New Zealand Earl Grey

A wonderfully clouded spring day: sunny, but not unbearably so, and a calming, gentle breeze brushing softly across my face. The house is clean and I feel very much deserving of this warm cup of Twinings New Zealand Earl Grey. I can hear birds playing in the trees; fighting over meals; tumbling in the twigs. A giddy couple hopping and laughing on and around the lemon tree. Faeries dancing in the sunlight as it beams off of the garden shed.

The scent of lemons and those pretty pink flowers dotting the hedge-line blend with the aroma of green grass and daisies to bring this tantalizing scene to a moment of magic as the bergamot serenades my palate – singing with subtle orange flavour and black tea glory. That moment as flavour, scent and sound is, all at once, suddenly tasted by the soul, along with the dazzling spring colours, absorbed simultaneously, all as one in the same; painted as a sensation; forever captured until it is, for a wavering second, lost within the Sands of Antiquity, lying in wait for that single moment of magic to, once again, unveil true Beauty.


I know I haven’t written in a while (life gets in the way, though a friend tells me that is just an excuse), and this entry seems exceedingly short, nevertheless, that is all it needs. Twinings New Zealand Earl Grey Tea is, in short, an ingredient of Magic.

Simple, elegant, delectable.

Tea-Total Creamy Rooibos and Caramel

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Not one with a sweet-tooth, it is somewhat surprising that I chose the Tea Total Rooibos and Caramel tea, today at Columbus Cafe. But, to my delight, it is not at all overpoweringly sweet. In fact, it is not really very sweet at all. Which is a particular pleasure, because I find caramel tastes far better the less sweet that it is.

Initially, I must admit, I was vaguely disappointed upon my first sip; I could taste a splendidly velvet caramel, although, Mr. Rooibos seemed absent! However, this dismay soon dissipated as I continued to gulp, for Mr. Rooibos, it turns out, is a brewtastic flavour-ninja, slinking silently throughout the shadows and creeping delicately onto my palate, fading into my soul; reassuring me, he is here.

A smile wanders across my face. I feel warm. I feel content. I feel secure.

I like this tea.

Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea and snowman building

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Do you wanna build a SNOOOWMAAAAAN??

is ringing in my head

those of you that are parents

will understand my pliiiiiight

almost each and every day, I must endure this film

because my daughter loves it and likes to sing along

to all the soooooongs

Do you wanna build a SNOOOWMAAAAN?

no, but I’ll have a cup of tea

I’ll brew a nice hot pot of Jasmine Dragon Pearl

Green Tea

It’s dress-up day at my daughter’s school today, and I have spent hours finishing off her Rapunzel dress last night, adding extra ribbons and bows. Having inadequate rest, waking up to do you wanna build a SNOOWMAAAN? is not quite the satisfying, warm morning welcome I like to meet. However, a soothing teapot filled with Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea, swirling deeply into my soul, swishing harmoniously throughout my mind, could bring any trying task to it’s knees, making bearable any situation, inducing a blissful state of relaxation and blithe.

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Seemingly unbranded Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea

This seemingly unbranded Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea, which I found amongst my cluttered tea collection of riffraff, has a subtle, soft flavour. Gently massaging my taste buds, suddenly awakening them from a stale, dry, bed-throat slumber, a welcoming Jasmine aroma washes over my body and soul. The Green Tea flavour blends perfectly, fading in like a creeping spider; fading out as steadily and quietly as it slinked in, beckoning another sip of this tea.

Pleasant, peaceful, serene. Uplifting.

Any weariness remnant from lack of shut-eye is ushered away by the energizing effect of glorious green tea, holding me ready for the day ahead.

What a wonderful start to the day.


So, do you wanna build a snowmaaaan?

Or would you rather drink some tea

?