My cousin hosted a tea party yesterday, and I was in charge of bringing the teas! It’s always exciting when you get an opportunity to share the tea love and hey, if sipdowns happen, then that’s just a bonus, right?
It was the first sunny day in weeks, so at the last minute we decided to pack up the food and head to the park for a picnic, with some Pimm’s and lemonade instead. It was a great idea, but I suggested we leave the scones at home and come back afterwards for a cup. After all, my cousin had set such a lovely table and I couldn’t let a tea-less tea party happen if I could help it! It was a tough crowd (die-hard coffee drinkers, “I only drink tea when I’m sick” types), but luckily the teas were a hit and everyone enjoyed them!
This was one of the teas I brought, as I thought it would be a fun intro to oolong for those that had never tried it. It was one of my first ever purchases that got neglected as my stash grew, so I hadn’t had it in a while and wasn’t sure if I would still enjoy it. But I was reminded of its sweet and creamy vanilla flavor balanced with a light bodied oolong. It was the perfect refreshing treat after a day of indulging in yummy food and sunshine; a delicious end to an amazing day!