Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tea for Valentines

Rose Petal Tea.


Valentine's Day, a beautiful expression of love or a tired Hallmark Holiday, either way, I'm not gettin' any, so fuck it.

In a fantastic display of fu-fu ickiness, The Republic of Tea releases their Rose Petal Tea every January. Given my profound contempt for the Ministers, I thought this tea would be the ideal vehicle for a bit of sophmoric silliness. Only it turned out to be kind of good.


I have had a rose-scented tea before, and was not impressed, but I think it works out much better with a full-bodied black tea such as this. The aroma is very strong, perfume-y, but the actual tea is more subdued. The rose turns a brisk but simple black tea into naturally sweet, toothsome goodness, great for the morning after.

7 comments:

Mary R said...

Lipstick on the rim...Trojan wrapper by the spent leaves...fu-fu ickiness...

Alex, this post is genius. 100% creative genius. Happy Valentine's, mate!

Hobbes said...

I love it.

Surely, the tea-femmes will come a-running after reading this article!


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

Salsero said...

Sweet. Are those spent leaves?

toki said...

"In tea, one will find a gilded Mansion, In tea on will find love and passion...." Cheers - Toki

Bill said...

Tea and sex! never thought of that .. HMMM

herbal green tea said...

Nicely composed images.

Ice tea recipes said...

Hahah, i think tea is nice gift 2/14