Tea of the Day: Tibetan Raspberry by Xanadu Tea
Description: Highlighted with real raspberry for additional color and flavor, this tea is a real treat from the secret garden.
Dry tea smells like warm raspberries with a stronger smell behind it, something like you might expect having just picked berries in your own garden.
Steeped tea smells very similar to the dry, but with a touch more depth and bite
Liquor is a chestnut brown in the cup.
You can absolutely taste the raspberry, which is great because often flavored teas that do not have pieces of the source of the flavoring do not match their smell. It’s very drinkable without sugar but adding sugar does not detract from the flavor or diminish the pleasantly smoky finish. It also tastes like it would take milk well, although I did not try it.
Tea Rating: 4/5
I live a life where I know that dreams can come true.
I know this because some of them have.
I day dreamt about the perfect place for my fiance and best friend could live together without too much wanting to kill each other (even in my dreams I know that relationships are never exactly perfect). And, a year ago, we found it and secured it.
I’ve spent many hours of my teen and adult life dreaming about a truly good romantic relationship, one that will last through good times and rough patches alike; I’ve recently celebrated two years with the man I’m going to marry next year.
Because of these, and many other smaller dreams and goals I’ve met or achieved, I find that my dreams are expanding.
I dream about the wedding itself, and the honeymoon, and at least one awesome vacation I’d like to go on with my future husband.
But, and I think more importantly, I dream of the bigger things I’ve never before considered could be a reality.
Some of them are a little more grounded, like the one about becoming a counselor a bit later in life and helping people work through life’s pains and hopefully come out stronger people. Because of where I work getting the degrees required for that dream is a very possible thing.
Others a little more outlandish, like traveling the world pulled by my camera to take pictures of all the beautiful things, even the ones that are a little sad as well.
Who knows, though? Maybe both of those things will someday come true. And in the meantime, it’s fun to dream
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”– Ashley Smith