This was hard to make because it was SO CHUNKY, but it was very very nice and super refreshing – even helped my constant dehydration problem. I think I still got some black tea in there, though it seemed like just chunks of veggies and some other plants I’ve never even heard of. Lovely for drinking on the porch on a Sunday. And reading fics such as these:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/848346
http://archiveofourown.org/works/769111
http://archiveofourown.org/works/929602

Because they’re clever and not so OOC it’s creepy like bad-creepy. I’m also reading Red Dragon, because it’s adorable so far (and hopefully not weirdly anti-gay, like only 1981 can be in that special 1981 kinda way, though I think I made the right decision and it’s gonna be fun as hell), and I won’t admit to how many Hannibal eps I rewatched this weekend, because, life crisis.

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drank Apricot by Carytown Teas
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I was all, I need some Chinese black tea to help me with my life crisis. And Carytown was all, we use that in most of our black tea blends, like Apricot and Black Rose. And I was all, I knew I loved you guys for a reason. I also got apricot tea biscuits and stuff to make my lunches, but I forgot them all at home this morning. Life crisis.

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