Wednesday, February 3, 2010
SOTD: Elizabeth W Sweet Tea, and loyalties
Sweet Tea made me feel happy, feminine, pretty. Cool and well-hydrated in the summer. Nicely honey-nourished (like a comfy bear) in the winter. I actually used up a bottle (admittedly, a mini, but that's still almost un-heard-of) and the trauma of being briefly without it led me to buy two full-size bottles.
Then I encountered other teas. Harmatan Noir. L'Eau Rare Matale. Yerbamate. Moroccan Mint Tea. Comme des Garcons Tea. They crept in, one by one and beguiled me with their bitter or herbal or astringent or dry-cleaning-fluid charms. And as a result, I haven't worn Sweet Tea in a year or more.
I feel bad neglecting my old favorite. So that's why I'm reviewing it today - in the hope that you'll try some. Because it's still lovely. Feminine but not too girly. Sweet but not a tasteless sugar sweet. Again, lovely. And, I should add, really inexpensive.
It's just, well, not weird. And you know me - I need the weird. So give this one a try - it just might become your best-loved tea.
Review Roundup: Blogdorf Goodman and Now Smell This and Basenotes and MakeupAlley and Feminine Things.
Photo: By Kanko. Wikimedia Commons.