I went back home and immediately hopped online to see if I could find these scents and got lucky. I dared to try another supplier for some of these scents (always a little nerve-wracking), and they came today. I'd brewed the teas and chilled them, so when my fragrances came, I was ready to go. This afternoon, I whipped up four 6-ounce bars of soap, three using each of the different teas and one with water, and all four with different fragrances - green tea, chai tea, Earl Grey and white tea (the one with water). What a thrill to do a soapmaking blitz like this, and how exciting it was soaping with both a new medium (tea) and new, fantastic smelling fragrances!
These are the soaps freshly poured.
Being the oh, so typical soapmaker, I had to peek a few times during the process. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the soap was gelling and looked like this!
Look at how dark that White Tea soap is in nearly full gel! Unreal! I peeked about two hours later, and the Chai Tea soap was also pretty dark. I predict that at least three of these soaps will be cream, and one might be tan, depending on how much vanilla is in it.
So, that's my excitement for the day.
What's excited you recently?