As you saw in my previous post, the mood was being set for a special tea time, one with a very Fall atmosphere. The next step was selecting some teas. This task fell to our buddy, Little Yellow Teapot, and he set to work right away. Here’s his story of how it all went:
“Hi, humans. Over the years, the Tea Gang and I have tried a number of teas and used to spend most of our time infusing the tea, photographing it, researching info about the tea and where it came from, and writing up our review.
“Over time, my humans and the gang and I focused on one or two exceptional tea vendors – people who were not only great at sourcing teas but who marketed those teas in an honest, forthright manner without the hype so many use these days. Two teas stuck out for our Fall tea time here. One is Masala Chai, which is like being on the streets of a city in India and getting a great cup of tea from the chawallah. The second tea is Hattialli Assam tea – a tippy delight that’s a far cry from the common CTC Assam black teas around. These two samples were sent to us quite some time ago but should still taste pretty fresh since they are in sealed packs.
“We’ll be getting going on the steeping later. See you then. TOOOT!”
Disclaimer: all items were furnished by the vendor but all opinions expressed here are totally unbiased.
© 2015 A.C. Cargill photos and text