Thursday, December 25, 2008
Anyway, since I have to drink "water," I drink lots of tea (one cup equals 1/2 cup of water because of the caffeine). This is my latest tea obsession flavor and I drink lots of it because the stuff I tend to like usually is seasonal or on its way out. This vanilla caramel truffle comes in these cool pyramid shaped loose tea bags and they smell heavenly, like caramels. I put about half a packet of Splenda and yummy! It's like drinking tea and candy.
The only down side of this is that the pyramid bags are loosely woven so that the black tea tends to come out of it (just the dust), so the box needs to be stored in a quart ziploc. When you get it at the store, it's wrapped in plastic and you see the tea dust on the outside. It looks like termite droppings or something, which is not appealing for consumers, which is why I believe my tea will most likely be discontinued. But for now, it's usually on sale at Safeway (probably owing to the unappealing nature of the tea spilling out). They do have other flavors of tea spilling out boxes like mandarin orange with real mandarin orange pieces in the tea bags, but the vanilla caramel is the one to try before it goes away.