Thursday, August 19, 2010

A New Tea Bracket

I knew it was dangerous. The stuff that I was perfectly happy with that was $3.50 a box for a ton of teabags was fine. It was even organic. Tazo was fine, too, though not quite the bargain with it's fewer bags. It was Earl Grey, cold.

But no....after having some of Mighty Leaf Currant Iced Tea at a restaurant in Chicago (I went in 3 times a day for it), I'd done a good job resisting the expensive box sitting on the shelf in Meijer, because they didn't have the CURRANT iced tea. Last night, though, I gave in. I was probably tired. My resistance was weak. I figured "what harm could it do?" I got the sampler pack since I'm trying to have more iced tea at home, rather than out.

I'm in love. It was TOO good. I've moved up to a new tea bracket. There's no going back. My tastebuds have been opened. The Orange Dulce has completely captivated me in it's little silky tea bag surged with THREAD all the way to it's pretty tag that even instructs me delicately how long to let it steep in all its graciousness. It's tea leaves in a classy negligee and it's like drinking liquid ambrosia (nectar of the gods, NOT a bizarre marshmallow salad).

Dang you, Mighty Leaf!
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Jane said...

Ahhh, yes. Tea is one of the many areas where bracket creep will get you. And those silk tea sachets are lovely.

Elephantschild said...

I had been getting away with mid-range bagged coffee from Aldi, Meijer, and Target, stuff that runs about $5-6/12-oz bag.

However, my mom sent me 4 lbs of shade-grown organic fair trade Sumatran coffee for my birthday.

I am ruined. RUINED. And now, YOU are going to ruin me further because now I'm going to have to try this tea, since I'm trying to get myself in the habit of tea in the afternoon instead of more coffee. BAH!

(PS I really miss seeing you guys on FB.)

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

I like to take people down with me :)

(I miss you, too.)

I would also give an A for Amazing rating for the Green Tea Tropical.


Elephantschild said...


The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

No, no no...evil SAMPLE pack ;)