545 Tasting Notes
took this from the traveling tea box because it smelled so totally rad.
and then i brewed it and it got cold and stuff. so now i am drinking it with some hot water added. and it’s nice and i like it’s fake strawberriness and i know i haven’t been around much but i am much too immersed in fanfic and dancing in my room to log tea. for seriously. plus i’m trying to drink down the large amounts of Tardis and Jane Austen Mafia teas i have when i’m not trying the 100 samples of tea i have. so i try to drink at least one or two samples a day but the Tardis and JAM teas the other times. and then i go to my Marathon Training Team runs and stop by the farmers market for leeks and eggplants and goat cheese (cuz i’ll go vegan again next week i swear) and those 200 Avengers fanfics that i sent to my kindle aren’t gonna read themselves!
this song is completely ridiculous, but i walk home to it from work every single fucking day (pardon my french Steve Rogers)
What She Came For (Lee Mortimer Dub) by Franz Ferdinand
i have a great idea! let’s drink lots of tea and then go to the gym and pee every 10 min.
thanks traveling tea box!
(it’s a nice enough darjeeling really. i like it!)
from the traveling tea box!
my first 52teas attempt after my failures back in christmas 2012.
what’s cool is that i don’t even like banana flavored things and i do actually like this!
but it is SUPER mild. jsyk
52teas may be falling back into my good graces.
keep it real Traveling Tea Box.
average middle of the road irish breakfast that i will never complain about.
HAHAH this tastes exactly like the one other tea i ever bought and dumped out.
but i did drink this cup. i added half & half and agave after a few sips so ya, basically covered it up.
taken from the Traveling Tea Box
it’s sounds like a nice combo. but maybe too much green imbalance to gain my true love.
mango green, pomegranate green, apricot (black)
really you could probably just give me apricot black and call it wild child and i’d be like ‘yes’ and ‘thank you’.
aww it IS a kinda buttery cup isn’t it!
so nice yum from the Traveling Tea Box
also, has everyone seen the shoe hype? maybe i’m late to this game but here:
thanks Anna for being so awesome and sending these samples that i wasn’t expecting!
the smell of this tea is intense! with no vanilla to be seen if you ask me. but the taste is much more mellow and playful. i’m not a huge chai person but this isn’t really really a chai tea i don’t think. i’d buy it again and glad i have a second cup :)
i LOVE della terra. i’m a person who needs things to the extreme. i don’t wanna be that way, but it’s how i’m built. or how i’ve been molded i guess.
i don’t run 5ks i run 50ks. i don’t go out often but when i do i’m in the sweaty middle of the dance floor the entire time. and this catholic girl cheerleader got her first tattoo when she was 18 and it was large. (cliche i knowww)
point being, della terra has almost ONLY intense flavors. there is no real subtlety there. it’s all tea as a vehicle for flavor. and for some weird reason i don’t feel overwhelmed by my sample stash anymore (which makes no sense since it’s huge hah) (huge i say!) and then there’s that $5 coupon they sent out, and damnit to hell if i’m not gonna place an order. oh della terra. damnit to hell.
(i can hear Captain America say “language!” every time i tiny swear)
let’s taste this tea from the Traveling Tea Box B with a side of animal crackers!
oh wow it does have a little carameley vanillaey notes. not strong but very noticeable.
i like this one a lot. very nice.
i don’t know exactly why i was so excited to try this one from the TTB.
but i like it in the way i thought i would. sunny. lemons are sunny ya know!
maybe it’s because celestial seasonings lemon is a tea that almost every non-tea drinker has in their cupboard. so it’s a tea for my teenage years. or maybe it’s cuz lemon and honey is what you add to basic teas anyways, but i never think of lemon teas these days.
so it’s nice to have this one dropped into my lap and realize i could search out a rich and deep lemon tea. one with real personality. this might not be it. but it was very good! and i’m gonna do a second steep of my little teaspoon worth for sure. right now.
somewhat related, i’m pretty sure i am getting a slow motion sunburn from walking to and from work.
and sunblock just sweats right off me. i’m a super sweater! not exaggerating. i always have extra shirts with me. is that gross? idk whatevs.
also DOMA was deemed unconstitutional! yay!
“A great win not just for the gay community, it’s a great win for the American tradition of equal justice under the law,”
and i now suspect i will be reading a lot of fanfiction that includes this in my foreseeable future. (as a person who never wants to marry, fics that end in marrying tend to make me squirm a little, but i get over it quickly. there is always the next feelsey story to read!)
i think this song is happy! let’s listen to it!
Canada by Low