Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I posted a couple days ago about discovering my Tea of the Month Collection which, for whatever reason, I thought was a Christmas collection of tea.  (You can read about it here if you missed it.)

I have been steadily working my way through the box & am having a cup of June's offering as I write this.  It occurred to me that my fellow tea lovers might be wondering what other teas were in the box & perhaps my thoughts about them as well, so here goes   : )

February - The Spice Is Right

This one held promise.  "This sweet & spicy green tea combines cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, & chili peppers for a zesty cup that warms you from the inside out."  I couldn't drink more than half a cup before pouring the rest down the sink & tossing away the little container of remaining tea. Not good at all.  

March - Hibiscus Punch

"This deep red tea is tart, fruity, & delicately spiced with the tropical flavors of hibiscus, mango, & cinnamon.  It's the ultimate iced tea."  The first few words seemed to describe me ... tart, fruity, & delicately spiced.  I didn't much care for it hot, but it was much better as it cooled. Definitely a good iced tea.  

April - Coconut Oolong

Does anything on this earth taste better than coconut???  The description says "Coconuts might be the most versatile food on the planet, but our favorite use has to be this blend.  Creamy, rich, sweet & fresh ... it's satisfying, comforting, & completely addictive."  No, it's not.  It's okay, but nothing to get excited about.  

May - Chocolate Macaroon

I almost pushed ahead the hands of time to get to this one!  Macaroons!  Chocolate!  Chocolate macaroons!  I was sure this would be the tea that the angels serve to Jesus at special times of the year.  "There's nothing quite like a classic coconut macaroon cookie ... & with black tea, toasted coconut, cacao ribs, & pecans, this rich nutty blend is just as good as the real thing."  As with the Coconut Oolong, no, it's not.  It's okay, but nothing to get excited about.

June - Hot Tropic

"Calling all beach bunnies!"  (Yeah, that's me.  Uh-huh.)  "This is a most excellent blend of tropical fruit, coconut, & spices.  It's sweet & mega creamy, just like a totally primo pina colada!  Cowabunga!" I've hopped a few bars in my past.  I remember the taste of a good pina colada.  This wasn't even close.  My thoughts?  Cowa-uh-uh!

While noodling around the internet this morning for a photo to go with this post, I found this one.
Doesn't she look comfy in her gray sweater?  She probably knit it herself.  I like to knit!  I like to wear gray sweaters!  And it must be delightfully cold outside because she's not only wearing that lovely gray sweater  ... she's wearing a beautiful green scarf which she also probably knit herself!  I like to wear green, & I'm in the process of knitting a green scarf-type thing!  And of course I LOVE cold weather!  She's drinking a nice hefty cup of tea.  I drink my tea from a nice hefty cup!  The similarities unfortunately end here.  She's a lovely woman, isn't she.  Serene, peaceful, content.

Here's me having my tea.


KimM said...

Loved your post.....and YOUR picture! Who would have thought?!?

Robin said...

I enjoyed your tea comments especially the cowa-uh-uh! They made me giggle. I know you are enjoying the cooler days, Shirlee!

Robin in Virginia

gracie said...

You look like you are really enjoying the tea!

Marilyn said...

Great tea review.
I guess when I think of tea, I don't think coconut, interesting.
Oh Shirlee, you do NOT looks like that.
Thanks for the chuckle though. ;)

Pam in IL said...

Oh Shirlee, you crack me up! Hope you get the cooler weather like we are getting. I've been so cold this week that I think I need a gray sweater and green scarf -- along with an extra pair of socks and some hand warmers, lol.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

She's a very nice woman but why is she wearing a wig made out of wool and has an entire ball of wool as a bun?
What wicked thoughts is she really thinking? "I wonder where my knitting needles are? I usually stick them in my bun so I think I look oriental"

Ele said...

what a gorgeous tea collection!
Love the pictures
have a lovely weekend

Julie said...

We have some Chimpanzees at our local zoo that were in the advertisements on the TV for PG Tips tea some years ago.... your little chap reminded me of them.

Maggee said...

So, I am going to try drinking green tea... I haven't liked tea, but it is supposed to be good for you... and I need some of that! Been thinking of you, as the weather finally clears and is nice and cool! Love it! Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

As always, Shirlee, your wry, deprecating humour makes me laugh! Now, I will be going to work with a smile on my face!

Shirley Hill said...

Oh how I wish I could get teas like that! They look wonderful. On the subject of your windows; they do make shades for that. We once lived in a townhome with the same type of windows. How I hated them but I was able to find dark window treatments. BTW happy belated birthday!