(I forgot Talk Like a Pirate Day?! Inexcusable…)
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Today the prompt be t’ include pirate-speak in a tastin’ note. I plundered this tea from the galley t’ be me nightly herbal fer a while. It has t’ stink o’ a Christmas candle, but ‘tis pleasant. I smell a strong spicy aroma o’ cinnamon ‘n clove, an’ pick up a wee o’ the earthy/peppery smell o’ turmeric. Alas, it reminds me o’ pillagin’ th’ ports o’ India! The flavor be most strongly turmeric, aye, but ’tisn’t too hot at the aft o’ the throat… the raspberry/blackberry leaf add enough mellow sweetness t’ keep the spice from burnin’ like th’ streets o’ Port Royal, ‘n also add a generic fruitiness t’ the blend. As wit’ most cranberry teas, the cranberry be missin’ like th’ plundered gold o’ Treasure Island. Thar be a mild ‘n generic fruitiness , but th’ spices be mighty, ‘n any tartness I’d associate wit’ cranberry be o’ lemon citrus.
It be a fine herbal spice blend for those nights a’stormin’, but nah wha’ I was hopin’ fer wit’ a name like “Cranberry Crush.”
Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Clove, Fruity, Herbaceous, Lemon, Spices, Turmeric