I’ve enjoyed several great steeps but here’s one to highlight. Additionally, I finished one book this week. It was a good one so I’ll work on a review to share this weekend. More tea than books but that’s OK, live a little…
For the next five weeks, I’m collaborating with August Uncommon, a tea company with some uncommon blends. Steeping is underway and so far I haven’t been disappointed. Something uncommon in the month of August. Yes please!
From August 3 – September 12, 2020 use the code BYTHECUP for 20% off your tea purchase. I will be featuring teas from their Top Ten Iced Tea Kit using the Iced Tea Brewer. Of course some pours will be #courTEAsy of my tea pots because they get lonely & I miss them.
The Steep: Big Easy is a green tea blend full of surprises. I’ve heard people say SO MANY TIMES that they don’t like green tea because of its bitter taste. More than likely it’s bitter because you used boiling water which is a BIG NO NO! But I digress…
This blend contains pineapple and caramel with lemongrass and german barley malt (say what now) and some other ingredients. I’m trying but can’t come up with better tasting notes than the package
𝚃𝙰𝚂𝚃𝙴𝚂 𝙻𝙸𝙺𝙴 : 𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚔𝚎, 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚕 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚐𝚗𝚎𝚝, 𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚍 𝚕𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚎𝚎𝚕
𝙵𝙴𝙴𝙻𝚂 𝙻𝙸𝙺𝙴 : 𝚊 𝚕𝚊𝚣𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙵𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚑 𝚀𝚞𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝙽𝚎𝚠 𝙾𝚛𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚜
I steeped and repeated 2 more times. I’m going to use imagination, but enjoy the #realiTEA of all this goodness in liquid form. Also feels like a book set in New Orleans would be a perfect pairing. I’ve downloaded A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton because it’s set in —you guess it—New Orleans!
Book I finished
After reading Clap When You Land I remembered I had Silver Sparrow on my shelf. Silver Sparrow is about two Black girls growing up in Atlanta in the 1980s. Dana, knows her father James, is a bigamist, living with his first family—wife Laverne and daughter Chaurisse, the same age as Dana. There’s a lot to unpack but let’s just sum it up with this. It was way better (IMO) than An American Marriage which I DNF’ed. I couldn’t put this one down and am looking forward to other books by Jones (I’ll check my library’s electronic catalog).
And that’s a wrap this week! What have you been steeping and reading?