98 Tasting Notes
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
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.
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
Aww, this is the last of the Amande Amaretti. Guess we’ll have to go back to France…
Actually, I’m planning a trip to Montreal… goes to look at tea shops in Montreal… Yup, France it is. Though I’m sure I could bring back some Chinese tea and Gauloises.
I have extreme Spring fever today. I’m just staring at the computer screen but nothing’s getting through. That Hardywood beer right after work is going to taste AMAZING.
I just read outside in the sun during lunch, and it was glorious. Also, because I read this:
Mythological creature!Sherlock monthly fic partnered challenge series? By one of the best writers in any fandom? SO MUCH WIN. I’m halfway through the second one and I can’t wait to keep reading.
The first one is mermaid. LOVE.
Cecil tea – light and green – is perfect for this, today. There’s even tentacles on the cover art.
I’m clearing fic from other fandoms off my kindle, so reading some Bilbo/Thorin, Cecil/Carlos, and even Dean/Castiel, going way back (but not waaaaaaay back – though I’m sure I have a Batman/Robin on there somewhere). I figure Night Vale tea is appropriate, and I am 3 episodes behind, so.
This Dean/Cas is pretty clever: http://archiveofourown.org/works/968916
Short and sweet Sterek: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1347190
some Night Vale: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1254298?view_full_work=true
I’m still looking for the elusive, good, lovechild!Frodo fic… Does it exist??? I swore I saw it once on AO3.