if i was a deer...


I would totally eat your roses. 

{little explorer by andrew evans}
I'm sorry, but it's true. I would bear the thorns to savor that earth + sunshine nectar. And how could you blame me? You know that delicious moment when you bite into a piece of fruit grown fond + near the expert gardener's roses? Or when the beekeeper keeps his bee boxes oh so close to those roses? Mmmmm. 


But since I'm not a deer, I'm happy to settle for tea. Inti Zen : Inca Rose. Now, as far as the culinary arts are concerned, there's close to nuthin' to write home about in these parts. Except for maybe alfajores (some of which I sent my friend Claire, and oh the reports I got back made me crave the chocolate covered dulce de leche cookies!) and Inti Zen tea.

I already knew I loved Inti Zen, but it's not normally available here. Why? Because it's Industria Argentina. As are
good alfajores. And if you're into beef, Argentina has the market on that too. Man, how did I land on the wrong side of the border? Not that I'd trade any part of my story for the sweetness of the other side's accent. But yesterday we found Inti Zen at our supermarket here in Puerto Natales. I was so excited, I squealed and immediately wanted to buy the Patagonian Bee--with vanilla, honey + cacao. Incidentally, we were sipping Patagonian Bee when our first-kiss magic abbacadabra'ed us into this beautiful partnership. 

{from 79 ideas, isn't sugar cubes on rose petals the best idea ever?}
But then I saw it: Inca Rose. A "sensual + delicate" Earl Grey scented with rose petals. I think it's safe to say, I'm obsessed with this flavor right now. 

What are your rosy taste buds obsessing over lately?

{unattributed photos : unknown : please let me know if they're yours}

28 comments:

Hearthandmade said...

When I hear Rose flavoured anything I think of Turkish delight. I could eat that all day and all night long nom nom nom
After that lovely picture I'm gagging for a cupa good tetley tea, wee bit of milk and two sweeteners.
Recently I have been doing trials on things that will help me sleep.. This week I'm on White hot chocolate - it hasn't worked. It's freaking delicious but I think I'm albs heavier and wide awake!

Oh, My Darling said...

I completely love the way you phrased the: "if I was a deer, I'd totally eat your roses." Very nice!!

E. Charlotte said...

Oooh! That sounds delish! My rose-loving brain has been admiring the last rose in my yard. The ever-blooming, wild variety that grows flamboyantly and without a care. I wonder how long it will last into the Fall! Its blooms smell like heaven.

OneCraftyFox said...

Ha ha, the deer part made me laugh!

I am a huge tea drinker... hot and cold. I love dark teas with a squeeze of lemon, and pretty much any fruity teas.

And of course Arizona green tea and Nestea iced tea ;)

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Poppies and Sunshine said...

This sounds wonderful! Early Grey is my absolute favorite. I hope I can find this flavor though! I want to try it!

Hollie said...

I have been loving bombay chai, as of late.. Need I say that the picture of the deer is SO cute? I absolutely love it.

Miss Innocent said...

i love the beer and rose part...

when i think of a rose. it reminds me of the little prince who once saw a rose grow in his little planet.


he thought that his rose was the only kind in the whole universe until he saw a garden of roses in earth and thought that his rose wasnt special.

but then he realized his rose IS special because it is the rose that he took care of :)

just as the person we love.

Josie said...

I'm not a big tea drinker, but this does sound tasty!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

WOW. you make me want that tea so badly! it sounds heavenly. stock up incase it runs out!!

at the moment im enjoying lots of fresh fruits that are coming into season with spring :)

x

Debby said...

Sounds delicious!! xo

Gracie said...

I think I would love to try that tea. Sounds lovely. I need to branch out more with tea flavours I think.

And sugar cubes on rose petals. Beautiful idea.

Signe said...
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Signe said...

Rose tea? Never heard of it but I'll keep on the lookout! Nothing better than a warm cup of tea when the autumn rain is splashing down outside :)

Faiza said...

I am such a disappointment to my Indian parents as I have never had tea or coffee in my entire life. Buta s the fall sets in here in Toronto, I have been craving a toasty hot chocolate. I might have to get one at lunch :)

Happy weekend!

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh man I love those delicious things you sent me! I ate them all immediately as soon as I opened your package--YUM!

But I'm so not a tea person. :) I was just talking to my roommate about this (she loves tea)--I don't know whether I just don't like the taste of most tea, or whether I just love coffee so much that I couldn't ever choose it's competitor, or that I associate tea with being sick.

Sweet story about your first kiss--I can't wait to meet Serkan (I still can't believe you are married to someone I have never met!).

LOVE YOU!

LyddieGal said...

I would love to enjoy that taste of sunshine and nectar. I wonder if it is as divine as I imagine.

P.S.
I know who took the photo of the little deer. (not me, sadly)

Chic on the Cheap

its simple love said...

I love how you write. It's so charming and whimsical. I am not sure what I am craving lately. Chocolate, always, but not sure what I am craving in the moment.

Rachael

p.s. be sure to check out my Lil Petite Jewelry Giveaway when you have the time :)

Hiking in Stilettos said...

This sounds delicious. Also, I love that this tea reminds you of your first kiss. And if I were a deer, I would eat roses right along with you. :)

Indie.Tea said...

What beautiful images! Sugar cubes on rose petals is a very sweet idea.
I want to make rose-flavoured ice cream now :)

La Jodi3 & La Couture said...

nice pics, i like how u said "if i was a deer i would eat your nose"

Leah said...

What a cute post! I adore Roses too!

Happy Weekend!

Luvs!

Lady Grey said...

My favourite tea is Lady Grey (naturally!), but a rose petal earl grey sounds absolutely lovely!
oxo

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oooh, that sounds lovely!

if you were a deer, you could eat my roses (i'd probably kill them anyways). :P

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

also, i feel like that came out sounding weird. :P

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore tea - especially West Indian mint tea. Am not too keen on 'Flavoured' teas - I prefer my tea as natural as possible. Thw pictures are above are heavenly.
Enjoy the weekend!

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely roses. Lovely tea set. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I've never heard of this type of tea. It must smell amazing. I'll try to look around for it here. I am obsessed with milk tea and drink it whenever I can. =)

Annie said...

awww i just love that shot of the deer!

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