The other day I stumbled across a cache of perfume samples that I think were from the Posse’s event last year (which really needs to happen again- it was too fun to meet all of you and especially to watch Portia charm everyone in LA (she got samples out of The rest, please…
Well, I was going to write something about perfume but I got an a bout of allergies that screwed up the sniffer. Nose clogged and eyes watering to the point where concerned citizens offered counseling when walking down the boulevard. Not pretty. What the he!! is causing it I don’t know, but I am getting seriously over waking up with my eyes glued shut with gunk and my Kleenex consumption through the roof..
So let’s turn the subject to..
I love tea. I drink it practically every day. If not in the form of Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast (hot) with a dollop of milk then it’s Tejava brand iced bottled cold. At least once a week it’s an afternoon at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for an Earl Grey, hot (thank you Captain Picard) with milk and cinnamon. I drink coffee it if’s served to me (preferably with some sort of pastry) but in the AM I default to tea. Oh, and I consider the electric kettle to be a boon to mankind only second to Air Conditioning. It gets water to boiling in about two minutes and shuts itself off when it does; I’ve used it when cooking pasta since it seems much faster than boiling water in a pot.
But I digress..
Of course, there are tea scents; I smell tea amongst the asphalt of the late and lamented Eau de Fier by Annick Goutal.
What tea scents do you love, and what teas do you love? Back in my college days there was a place in Northampton that ad a delicious hibiscus tea that I’ve never been able to find again.