I’m trying to get some writing done at the moment. The goal is 500 words total and I’m nearly halfway there, so I’m giving myself a short break. I have joined up with a group of like-minded writerly types elsewhere for a motivational project. 500 words, five days a week, 12 weeks with a weekly check-in. Week 2, doing well so far.
Point is, I was looking for an inspirational tea. It seems I don’t currently have one in my collection. At least not one that seemed inspirational today. Next solution then was to find one that might be interesting because it had been untouched for a while, while at the same time one that wasn’t so good that I would be distracted by paying attention to it while drinking.
Something out of the ordinary that I didn’t have to focus on. I believe that would be this tea, because honestly it’s probably the only way I’ll ever get through the tin. Then, when I’ve got my 500 words, I can reward myself with something nommy or something new.
I’m not a fan. I bought it in the UK because the name combined with the fact that I was IN England at the time felt like an obvious combination to the point where it even negated my natural sceptism of floral scented tea. I think I could have dealt with the flowers alone though. The fact that it is also heavily flavoured with jackfruit completely blindsided me. So heavily flavoured actually, that it’s really just a jackfruit tea decorated with some rose petals. That’s how it seems.
And you know, I’ve never tasted jackfruit in any other way than this, but I rather think I wouldn’t like it much, which totally doesn’t help here at all either.
At least it’s something to drink while writing. It’s better than eating biscuits or crisps or whatever. Health-wise, not flavour-wise.
I’m going to adjust the rating downwards a bit. Again.
I revisited this one today, and once again got a little disappointed by the fact that it’s quite fruitish in flavour and not at all roseish.
How can they make a tea named after an english rose and not have it be a black tea + rose, period?
How can they make a tea flavoured very distinctively with fruit and call it english rose? A very tropical fruit, even?
Sure, the british empire stretched well and truly into some very tropical areas, but still!
This is really bothering my OCD something awful!
That said, though, the tropical fruitness of it, was a pretty good choice to follow my evening meal which had many many nectarines and strawberries in it. So I was sort of adhering to a theme there. Or something. It took away a great deal of the initial disappointment of it not being what I expected (even though I’ve had it before), and made a quite enjoyable cup anyway.
Yes, I had dessert for dinner. I am such a grown-up!
(And if you are interested, this was dessert: http://www.formerchef.com/2010/09/15/strawberry-and-nectarine-crisp/ FormerChef has tons of awesome and easy to follow(!) recipes, you should totally check it out)