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It’s a Tea Mystery

DSC02427I’ve mentioned before that I like to drink tea. I’ve been finishing up some teas that aren’t my favorites to make room for my new tea, but as I was ‘spring cleaning’ in my tea cabinet, I came across a loose tea in a Republic of Tea canister that wasn’t the tea that the label said it was. There wasn’t much left in it, and when I tasted it, I knew why. It was good. Really good. So good in fact, that now it’s gone! And I don’t know what it was. It was definitely not straight-up black tea, but I’m not sure if it was yerba maté, or rooibos, or what. It was a bit chocolate-y, and spicy, and nutty and earthy.
Tea Close-up #2

Here are two different pictures of it, close-up. Can anyone help me with it?


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File Under: Stuff About Me You Didn’t Really Need to Know

So, I like Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream (who doesn’t?). But I can never remember which kinds I like when I’m standing in front of the ice cream at the grocery store freezing while I read the descriptions, which are written in a tiny font and covered with ice crystals. I’m a fan of the whimsical names, but they aren’t particularly descriptive. Usually I just grab something, but the last few times I haven’t ended up with something that I’ve particularly liked. Of course, now I have no idea what it was that I didn’t like, so I’m probably going to end up picking it up again.

I’ve always had a sweet tooth, but really, some of the sweeter ones are just too sticky-sweet for me, and that’s saying something.

So, here’s the list of the flavors I think I like. I’ll came back and give them thumbs up or thumbs down when I’ve tasted them.

  • Brownie Batter – Brownie Batter Ice Cream with a Rich Brownie Batter Swirl
  • Cherry Garcia – Cherry Ice Cream with Cherries & Fudge Flakes (don’t think I’ve ever had this one, not sure why not)
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie – Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Brownies
  • Cinnamon Buns – Caramel Ice Cream with Cinnamon Bun Dough & a Cinnamon Streusel Swirl
  • Coffee Heath Bar Crunch – Coffee Ice Cream with Chunks of HEATH® Bar Crunch (made with Fair Trade Certified™ coffee)
  • Dave Matthews Band® Magic Brownies™ Encore Edition – Black Raspberry Ice Cream Swirled with Sweet Cream Ice Cream & Fudgy Brownies
  • Dublin Mudslide – Irish Cream Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Coffee Fudge Swirl
  • Half Baked – Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Creams with Fudge Brownies and Gobs of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Karamel Sutra – A Core of Soft Caramel Encircled by Chocolate & Caramel Ice Creams & Fudge Chips
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie – Peppermint Ice Cream with Oxford Creme Cookies
  • Neapolitan Dynamite – Cherry Garcia® and Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice creams, side by side
  • Phish Food – Chocolate Ice Cream with Gooey Marshmallow, Caramel Swirls & Fudge Fish
  • S’mores – Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Chunks, Toasted Marshmallow & Graham Cracker Swirls

Some of these I think I’ve never even seen (Mint Chocolate Cookie). The ones I’m eyeing as sounding-good-but-probably-too-sweet are S’mores, Phish Food, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Brownie Batter. Honestly, who remembers whether they like Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Brownie Batter?

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