Posts Tagged ‘Tea’
I’ve recently ventured off to visit two tea rooms around Clemson. Last weekend, Karen and Sarah and I headed to The Victoria Tea Room in Anderson. Pretty awesome place. You can see pictures of the excursion on Facebook, if you’re friends with myself or Sarah or Karen.
Aside. Click the links. They’re relevant, really! Well, half of them are.
The Victoria had over 80 different teas (which you’d know if you clicked that link up there)! I went ahead and ordered a full cream tea. The scones were excellent.
I ended up buying two ounces of a chinese white peony to bring home with me. Overall, the trip was an epic success.
This week – Tuesday, in fact – Mark and I ventured down to Greenville to visit the O-Cha Tea Bar. We didn’t get a chance to stay for the full experience because we had trouble finding it and Mark had to get back for his French class, but we brought back an ounce of cream earl grey and and ounce of lapsang tea. Both are… interesting. I’m not going to buy either again, myself, but they aren’t bad and I’m glad to have tried them.
The cream earl grey is actually earl grey with some vanilla flavors. It’s meant to be a dessert tea; I’m not a fan of dessert teas, but it was okay, especially when we diluted the vanilla with some of our own earl grey. And the lapsang was good, but it’s an extremely smoky tea, and we couldn’t get the smoky flavor out of my tea pot until today. The weird thing is that it tastes like barbeque when you smell the leaves, and it isn’t a subtle hint of odor, either. It’s like someone stuffed barbeque up your nose.
I’m harsh, but they were both good teas. Don’t take it the wrong way.
That was the tea; now for the tidbits:
- FUDCon’s coming up and I still need to ask Mel about the class I’m doing. She already replied to my email, but I never followed up.
- Somebody needs to help me understand the tagging mechanism CVS uses. My xinha package is done but I can’t put it in more than on repository (I already put it in rawhide) because I don’t know how to use different tags for each branch… I guess.
- Still need to email Dr. Tipnis to follow up on that medical physics paper.
- Anastasia and Lauren are coming up to Clemson tonight!
- Next semester in Sosolik’s lab, we’re going to be building/coding a touch screen interface to monitor the entire ion beam assembly. I’m looking forward to that a lot, and I’m starting to brush up on writing daemons in C (to monitor data logging all day on all our sensors).
And I think that’ll about do it.
Oh, in other news, happy Riemann Hypothesis 150th Anniversary month. I’m starting to think that Abstruse Goose has it about right. *despair*