First off my apologies to Tiffany at boutique teas for being so late on posting about these final two teas! Life got a little crazy for a while there. I had a minor surgical procedure two weeks ago and thanks to my darling husband caught his nasty two week long cold on top of it! Then I found out I landed an amazing new job. So things have been busy in my life to say the least. But here we are the final two teas!
This last week at work I’ve been drinking boutique teas Organic 2nd Flush Darjeeling (which looks to only be available in a gift set) after my morning stop at a certain chain coffee shop. (This last week has been a killer: finishing projects, etc. So a BIG kick was needed to jump start the day.) But after my morning java slip my taste turn to tea. So I cozied up with this one mid morning each day.
I really love the fruity notes in this one. I’ve never, to my knowledge, noticed floral notes in my Darjeeling before. But this was really a nice surprise as I tend to find Darjeeling teas can get very bitter, very fast. This one didn’t. Plus the smell was different and reminded me a bit of a favorite fruity white wine I enjoy. I’m sad to say there may be less than a cups worth left to brew up!
This morning when I had hoped to sleep in… (I took a day off plus the weekend between the old and new job) …I was up at 7:30am. At least I got an extra half hour right? Anyway, I was looking at the other tea, a green. You all know I don’t love green teas. BUT I do try them. I also don’t have a very green thumb. Take for example my poor plant at my old job.
It was near death until I cut the long leave back a bit. Plus I tended to feed it leftover coffee or tea when I was too lazy to head off and get it some water. So perhaps green things and I do not or are not meant to get along?
But I gave this Organic Clouds and Mist Green Tea a shot this morning as it claims to be a perfect morning tea.
The directions (which I tend to follow to the letter with greens) called for filtered water heated to 180 degrees and a steep of 3-5 minutes. I thought this might be a little long for a green. But I went with three minutes and hoped for the best. The smell of the tea was a mix of veggies and something sweet. I had hopes this would be good!
And to my surprise it was. The taste was that of spinach and other green veggies for me. Which I like. But being that green teas really aren’t my thing this isn’t one I personally would stock all the time. Nothing against Tiffany and her tea, just a personal tea preference. Greens aren’t my thing, but again at least I try them!
So my deepest thanks to Tiffany for letting me try out her teas! If you haven’t taken a look at boutique teas I suggest you do.
For now I will leave you with this picture of our eldest cat, Ty. He crept up behind me this morning as I was waiting for my kettle to heat up and nearly gave me a heart attack…