Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mint garlic tea tasting

Elaine and I tried some mint garlic tea this afternoon. We used Bigelow's Mint Medley Herb Tea ("Blend of cool garden spearmint & peppermint") and three cloves of pressed garlic. We shared: garlic, like money, don't grow on trees.

After careful research, we have arrived at the following conclusions:

1. We do not like Bigelow's Mint Medley Herb Tea. We probably wouldn't like any mint tea.

2. We'd rather eat garlic. We like garlic. We knew that already.

There are many online recipes for garlic tea involving water, a few halved cloves, lemon, and honey. In these recipes, the garlic merely flavors the water as it boils. One could make a much more potent tea by crushing some garlic in a cup and adding the other ingredients. I like garlic. You know that already.

comments: 6

Elaine Fine said...

I had to have a banana for a chaser, and then some parsley. And that was just after one sip.

Garlic needs a good acid to make it "sing." Mint tea (which I never liked and never will like) just doesn't cut it for me.

Michael Leddy said...

Thank you for being a test subject, Elaine. : )

Michael Leddy said...

P.S.: "Sing" is a really nice metaphor.

Anonymous said...

Simply hilarious. I wondered if you were going to try it...

your daughter rachel said...

Y'all're nuts; mint tea is where it's AT.
But I, too, would rather eat garlic. Yummmmmmy.

Thanks, Mom and Dad, for the exquisite taste (although I don't know where I got my taste for mint tea).

And thank you for raising me so that I can correctly put apostrophes in a word like "y'all're." And for making sure I know how to properly use a semicolon. And for not yelling at me for ending sentences with prepositions. And for teaching me that it's ok to start sentences with conjunctions.

Michael Leddy said...

Rachel, you're the most grammatical daughter I know. And as Roy Loomis says in Waiting for Guffman, "You make me laugh."

You're welcome to the mint tea when you're home.