For the love of tea!
My cousin Rae had lunch at the White Oak Tea Tavern near her home in Virginia and thought of me. She graciously bought and mailed me a tin of their lovely tea along with a heartfelt note written on a tea-themed card. Does she know me, or what?
If I ever get to Virginia again, this looks like a wonderful place to visit! I love the “pub” feel and their menu and wide selection of teas looks wonderful. Cozy and comforting comes to mind when I look at the photos on their website.
Now, for the tea! Rae sent me a tin of their premium black tea flavored with peach and ginger. I’m not much of a fruity-flavored tea lover, but the description indicated the peach was “mellow” and there is a “soft spice of ginger root.”
The tea leaves themselves create a rich presentation upon opening the tin. The label indicates it makes a great iced tea, but since it was so chilly this evening I opted for hot tea. Their packaging on the tins is charming as well.
While steeping, the leaves came alive and they produced a lovely, caramel-colored brew that was delightful with subtle hints of peach, not overly fruity. I can see how this would make a wonderful iced tea.
I’m touched my cousin thinks of me and sends me little goodies. She’s a very caring and thoughtful person. We should all be so selfless.