101 Tasting Notes

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
101 tasting notes

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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80
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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drank Russian Earl Grey by Carytown Teas
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Favorite! FAVORITE tea! I splurged while shopping on Friday and kinda freaking out. I was a little too dehydrated to enjoy as much as I should… for the past few weeks. Can you tell I’m having a life crisis?

I didn’t realize this has lemongrass. So it’s citrusy and lemongrassy and flowery. I am a fan. I can’t afford to start my full fledged tea cabinet, but I’ll add to it a bit at a time.

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85
drank English Breakfast by Tazo
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Does anyone else think this tea tastes like chicken broth? Anyone? Just me? Not that that’s a bad thing… it’s kind of rich. And I feel sick pretty consistently these days, so it’s kind of nice. I just don’t know.

Can I read this fic outside instead of being here? Y/N? http://archiveofourown.org/works/828998/chapters/1575445

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100
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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SO GOOD. I only had 1 tea bag, and I know we can’t get this online, so I steeped it about 5 times this weekend. It’s heavenly. So is the weather. Everything else, meh. But I’m running again, and after my boring test tomorrow I don’t have to study insurance for awhile, and I’m all caught up on Hannibal. So not everything.

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Appropriate for today, because last night I decided to run away from work as fast as possible to go running in the sun, make goat cheese pasta and bleu cheese/potato tarts, & then finish S1 of Hannibal. Good call, I say to myself. Then I got my caramel fix from this tea this morning (I’m trying to save some for Shmiracles, I swear). I’m also trying to convince her to watch Hannibal too, though it’s hard because, TV. Though I was all, Oh look there’s swiggity swag the nightmare stag again… Ooh vomit & body parts…

OMGsrsly

Oh, body parts. The gift that keeps on giving.

oddree

Have to say, have never had cause to seriously consider if it’s possible to regurgitate a human ear before. First time for everything!

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100
drank Thé de Vendome by Nina's Paris
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Wow. This tea is amazing. I don’t really get the citrus as much as the strange spiciness – it reminds me of Catholic church, so like frankincense and myrrh or something. Maybe it’s the marigolds! Also, golden flowers, yes. It’s very TEA and strong, but soft and lovely. Thanks, Shmiracles, for letting me try some from your samples!

I think I had nightmares last night. Maybe I shouldn’t have watched shows with dismembered human totem poles in them before bed, maybe???? (Though, looked pretty amazing, I must say.) Why didn’t I dream about Hoechlin and baseball, or how Dylan O’Brien looks in all those Maze Runner pics? Oh, brain.

OMGsrsly

OR dream about how Tom Hiddleston is a closet fanfic fanatic. That was a good one.

oddree

Yeah but was there really a closet involved with that dream? Because even from the few memes I’ve seen, I’m pretty convinced he reads it haha

Cavocorax

Said dismembered totem pole resides in my office. Wild mice currently live in it. How’s that for creepy/awesome? :P

I love idea that TH reads fanfic. :D Makes me feel less creepy if he’s in on it too.

oddree

AAAHHH that’s perfect! Wild mice. Seriously, that was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen on TV, and I don’t get creeped out that much, but I was getting creeped out. But moreso, impressed. It was amazing. That episode really took the show up a notch for me for several reasons, not least the totem pole, and now I can’t wait to finish the season. Kudos!

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Ah, found this tea entry, finally. This one was a little light, and I wanted to like it more, but I am a fan of the cinnamony flavors with green tea, especially these Hobbity blends from Adagio. I had it with some Trader Joe’s milk & honey biscuits, and poured boiling water on my hand, but it doesn’t hurt.

Today is also lame (migraine day #4 + work + everything), but Sterek gets me out of bed, and a surprise Tyler Hoechlin or Martin Freeman radio show on my iPhone can definitely make my morning bearable. I love imaginary people, and internet people, and fantasy people. Sometimes actors. I just have to make it to lunch, then yoga, then baseball & Hannibal. Think I can make it? IDK, maybe!

OMGsrsly

Work + migraine = ouch. Best of luck to make it through the day!

oddree

Thanks! I am so far so good. Sometimes prescription drugs are awesome :)

Cavocorax

Yay for helpful drugs!

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I really wanted to like this tea, since today is all about migraines, disappointment, depression, rain, and Monday… and I got caramel, yay! The caramel and hazelnut overpowers the chocolate and vanilla that I am less fond of, and it’s sweet without being too sweet. So I’m a fan of this tea, thanks, Cavocorax, for sharing! I’m still only halfway through S1, but I get the antlers reference at least.

