So I just have a Youtube playlist going right now while I write tasting notes, and Oingo Boingo’s Little Girls just started playing and I swear I heard Tre say from his room “See, I told you” to his date – and now I want to know what he’s saying about me! Dammit Tre; I don’t say bad shit about you (often). And it’s a good song!
But the tea; this is the savory tea I was more looking forward to! And it’s totally ‘cause of the chive in it. Damn I love chives. I remember, when I was like six or seven, running through my Grandma’s garden during the summer with my brother and cousin and getting in so much trouble for picking all the chives out of the garden and eating them. But they were so fresh and delicious! I have no self control; I just couldn’t help myself. It was like they were asking to be eaten.
But dry; I don’t smell chives (or spinach, for that matter). Instead I smell an overwhelming amount of dill and a surprising amount of lime. The dill is so strong I was instantly reminded of when I worked at The Galaxy and we’d get giant boxes of popcorn shakers in the back, one of which was Dill Pickle. Occasionally you’d have to crack open one of the boxes when we ran out, and you’d be enveloped by a wave of whatever flavour the shaker was. When someone opened the Dill Pickle one it was so strong you’d just instantly go into a sneezing fit – and for the next two or three minutes all you could smell was dill pickle popcorn shaker.
So yeah, lots and lots of dill here.
And once I poured the water over it that didn’t change. This is like 90% dill, and then 7% lime, and I guess that last 3% would be chives? I can taste the chive, but just barely. There’s also a vegetal quality here (other than the vegetables I’ve listed…) that’s indicative of the green base. It works. So all in all I’m a bit let done because I wanted chives, like from my childhood. That tea sounded promising! But I still like this for what it is; I just think a different name would fit better.
Also, I feel like I should be dipping those Swiss Cheese crackers (you know, the ones with the holes in ‘em) in this. That’d compliment this tea so well. Like, so well.
EDIT: And I should totally be thanking Cameron B. for the sample! Durr.
Flavors: Dill, Lime