I was a bit worried that the hurricane was going to delay my tea order. Right before the mail came, the wind gusts kicked up, so I met the mail carrier on the front steps and made our usual offer – if it gets too bad, feel free to come shelter here. (Hope she likes tea if that happens.)
As it turned out, I got TWO teas today – this one and one that wasn’t due until tomorrow. (Teecino Mocha for the interested.)
Ashman is at work as always since he is essential personnel and won’t be home until midnight at the soonest and sometime tomorrow otherwise. Middle daughter had to work but they are closing at 2 because there are no customers and the roof started leaking. So I am all by myself to enjoy a simple, quiet tea time! The wind is howling down the chimney and rattling the doors and dampers of the woodstove with each big gust so it feels extra cozy.
This is milder than I expected in some ways. Harney’s Rose Scented is a favorite of mine though it is too rosy for Ashman. This is definitely rose first, but not as strong as Rose Scented. I knew I was tasting something other than caramel and checked the tin. Ah, honey flavor! I forgot that was in there! And finally there is a bit of caramel, very like the level and no doubt the same flavoring that you find in Paris. So the flavors listed on the tin are rose, honey, and caramel, and that matches exactly the strength of each flavor in the steeped tea.
My first thought is that I will enjoy this, Ashman might not, and this is going to be a great tea to serve to guests, because it has that welcoming Paris vibe that appeals to a lot of people, even if they are not die hard tea drinkers.
Very glad I bought it, and looking forward to Snow White (apple white tea). I made a deal with myself that I could buy one tea if I made a sipdown (I don’t count samples and swaps) and I made two this week, so I think I can go ahead with the next order!