A Blue and White Tea Time Featuring a Black Tea

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by Little Yellow Teapot (a tea steeping marvel and occasional contributing author to this e-zine)

It’s always tea party time at our house. That’s why this little teapot had to form a Tea Gang – quite frankly, I was getting worn to a frazzle. TOOOT! But it’s even a better day when a package of teas arrives. I was scooting around the table so much with joy that my humans had to grab me at one point so I didn’t scoot off the edge. Then we settled down to a nice blue and white tea time, giving some of the blue and white pieces my humans have collected over the years a chance to be the stars. Time to steep that 2nd Flush 2015 Black tea.

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We were pleased to see lots of full and almost full leaf pieces in the pouch. Far better than dust in a bag, at least for this little teapot and my humans.

The dry aroma is always a bit curious and has a slightly corn-like character, which they say occurs naturally, not as a result of how the leaves are processed or anything added to them. We infused the leaves for 4 minutes in water that had been heated to a full boil. The liquid was strong enough that we could probably have added milk, but no need. This tea is great straight, with no bitterness, and a curious blend of Darjeeling and Assam type flavor profiles. And what a lovely color in that cutie blue and white cup (we went out on a night date out after tea time was over). We are having high hopes for this garden and its ever-improving tea.

You can buy directly from them or there are a few vendors in the US that carry some.

Hope you enjoyed being part of our tea time, and hope you’ll join us here for the next one. TOOOT!

Disclaimer: all items were furnished by the vendor but all opinions expressed here are totally unbiased.

© 2015 A.C. Cargill photos and text

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