Today is not going my way. My notices page won’t open (and not being able to clear the little red 20 is annoying the piss out of me), my house smells of grain mash (the husband is making beer – the smell in itself isn’t bad, but after three plus hours, it gets a little (okay, a lot) overwhelming), one of my kitties is stoned out of her mind because she has a very bad bladder infection (apparently she didn’t respond to antibiotic number one, but I still feel like a bad mommy for letting it get so bad) and I feel bored and fidgety. I need tea.
Sadly, I think I picked the wrong one with this one because apparently The Soho Earl wears a lot of perfume. Or uses a lot of citrus-scented cleaning products. The scent of this alone makes it somewhat difficult for me to drink. It just smells so artificial and wrong. Getting past the smell into the actual taste, though, and it’s okayish. Sweet, almost candied citrus with some orange peel bitterness thrown in (too much, actually, but at least the bitterness is realistic, unlike the rest of the flavor). It has a very noticeable orange-ish flavor. I say orange-ish, not bergamot, because bergamot seems a bit darker of a citrus flavor than this. This is more candy orange/citrus than sophisticated bergamot/citrus. Not quite those orange gummy slices you get at the gas station orange flavored. And now I’m thinking of those circus peanuts my parents used to always get at the gas station. I don’t think it tastes like those either, but for some reason my mind is screaming at me, “CIRCUS PEANUTS!!!! THEY’RE ORANGE!!! LIKE THIS TEA TASTES!!! CIRCUS PEANUTS!!!”
Must reign in my brain a bit….
Okay, this actually makes me think of Constant Comment, when I make it for iced tea for the husband. I don’t ever drink it, but this tea still reminds me of the smell. I can’t say I’m a fan of this one. Maybe the husband will like it enough to drink the rest.