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The irony here is that what, two days after I say that I’ll never request this tea… I request this tea.

But I’m not changing my rating, no no. So here’s the humor. I went to a semi-fancy beer place, and bought a semi-fancy bottle of mead, imported from Denmark. Missy also wanted tea, and the question was posed:

What kind of tea should we drink, that won’t spoil or overpower the flavors of the mead?

That really mild Nonsuch Estate tea that we tried the other day, of course. Worked perfectly. The same timid profile that left me feeling ‘meh’ a few days ago accompanied tonight’s drink rather well. Though, I kind of feel bad for it. It’s a terrible measuring tool to comment on how well this sits in the shadow of the night’s other beverage! If Nonsuch was a child, I’d be giving him a complex.

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Blake

As a semi-fancy alcohol snob at heart with the purchasing power of the poorest parts of winos and college kids combined, I’m a bit curious. What mead did you get?

Mead is one beverage I’ve only had once or twice, and those were far enough along into the evening for it’s memory to be hazy at best.

Cheryl

If you don’t have a career in writing/communications, you should have. Your reviews always catch my eye.
Missy? Do you get a chance to talk? : )

Missy

@Blake Vikingernes Mjød from Dansk Mjød. I love copy and paste. I ran downstairs to look at the bottle and was wondering how am I going to get those symbols in there! This is the second time I’ve had mead as well. I remembered it being more honey like and very hmm tame. This was a bit a of a shock but good. Now if I could get mead with vanilla bean in it….

@ Cheryl LOL he’s not nearly as loquacious at home. I do enjoy reading his reviews even after talking to him about the tea.

Angrboda

Well, there weren’t any vanilla in Scandinavia during the iron and viking ages. :)

For the Danish letters (or other more specialised letters and symbols) I find this a really useful site http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm

Otherwise of course the obvious solution is to get a proper keyboard with all 29 letters of the alphabet on it. ;)

Missy

haha! You’ve made some proper points! Thanks for the link. My daughter likes to use these in names and such. I’ll be sure to send her an email full of them now. ;)

Blake

Thanks Missy. The one mead I can recall I actually remember the same way you do. Lots of honey, and very tame. Time to hunt for something new…

Dylan Oxford

@Cheryl You are too kind. I don’t have a career in communications (other than the occasional emails to my… clients? stakeholders?). I’m glad my reviews are enjoying :)

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Blake

As a semi-fancy alcohol snob at heart with the purchasing power of the poorest parts of winos and college kids combined, I’m a bit curious. What mead did you get?

Mead is one beverage I’ve only had once or twice, and those were far enough along into the evening for it’s memory to be hazy at best.

Cheryl

If you don’t have a career in writing/communications, you should have. Your reviews always catch my eye.
Missy? Do you get a chance to talk? : )

Missy

@Blake Vikingernes Mjød from Dansk Mjød. I love copy and paste. I ran downstairs to look at the bottle and was wondering how am I going to get those symbols in there! This is the second time I’ve had mead as well. I remembered it being more honey like and very hmm tame. This was a bit a of a shock but good. Now if I could get mead with vanilla bean in it….

@ Cheryl LOL he’s not nearly as loquacious at home. I do enjoy reading his reviews even after talking to him about the tea.

Angrboda

Well, there weren’t any vanilla in Scandinavia during the iron and viking ages. :)

For the Danish letters (or other more specialised letters and symbols) I find this a really useful site http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm

Otherwise of course the obvious solution is to get a proper keyboard with all 29 letters of the alphabet on it. ;)

Missy

haha! You’ve made some proper points! Thanks for the link. My daughter likes to use these in names and such. I’ll be sure to send her an email full of them now. ;)

Blake

Thanks Missy. The one mead I can recall I actually remember the same way you do. Lots of honey, and very tame. Time to hunt for something new…

Dylan Oxford

@Cheryl You are too kind. I don’t have a career in communications (other than the occasional emails to my… clients? stakeholders?). I’m glad my reviews are enjoying :)

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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