Well, it didn’t take long for me to break that promise of posting once a week. To be fair, I forgot I have a day job and said yes to a movie up in North Bay, Ontario that consists of me being handcuffed to a guy while running away from baddies and of course wearing next to nothing, because Hollywood! Don’t worry, my bra is so hugely padded it literally keeps me warmer.
My cooking and eating streak has been paused as well, which is what happens when I work 12+ hours a day and have to show things like stomach regions on camera, as well as rely on a husband who panics at the word “deglaze” when I write him the simplest ever recipe to follow. (Speaking of panic, toxic levels of it were rising when I poked my head in the rental car over the weekend and found a graveyard of empty McDonald’s bags. Good news is, the baby is still alive! Even if he smells a little funny.)
So even though I don’t have a recipe for you in this post, I do have something that will hopefully pique your palate. I mean, if you like tea. And if you don’t, well… my powers of persuasion know no bounds, just FYI.
Charlie and I have started Tea Runners, a monthly tea subscription service launching in 2017, and we’re hoping it’ll become a loose leaf tea club for cool people. High-end, only the best, organic and hard-to-find badass teas from around the world that’ll be delivered straight to your door. This is not mass produced tea sprayed with additives and weird colouring, which is a thing, and it’s gross. This is the Real Deal. The teas, which we’ve personally tasted and selected (do you know what an afternoon of tasting green tea does to your caffeine levels? I went for a swim and became Michael Phelps), are painstakingly grown and harvested just like the best wines are. We’ll even bring you blends made by legit tea masters, because we love you, and we’ll also include tasting notes and steeping instructions so you can maximize and celebrate the taste of each tea and impress your friends. Okay, so it’s nerdy. But, like, that’s my middle name, so….
Better yet, there’s good cooking to be done with teas. I’m going to be steeping and soaking and infusing all kinds of things in tea to try to teach you the best ways of using your shipments. (Tea-infused grilled pork belly, anyone? Yes.)
And before you freak out, I will still love wine the most, of course. It’s just, I’m getting tired of the looks I get if I try to drink it before 3pm, so tea it is in the interim. I really hope you enjoy this. I think it’s going to be fun.
Hit up http://tearunners.com to sign up for updates and launch information, if you want to be cool. Or at least nerdy-cool. Which is the best kind of cool, anyway.