Lets take a trip back in time. Let us turn the clocks back -oh- 20-25ish years. The scene: My childhood home. What am I doing? Watching Pretty in Pink for the very first time.
I can still remember the first time I ever saw Pretty in Pink. I couldn’t stop cheering for Molly Ringwald’s character. She got the guy of her dreams and she wasn’t one of the popular crowd, even tho he was. I did secretly want her to look at Ducky and say, “I love you Ducky. I was wrong.” But that never happened.
These movies, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, St. Elmo’s Fire, Breakfast Club- The Brat Pak movies, shaped my teenage years. These movies created this bubblegum like universe where teenagers had a role to play. Each character in these movies fell into a certain group. Jocks, brainiacs, popular girls, misfits, rebels, stuck up sorority like girls or fraternity guys, and girls that were the wallflowers in the background. By the end of the movie, it didn’t matter which group you fell into, you all were friends. Even the most popular girl in the school would become besties with the dork of the class.
Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire were my favorites. I watched St. Elmo’s Fire so many times that the video store that I used to rent the VHS copy from banned me from renting it anymore.
What I loved the most from these movies was the happy feeling I would always get. I called these movies Hug Movies. I always felt like I was getting a warm cozy hug while I was watching them. It seemed like no matter what happened during the course of the movie, everybody was happy at the end and everybody was still friends.
I love it when a tea transcends me to memories that I haven’t thought of for some time. And that is what this particular tea did.
Pretty in Pink from Paper Box Goodies
Where: Paper Box Goodies (Etsy Store)
Info: Pretty in Pink– This Darjeeling tea is loaded with strawberry and hibiscus, giving it a lovely pink color when steeped. This is one of my favorite flavors, and it would be delicious iced! Steep for 2-3 minutes for the best flavor.
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I love tea from Paper Box Goodies. Leslie@Paper Box Goodies takes a no fuss approach to her teas. There is no fancy packaging and no fancy instructions. Just good solid tea. What I really love is how her tea bags almost become clear and you can see all the lovely ingredients in each bag.
This particular tea I steeped in 195F water I prepared in my Breville One Touch and then steeped this for 3 minutes. The result?
A wonderful light darjeeling tea with a slight tartness and slight sweet strawberry aftertaste. This tea is a delight! Darjeelings are still new to me and I have trouble sometimes describing the flavor. But I am enjoying my discovery of them. There is a smoothness that covers the sip with a slight maltiness along with a slight astringency. The strawberry flavor is delicate but there adding natural sweet flavor. The hibiscus is very subtle and really can only be tasted in every other sip or so. That is really the flavor I am picking up the least and that works for me.
I really love the care that Leslie puts in with her teas. Everything is done with a delicate hand and the flavors are always bright and vibrant. Her tags on each tea bag have such beauty in them that I always hate to throw them out. Overall this tea is a (like I said earlier) a delight! Simple but delicious. Hitting the spot after a rather exciting weekend!
So on occasion, I’ll include details from the upcoming CuppaGeek wedding. It seems that we will be tying the knot in just a few months. It just seems to work better with everybody’s schedules this way. We are thinking of having just a small ceremony with just family and then a reception later that night that will include our family and friends. Since this is our 2nd marriage for both of us, we decided that we really do not need anything elaborate.
So what does everybody think about these colors? I’m thinking that they would be perfect for a fall wedding! (Since my idea of an Avengers themed wedding was turned down.)