I got surprise tea mail last night! And yes, I mean last NIGHT. Ever since lockdown, mail service has been crazy and we have even had mail delivered as late as 10 pm!
As it so happens, I was intrigued by a couple of boozy teas from Harney and ordered a sample of Black Cask Bourbon and a tin of Island Dreams, which are both boozy. They haven’t arrived yet, but joy oh joy, I got an adorable card and some boozy tea from gmathis! Thank you!
I chose Brandy for my first one this morning. I don’t know if I have ever had brandy. If I have, it was many years ago and I don’t remember what it tastes like, but from books I have read where it is rushed to bolster swooning women and warm nearly drowned persons, I assumed it would be warm but slightly fruity.
I am very happy with how this tea turned out! It is very woody, I suppose because brandy would be aged in wooden barrels? It is softly sweet as if carrying the memory of the grapes that made the wine. I thought of smoke first, but decided it is really just wood and smoke at all.
Quite a delight, and a perfect companion to my simple breakfast.