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this-is-disko:

Do you even tea brah?

this-is-disko:

Do you even tea brah?

riotgrrlteaparty:

4 minutes brew time, no milk (this blogger is not yet awake enough to acquire milk and tobacco from the shops. I’ve got 3 rizla, about 2 pinches of baccy, no bread, no milk. But I have some fine ass tea. My priorities are weird.) In the wee sample, unbrewed, it was bergamot-y all up in mah nose. In the brewed tea, however the bergamot has calmed it’s tits a little, and allowed the vanilla a small presence. I traditionally have mixed feels about vanilla as a scent (it was the mid 90’s, all teenage girls smelt of vanilla and sugary shit and I was an angry grunge kid who smelt of limes..) but the vanilla in this is the real thing, not that smell of vanilla Impulse that made you gag, long skinny pieces and it lends itself beautifully to this tea. Oh gods it’s beautiful. a balance of sweet and tart notes, the ceylon’s astringency blunted a bit by the vanilla. 

Bluebird, their tea game is strong.

Samples, Oh I love samples of tea that you get when you order other bits, or like in this case, was stuff I won. As this has proven, something i wouldn’t have bought or even considered on my own funds has turned out to be a revelation. It’s happened before, (genmaicha!) and may it long continue.

I’ll tell you all what it’s like with a bit of milk in later, but it’s pretty good without (as is my tendency with lady grey and earl grey variations). 

Douchebags: Well if they didn't want their pictures leaked, they shouldn't have taken them.
Me: *punches them* If you didn't want me to hit you, you shouldn't have brought your dumb face in here.

riotgrrlteaparty:

I won a competition on their facebook page, so.. I haven’t elevated myself into the getting free swag for blogging thing. I have a chocolate peppermint milk oolong, 50g (never drank oolong before, wouldn’t have chosen it on my own dime) and 3 small 2-4 cup samples; a coconut chai with an assam base (!) <3, an Earl Grey Creme, and Strawberry Lemonade, a scrummy looking tisane

riotgrrlteaparty:

http://www.mightyleafteas.co.uk/products/pear-caramel-loose

warning to vegans- contains milk powder. Got it a while back and it’s really good with milk and sugar. Quite tasty, and I am ekeing out the last of the bag.

http://bluebirdteaco.com/earls-paradise.html

I’ve got the classic I only got a sample blues. Even with it’s ceylon base!  I like it black, and with sugar. I love variations on Earl and Lady Grey’s. 

http://bluebirdteaco.com/terrys-tea.html I’m drinking this one RIGHT NOW. I’m having a pot of it. All to myself. I only got a 50 gram bag and the largest size they do is 150g. I think full size is in order :)

dethklokvevo:

feelknower1993:

it’s so weird that learning about racism is totally a completely optional side quest for white people

meanwhile we all have to learn about white people’s destruction and genocides like its something to be proud of

(via bwansen)

with-hope-to-explore:

Tina Belcher and Brand New together. This is the most glorious depiction of my life ever

with-hope-to-explore:

Tina Belcher and Brand New together. This is the most glorious depiction of my life ever

(Source: youngstate, via molotovsinbottlebanks)

riotgrrlteaparty:

http://www.mightyleafteas.co.uk/products/pear-caramel-loose

warning to vegans- contains milk powder. Got it a while back and it’s really good with milk and sugar. Quite tasty, and I am ekeing out the last of the bag.

http://bluebirdteaco.com/earls-paradise.html

I’ve got the classic I only got a sample blues. Even with it’s ceylon base!  I like it black, and with sugar. I love variations on Earl and Lady Grey’s. 

http://bluebirdteaco.com/terrys-tea.html I’m drinking this one RIGHT NOW. I’m having a pot of it. All to myself. I only got a 50 gram bag and the largest size they do is 150g. I think full size is in order :)

waiting for my audible credits! I need more Dresden Files

:impatient:

riotgrrlteaparty:

idk what the thing is but it’s from bluebird tea co in Brighton so that’s instant mittens and win, right? 

so, yea, after 4+ years of MH issues I’m finally taking on my clutter and organising all the arts and crafts stuff I’ve picked up over the years.

