Thanks for the sample, mtchyg! And for mixing it.
It’s a deep black tea base with some creamy chocolate and a hint of brown sugar/caramel sweetness. I want to say that it has bread notes and raisin notes as well, but I might me crazy.
I think I’m going to have to buy a bag of this one. It’s a great dessert tea.
And tea is also ZERO SmartPoints, which is a thing I didn’t give a shit about until yesterday, when I told my husband it was GO TIME on a diet (“lifestyle change”) and I was JOINING WEIGHT WATCHERS DAMMIT and he said “okay.” (He is the chillest person alive.) (And I am, as you may have surmised from my tea blog, a flea circus of cray-cray).
So now tea is going to be my fallback substitute for EVERYTHING, all the time. It’s going to be my alcohol substitute. My soda substitute. My dessert substitute.
I already tried to use it as a beer substitute. I brought a bunch of iced tea to a party in a big to-go tumbler to drink instead of beer.
But the party was a beer-snob microbrew kind of crowd, and they kept asking me what the heck I was drinking. I said tea, and they asked why.
Doesn’t it seem gauche to ask people why they aren’t drinking alcohol?
Maybe I’m pregnant.
Maybe alcohol interferes with my medical conditions or medicines.
Maybe I’m watching my calories.
Maybe I don’t like alcohol.
Maybe alcohol doesn’t like me.
Maybe I like alcohol TOO MUCH and I’m in AA.
Almost ANY RESPONSE to “why aren’t you drinking?” is going to be personal. And I’d just met the people who were asking. (People who know me know that I carry tea around with me everywhere.)
I think it’s a young-person thing. People who are older tend to know the downside of alcohol a little better, are past the “party!” phase, and also, I think, just care less about what other people do.
Feel free to weigh in on any or none of this. Just getting it off my chest.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Creamy, Malt, Raisins