Went to Lupicia in SF this morning, got back at 1, left for the airport at 3, flight left at 7 and now I am almost 400 miles away from home dang.
But I picked this tea up because I’ve been looking into the barley teas, and I have the caramel and honey one back home. This one smelled nice and bright from the package, but still had that roasty toasty smell from the barley!
It’s steeping now, and no more bright melon taste, it’s just the barley taking over.
Yeah, this is more roasty than bright. A good barley tea, but I definitely don’t taste the watermelon anymore!
ALSO I AM FREAKING OUT BECAUSE TRACEYC JUST MESSAGED ME LETTING ME KNOW THAT THE SPECIAL SAN FRANCISCAN BLENDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!??!?!?
Okay that’s like great for everyone all around because now everyone can try my baby (the Golden Honey Dew), but I kinda… it was one of my special teas that I drank on special occasions. It was a very hard tea for me to get my hands on, and when I did, I made sure to share it with others, and it made me all happy and giddy to read their tasting notes and see that they loved it as well.
I only drink my honey dew on special occasions because it truly is a unique tea, and as an in-person tea only, it was one that I made sure to cherish and drink with a purpose. Now that it’s available online and I no longer have to make that 400 drive trek and hour long train ride to the City and then hope that this tea is in stock when I visit, well, I don’t know. I hated that it was so hard to get, but that’s what really made it special. Now that weeks of waiting and planning on going to the City is all gone because now I can just stay cooped up in my room and purchase my tea online instead.
I’m just kinda sorta sad that that whole special factor of the tea is gone now.