Origin: Blended at Westholme
Ingredients: Royal Golden Yunnan, Yunnan Gold, Ceylon FBOP
Description: We do sometimes have a tendency to set forth down one of the many loopy rabbit holes here at the tea garden, whether or not we intend to. When one sips a cup of tea, the mind may wander elsewhere…
Inspired by the beloved Lewis Carroll novel, and by our own imaginations, we decided to create an exquisite black tea blend to honour the fun and festivities of the most extravagant Mad Hatter tea party we could think of. Playing on the theme of royal(tea), we used only stately and exclusive black teas from China and Sri Lanka, making this cup fit for the Queen of Hearts. The steep is bold, but wonderfully smooth and velvety on the tongue. Subtle aromatic notes of honey and sweet golden grasses arise in the steam, accompanying the light astringent linger. Much like the Cheshire cat, you will find the contents of your cup disappear quite mysteriously after pouring, leaving you with a happy grin.
Tasting Notes: An extremely smooth, warm and aromatic black tea with subtle notes of honey and sweet grass. The cup is velvety on the tongue. Excellent on its own, or with a touch of milk and honey, several biscuits, cucumber sandwiches, a mountainous layered cake, and maybe a friend or two. Truly a perfect cup for the morning, the afternoon, the evening, or whatever time it happens to be in Wonderland at that moment.
Brewing Instructions: 2 g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
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