So this came in one of those adorable as hell Easter Egg tins from DT; my sister hid three of them (I don’t know if they’re sold individually or as a set) in my house for the holiday – I’ve passed one of the three along to Tre to give to a friend since it’s one I’ve tried and don’t really need/want around right now (Forever Nuts) and the other is Chocolate Macaroon which I don’t really love but I’m holding on to because there are a few creative ways I think I could prepare it.
I don’t have good memories of this one – but it’s also been over a year since I last had it so I thought I owed this tea another chance. I’m drinking the sample as a cold brew because back when I first had it I hadn’t discovered the joys of cold brewing, and since then mint/chocolate cold brews have become something I consistently enjoy. This is NOT working for me though – something about the smell alone is turning me off. Like, remember that ridiculously acted/overly dramatic scene in Breaking Dawn where Bella is craving eggs and then they go to make the eggs and she just instantly goes into morning sickness mode? The smell of this is making me nauseous in almost the same way as I imagine morning sickness would.
But; I’m trying it anyway…
…And, nope! This one is so very much still not my cup of tea. The chocolate has such a wonky taste to it – and it forces itself on you in a really questionable way; it’s borderline chemical tasting but definitely artificial. Cheap chocolate; that’s what it is. I’m sure the stupid sprinkles don’t help much either. The peppercorn? Nope – I’ll echo my thoughts from a year ago; what is it doesn’t in the blend!? It adds nothing of value, and it clashes with the already not so delicious taste of the chocolate. The mint is sort of the only redeeming thing – but even then it kind of tastes… Old?
This one is such a big flop – and it’s matching with all the negative memories I’ve got from a year ago, except worse. But even still; I rated this 72!? What was I smoking!? I’m dropping this rating down to where it deserves to be and the rest of this foul, nauseating brew is getting dumped as it should be. Who actually likes this crap?
Big Brother Update (not that any of you care – it’s more a tally for myself):
Goddesses/Divine Beings: Sarah, Naeha
Love: Brittnee, Johnny, Sindy
Kinda Like: Zach, Jordan, Kevin (even after tonight’s roller coaster episode),
No Opinion/Neutral: Ashleigh, Risha, Pilar (START PLAYING THE FREAKING GAME!)
Scum of the Earth: B*bby (Bobby), Craigslist/Egg/Grogg (Graig), Br*n* (Bruno), Wallow (Willow; but she’s sort of on the road to redemption), Flopfrey (Godfrey)