Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
August 2022 → A tea that reminds you of a family member
This is my brother’s favorite tea so I’m always reminded of him whenever I drink it. We bought a pound of it when he lived here which he left when he moved out, so I still have a huge amount left. I really need to get it to him, but I don’t even know if he drinks tea now that he’s on his own. I think maybe he humored me a bit because I like to drink tea and also enjoy making in the mornings for everyone else. So maybe we’ll just have some when he comes to visit if he doesn’t want to take it home next time he’s here.
This is a strong smoky tea but there are other elements here too – spices and flowers and chocolate. This is actually the first time I remember tasting any chocolate. Must have had a few cacao nibs in my brew basket. I think this still must be one of my favorites from Gnat & Bee, if not my very favorite. It’s a seasonal tea for fall, but I haven’t seen it on her website in a couple of years. I feel lucky to have plenty left to enjoy.
Flavors: Cocoa, Smoke