Friday, November 28, 2008

Haiku Friday ~ No. 4

Earth is giving thanks:
Birdsong blends with laughing streams.
We are thankful, too!

A cup of delicious Autumn Harvest should give you one more thing to be thankful for!

Happy Sipping,

Friday, November 21, 2008

Haiku Friday ~ No. 3

Wild geese in the sky
Strung on a windy necklace
Made of clouds, not gold.

To warm you up after the autumnal wind in this haiku, why not make a steaming cup of Earl Grey?

Happy Sipping,

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

MateVana Rooibos Chai

My Tea Thoughts:
November 19, 2008

MateVana Rooibos Chai is a delicious tea! I'm sure you're wondering about the long name: Mate is one kind of tea; Vana is from Teavana, the great store this comes from; and Rooibos Chai is another kind of tea, like my beloved Ruby Chai. With that cleared up, we can move on to the tea itself! It's a smooth and sumptuous tea, with plenty of its Rooibos heritage detectable, lending a strong base to the tea. Chai spices (see my sidebar "What is Chai?) provide an exotic flavor, and the warm, sweet overtones are, I assume, from Mate. (Can anyone tell me what Mate is? I've never heard of it anywhere but TeaVana.) This tea also takes sweetener excellently, particularly the really neat "Rock Sugar" that I recieved with it. It's a 5 out of 5 for this sumptuous tea! MateVana Rooibos Chai was a gift from a dear friend of mine; thank you!

Happy Sipping,

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Name: MateVana Rooibos Chai.
Type: blend of Mate and Rooibos.
Package: Looseleaf.
Source: TeaVana.
Group: Dark.
Key Word: Full.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Haiku Friday ~ No. 2

Stars wink one by one
Sparkle in the clear night sky
"Goodnight, earth!" they smile.

In honor of the night mentioned in this poem, I would suggest "Night, Night," recently renamed to "Tranquil Dream." A dear friend of mine gave me some recently; thanks!

Happy Sipping,


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Autumn Harvest

My Tea Thoughts:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Autumn Harvest is a wonderful tea! Pleasantly fruity, it reminds me of Scarlet Tea, the very first tea on this blog. It's delicious and not too strong, though it definitely doesn't need sweetener. Autumn Harvest is well-named, since it's perfect for autumn, but a smooth fruit tea any time of the year. Thanks to my good friends for introducing this to me -- you know who you are!

Happy sipping,

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Name: Autumn Harvest.
Type: Fruit Tea.
Package: Looseleaf.
Source: Sandy's Produce Market.
Group: Light.
Key Word: Fruity.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Haiku Friday

Hi! CoolCat here, wanting to share with you a new weekly feature on my blog... Haiku Friday! Haiku are short Japanese poems that are always about nature in some way. They are in three lines of 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again. Since haiku are Japanese and tea is very popular in Japan, I thought haiku would be an appropriate poem for this blog (thanks, jim.texas, for the idea). Each Friday, I'll post a haiku with a suggestion for a tea or tea type suitable for the nature of the poem. Here's today's:

Leaves are red and gold
Echoing the setting sun
Lovely, lovely fall!

Try some Ruby Chai or another rooibos tea with this haiku, matching in color and mood the beauties of fall!