I feel bad that I’ve been neglecting my blog for so long. Since Christmas I’ve been super tired. My work schedule is kind of poopie, so I nap a lot. Plus I had that crazy 3 week long flu that was going around. Man, I felt like I had been run over by a truck. It was rough. But now, spring is here, the weather is nice, and I’m hoping this will be a good summer.
the only crafting I’ve really been doing lately is sporadic, and just for swaps I join online. Little one offs kind of thing. The only time I’ve spent in the craft room lately has been to clean and organize. I do love to organize things, especially in the craft room. I could sit in there sorting beads and buttons all day.
i do have a fantastic rug hooking project in the works. Rob scored me a set of old French doors a few years ago, and I cleaned them up and varnished them, and they now look awesome. I’m going to use one on its side and hook a multi-paned piece in the window holes. I’m in the process of gathering all the wool for it; I want a wide variety of textures, so it’s taking me a bit of time. I think it will hook up fairly quick though. Then, it’s just to figure out where to hang it. It’s a piece of a door, so it’s super long, so finding a wall long enough in my little bungalow might be a challenge.
Today’s tea is Vanilla Oolong, a nice, mild tea. It smells wonderful, and tastes the same. The vanilla is delicious.
I give Vanilla Oolong a 4 out of 5.
Today’s tea is a part of my collection at home, and from what I understand, it must be one of David’s best sellers, as they have a hard time keeping it in stock in store. The Skinny is an oolong tea, and contains ginseng, which is supposed to aid digestion and help stop fat absorption in the body.
I’m not too sure about its weight loss claims, as I don’t drink this tea regularly, but it is a nice finish to a heavy meal. It’s slightly similar to orange pekoe, but with a hint of sweetness.
I give The Skinny a 3.5 out of 5.
Today’s tea is Sweet Dreams, a nice hopped-up chamomile tea. It tastes like chamomile, but with hints of citrus and rose. It’s nice and relaxing, and I’m hoping it gives me a good nights sleep.
I give Sweet Dreams a 3.5 out of 5.
Sorry for missing my post yesterday. I went to bed as soon as I got home after work yesterday, and didn’t get up until this morning. So, I had two teas this morning.
Yesterday’s tea was Kiwi’s Big Adventure. I have to say, this tea was pretty good for a green tea. The kiwi fruitiness really takes Ll but. Bit of the green tea taste out of it.
I give Kiwi’s Big Adventure a 3.5 out of 5.
Yay, an exciting tea! Read My Lips is a long time David’s classic. It’s got chocolate in it, so where could it go wrong? And if that’s not enough to impress, it’s got red candy lips too. Hehe. I tried this tea at the recommended max brew time, but I found it a bit watery, so I steeped it longer, and the chocolatey taste was even more yummy. I didn’t really taste to much spice from the red peppercorns, but I’m not a lightweight when it comes to spice as Rob is a hot sauce collector, so maybe I’m just immune. Hehe
I give Read My Lips a 4 out of 5.
Today’s tea is yet another green tea, Toasted Walnut. By way of green teas though, I must say this is the least ick one I’ve tasted. It smells like tossed walnuts and coconut. The taste is not too bad. Sort of coconutty and walnutty, with just a hint of the green tea ick aftertaste.
I give Toasted Walnut a 2.5 out of 5.
Check out my funky new mug. I saw it at the thrift store and had to have it. It’s so cheerful and quirky. Hehe
I think after two days of green teas, I’m happy to see anything else at all. It’s nice to finally have a white tea, the first of this advent calendar. Checkmate is actually a blend of white and black teas, but David’s classifies it as a white. There is a chocolate smell to this tea, which is nice. The taste is also fairly chocolatey.
I give Checkmate a 3.5 out of 5.
After yesterday’s icky green tea, I was looking forward to something wonderful for today’s tea. I was disappointed when it was another green tea, North African Mint. I find the variety of teas in the calendar aren’t mixed up well – you get 4 black or green teas in a row type thing.
North African Mint is very minty, which does tame the icky green tea taste a bit. It is light, and refreshing. If you like green teas, give this one a try.
I give North African Mint a 1.5 out of 5.
I have to honest up front – I do not like green tea. I don’t like the taste of it at all. I can deal with green and fruity, because the fruit taste really overpowers most of the green ick. So, sorry green tea lovers, I’m a hater.
Todays tea is Japanese Sencha. I’m sure if you like green tea, this would be one of the best. I, unfortunately don’t. I found this particular green tea really strong tasting too.
I give Japanese Sencha a 1 out of 5.
To hopefully redeem myself a bit, while sipping my green tea, I made quesadillas for supper. Rob loves my quesadillas! See, I’m not all bad!