Well, I vanished for a while. Quite a while. I don’t know how long before something is no longer considered ‘a while’ and becomes ‘a long time’. But here I am again, writing about tea.
I missed my one year deadline. I was hoping to guzzle all the T2 orange boxes in a year, and I didn’t make it. I got too sick to keep writing. And then, as I was improving, I was also looking for a job. I did get a job, and it took all of my energy to go to said job, so I had nothing left over to write about anything, least of all tea. And then, after a while I managed to build up some stamina to be able to go to work and do some other things, I did not want to come back here.
I didn’t want to see the cobwebs and dust-laden drop sheets of blog posts past that had my full attention and I was so proud to put time and effort into. “Do I leave the unfinished blog as a monument in the museum of internet projects that were never finished?” I wondered. “Do I return as though nothing has happened, and just carry on chatting about stories and tea?”
Nothing seemed comfortable or genuine, so I left it. And I left it. And I left it some more. I began another blog a couple of weeks ago, and the neglected project of time past reared its head again. And so, I decided to carry on. Which is how we find ourselves here, wherever here may be.
This is not entirely dissimilar to drinking a cup of Cocoa Loco. This herbal blend is made up entirely of cocoa husks, which aren’t the most flavour-intense of the husk universe, but they don’t disintegrate in water. The flavour is sweet and plain, with a mild cocoa flavour. It’s a good dessert tea because it has no caffeine, and it’s warming without being overpowering. The flavour leads you along a little bit, so that one sip turns into a further sip, and then another sip again. And before you know it, you’re at the end of the cup, wondering how you got there. It’s definitely not the most mind blowing cup you’ll ever brew, but it is a worthy staple to find a place for in your cupboard.
Cocoa Loco: 3/5