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Thanks for the sample, mtchyg! And for mixing it.
It’s a deep black tea base with some creamy chocolate and a hint of brown sugar/caramel sweetness. I want to say that it has bread notes and raisin notes as well, but I might me crazy.
I think I’m going to have to buy a bag of this one. It’s a great dessert tea.
And tea is also ZERO SmartPoints, which is a thing I didn’t give a shit about until yesterday, when I told my husband it was GO TIME on a diet (“lifestyle change”) and I was JOINING WEIGHT WATCHERS DAMMIT and he said “okay.” (He is the chillest person alive.) (And I am, as you may have surmised from my tea blog, a flea circus of cray-cray).
So now tea is going to be my fallback substitute for EVERYTHING, all the time. It’s going to be my alcohol substitute. My soda substitute. My dessert substitute.
I already tried to use it as a beer substitute. I brought a bunch of iced tea to a party in a big to-go tumbler to drink instead of beer.
But the party was a beer-snob microbrew kind of crowd, and they kept asking me what the heck I was drinking. I said tea, and they asked why.
Doesn’t it seem gauche to ask people why they aren’t drinking alcohol?
Maybe I’m pregnant.
Maybe alcohol interferes with my medical conditions or medicines.
Maybe I’m watching my calories.
Maybe I don’t like alcohol.
Maybe alcohol doesn’t like me.
Maybe I like alcohol TOO MUCH and I’m in AA.
Almost ANY RESPONSE to “why aren’t you drinking?” is going to be personal. And I’d just met the people who were asking. (People who know me know that I carry tea around with me everywhere.)
I think it’s a young-person thing. People who are older tend to know the downside of alcohol a little better, are past the “party!” phase, and also, I think, just care less about what other people do.
Feel free to weigh in on any or none of this. Just getting it off my chest.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Creamy, Malt, Raisins
This is a slightly bitter fruity tea created & given to me by the wonderful mtchyg.
It steeps up the COOLEST BLOOD COLOR:
The primary flavor is hibiscus (like cranberry, slightly tart). Hibiscus is my new favorite thing, so I might be biased here in liking it, and this tea. There also a few apple and citrus notes, and a deeper note that’s probably the pu erh or cocoa nibs.
There’s a lot going on, but it’s very rich, dark, and complicated, just like vampires would be.
You live a long time, you get skeletons in those closets. If you’re eating people, some of those skeletons are probably literal.
Can you imagine living forever? Every single embarrassing or shameful thing I’ve ever done keeps me up at night NOW, and I’m only 32. Imagine being, like, 500 years old. You’d have hundreds of instances of betrayals and slights and backhanded compliments and mistakes and getting your period in your khakis. HUNDREDS.
That time I walked into a telephone pole waving at a cute boy? If I were 500, I’d probably have done that at LEAST 4 more times.
Flavors: Citrus, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Sweet, Tart
My wonderful tea friend mtchyg made this to drink at his book club meeting for the book Furiously Happy by the Bloggess, Jenny Lawson. It has a strong woodsy rooibos base, but it’s brightened up by notes of vanilla and pineapple.
THERE ARE ALSO SPRINKLES.
This decaf tea is a really cute way to wrap up a day. No matter how tedious your day was, when you come home to a decaf white tea/rooibos WITH SPRINKLES, my GOSH, SPRINKLES, that tastes like a CUPCAKE, you’ll be okay.
I just wish I had a really good book to sink into with this. Alas, I’m in the middle of something that’s just okay at the moment. I’m looking forward to finishing that book out and trying out the new Jonathan Safran Foer novel. Mmmm.