Cavocorax

I read the first sentence and thought on no, she wanted to like it but she’s gonna say she hates it! /0\ But you don’t and that’s cool. Glad you got some chocolate/vanilla from it, AND I’m happy you’re enjoying the show so far. We just finished filming the last episode of S2 so now I’m just waiting to see if NBC is renewing it or not.

Hope today is much better than yesterday!

oddree

At least it’s halfway over! Today I mean, not S2 because I have to catch up – before I get spoiled by a fic description or Tumblr in general. Sorry for the fakeout – I’m glad I liked this one too, but if I had read the description I would have known since I like caramel :) I also dropped the bag on the floor (because today sucks) but only lost a teeny tiny bit and still have lots left (WHEW!). I think I would have just gone back to bed at that point haha.

OMGsrsly

All I have to say is… swiggity swag the nightmare stag. (Oh, tumblr.)

Cavocorax

SWIGGITY SWAG!
Someone needs to make a tea for that.

Also, bookmark this for the end of Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WP6_m9rRlI It’s a pretty awesoe fanvid that NBC is promoting.

Also, if I did that I might have been tempted to just give up too.

oddree

I’ll check that out! I love it when networks use fanworks for promos – MTV does this lots but, well, MTV – and I was going to get back to you when I’m all caught up anyway to see if there’s anything else I’m missing. Like, IDEK the nightmare stag had a fandom name ;)

OMGsrsly

There is SO MUCH stag fanart it’s amazing and awesome.

oddree

Ok, but, now I’m pretty certain there’s stag sexytiems fics and I’m getting a little afraid LOL (jk, I’m in a werewolf fandom, for goodness sakes)

OMGsrsly

Anything is possible? But I don’t read Hannibal fanfic because the well done stuff just creeps me out to no end.

tea-sipper

I hope it’s better for you tomorrow!

Cavocorax

I wish I had fic recs for you for later, but I have NOTHING. I tried reading a few Hannibal/Sherlock crossovers, but they felt false. And most of the other fics I read are Hannigram and I haven’t read any that were good enough to make me really feel that ‘ship. It’s not difficult to convince me that Hannibal might want Will; it’s harder to convince me that Will is ready to go cannibal just to get with Hannibal. I need something written well enough to make me accept that. :|

Cavocorax

Course I haven’t looked in months! Maybe fic based on the newer season will be better written?

OMGsrsly

I’ve seen a couple recs, but as soon as I saw the tags I was all NOPE and clicked the red X.

oddree

Oh, I know what that’s like – some of the best shows don’t have good fics. I don’t ship anyone on the show yet, and I’m not sure I ever will, but while your OTP of course has the best fics ever, it’s typically torture to try to read a pairing you’re not into. Though I giggled a little when you said Hannigram, because I didn’t know the portmanteau :) Right now, I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever read a cannibal fic, and I wanna say yeah maybe? Maybe a hell!Dean fic, back when I read Destiel.

Cavocorax

It’s funny that the portmanteau made you laugh when I just saw THIS: (http://hannibal-tv-show.tumblr.com/post/82097048717/color-division-hannibal-embrace-all) on tumblr.

It’s a spoiler free set of gifs for possible relationships and their zanyish names.

OMGsrsly

OMG. CHILLYWILLY.

oddree

Hahahahaha murder husbands. Though I might be willing to read Hannidelia? If I read het. Though Gillian Anderson never really counts re: categories. And some of these characters I have yet to meet. I remember a time before portmanteaus, but once I discovered why ppl were portmanteau-ing all over the place because of Tumblr, I was like OH I GET IT. Reasons.

OMGsrsly

J^2^ is still the best portmanteau.

OMGsrsly

AWW. Let me try that again. J 2 is still the best portmanteau.

oddree

Cavo – that fanvid is AMAZING! I got the song stuck in my head last night, and the lyrics are so dramatic and perfect. Ravenstag – that sounds like an estate from a gothic novel, no? Something romantic and dark. If Poe and Hemingway had a baby.

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74
drank La La Lemon (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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How steadfast and useful you are, my go-to hangover tea!

Happy Friday, everyone. I went out last night on a work outing w/ beers, and an all female Guns n Roses cover band, and Vietnamese food carts. Fell asleep before 10pm watching condensed baseball games on MLB.com. Woke up and cuddled my cat for awhile before eating some cold pizza and running out the door. Living the dream.

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