Cream of Earl Grey is a completely new tea experience for me. Growing up, I my Mom only drank orange pekoe tea (Red Rose, available only in Canada!). I had no idea any other type of tea existed. As I got older, and my sheltered world expanded a bit, I discovered. A few other types of tea, like green and chamomile. Then the tea movement happened, and kaboom! There were hundreds of types of tea everywhere. I tried a wide range of tropical, fruity, interesting teas. Because of the exciting teas, I never gave traditional teas a second look. I just figure they’re all blah like orange pekoe, and haven’t bothered. Until today, with my Cream of Earl Grey.
It does have a traditional tea taste, which isn’t really, pardon my pun, my cup of tea. I picture the Queen drinking this tea. With that being said, I can appreciate the flavour. I can see why it’s got “creamy” in its name, it is a smooth tea. It does have a dry aftertaste, but the smell is mellow and pleasant.
I give Cream of Earl Grey a 2.5 out of 5, I don’t mean it’s a bad tea, just not my flavour.
If you’re a foodie, like me, then you know salted caramel is all the rage right now. Pfft. I caught on to the salty/sweet magic when I was younger and loved to have a chocolate bar with a bag of salt and vinegar chips. Flavour magic!
David’sTea has brought the marriage of salty and sweet to a whole new level with Salted Caramel. This black tea is caramely, without being overly sweet. Then, the salt is there just after you swallow. And I can’t forget to mention how delicious this tea smells. Yum! Good job David!
I give Salted Caramel a 4 out of 5.
Today’s tea is Coco Chai Rooibos. I usually don’t make chai at home, because I prefer it as a latte, and frankly I’m too lazy to mess with warming milk, etc. I like to just pop some tea into a tea ball, fire up the Keurig, and away I go. Today I brewed the Coco Chai Rooibos as is, sipped it, and yup, made it into a latte. It’s delicious! A little watery, but if I had known I was going to make it into a latte, I would have brewed it stronger. This would be a great tea for a cold winter night, if you’re out and about.
I give Coco Chai Rooibos a 3 out of 5.
Rob and I were both stoked when we got the latest David’sTea newsletter, showcasing the advent calendar they released for this holiday season. My dear husband ran right out and bought it for me, much to my delight! It wasn’t until I got looking it over later that I realized I’ve already tried a lot of the teas included, most of them are David’s classics and best loved teas. That’s ok, it’s still. Ice to get a different one every day, try a few new ones, and plus ill have 24 cutesy little cans to use in the craft room afterwards! 😀
The first tea is “Buttered Rum“. If Im not mistaken, i think this black tea was introduced with the winter collection a few years ago and they kept it on as part of the permanent collection because of its popularity (I’m glad they do this with the best teas!). I’ve purchased this tea in the past, I like its warm wintery heartiness. It works great as a hot cocoa alternative on cold winter nights. I don’t consider myself a huge coconut fan, but the coconut in this tea adds a mellowness that rounds it out nicely.
I give Buttered Rum a 4 out of 5. 🙂
OooooooOooooo, my first post from my new iPhone! I’m such an Apple nerd. :). I’m just at work waiting for Rob to pick me up. I’m kind of tired today, but I have a bunch of things to do, so no rest for the wicked! We’ll have to stop at Starbucks on the way home. Or, I suppose I could just make a Starbucks kcup when I get home. Mmmmmmmm
I’ve felt so swamped lately, ever since I got home from NYC. I think it’s because I didn’t rest on vacation at all; my whole vacation was spent walking god knows how many kilometres all over NYC. I need another vacation. So I can stay home and relax.
Speaking of travelling, I’m getting excited for HalCon! It’s going to be so cool. I was thinking about really nerding it up and making a Dr Who outfit, but I really don’t have the time. :(. I will for sure wear my Dr Who tshirt though. Robs excited to see some of the guest speakers, and I’m stoked to see the cool exclusive merchandise. Plus, we’ll of course visit all our favourite Halifax stores and people. I think it will be an awesome trip, can’t wait!
Oh hai! This is a test post, the first one I’m making form my iPad. Yay!
I haven’t hosted a mail art swap for awhile, so I figured I’d come back with a bang. My mail art website of choice is ATCsforAll.com. It’s an online community of artists who all love mail art. Artist Trading Cards, inchies, twinchies, Rolo Cards, Recipe Cards, Chunky pages, art journals, and so much more!! Anyways, I decided to hold an inchie swap. Inchies are little 1″ X 1″ pieces of art. You start with a 1″ X 1″ piece of paper or light cardboard, and collage, draw, paint, etc your heart out. The theme of my inchie swap is colors of the rainbow (with a little altering – Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, and Blue) with each color having it’s own category. You pick which color(s) you want to do, then make monochromatic inchies for that color! A lot of participants who have signed up have taken on the challenge of all of the 8 colors we are doing. That’s 48 inchies! Wowza! Feel free to drop by the site, join (it’s free of course), and sign up for the swap! The deadline to get your inchies to me is April 19, 2012.
Here are the inchies I made for the swap. I used mostly mixed media techniques and paper collage. Aren’t they fun?