Saturday, February 9, 2008

tea in the mail

my buddy in austin who made me two wonderful cowls and an owl(dig that rhyme!)sent me the cutest thing in the mail recently in this candy bar box! so cool. she also sent me two different varieties of david rio teas to try and to review. i remember having tried this brand a while back and wasn't crazy about it, i can't remember what flavor i had though. i think it was in a green box... the green passion, dominant flavors being papaya, pineapple and cornflower blossoms was good. however, there is some underlying flavor that this whole brand seems to have that i am not crazy about. it may not even be a flavor but the way they process the tea or the actual leaves they use--i'm not really sure. i would give a thumbs up to the green passion though.

i was really excited about the tahitian tangerine because i have been on a citrus kick lately and it really smelled amazing. however, the taste was really overpowering to me and very powdery tasting, like someone crushed up a vitamin and mixed it into the tea.

i guess overall i am skeptical of this brand, i would not go out and buy it but obviously there are alot of people out there who do like it, i see it all over now. i do like their packaging and they have interesting flavor combinations. so thanks to my friend for the samples--i love trying new teas even if i don't end up loving them. i'll have to do a post soon about her knitting and etsy site. thanks JR!


kate smudges said...

Hi Laura,

I was just checking out your Etsy site. It was enjoyable to look through your paintings ... the encaustic monotypes are really lovely, as well as your watercolours.

I'm glad you are still doing some tea posts. The Tahitian Tangerine sounds like it had good possibilities, but not if it tastes vitaminish.

Anonymous said...

I adore your flower and cat photos. I can never get enough of these. Dawn, my niece, told me that you might quit watercolors in favor of block printing!?? Why? They're gorgeous! I saw some of your originals at her home. They're wonderful. Please, continue and post them.

Unknown said...

A tea review!! How cool is that. I love it.

Linda O'Neill said...

Hi Laura, right now I'm drinking a rather strange brew...Irish breakfast with a splash of chai and soy creamer. It's my morning wonder should try it!

By the way...I love that Passionflower painting on your sidebar. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to go make a cup of tea right now! Your post was inspiring!