I set some of this to cold steep a few days ago, although I’m only getting around to drinking some now. Basically, what had happened was I realized I really wanted a cold, creamy drink – milk or juice or something. Well, we haven’t had milk in the house for a couple of weeks now (which has been all kinds of a pain to me) since it’s Tre’s turn to buy it (amount lots of other things like bread, laundry detergent, cheese, and olive oil that I’ve been living without for a while now: I’m down to my last few pairs of pants and socks) and he’s broke. I’m trying to be a good supportive roommate with patience sinhce I know he has a job now and I just have to wait until his first paycheck: the bulk of which will be going to rent and then the last bit for laundry detergent, milk, and bread…
I decided that a good fix in the mean time would be to set up a ton of stuff to cold brew – it wasn’t an instant fix, but next time I was craving juice I’d have a good alternative! And that happened to be today.
When I set everything up, I used my normal jug of cold water but I was kinda light on the leaf: I used 1 tbsp and 1 tsp for the whole jug when normally I’d use a lot more. This is one of my favourite teas, and I’m only now realizing how quickly I’m burning through it (sadly it’s seasonal and might not even come back next year) so, admittedly, I was being stingy. To compensate I gave this an extra long time to sit and do its thing – about 30 hours.
I’m drinking it now at work and you can’t even tell I was light on the leaf: this is super flavourful! I find that one of the key differences from when you drink this cold and when you drink it hot is that cold it’s very much a sweet pineapple and not a tangy one, and the coconut is much richer and appararent (more apparent than the pineapple), and super creamy. I love this tea both ways the same amount but for slightly different reasons.Today this is tasting like Pineapple Lifesavers or a pineapple milkshake.
I have two mail related things I feel like talking about, but neither are super relevant to anything so feel free to guiltlessly stop reading at this point ;)
First, I almost knocked down a poor little old lady today while at the post office. I was sending out two swap packages – one for VariaTEA and one for akgrowngirl and was admittedly really rushed since I started work in 5 minutes (post office is only 15 ft. or so from my kiosk, but still). After paying for everything I quite quickly rounded the corner and basically crashed into this poor old lady. After apologizing profusely and having her reassure me to, firstly, she was perfectly ok and, secondly, not to feel bad (she hadn’t checked around the corner either) I left and went to work… But damn! I feel really bad :S
The second, is that I HATE working with UPS for delivering my weekly paperwork to head office. They only come every few weeks to bring me stock, and my paperwork is due every Monday so I have to call and arrange a pick up. That’d be fine, but the mall acousits make it nearly impossible to hear someone over the phone or be heard over the phone – and UPS’s pick up service is automated. I had to repeat the tracking number, my address, parcel weight, number of packages, time of pick up and all this other stupid information like ten times because I was struggling to hear this automated voice tell me instructions and because the automated voice was having issues hearing what I was saying. Gah!
Plus side, the UPS guy who comes every week for the pick up is SUPER adorable. He’s just the perfect amount of “man” and “cute/innocent” combined. He reminds me of Dean, Castiel, and Sammandriel (I don’t even know if I spelled that right) combined in the most perfect way… Yeah: you can tell I’m firstly watching too much Supernatural, don’t do enough other than drink tea/work, and definitely don’t have enough in person human contact other than as an employer/salesperson…
But dat smile and dat ass…
Another pet peeve – when people try to ask me questions when I’m RIGHT IN THE FREAKING MIDDLE of ringing someone’s purchase through. It’d piss you off if someone interupted the sales lady/man as they were ringing your stuff through the till so why do it to other people!? And, it’s especially frustrating when I’ve told them, kindly, “I’ll be able to help you out in just a moment” and then they still cut me off mid sentence as I’m ringing stuff in to ask something stupid like “How much are the calendars?”. Christ! They’re not all the same price – and while I know most of the prices off the top of my head I certainly don’t know the price for all 500+ calendars we sell.
Anyway – that’s been my day so far. Knocking down helpless elderly people, frustrating phone calls with UPS, hot UPS pick up men, and stupidly impatient customers. I least I have this nice, smooth iced tea to bring me back into a state of calm and near nirvana – though!