Oct 18, 2009

Still Alive

Yes I am still around. My tooth put me under the weather for a while. I ended up needing to get it pulled as there just wasn't enough of it left to save. Luckily it was one of my back molars. Unluckily the extraction led to a bone infection. Can you say pain? So I spent a bit of time doped up on pain pills. Not that conductive to writing in my blog.

I have been drinking teas and I actually have a couple of mini reviews for some teas that I picked up a new to me tea site. 52Teas has a unique concept where they blend a new flavor of tea in limited quantities once a week. They have a neat program where you can sign up to get all the teas for a set amount of time or you can just purchase them individually. I go the individual route as not all their flavors appeal to me.

I picked up one that I had high hopes for. It is the Pumpkin Pie flavored black tea. Every fall I tend to crave pumpkin pies and I figured this would help satisfy my cravings without loading me down with calories. Unfortunately I wasn't that impressed when I brew the tea according to the instructions which call for letting the tea steep for 4 to 5 minutes. The resulting tea was bitter enough that even sugar couldn't rescue it. I tried again and let it steep for 31/2 minutes. That took care of most of the bitterness but made for a weaker cup of black tea then I prefer.

The second tea or tisane that I picked up I didn't really have any expectations of. I had never tried honeybush before and wanted to give it a try. So I choose the Pina Colada Honeybush and boy is it good. The pineapple and coconut pieces along with the rum flavoring blend together in a taste sensation that I am very much enjoying. If I close my eyes, I can picture myself on a beach with a drink in hand. Well worth purchasing especially as the second steep is as good as the first.

Have a great day!



  1. I've never been a tea person but got hooked on a blend that Teavana did -- I think I'd like the blends you're talking about!!!

    Hope the tooth is getting better. Nothing quite like tooth pain. :-(


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