POP QUIZ: What kind of tea do you think a monk would drink?
NO CHEATING. Think carefully about your answer.
Did you guess black tea with vanilla and grenadine?
If you didn’t, you failed, and it goes straight on your permanent record. That’s okay. I failed, too. I imagined it would probably be some kind of green tea before it arrived.
This is a really sweet and delicious blend. If this is what monks were having, it’s a more pleasant experience than I could have imagined. Then again, there are monks that specialize in training dogs , so it’s possible I’ve underestimated them again!
I always love vanilla, all the time, and the grenadine makes it very delicious and zingy. Plus, as always, black tea is my favorite.
SECOND POP QUIZ: Are you ready to redeem yourself?
Okay: what is grenadine supposed to taste like?
If you, like my husband, promptly said “cherry,” you’re wrong.
Although restaurants occasionally put grenadine in Coke to make it taste like Cherry Coke, the answer is actually pomegranate.
MAN, this is an educational post. You are so much richer for the experience.
If you’re interested in this tea, head on over to Steeped Tea and find your local seller! (It’s a bit like LuLaRoe or Mary Kay, I think, structurally). Though it’s a Canadian company, there are consultants in the United States, too. They’re ready to help you find your inner monk.