I got 3200 words yesterday, which makes up for being a bit, er, distracted on Monday. (Friends, hurricane, you know how it goes.)
Today, I have to try to get quota before leaving to go rock climb, so that’s what I’m going to do essentially the instant I hit post on this blog. I’m just here to (briefly) tell you about my tea.
Tea today: Teavana Ayurvedic white chai with a half of a lime in it.
Teacup today: awesome squid mug. I love my squid mug.
Sadly, the mug is more awesome than the tea. (Well, okay, I’m not that sad. I love the mug.) It seems to me that Teavana is much better at marketing than product. Their tea is awfully pretty, and their catalogues are prettier–but it isn’t particularly tasty. And it’s overpriced, and I have qualms about their business practices.
It’s not bad tea. But it’s to good tea what Godiva is to good chocolate–better than Hershey’s, but not a patch on, say, Callebaut.
This is a perfectly cromulent white tea, with the flavor almost buried under lemongrass. In general, I prefer the much more undermarketed Upton Tea (the internet tea supplier equivalent of a dusty corner shop, really, and I mean that in a good way) for estate teas and flavored black teas, and good old Stash and Tazo for flavored green tea blends and herbals, at which they respectively excel.
(If you’re ever in Boston and in search of a tea bar, by the way, Tealuxe is delightful. However, the one in Harvard Square serves tea by the pot and has no WC. Fair warning.)
And now, time to earn my living.