I am still unfucking my habitat in a Major Fashion. Today I spent a buttload on frames and storage doodads, plus those hipster fucking jars with handles on for making iced tea (DON’T JUDGE ME I’M ON A BUDGET AND THEY WERE ON SALE!) found that the Evil Shopping Behemoth of Crapitalism has a proper tea bar (whittards!) (Assam 2nd flush. I say Assam, you say LOVELY!) Well after escaping IKEA, ESBC or not, a decent brew, and some assam for CAFFEINE KICK is exactly what I needed. it was really fucking good. and a pot of single estate tea for £2.50! http://www.whittard.co.uk/tea/type/black-tea/assam-tea/assam-harmutty-second-flush-black-loose-tea.htm (really strong, robust, malty, stand your spoon up in it! .. perfect! Mrs Doyle from Father Ted makes tea like that. You can see her caffeine buz and everything!)

so, yea, after 4+ years of MH issues I’m finally taking on my clutter and organising all the arts and crafts stuff I’ve picked up over the years.

Once that’s done I’ll be back blogging about tea. Right now I’m having Terry’s Tea, by Bluebird Tea Co. http://bluebirdteaco.com/terrys-tea.html i could drink this until the cows come home. Despite being Ceylon it’s quite forgiving of an accidental overbrewing by a tired tea blogger. and on occasions I get it right it’s frikkin sublime. I would not be surprised if it got Bluebird Tea Co another award for 2014. milk and 2, ftw.

CHECK OUT MY TEA BLOG!

Urgh, the whole internet needs a fucking trigger warning today. 

everything everywhere is Robin Williams and my brain is not dealing well.

geekgirlsmash:

cbldf:

You can pick up the ultimate edition of THE SANDMAN and support CBLDF! http://cbldf.org/2014/08/amazing-sandman-omnibus-silver-edition-now-available-from-cbldf/

It’s so pretty!

sploosh

geekgirlsmash:

cbldf:

You can pick up the ultimate edition of THE SANDMAN and support CBLDF! http://cbldf.org/2014/08/amazing-sandman-omnibus-silver-edition-now-available-from-cbldf/

It’s so pretty!

sploosh

angry-hippo said: Hi there, I am writing to ask a favor. A few days ago I posted that piece about Ekstasis that you reblogged. Because of some of the inaccuracies it contained (Nathan isn't a member of the band) many people are ignoring the central premise of the post. I am going to write an apology to the band that also further details Nathan's fall into fascism, and I am hoping that everyone who reposted the original will remove it. Thank you for considering my request.

accuracy is important, yo!

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riotgrrlteaparty:

tea blogging is like an exercise in mindfulness, You have to focus on the correct preparation, which distraction doesn’t lend itself to, tune into the tea and your thoughts on it, the taste and smell.. I am sure that keeping this up for 50 days is going to be a challenge, but a positive, fun one.

riotgrrlteaparty:

I chose to review this after strangenewclassrooms was intrigued by my praise of it yesterday morning on the Facebooks.

http://bluebirdteaco.com/monkey-chops.html

Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Vanilla, Calendula, Banana chunks, Natural flavour

The scent of the tea in pack- HOLY SHITSNACKS IT’S BANANA ICE CREAM SCENTED.

Seriously, I would have never got a sample of this had I not smelt it. Banana flavoured black tea, the concept was one I was kind of ambivalent about, until I got my nose all up in this. the vanilla and banana combine to give you that ice-creamy smell, and if you buy from Bluebird Tea co, have a sniff (get a sample if internetting your tea supplies), unless you have banana allergies, But people with banana allergies know this already.

Brewed as per pack instructions, served NATO Standard (milk and 2 sugars)  I had a sip of it black, but I bought it to put milk and 2 into, and so I did that.

It’s so banana it is the top banana. I’m really fond of the Oats So simple strawberry and banana instant porridge, and adding this on the side would make a lovely start to the day. It’s like someone put banana milkshake into a builders brew by accident, but it tastes better than that sounds. Much better.  I am rocking a massive smile right now because this tea is gorgeous. I shall also relish replying to “what tea do you want?” from the Housemate and the Spag with “MONKEY CHOPS!”

My final word. Fuck, should have got a bigger pack. Despite the industry standard Ceylon. (it’s a beef I’m working through, okay?) High praise indeed. I really don’t see how you could improve this blend apart from BANOFFEE TEA. (seriously it could take a good burnt sugar hit and make an excellent banoffee.) But I’d demand that both versions were still on sale. Anyone know where I can get toffee chunks to add to this?

I can see this being “I accidentally the whole sample in a week!” if I am undisciplined and do not eke out my sample.

I’m going to try and get some Soreen banana loaf and have it with that at some point, because that’s exactly what the finishing note reminds me of.

Until tomorrow, my fellow devotees of the cult of camellia sinensis…

My tea blog is actually blogging and stuff.