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The Eatsdropper sucks moss on a cedar

I’m including something a little off-topic this time, just because it tickled me. It was spotted rather than overheard, but still fits into the same spirit of silliness. As always, send in your snarky, snacky snippets to eatsdropper-at-seantimberlake-dot-com.


Tea drinker engaging in sophisticated metaphysical discussion:
"Jesus was like this dude who taught people stuff, you know…"

– Eatsdropped by Shelly at Far Leaves Tea House


Great-niece Anni, writing on a pad:
"How do you spell your name?"

Great-aunt Toni:
"T-O-N-I"

Note passed:
"Dear Toni. Why are you here? Love, Anni"

– Eatsdropped by Anita at the Easter table


Fat man:
"I am leery of new bosses that impress me right out of the gate."

Woman:
"All fluff but no substance."

Man:
"Yeah, but he is hot."

– Eatsdropped by DPaul at Eiji


Tourist:
"Do you have edible cheese?"

– Eatsdropped by Stephanie at Cowgirl Creamery

Description of Lao Tzu’s Whisker Pu-erh:
"…Round, smooth, soothing with the unmistakeable taste of rain sucked from moss on a cedar."

– Spotted by yours truly on the menu at Samovar

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. You know I had to order that tea, right? Unfortunately, having never sucked rain from moss on a cedar, that note was beneath my philistine palate.

  2. Of course, since *everyone* has tasted rain sucked from moss on a cedar, the flavor is positively *unmistakeable*! For example, it tastes absolutely nothing like rain-drenched liken on oak. That’s another kettle of tea altogether.

  3. In retrospect, I think it might have tasted somewhat more like snowmelt dripping from Spanish moss on a magnolia, but I am only 95% certain of that.

  4. The CRAZY thing about Samovar?!
    They are usually right on the money! No joke. If they say “damp moss” it’s there! many of the teas on my shelf come from ones I’ve had there and have been seduced by…

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