I have not felt good all day so I stayed home, and I got to hear some city code checker people talk about taking the jalapenos off my plant and leaving me a dollar. Classy! I didn’t know who they were and they woke me up with this chatter, so I called the office, and now I’m tempted to also write to the city and let them know what lovely people they have!
When I finally felt like having tea, I decided to reach for Paris. Of course it got all cold because I had no idea gas prices went insane overnight, which led me to try to figure out just how much of prices are speculation, considering that wholesale gas and oil prices have actually dropped…AND it’s all the same sort of things that screwed up the housing market: risk taking by banks, deregulation, derivatives, etc. Fantastic.
Yeah I am not done as you can see, haha. I decided to add some milk just to try to get a little something more in my stomach, and I do like how much more creamy this tea becomes. I think it brings out the caramel a bit more. Like a strawberry shortcake topped with a little caramel sauce, dropped into a cup of Earl Grey.
Even with it cooled, I still have no problem finishing the cup. I also realized when looking through my email, I haven’t had this tin as long as I thought. Every time I open it I think I have to drink it more often. I still do, but it’s not been sitting around over a year like I thought.
What exactly is Steepster’s formula for a) deciding which of your tasting notes to display first and b) where they are on a page? I had to get through half the 260+ notes to find my bunch and for some reason like the oldest one (least amount of likes on it too, I always thought it was organized by likes/comments) comes up first. The rest are not in chronological order either, the next one in that order is the last one! I don’t get it.
Anyway I decided to have a pot of this and I steeped it for a shorter time than usual and I think I like it more that way. Everything comes off as a lighter flavor and everything blends in well with the black tea. I kind of think it tastes a lot like candy if there was ever a nice, delicate fruity and floral candy.
Still has a nice black tea to support the flavors, I would keep this as a staple, for sure.
Oh dear, has it really been almost 6 months since I’ve had this tea? Unacceptable.
I was baking cupcakes because I got this cocoa mole ale from New Belgium and I did not like drinking it. In fact I’d take a sip and each time I just thought, this belongs in chocolate cake. So I finally made them tonight and I ate half of one and I am pretty much a genius. I’m going to frost them with cinnamon buttercream tomorrow and take some to my apartment complex leasing office since I have 2 dozen of them and I’m just one person.
So then I was craving tea, but I didn’t want a chocolate one…I wanted something fruity and voila, Paris in the front of the cabinet. It’s coming up on nearly a year since I’ve been to Paris, I can’t believe it. It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago but I guess when you constantly think about it, that happens. It definitely reminds me of Paris although I did not drink any tea there (I did go into Mariage Freres and just completely freaked out because so much tea!). There’s just something about it that makes me think of sitting outside at a cafe about it.
Today’s the first time it’s actually really reminded me of an Earl Grey. I never noticed before. It’s like Marco Polo meets Earl Grey and a lemon. And it’s still so good.
Out of curiosity, I made some of this cold brewed. The vanilla is REALLY dominant, it’s like drinking cold, liquid cake.
In fact it’s really reminding me of a wedding cake flavored snoball that I had last summer, and I really need to go back over to that place when it is actually spring.