it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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how could it come to this? i'm really worried about living.

I ordered tea from Upton on Tuesday, and it arrived today, as tea from Upton will. (They're only one state over, you see.)

Anyway, I am usually immune to the temptations of fancy display teas, but this one struck my whimsy, and lo, I did order it.

While I was unpacking the rest of the tea, I infused a cup.

It starts like this:

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And at first, it floats

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but once the hot water (a little below boiling) is added, it begins to ooze bobbles and uncoil its tender tentacles:

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until it sinks, and uncoils, revealing the "butterfly" and flower within.



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It looks like Cthulhu, and it's quite tasty. The liquor has an aroma reminiscent of artichokes*, of all things, and grass clippings, and the flavor is floral/green tea and only slightly astringent. Quite nice, and I will save the rest of the tin to impress guests with and serve it in nice big wine goblets.

The whole photoset is here.

*it took me most of the cup to place the aroma.
Tags: almost but not entirely unlike tea, loose tea for loose women, tea
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