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Tipple+Rose Nanowrimo Write-in Write Up: Nov 22nd

Tea: Vanilla
Word Count: 3857


What a strange, surprising, and out of the ordinary ending to my month of weekly Tipple trips. It’s mostly surprising because it wasn’t supposed to be the end of my tea parlor escapades last month!

The write-ins were scheduled for every Tuesday in November, including the 29th. But alas, my health had been slowly deteriorating all month until my body refused to leave the house by the end of the month. Thankfully, it looks like what my doctor gave me is working but sickness took its toll this Nanowrimo.

So my last Tipple+Rose write-in was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. And I’m proud to say that I arrived mega early! The write-in is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm and I arrived a little after 5pm. The reason? I wanted to eat something.

This quiche was delectable and if you’re ever at Tipple+Rose, I highly recommend their quiche.

I can’t eat as quickly as I used to so I like to give myself time to eat as slowly as I need. That mixed with my taking the bus that day left me with an extra hour and a half of food and writing time.

I chose another black tea, I was curious what a vanilla black tea would taste like.

The taste was a lot subtler than I expected. But then again, I’m used to adding cream to my black teas so the lack of cream could factor into the lighter taste I’m not used to. Overall I loved the tea. It still tasted delicious once it got cold which is important to me, since I tend to sit with my cups of tea long enough for them to get cold.

I’d actually like to try it iced one of these days.

Since it was the Tuesday before a Thursday holiday, the only people who showed up were me and the write-in host (I really hope they had a better turn out on the 29th) so the parlor closed at 8:15 instead of 9 that night. It didn’t hurt my word count since Iā€™d arrived so early, plus I was taking the bus so the prospect of an earlier bus pleased me.

Before I left, I made sure to get a slice of cheesecake to go as a reward for a write-in well done.