It’s time for another round of T Tastes Tea. My infinTEA war continues. Why? It’s much ado about nothing that makes life worth living?
Boasting. Today’s challenger has some pretty bold claims. No matter which way you stand my former champion, clearly Clipper captivates it’s audience by towering above the competition. It’s a big boy. But can this tall lad in green stand up to my subtle, yet walloping wonder, Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla? What a powerful one-two punch.
Our new contender claims that it’s cool, menthol taste of peppermint combines superbly with the natural sweetness of spearmint and the subtle spicy body of fennel and ginger. Perfect for after-dinner.
Let’s put Goliath to the test shall we? Does the menthol taste of peppermint combine superbly with the natural sweetness of spearmint?
I would tell you if I could taste both of these flavors. Mint? Where’s the mint? What I do taste is a mildly fennelly infused cup of warm water with hints of mint. Hints, not hits. You can’t strike a blow with a hint…. Come on now.
Next claim? Is this subtle spicy body of fennel and ginger perfect for after-dinner?
Well, if I added fenell to the water I boiled my potatoes in I could produce my own tantiluzing succeeding dinner tea with the added benefit of potato. Throw in some fresh mint and ginger and my mad science would give rise to a far more formidable opponent. Plus, you’d actually be able to taste the ginger.
Do I think that After Dinner Mints should be called a mint tea? No. I think my potato water would make a far superior mint tea.
As for my undefeated champion, he slung his stone and knocked this giant tea box out, proving that bigger isn’t always better and that good things can come in smaller packages. Humble wins this round. *ding ding*
Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”1 Corinthians 1:28-31 (The Message)
But if people want to brag, let them brag
That they understand and know me.
Let them brag that I am the Lord,
and that I am kind and fair,
and that I do things that are right on earth.
This kind of bragging pleases me,” says the Lord.Jeremiah 9:24 (New Century Version)