When Vu and I visited Puerto Rico last month, we took a rum tour at the Bacardi Distillery. It was surprisingly not cheesy but quite enjoyable. The tour started with a short video of the famous rum’s origin dating back to 1862 and how the company has evolved over the years. Then the guide took us to a replica of Bacardi’s first distillery in Cuba and indulged our olfactory bulbs with the various rums that the company produces. I was amazed at the different notes that the rums carry depending on how long they had been aged and what they were infused (ie berries, apple, etc) with. Imagine wine tasting, but with rum. And of course, we weren’t allowed to take pictures so I don’t have anything to share with you.
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Since I’m not a coffee drinker and quite sensitive to large amount of caffeine, I brought along my favorite drink, the London Fog, to help fight off sleep deprivation.
I was first introduced to the London Fog, or Earl Grey tea latte, during an outing at Le Marche St.George in Vancouver. It seems that the London Fog originated in Vancouver, but its creator remains unknown. Nevertheless, it has become one of my favorite hot beverages.
The London Fog tea latte consists of Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup. Earl Grey is a popular black tea flavored with oil of Bergamot, a fragrant citrus grown in southern Italy. I like my tea a bit more sweet so I deviated from the usual recipe and added an extra teaspoon of honey.
I can’t credit the London Fog entirely for helping me survive that stretch of night shifts, but it certainly helped ease some of that painful sleep deprivation. Even when I’m back to my regular work schedule, I still have craving for a cup of London Fog.