So I started my “job” on Monday (quotes because I am not getting paid but rather it is placement that is part of my school program that is costing me $15/day for parking) and my life has basically been waking up almost 3 hours early to sit in traffic for what feels like forever to then nap in the parking garage, go to work, come home in yet another traffic-filled drive, eat dinner, and turn in. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Honestly, if not for my 365 days of tea thing on instagram, I probably wouldn’t have even looked at the kettle this week. Though I guess this is life. Plus, it comes with a cool title which makes it sound like I am legit – “Immigration Case Analyst”.
Work is fairly interesting at least though I am not loving my “mentor” who is pretty fake and seems far more interested in gossiping with the other girls in the area than she is in teaching. Anytime she does give me something to do, it is clearly something just to keep me busy and out of her hair, like filing or organizing the file folders on the computer. Luckily, she tends to pawn me off and have me shadow another girl in the office who is actually teaching my stuff, or if she has nothing new to teach me, she arranges for me to go with someone else who can show me something they are doing. So I am not loving it but it could be worse.
Anyways, back to the tea…I made this as a smoothie and when I took my first sip the first thought that came to mind was that this was a deeper flavor than normal. Weird description but its what came to mind. It is like the difference between milk chocolate and dark. This isn’t overly sweet but still has a great dessert flavor. It is sort of nutty but this definitely captures creme brulee. Add to that the banana element from the smoothie and its like bananas foster with a dark chocolate drizzle. Rich and satisfying while also being a little bit sophisticated.