Wednesday, June 22, 2005

There's something floating in my tea

So I’m sitting here drinking my tea. It’s Apple Blossom green tea from the Republic of Tea. I’m not overly fond of the company. It’s got that stupid “approved by the Minister of Well-Being” sticker on it, which is so . . . I just . . . AAAAAAA! I HATE IT!

I didn’t let that deter me from buying the tea because I didn’t want it to be one of those situations where I don’t into a store because they use incorrect grammar in their signage or not buy a product because I hate its commercial. Also, it was the only green tea flavor at the store that was remotely appealing. Anyway, there’s a tiny speck of something floating around the bottom, so every time I take a sip, I keep my eye on it. Between that and that stupid Minister of Well-Being obnoxiousness, the tea drinking has not been the relaxing experience I’d hoped it would be, despite the pleasant flavor of the tea.

11 comments:

MsThang said...

Well hopefully it's just the tea leaf that broke free from the pouch.. hope. I have never heard of that brand but I am isolated from normalcy right now, so it doesn't surprise me lol

Ben said...

Sorry... I got caught up on the word "deter." I kept referring back to it as I read the rest of your post... For some reason I read it as "Dieter" from the Saturday Night Live Skit... the Sprockets. "Do you want to touch my monkey?" *As I am dressed in black with my cheeks sucked in... and my knees are moving back forth.* I don't drink Coffee... so I don't have to worry about things floating in my tea. So did you try and siphon it with your teeth?

JLR said...

That's what I was thinking, which is the only reason that I kept drinking it. But just to be safe, I've kept my eye on it. One can never be too careful.

Ben said...

I only drink coffee that is...

Sheesh. I was too distracted by the word "deter."

JLR said...

Ok, my post was relating to msthang's post, not to Ben's. I was not thinking of Dieter. Of course, NOW I am. :)
I did not try and siphon with my teeth because I know from experience that technique doesn't always work. And there are few feelings worse than taking a swallow and realizing that not everything that just went down your throat was liquid.

jes said...

i never knew that so much drama could come from drinking tea.

however, i would like to wager that the strange floating speck came not from the tea, but from the cup.

i've had that happen on more than one occassion up here before. i can't decide if something was in the cup before i put the water into it, or if it is an adventurous coffee ground that found its way into the water spout.

JLR said...

Clearly, ben, you have not had enough of the aforementioned coffee today. Fortunately, that's easy to fix.

Katie said...

Exactly how does one become the Minister fo Well-Being? Are there other ministers out there as well? Are there job openings for ministers of say, chocolate chip cookies, naps, romantic comedies, free shopping, lasagna, cheese puffs, long pants for long legs, etc. If you can just make up that there is a minister of something that I stake a claim on being minister of all the above, and oh yea peace and happiness. Everyone may now refer to me as Minister Kpinion with the above job titles. Thank you IPC (impatient Chicken) for this information.

Oh yea, sorry about the floaty in your tea. GROSS.

Jennboree said...

So is it a floating speck you just prefer not to chase in the steaming liquid with your finger and smash it against the side of the cup to slide up and out of your tea?

Is it merely clinging to the bottom or moving ever so slightly as you tip the cup for a drink and it is enough to make you baby sip for fear of its quick rise to the top of your tea and surprise entry to your mouth?

Quite a stressful green tea you've got there.

Minister of Well-Being, I think not.

JLR said...

It's merely that I am too lazy to make the effort to fish it out, especially since I find such efforts are rarely, if ever, successful. And it pretty much didn't move towards my mouth--if I was careful. You are right, I didn't feel well-being-ed after drinking that.

I, too, would like to be a Minister of something, if we're just handing out titles. Once, in my high school physics class, the guy in front of me passed me a note that said "I am the god of hellfire. You are the goddess of woodchucks and vodka." But I've never been a minister of anything.

Amstaff Mom said...

Why does tea seem to be the beverage of choice for unidentified floating items? (UFI's). Many a time I have done the tip the glass ever-so-slightly to attempt to stick the unknown swimmer to the side of the cup, or my finger, whichever it chose.

I hereby make a self-nonimation. You may now address me as the Minister of Ice Cream.